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Background on some of the laws and strategies in place to promote ethical financial practices in the United States.

Ethics and the U.S. Ecomomy


Commercial Crime

  • National and State Trends in Fraud and Identity Theft
    The reports in this booklet analyze the complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding consumer fraud and identity theft.

  • Timeline of Antitrust Enforcement Highlights
    This Department of Justice timeline provides dates and names of landmark anti-monopoly legislation and judicial decisions from the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 to court cases from 2003.

  • Addressing the Challenges of International Bribery and Fair Competition
    This report reviews the progress of signatory countries in implementing the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (Antibribery Convention). It assesses the steps nations have taken to disallow the tax deductibility of bribes and the various antibribery programs of major international organizations.

  • The National Money Laundering Strategy
    This report, prepared by the U.S. Department of the Treasury in consultation with the Department of Justice, outlines strategies for dismantling money laundering organizations and prosecuting money launderers. It also enumerates action items to facilitate aggressive enforcement, accountability, preventive efforts, and enhanced international cooperation.

  • The Department of Labor’s Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor
    This report provides information on the incidence and nature of child labor, relevant laws and enforcement, and programs and policies in place to address exploitative child labor. It also highlights the progress made to combat the worst forms of child labor in 137 countries and territories receiving benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA)/Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Elimination Act (ATPDE), and the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA).


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