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Financial Crime III: Bribery

1. You are offered a 15% discount on shoes if you purchase a particular brand. 

2. A Tupperware store offers your TV channel $100 000 to promote their products. 

3. A basketball team offers $500 000 to a TV station in return for positive coverage. 

4. A shareholder offers a banker $750 000 in return for preferential interest rates and higher dividends. 

Which of these do you think would qualify as bribery?
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Food for Thought: Characterization #1

A month or so ago, I was reading The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult and came across this wonderful puzzle:

At dinner a few nights ago, Trixie had read them a logic problem from her psych homework: A woman is at the funeral of her mother. There, she meets a man she doesn’t know and has never met, who she thinks is her dream partner. But because of the circumstances, she forgets to ask for his number, and she can’t find him afterward. A few days later, she kills her own sister. Why?

You might have heard this riddle before. You may have also read that this riddle has its flaws and doesn’t do what it claims to do, but let’s ignore that and play with it anyway. Take a minute to think about it– do you have any guesses as to what the answer might be?

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