David Teather

Bush’s deputy sued for accounting fraud

Dick Cheney, the United States Vice-President, was on Wednesday sued for alleged accounting fraud while he was a director of the oil firm Halliburton, further undermining the Bush administration's attempt to take a firm grip on the scandals shaking corporate America.

WorldCom thrown a lifeline

Wall Street became further mired in litigation on Wednesday when a class action lawsuit was filed against the drugs company Merck, claiming it had overstated revenues by ,6-billion over three years.

CIA given green light to kill Saddam

The CIA and United States special forces have been given authority to use "lethal force" to capture or kill Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein. Details emerged of an intelligence order signed by Bush instructing the CIA to conduct covert operations aimed at toppling the Iraqi leader.

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