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  • Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission chairman Phil Angelides.

    The panel appointed by Congress to investigate the causes of the financial crisis referred a handful of cases involving potential wrongdoing to the Justice Department, a person close to the investigation said Monday evening. The New York Times reports.

  • Comcast

    Comcast and NBC Universal have received government approval for their joint venture — this afternoon both the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice gave the deal the okay with certain conditions. This clears the way for the deal to close before the end of January.

  • Misconduct of Intelligence Employees Revealed Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011 | 9:30 AM ET

    In a new classified report to Congress, US intelligence officials reveal that they have seen more than a dozen allegations in three years of misconduct by American intelligence community employees who were moonlighting at outside jobs.

  • Pulling Back the Curtain on Fraud Inquiries Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 11:45 AM ET
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

    As Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. promotes his crackdown on financial fraud, it’s worth looking critically at who is being singled out and why that might be. The New York Times reports.

  • Beazer homes

    The Department of Justice has responded to a blistering critique by a government investigator of its investigation of Beazer Homes, the troubled Atlanta-based homebuilder that has come under fire for alleged mortgage fraud.

  • Dutch City Wants Pot Sold Only to Dutch Citizens Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | 7:53 AM ET

    Struggling to reduce traffic jams and a high crime rate, Maastricht is pushing to make its legalized use of recreational drugs a Dutch-only policy, banning sales to foreigners who cross the border to indulge.

  • Gulf Spill Is Vanishing on the Surface, But Concerns Stay Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 2:25 AM ET
    A dead fish coated in heavy oil floats near shore June 4, 2010 near East Grand Terre Island, Louisiana.

    The oil is clearing much faster than expected, but concern remains over the unseen effects. The NYT reports.

  • BP Moving Toward Aggressive Stance on Liabilities Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | 5:24 PM ET
    An oil-stained Sandwich Tern sits on oil absorbent boom in Long Bay on June 19, 2010 west of Port Sulpher, Louisiana. The bird was reported and delivered to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for rehabilitation.

    As BP transitions to a new CEO, the company is also subtly transitioning to a new, more aggressive strategy when it comes to its liabilities for the Gulf oil spill.

  • Gronbach: New Immigration Law and 'The Gangs of Arizona' Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 11:00 AM ET

    In nationwide surveys that were conducted in 2008 and 2009, the Pew Center found that 23 percent of Americans said that Hispanics were discriminated against “a lot” in society today.

  • Mortgage Fraud Probe Results in Almost 500 Arrests Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 12:18 PM ET
    home loans

    The Justice Department says it has made the arrests since March, in a probe of mortgage fraud called Operation Stolen Dreams.

  • Obama's Unwise War on Technology Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 12:30 PM ET
    Silicone Chip

    The Obama Administration is waging a silent, unwise war on high-tech, hell-bent on taming a few targets to bolster a get-tough image. The feds’ enmity toward what we’re best at—technology and making money on it—threatens our long-term economic recovery.

  • Dell in Talks to Settle Intel Claims With SEC Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 11:16 AM ET
    Dell

    Dell said on Thursday that it was in talks with the Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve allegations that it and its founder and chief executive, Michael S. Dell, engaged in financial irregularities related to the company’s dealings with Intel.

  • BP Works to Stem Another Torrent: Its CEO Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 1:59 AM ET
    Tony Hayward, BP Group Chief Executive

    BP, already bedeviled by an out-of-control oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, now finds itself with one more problem: Tony Hayward, its gaffe-prone chief executive. The NYT reports.

  • Nuclear Option on Gulf Oil Spill? No Way, US Says Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 10:39 PM ET
    Contract workers from BP ferry oil soaked waste to a pickup point as other workers use skimmers to clean oil from a marsh near Pass a Loutre on June 1, 2010 near Venice, Louisiana. Earlier in the day, U.S. President Barack Obama called the Deepwater Horizon accident the 'greatest environmental disaster of its kind in our history.'

    The chatter began weeks ago as armchair engineers brainstormed for ways to stop the torrent of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico: What about nuking the well?  The NYT reports.

  • Google at a Crossroads Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 2:57 PM ET
    Google Search

    For the first time in Google's  short, but colorful and profitable history, the company may be faced with more challenges than opportunities; no where is that concern reflected more clearly than in the company's stock price.

  • Galleon Group

    A former I.B.M.  senior executive pleaded guilty on Monday to providing confidential information about Advanced Micro Devices  and Lenovo to a friend who was a hedge fund consultant and an alleged participant in a wide-ranging insider trading scheme.

  • The new defendants include hedge fund traders and money managers, a mergers and acquisitions attorney, a corporate executive, and an associate analyst for the Moody's credit rating agency.

  • Kneale: Obama, IBM and How to Kill Silicon Valley Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 4:35 PM ET

    The Obama Posse is hellbent-for-leather on a misguided crusade to rein in the one clear growth engine of the American manufacturing economy: high-tech.

  • Colonial BancGroup Faces Federal Investigation Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 10:05 AM ET

    Colonial BancGroup says it is under criminal investigation by the Department of Justice over alleged accounting irregularities at its mortgage warehouse lending unit.

  • Indicted Texas billionaire Allen Stanford says the federal government has "coordinated an attack" on his constitutional rights. 

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