• Has the 'War on Obesity' Gone Too Far? Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 4:45 PM ET

    The U.S. is currently tackling two crises: the so-called fiscal cliff and obesity. Both have serious implications for the economy, national policy and individuals.

  • Microsoft, HP Under Scrutiny in Senate Tax Probe Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 2:47 PM ET

    A Senate subcommittee pointed the finger at Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard on Thursday in a report on how U.S. multinational corporations shift profits offshore to avoid taxation.

  • Ex-Stanford Exec Gets 3 Years for Ponzi Scheme Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 2:26 PM ET

    A judge has sentenced a former top executive in the empire of disgraced Texas financier R. Allen Stanford to three years in prison for her role in helping the once jet-setting businessman bilk investors out of more than $7 billion.

  • 30-Year Mortgage Rates Hold Steady Near Record Low Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 11:50 AM ET
    Interest Rate

    The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage held steady this week, staying slightly above the lowest level on record.

  • Bradley Birkenfeld, a former UBS AG banker, speaks during an interview at Schuylkill County Federal Correctional Institution in Minersville, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, April 27, 2009.

    Attorneys for jailed former Swiss banker Bradley Birkenfeld announced Tuesday that the IRS will pay him $104 million as a whistleblower reward for information he turned over to the US government.

  • Poker Is Not Gambling, Says Federal Judge Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 10:41 AM ET

    Calling hold 'em a "game of skill," a federal judge in Brookly tossed out a jury's July conviction of a man charged with conspiring to operate an illegal poker club.

  • Tyco, Jailed Ex-CEO Strike Deal Ahead of Trial Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 4:38 PM ET

    Tyco and its former chief executive have settled a New York lawsuit seeking to force him to surrender compensation he received before he was jailed.

  • Regulators May Crack Down on Mortgage Insurance Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing new rules to crack down on mortgage servicers' use of force-placed insurance, which is supposed to protect the lender but can mean unnecessary high costs — and  even foreclosure — for some consumers.

  • Time for a Futures Insurance Fund: CFTC's Chilton Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 2:59 PM ET
    Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) traders

    Commodities Futures and Exchange Commission (CFTC) commissioner Bart Chilton is calling for an insurance fund to protect futures customers.

  • Tax Scam: IRS Pays Out Billions in Fraudulent Refunds Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 3:25 PM ET

    The IRS is paying out billions of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds to identity thieves; a problem that the tax service’s inspector general told CNBC is a “growing problem” involving numbers that are increasing “exponentially.”

  • Did Accused Bristol-Myers Exec Give Himself Away? Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 1:37 PM ET

    The first rule of insider trading: Don’t talk about insider trading—or do a lot of Internet searches about it.

  • Allen Stanford

    A federal judge in Washington on Tuesday denied a bid to force the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) to compensate victims of Allen Stanford's $7 billion Ponzi scheme.

  • Peter Madoff Now to Pay for Role in Ponzi Scheme Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 7:55 AM ET
    Peter Madoff

    Peter Madoff, the younger brother of Ponzi swindler Bernie Madoff, was arrested this morning and will appear in court later in the day as part of a process that will see him serve 10 years in prison for his role in the swindle.

  • Falcone, Harbinger Capital Sued for Fraud by SEC Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 2:41 PM ET
    Philip Falcone

    Federal regulators are suing hedge fund manager Philip Falcone and his firm, accusing him of civil fraud for using fund money to pay his taxes and favoring some fund customers at the expense of others.

  • Alleged Astrology-Based Ponzi Scheme Nets SEC Charges Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 10:56 AM ET
    Astology Clock

    The markets regulator noted that it had filed charges in a rather unusual case: A former broker in Orlando, F.L., had allegedly defrauded investors in a Ponzi scheme based on, of all things, astrology.

  • Roger Clemens Acquitted on All Charges Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 5:15 PM ET
    Former all-star baseball pitcher Roger Clemens (C) and his attorney Rusty Hardin (R) arrive at the U.S. District Court after the jury announced it has a verdict in Clemens' perjury and obstruction trial June 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. The jury found Clemens not guilty on all counts.

    Roger Clemens has been acquitted on all charges by a jury that decided he didn't lie to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.

  • Stanford Attorney Says Fraud Was No Ponzi Scheme Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 9:46 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    On the eve of his client's sentencing for one of the largest investment scams in history, an attorney for financier Allen Stanford says the fraud was not a Ponzi scheme as prosecutors claim, and that in arguing for a 230-year prison sentence the government is trying to divert attention from the fact that it missed the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Feds to Stanford Judge: Give Him 230 Years Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 5:54 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    Calling him “a ruthless predator responsible for one of the most egregious frauds in history,” federal prosecutors say Allen Stanford should receive the maximum sentence of 230 years in prison.

  • America's 'Nanny State' Laws Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 1:07 PM ET
    A recent proposal by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg looks to ban the sale of sodas and other sugary drinks over 16 ounces at city food establishments. The proposal has many questioning whether New York has gone too far with so-called ‘Nanny State’ laws that are thought by some to be overprotective or interfere too much with individual choice. “Obesity is a nationwide problem, and all over the United States, public health officials are wringing their hands saying, "Oh, this is terrible"' Mayor

    The following are a collection of laws that have had residents wondering whether the government is going too far. Click ahead for the list.

  • Fraud Whistleblowers: Uncle Sam Wants You Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 2:46 PM ET
    Department of Justice

    U.S. authorities are ratcheting up their investigation of residential mortgage-backed securities — the bundles of mortgages that were at the heart of the 2008 financial crisis. And they are appealing to the public for help.

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