Politics Ethics

  • Big bank on speech circuit

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow, and Richard Brodsky, Demos senior fellow, discuss the ethics of huge speaking fees which former presidents and government officials receive once they leave office.

  • Wall Street's next generation

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Jim Bianco, Bianco Research, David Krause, Marquette University and several students about getting a job on Wall Street, ethics in the workplace, and "green" energy.

  • Making mobile more ethical: Wikipedia co-founder

    Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, explains that The People's Operator aims to make mobile more ethical by donating a percentage of each bill to charity.

  • U.S. security services have intercepted computer shipments and hacked Microsoft's error reporting system, according to a Der Spiegel report.

  • Federal Judge Jed S. Rakoff spoke exclusively with CNBC in some of his first public comments following his controversial essay in January.

  • Wells Fargo: Allegations of fraudulent activity

    Jacob Zamansky, Zamansky & Associates partner, Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times reporter, and Marc LoPresti, LoPresti Law Group, discuss the accusations levied against Wells Fargo Bank who is accused of opening customer accounts, without consent, to meet quotas and boost company profits.

  • Target Breach: Banks respond

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports how banks are responding to Target's security breach and what measures they are rolling out to protect customers. Some banks will overnight clients a new credit card free of charge.

  • Demonstrators stand outside of the Li Fung tower in Hong Kong as they protest over what they say are unpaid wages owed to textile workers in Turkey by Li and Fung and garment brand Esprit.

    Li & Fung has long been on the cutting edge of globalization, chasing cheap labor to garment factories first in China, then elsewhere in Asia, including Bangladesh.

  • Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World

    The business world has seen numerous individuals put their marriages, careers and good standing at risk for an extramarital dalliance. CNBC.com presents a list of people who went outside of their marriages for intimate relationships.

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    Traditionally it was poverty that caused social ills. But the evidence that wealth makes people callous is starting to mount.

  • Burning Money

    The ethics of the rich have come under the spotlight since the credit crisis, as the behavior and ethics of the entire financial system has been criticized by politicians and the public.

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    At this time of year, gift-giving-etiquette questions abound. You Read this first if you're planning on giving your clients holiday gifts this year, it might save your business' reputation!

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    The revelation of a marketing firm that claimed to be paying writers at high-profile online outlets to insert links to its client websites has dredged up old concerns about the ethical nature of some bloggers.

  • Warren Buffett

    Billionaire investor and Berkshire-Hathaway founder Warren Buffett talks to Becky about the economy, David Sokol and his outlook for the future.

  • Mario Gabelli, a Berkshire shareholder for 25 years, he said he is not concerned about short-term issues such as the ethical conduct of departed heir-apparent David Sokol but does want to know where Warren Buffett will spend the company's money next.

  • David Sokol on Squawk Box

    Warren Buffett promises to answer all questions about the David Sokol scandal, and there will certainly be plenty of them tomorrow as roughly 40-thousand Berkshire Hathaway shareholders gather in Omaha.  But Buffett tells us he doesn't expect a "different" tone at the meeting and predicts a lot of shareholders will concentrate on "Berkshire and its prospects."

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    Lawyers for Berkshire Hathaway and David Sokol fire off deuling public statements after the company's Audit Committee publicly accuses Sokol of betraying Berkshire.

  • David Sokol on Squawk Box

    Warren Buffett tells CNBC he wants to make his first public comments to shareholders this weekend about tonight's blistering report by Berkshire Hathaway's Audit Committee on David Sokol's Lubrizol trades.

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    How to avoid ending up as another once high-flying CEO now mired in scandal.

  • Charles Rangel

    A House investigator says the panel handling Rep. Charlie Rangel's ethics case has recommended a reprimand by the full House—but that decision could be months away.