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  • Apple maintains so-called "arms-length" commercial ties with Disney, according to a January filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • "This is an opportunity for the Fed to get rid of some particularly unappealing securities, but it needs to be an arms-length transaction," said Vincent Reinhart , a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a former senior Fed official.

    AIG, Fed in Subprime-Bond Standoff

  • On the home front, the government has flagrantly attacked the rule of law, interfered in the operations of "arms-length" Crown agencies, corrupted our political culture, eroded our cultural institutions, and undercut a supposedly independent parliamentary watchdog.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • I could present an arms-length list of stories from the Bush years that started out as blog-driven and gained momentum until the cable news shows COULDN'T ignore them and still call themselves credible news outlets.

    Bloggers on the Bus, bloggers in the index

  • Arthur had become part of their lives, not just an arms-length reporter, but someone who used his compassion, his empathy, and his considerable talents to make a difference in their lives by ensuring that their plights were known and their voices heard.

    Arianna Huffington: HuffPost's First e-Book: A People's History of the Great Recession

  • He commented that Anglo-American–Soviet relations were “at the same stage of arms-length dealing that marked the early Anglo-American contacts in 1940.”

    Between War and Peace

  • Zynga didn't identify the third party that provided the valuation report but says "arms-length transactions" in Zynga stock provided the "primary indication" of the company's value.

    Zynga Secures $1 Billion Cushion

  • That way, the wireless operations formerly of AT&T and Verizon would have to deal at the same arms-length basis with AT&T and Verizon wired companies that other cellular companies do.

    Art Brodsky: Another AT&T Breakup Could Be In The Cards

  • Energy Future said it expects that at least 50% of the Dallas-based company's lenders will accept the amendment and agree that the internal loans were made on an "arms-length basis," in other words, at terms comparable to what was available on the market.

    Utility Revamps Debt to Aid Survival

  • EFH said "based on private negotiations," at least 50% of the Dallas-based company's lenders will accept the amendment asking them to acknowledge that the loans EFH took out from its principal subsidiary, Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Co., were made on an "arms-length basis," in other words, at terms comparable to what was available on the market.

    Energy Future Offers Lenders Fees in Exchange for Concessions

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  • "Chevron has trouble in the United States, as well. In September, Earl Devaney, the inspector general for the Department of Interior, released an explosive report documenting 'a culture of ethical failure' and a 'culture of substance abuse and promiscuity' in the U.S. government program handling oil lease contracts on U.S. government lands and property. Government employees, Devaney found, accepted a stream of small gifts and favors from oil company representatives, and maintained sexual relations with them. (In one memorable passage, the inspector general report states that 'sexual relationships with prohibited sources cannot, by definition, be arms-length.')"

    - Robert Weissman, 'The System Implodes: The 10 Worst Corporations of 2008', The Multinational Monitor, 23 Nov 2008.

    November 26, 2008