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  • College Football BCS, Justice Department to Meet Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 2:53 PM ET
    Football

    The Justice Department, which has raised antitrust concerns about college football's Bowl Championship Series, will meet with the organization this summer.

  • Goldman Feeling the Heat     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 1:38 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson with the latest developments on Goldman's downgrade, as the government turns up the heat on the investment bank.

  • Lenny Dykstra Indicted for Bankruptcy Fraud Friday, 6 May 2011 | 6:46 PM ET
    Lenny Dykstra

    Lenny Dykstra, an outfielder for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies known by the nickname "Nails," has been indicted for bankruptcy fraud and embezzlement from the bankruptcy estate.

  • A top Justice Department official says a sweeping guilty verdict in a Florida mortgage fraud case adds another face to the financial crisis.

  • An estimated half million Americans have a painful decision to make between today and August 31 — admit to the IRS that they’ve been hiding secret offshore bank accounts, or take their chances the government won’t find out about their secret horde and possibly send them to jail.

  • Goldman Sachs, Rating Agencies Blamed in Crisis Probe Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 7:10 PM ET
    The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Conflicts of interest, excessive risk-taking and failures of government oversight triggered the financial crisis and helped push the country into the deepest recession since the Great Depression, concludes a new report by the U.S. Senate.

  • Competition Is Factor in AT&T Merger: FCC Head Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 4:53 PM ET
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski.

    Competition and AT&T's  market share will be one of the major factors in approving the telecom firm's proposed $39 billion merger with Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski told CNBC Tuesday.

  • The Department of Justice said Thursday that it is seeking an order from a federal court in San Francisco to authorize the IRS to ask for information from the global bank HSBC about Americans who may be hiding money in offshore accounts in India to dodge taxes.

  • Raj Rajaratnam

    Fund manager Raj Rajaratnam made $1 million in two minutes of frantic calls after receiving an inside tip about a big investment in Goldman Sachs at the height of the financial crisis, prosecutors said this week at the Galleon founder's insider trading trial.

  • Foreign Firms May Be Exempt From UK Anti-Graft Law Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 1:57 AM ET

    Dozens of foreign companies with London listings may be exempt from new anti-corruption laws, Ken Clarke has confirmed, a disclosure that will anger inves­tors keen to preserve the integrity of London’s markets, the Financial Times reports.

  • Raj Rajaratnam

    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.

  • Disney Inside Trader Sentenced to Home Confinement Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 3:00 PM ET
    Gavel

    A former executive assistant at Disney who schemed with her boyfriend to sell secrets about the company's finances has been sentenced to four months of home confinement.

  • 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.