The New York Times has another scoop in the Enron scandal. They’ve learned that Veba, a German utility company, nixed a merger with Enron in 1999 after discovering the problems that ultimately led to Enron’s collapse (Veba’s accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, helped them out). If Veba could figure out the real financial picture at Enron from public filings by the company, so could Arthur Andersen or any number of financial journalists.