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Secretly-recorded audio played by prosecutors reveals a phone conversation between hedge fund executive Raj Rajaratnam and his brother Rengan in which Rengan was concerned that the media had picked up on the deal.
Federal prosecutors say they do plan to call Goldman Sachs Chairman Lloyd Blankfein as a witness in the insider trading trial of Raj Rajaratnam, according to a letter sent to the judge in the case.
A taped conversation played for jurors in the criminal insider trading trial of hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam Tuesday indicated the Goldman Sachs board had a "divided" discussion in the summer of 2008 about trying to buy a commercial bank such as Wachovia.
At least as noteworthy as what attorneys did say in two-and-a-half hours of opening statements in the Raj Rajaratnam insider trading trial is what they did not say.
The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has denied a request by former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling for a temporary release from prison to attend his son's funeral, CNBC has learned. No reason was given for the denial.
Taco Bell is launching an advertising campaign Friday to fight back against a lawsuit charging its taco filling isn't beef.
Twelve of the 13 most important U.S. financial firms were at the brink of failure at the height of the credit crisis in 2008, according to previously undisclosed remarks made by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in November 2009 to an investigative panel.
Newly released documents detail 12 years of fits and starts at the Securities and Exchange Commission as financier Allen Stanford was allegedly running a global Ponzi scheme.
Disgraced fund manager Art Nadel was sentenced Thursday to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding investors of over $160 million.
The judge in the upcoming trial of Texas financier Allen Stanford has issued a sweeping gag order, barring the defendants, attorneys and even Stanford's alleged victims from talking to the media ahead of Stanford's January trial.
A malfunctioning algorithm that caused a $1 surge in oil prices earlier this year shows the need for regulators to zero in on the risks posed by high-speed trading, an official from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Thursday.
BP aims to conduct tests Monday before conducting a "static kill" on its Gulf of Mexico oil leak Tuesday, a company executive said.
Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling’who is three-and-a-half years into a 24-year prison sentence—wants out of jail while a federal appeals court reconsiders his case.
The financial regulation bill agreed upon by Congressional leaders overnight is too weak and will not reform the system, Williams Isaac, former chiarman of the FDIC, told CNBC.
Bernard Madoff, the author of the biggest Ponzi scheme in history, told inmates at the Butner prison where he is serving his 150 years jail sentence that his victims deserved what happened to them, because they were rich and greedy, according to an article in New York Magazine.
The corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich began Thursday, 18 months after authorities arrested him at home one morning and accused him of trying to sell the Senate seat that President Barack Obama had vacated for the White House.
Famed defense attorney Eddie Hayes may represent accused Ponzi Schemer/Investment Adviser Ken Starr.
The Lehman Brothers bankruptcy estate has filed a lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase executives, including CEO and president Jaime Dimon, alleging that JP Morgan illegally siphoned billions of dollars from Lehman in its last days before the bank filed for bankruptcy.
A little known program allows foreigners to invest in U.S. businesses and create jobs in exchange for a green card. Think of it as "immigration through investment". Foreigners can apply for it by proving they'll pour $1 million into a U.S. company.
David Sokol, a key Warren Buffet lieutenant, told CNBC that it would be a “disaster” if Congress enacted retroactive legislation that voided contracts dealing with derivatives.