Crime Bernard Madoff

  • Warren Buffett says the credit crunch has eased in the last month, but business has "really slowed down" as fearful U.S. consumers cut back on spending.  In an interview to air tonight on PBS, Buffett tells Nightly Business Report that the recession won't be ending anytime soon.  He also answers questions about Bernard Madoff and the idea of buying back Berkshire Hathaway's stock.

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    Investing a dollar and getting 10 cents back in return is a bad deal even in today's market. But recovering 10 cents on the dollar might be optimistic for investors who gave their cash to the Ponzi scheme that Bernard Madoff ran.

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    J. Ezra Merkin, a New York financier, wrote his investors last month that he too was shocked by the news that Bernard L. Madoff’s hedge fund was an elaborate Ponzi scheme.

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    The New York Times asks whether Ruth Madoff knew of her husband's scheme.

  • There is at least one stock, though, that Cramer thinks is worth buying.

  • Stocks ended mixed Tuesday as tech and oil stocks were buoyed by bargain hunting, but the undercurrent of earnings worry took down the Dow.

  • Stocks wobbled Tuesday, paring some gains, though the tech-heavy Nasdaq remained higher.

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    From a billionaire in Germany to a broker in Connecticut to fund manager in Korea, the global markets crash has been linked to a growing number of suicides.

  • Jitters about dismal corporate earnings were confirmed after the bell Monday, when Alcoa kicked off the reporting season with a wider-than-expected loss, sending stock index futures lower Tuesday morning.

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    Accused swindler Bernie Madoff remains out on bail despite arguments by prosecutors that he tried to disperse assets...

  • The Dow logged its worst week since late November, erasing all of last week's gains in a brutal week littered with layoffs and profit warnings, and capped with a surge in unemployment.

  • Ezra Merkin, the manager of a major Bernard Madoff "feeder fund," resigned effective Friday from his post as chairman of GMAC Financial Services.

  • The Dow opened higher Friday amid a giant sigh of relief in the market that only half a million jobs were lost in December. Market buzz had indicated the number could be as high as a million.

  • The Dow opened higher Friday amid a giant sigh of relief in the market that only half a million jobs were lost in December. Market buzz had indicated the number could be as high as a million.

  • The Dow turned higher after the December jobs report came in as expected, that is to say that more than half a million jobs were lost in December. Market buzz had indicated the number could be as high as a million.

  • “He destroyed lives,” the former Big Idea host said. The fact that Bernie’s not yet in jail is “an abomination.”

  • Who among Bernie’s $50 billion worth of investors should get their money back? And what if some were in on the scam?

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    The embattled money manager claimed returns of as much as 12% a year. That's not what we found.

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    The woman who pulled in European money for Bernie Madoff has disappeared from view, the New York Times reports.

  • If you were ripped off by Bernie Madoff's alleged scheme, this is what you can do.