The U.S. consumer watchdog
on Thursday said it had fined a group of New York-based
debt-collection firms and their two owners more than $60 million
to settle claims they inflated consumer debts and broke the law
when attempting to collect the money.
Proxy advisory firm
Institutional Shareholder Services on Thursday urged Occidental
Petroleum Corp shareholders to ask management to let
them weigh in on board and governance issues as the company buys
rival Anadarko Petroleum Corp..