The Week in a Minute, Aug. 5, 2011

Update: Links to Q2 company earnings can be found here.

News

  • Convictions of actuary Ron Ferguson and four others convicted in the 2000 AIG loss portfolio transfer deal got tossed out of court. The appeals court thought it was bad form for prosecutors to leak their investigation, then introduce as evidence the subsequent drop in AIG’s stock price.
  • NOAA and the storm researchers at Colorado State updated their 2011 hurricane forecasts. Not much changed.
  • Computer networks for the U.S. and Canadian governments, the Olympic committees of several countries and the United Nations have been hacked since 2006, two computer security firms announced. China suspected. China denies.

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