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  • ZURICH, Nov 20- The U.S. Department of Justice has requested more information from around 40 Swiss banks taking part in a programme to make amends for possibly aiding tax evasion by wealthy Americans, a Swiss newspaper reported on Thursday. That followed criminal investigations of roughly a dozen Swiss banks in the United States. A spokesman for Switzerland's...

  • Bankruptcy canceled debt still in credit scores Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    Bernadette Gatling, who said she has lost job opportunity after another because potential employers pull her credit report, still marred by debts that were voided in bankruptcy three years ago, searches for employment at her home in Haverstraw, N.Y.

    Investigations are ongoing on banks keeping debt cancelled by bankruptcy on consumers' credit scores, the New York Times reports.

  • JPMorgan whistleblower speaks out     Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    JPMorgan whistleblower Alayne Fleischmann speaks to CNBC's Kayla Tausche, about her role in the U.S. government's case against JPMorgan over mortgage backed securities.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- The U.S. "The Federal Reserve is continuing to investigate in the foreign exchange markets in coordination with other authorities, including the Department of Justice," the spokesman said in a statement. The announcement was made as global regulators fined five major banks, including UBS, HSBC and Citigroup, $3.4 billion for failing to stop...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- The U.S. The Fed is working closely with authorities in the United States, including the Justice Department, and overseas on the investigation, it said in a statement. The announcement was made as global regulators fined five major banks, including UBS, HSBC and Citigroup, $3.4 billion for failing to stop their traders from trying to manipulate...

  • Top contender for new Attorney General...     Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch has emerged as the leading candidate to replace outgoing Eric Holder as attorney general.

  • JPMorgan's $9B whistleblower breaks secrecy Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    A former deal manager says she witnessed a "massive criminal securities fraud" at JPM, but was forced to keep it a secret, according to Rolling Stone.

  • Loretta Lynch leading candidate as next AG Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 11:27 AM ET
    Loretta Lynch

    Loretta Lynch has emerged as a leading contender to be the next attorney general, officials close to the process said, the NYT reports.

  • Nov 6- Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc agreed to spend more than $52 million on plant improvements and pay a $1.3 million civil penalty to resolve U.S. charges that it violated the Clean Air Act over the emission of harmful pollutants, such as sulfur dioxide. It resolves claims by the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that three...

  • Hyundai & Kia settle $100 million lawsuit     Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    The Justice Department and the EPA have reached a record settlement with Hyundai and Kia. CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Media General Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy LIN Media LLC after agreeing to divest television stations in five markets, the Justice Department said on Thursday. To win government approval for the deal, the companies agreed to sell one station in Birmingham, Alabama, two in Savannah, Georgia, one near Alabama's border with Florida, one...

  • Age-old scam finds new life on corporate phone lines Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Small businesses have been targeted by phone hackers costing them billions last year, reports the New York Times.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- Two former derivative traders for Dutch lender Rabobank were charged on Thursday for allegedly manipulating the Libor benchmark, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Anthony Allen and Anthony Conti, both of England, were indicted by a federal grand jury in New York, the agency said. Two other former Rabobank employees have pleaded guilty in the...

  • US seeks 'total cooperation' on tax cheats: Report Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    US officials seek "total cooperation" from Swiss banks in a draft agreement aimed at allowing the banks to make amends for aiding tax evasion.

  • ZURICH, Oct 11- The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking "total cooperation" from Swiss banks in a draft agreement aimed at allowing the banks to make amends for aiding tax evasion by wealthy Americans, a Swiss newspaper reported on Saturday. That followed criminal investigations of roughly a dozen Swiss banks in the United States. These banks have now received a...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- The U.S. government on Wednesday asked a federal judge in Manhattan to dismiss a private civil lawsuit against an Iran sanctions group on national security grounds without any public explanation for the reason. The Justice Department wants to use the privilege, which it can employ in cases where national security is threatened, to dismiss a suit...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 7- Twitter Inc sued the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, intensifying its battle with federal agencies as the Internet industry's self-described champion of free speech seeks the right to provide more specifics about the extent of U.S. government surveillance. Twitter's lawsuit follows an agreement between Internet companies like...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 7- Twitter Inc has sued the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking the right to provide more specifics about the extent of U.S. government surveillance and requests for information from federal agencies. The lawsuit, filed with the U.S. District Court of Northern California on Tuesday, follows an agreement...

  • LONDON, Oct 7- A senior banker at a leading British bank has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud in connection with the manipulation of Libor benchmark interest rates, becoming the first person in Britain to plead guilty to such an offence. In the United States, the Department of Justice has obtained guilty pleas from two former rates traders of Dutch lender...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- High-frequency trader Michael Coscia was charged with manipulating commodity futures prices in the first U.S. federal criminal prosecution of the practice of "spoofing," the Justice Department said on Thursday. Coscia and his high-speed trading firm, Panther Energy Trading, were fined $3.1 million by regulators in the United States and...