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  • SEC Might Be Too Cozy With Wall Street: Report Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 3:28 PM ET

    A new report by a non-profit government watchdog group says former SEC employees, hired away from the Commission by the private sector, "routinely" help their new employers to influence the agency and blunt SEC enforcement actions.

  • SEC's Revolving Door Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 2:33 PM ET
    SEC's Revolving Door

    A new study shows the SEC's revolving door with Wall Street is spinning out of control, with CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • The Revival of Subprime: Will This End Badly? Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 6:28 AM ET
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    The subprime market for risky mortgage-backed securities is hot again and the chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities said, it will end badly.

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    Execs using it to pay themselves.

  • Bond Frenzy Stokes Bubble Fears in China's Real Estate Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:40 PM ET

    Chinese property companies are rushing to the dollar bond market, almost matching last year's sales in the first month of 2013 alone, in a frenzy that could inflate the sector's gearing and the broader risk of a housing price bubble.

  • What the Jobs Report Means for Bonds: Iuorio Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 12:51 PM ET
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    With the economy creating 157,000 new jobs in January, why did Treasury prices tick higher? Trader Jim Iuorio has an idea.

  • Is a Strong January a Good Sign for Markets? Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    With the Dow Jones industrial average on track for its best January since 1989 and the S&P 500 off to its fastest start since 1997, one of Wall Street's most-accurate prediction tools, the January Barometer, is flashing a green light for stocks.

  • Record $55 Billion Pours Into Stock Funds Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    Investors poured a record $55 billion in new cash into stock mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in January, thresearch provider TrimTabs Investment Research said.

  • Obama Picks Mary Jo White to Lead SEC Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 2:45 PM ET
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    President Obama nominated Mary Jo White to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, tapping an attorney with broad experience in prosecuting white-collar crimes to lead an agency that has a central role in implementing Wall Street reform.

  • Inside the SEC Crime Lab Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 11:13 AM ET
    Inside the SEC Crime Lab

    CNBC's Gary Kaminsky takes a look inside the SEC crime lab, where six terabytes of digital data, emails and documents come in for review every month.

  • Large Banks Seen Dodging EU Financial Tax Bullet Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 1:35 AM ET

    A financial trading tax (FTT) planned by a group of euro zone nations could leave major banks, its main target, relatively unscathed while less nimble smaller trading houses, pension funds and asset managers bear the brunt.

  • Dim Sum Bond Market Shrugs Off China Worries Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 6:38 PM ET

    The nascent market for "dim sum" bonds - denominated in Chinese yuan but issued outside the mainland - is poised for strong growth this year, gaining traction even as China opens its own markets to lure investors' money directly inside its borders.

  • Asia's Junk Bond Rally Near Exhaustion Monday, 21 Jan 2013 | 8:03 PM ET

    Yield-chasing investors, whose hunger for income powered a long rally in Asian junk-rated bonds, are finally feeling the first symptoms of indigestion after a year-long binge.

  • Street Stumbles in Stocks, Backs Away From Bonds Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 10:01 PM ET

    Whether it was stocks or bonds, trading revenues declined or stayed flat at major banks, which reported earnings this week.

  • South Korea's Risky Bet to Avert Mortgage Mountain Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 6:19 PM ET

    Eager to dig homeowners out from under a $374 billion mortgage mountain, South Korea is moving to let its banks start selling securities similar to those at the center of the 2007 U.S. housing crisis.

  • Kinnucan Gets Four Years for Insider Trading Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 1:58 PM ET
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    A securities research analyst who had publicly refused to cooperate in a sweeping government insider trading probe was sentenced to more than four years in prison Tuesday.

  • Even Muni Bonds May Be Targeted in 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

    The big returns on high-yield debt won't continue in 2013 as price increases stall, but they should still offer low- to mid-single digit returns, Jeffrey Rosenberg, BlackRock's chief investment strategist for fixed income, told CNBC on Friday.

  • SEC Enforcement Chief Khuzami Departs Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 3:37 PM ET

    Robert Khuzami, the enforcement director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who worked to rebuild the SEC's tarnished image after the Madoff scandal and the financial crisis, is departing the agency, the SEC announced on Wednesday.

  • A Stock Market Streak That's Gone Unnoticed Sunday, 6 Jan 2013 | 10:42 AM ET
    Nowadays, Wall Street Saviors May Wish They Weren’t

    Despite so-called "fiscal cliff" worries, the S&P 500 has had an improbable run.

  • Mathew Martoma to Be Arraigned on Securities Fraud Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 11:20 AM ET
    Mathew Martoma to Be Arraigned on Securities Fraud

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the latest details on former hedge fund portfolio manager Mathew Martoma's arraignment in New York City on insider trading charges.