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2010-10-05 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) today announced that it has surpassed 100 green-certified building projects with the grand opening of its Greater Washington regional headquarters, PNC Place. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/pnc_place/42892/ PNC has 104 buildings LEED®-certified by the United States Green Building Council, including 84 certified as...

2006-08-18 13:30:41

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's Supreme Court stripped former dictator Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution on Friday to face charges in a $27 million tax fraud case, court sources said. Pinochet, 90, has avoided being processed in a handful of human rights cases because of his health problems, which include mild dementia caused by frequent mini-strokes. The ruling opens Pinochet to investigation and prosecution for embezzling millions of dollars in public funds said to...

2006-01-30 14:45:54

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - The oldest daughter of former dictator Augusto Pinochet was released on bail in a tax evasion case on Monday, two days after she returned home and withdrew a bid for political asylum in the United States. A Santiago appeals court freed Lucia Pinochet Hiriart on $6,000 bail, court officials said. Pinochet Hiriart, 60, arrived in Chile on Saturday, nearly a week after fleeing her country to avoid tax charges. She had flown to Washington, where she was...

2006-01-28 13:15:41

By Pav Jordan SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - The eldest daughter of former dictator Augusto Pinochet was taken into custody on Saturday upon her return to Chile after seeking asylum in the United States to avoid tax charges. A federal judge greeted a tired Lucia Pinochet Hiriart, 60, as she arrived from Buenos Aires, where she made a brief stopover after being sent back from Washington late Friday. "Ms. Lucia, how nice that you've arrived, please come with me so that I can arraign...

2006-01-28 10:56:56

By Kevin Gray BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - The elder daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was returning home to Chile on Saturday, nearly a week after she fled her country on tax charges and sought political asylum in the United States. Lucia Pinochet Hiriart boarded a flight bound for Santiago following a stopover in Buenos Aires in route from Washington, Chilean officials in the Argentine capital said. She had fled Chile for neighboring Argentina by car on...

2005-10-19 11:09:14

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's Supreme Court stripped former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet of his immunity from prosecution on Wednesday so he can face charges of tax fraud involving an estimated $27 million in offshore accounts, a court source told Reuters. The decision upholds a lower court ruling, opening the way for the retired general to be indicted for tax evasion. Pinochet, who is 89 and ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990 after a military coup, has been stripped of his...

2005-06-30 15:39:56

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. banking regulators on Thursdayissued a long-awaited set of unified standards for bankexaminers evaluating financial institutions' compliance withthe Bank Secrecy Act, an anti-money laundering law. The 330-page manual does not set new rules or offer newguidance, according to the Federal Financial InstitutionsExamination Council, a group of financial regulatory agencies. Instead, the compilation of existing guidance on a varietyof BSA-related topics, including...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin