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  • Attorney General Eric Holder urged Congress on Tuesday to approve a $15 million funding request to better equip law enforcement and first responders to handle active shooters.

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- A group of U.S. senators on Friday urged the Department of Justice to oppose any efforts by General Motors Co to skirt financial responsibility related to the company's failure to promptly recall vehicles with ignition switch problems linked to 13 deaths.

  • $4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    A government report released in November said the IRS issued nearly $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds over the previous year to thieves who were using other people's personal information. Two men pleaded guilty in Georgia last year to trying to get a tax refund by using his name, Social Security number and date of birth on tax forms.

  • House panel refers ex-IRS official to Justice Dept Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The House Ways and Means Committee voted Wednesday to refer a former Internal Revenue Service official to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution in the agency's tea party controversy. Lerner, who retired last year, headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status.

  • WASHINGTON, April 9- President Barack Obama this week celebrates the civil rights advances of 50 years ago which laid the groundwork for him to become the first black president, but his own record in making life better for the African-American community that catalyzed his election is mixed.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- The U.S. Justice Department will have to be creative in order to make sure criminals do not use virtual currencies such as Bitcoin to secretly move funds, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday.

  • ANALYSIS-DARK MARKETS MAY BE MORE HARMFUL THAN HIGH-FREQUENCY.

  • In its case, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said 37- year-old Joseph Dondero, a co-owner of a New Jersey- based trading firm called Visionary Trading LLC, routinely engaged in spoofing.

  • AG puts spotlight on HFT     Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    James Stewart, New York Times columnist, shares his thoughts on the Justice Department's investigation into high-frequency trading to determine if it violates insider trading laws. I think it's going to be difficult to make criminal charges out of this but I welcome the investigation, says Stewart.

  • DOJ investigating HFT     Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    Attorney General Eric Holder is investigating high-frequency trading to determine if it violates insider trading laws, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • WASHINGTON, April 4- The U.S. Justice Department is investigating high-speed trading for possible insider trading, Attorney General Eric Holder told lawmakers on Friday. The disclosure comes the same week that securities regulators and the FBI also confirmed they are looking into potential wrongdoing by high-frequency stock traders.

  • WASHINGTON, April 4- The U.S. Justice Department is investigating high-speed trading for possible insider trading, Attorney General Eric Holder will tell lawmakers on Friday, according to an excerpt of his remarks.

  • ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER CONFIRMS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS INVESTIGATING HIGH-SPEED TRADING FOR POSSIBLE INSIDER TRADING.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- U.S. prosecutors are considering using the legal theory behind a $1.2 billion penalty imposed on Toyota to go after misconduct in industries ranging from auto and airplane makers to mining, a Justice Department official told Reuters.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress to end the bulk collection and storage of phone records by the National Security Agency but allow the government to access the "metadata" when needed, a senior administration official said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- Pressure built on General Motors on Monday to take steps to get 1.6 million of its recalled cars off the road immediately and to establish a compensation fund for consumers affected by the company's faulty ignition switches linked to 12 deaths.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- A U.S. senator on Monday asked the federal government to force General Motors to establish a fund to compensate consumers affected by a long-running problem that prompted a major recall of some GM vehicles he characterized as "lethally defective."

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- A U.S. senator on Monday asked the federal government to force General Motors to establish a fund to compensate consumers affected by a long-running problem that prompted a major recall of some GM vehicles he characterized as "lethally defective."

  • Internet companies, including Facebook Inc and Google Inc, met with President Barack Obama on Friday to discuss their concerns over government surveillance programs. Executives were seen entering the White House around 4 p.m. EDT and leaving more than two hours later.

  • NEW YORK, March 20- A U.S. judge signed off on Toyota Motor Corp's $1.2 billion settlement of criminal charges that it concealed safety problems in its vehicles, an accord that could serve as a model for a similar probe into General Motors Co..

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