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  • The Supreme Court upheld a ruling that investors cannot sue third parties such as banks and accounts in cases of securities fraud.

  • Four Wall Street firms have received subpoenas from US Senate investigators who are examining whether the firms improperly structured transactions to help hedge funds avoid dividend taxes, The Wall Street Journal reported on its website.

  • Samsung Headquarters

    Agents from a special team of South Korean prosecutors investigating Samsung Group raided the conglomerate's headquarters building in Seoul, Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Prosecutors from a special team set up to investigate Samsung Group, South Korea's top business conglomerate, on Monday raided an office of Chairman Lee Kun-hee and homes of other executives, a team official said.

  • The office of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Thursday said it launched a formal investigation into Intel to determine whether the world's biggest chipmaker violated state and U.S. antitrust laws to squeeze out its rival, Applied Micro Devices.

  • Warren Buffett, right, chairman of Berkshire Hathawy Inc., speaks to the media while Ron Ferguson, chairman and chief executive officer of General Re, listens in New York on Friday, June 19, 1998. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is buying General Re for $22 billion worth of stock, adding one of the world's leading insurers of insurance companies to its portfolio. Berkshire announced Friday after the stock market closed that it would let General Re operate independently of its other insurance operations,

    A criminal corporate fraud trial that could bring Warren Buffett to the witness stand for some tough questioning is now underway in a federal courthouse in Hartford, Connecticut.  Emphasis on could.  Here's why I have my doubts.

  • Attorneys for the brothers of hedge fund manager Seth Tobias say his wife killed him because "Seth was worth substantially more to (her) dead than he was alive, and she knew that."

  • The U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn has broadened its investigation into the collapse of two hedge funds that Bear Stearns managed, CNBC has learned.

  • A federal judge overseeing the trial of four former executives at the General Re unit of Berkshire Hathaway said the reinsurer need not turn over some documents involving Berkshire Chairman Warren Buffett.

  • Prosecutors may not call Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett as a witness in a criminal trial of former officers of its General Re reinsurance unit, according to a court filing.

  • Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    A three-judge panel has ordered the Justice Department's Enron Task Force to hand over notes from its interviews with former Chief Financial Officer Andy Fastow.

  • Lawyers who won a class action suit against Tyco International and PricewaterhouseCoopers will be awarded 14.5 percent of the $3.2 billion settlement, plus nearly $29 million in expenses, a judge has ordered.

  • British insurance company Norwich Union was fined 1.26 million pounds (1.76 million euros; $2.54 million) on Monday for a data-protection failure that allowed criminals to cash dozens of policies held by customers.

  • U.S. securities regulators sued two former financial advisers at Morgan Stanley Friday for defrauding at least 50 mutual fund companies and their shareholders.

  • Conrad Black leaves a federal courthouse in Chicago on Januart 12, 2007.

    A judge sentenced former media mogul Conrad Black to 6-1/2 years in prison for obstructing justice and defrauding shareholders of one-time newspaper publishing giant Hollinger International.

  • A son of oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to take part in a substance abuse program for orchestrating a stock fraud scheme.

  • U.S. authorities at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York Attorney General's office probed mortgage securities pricing as early as 2005, perhaps missing a chance to contain the credit crisis, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, slated to be called as a prosecution witness in the criminal fraud trial against five executives for allegedly helping American International Group inflate its reserves, may also be called as a defense witness by at least one of the defendants, CNBC has learned.

  • Federal prosecutors intend to call billionaire investor Warren Buffett to testify against five former senior insurance executives charged with helping the American International Group to manipulate its financial statements through $500 million in phony transactions, according to court documents.

  • South Korean prosecutors probing corruption at the Samsung Group raided its brokerage unit Samsung Securities on Friday and did not rule out further search and seizures at Samsung offices, an official said.