- Newsmaker: Blix Updates Security Council on Iraqi Inspections
The UN-s chief weapons inspector updated the Security Council today on his work in Iraq over the past two months. While Hans Blix reported that Iraq-s 12,000-page report is inadequate, he admits that there is no smoking gun. Colum Lynch, covers the United Nations for the Washington Post, says that Blix is most troubled by Iraq-s underlying lack of cooperation in providing complete and accurate data.
- Reporter's Notebook: Conference Board Issues Guidelines on Corporate Governance
During last year-s financial scandals, handcuffed business leaders did the -perp walk- for TV as their companies- stock values collapsed. Congress passed new laws even though the private sector promised it could reform itself. Today, the Conference Board issued its findings. Nell Minow, editor of the Corporate Library, an online resource on corporate governance, reports on the commission-s most striking recommendation.
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