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  • LONDON, April 22- Navinder Singh Sarao, a trader accused by U.S. authorities of an illegal role in the "flash crash" that briefly wiped out nearly $1 trillion in market value in May 2010, told a London court on Wednesday he opposed being extradited to the United States. The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it had criminally charged Sarao, 36, of London, with...

  • Trader charged for contributing to 2010 flash crash Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 2:50 PM ET
    The final numbers of the day's trading is shown on a board on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York May 6, 2010.

    A high-frequency trader has been charged with illegal market manipulation called "layering," contributing to the May 2010 flash crash.

  • Trader alleged to have manipulated market   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 1:09 PM ET
    Trader alleged to have manipulated market

    CNBC's Bob Pisani, Sue Herera and Brian Sullivan, weigh in on the arrest of a trader charged with fraud related to the "flash crash."

  • McLEAN, Va.— The Justice Department said Tuesday that it is stepping into a long-running lawsuit against one of the nation's largest nursing-home chains, accusing it of systematic Medicare overbilling and sometimes putting frail, dying patients through arduous rehab schedules just to increase revenue. The department is taking control of a whistleblower...

  • Can Comcast mega merger be saved?   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 7:17 AM ET
    Can Comcast mega merger be saved?

    I think the government is going to want something very substantial, says Richard Greenfield, BTIG analyst, providing his thoughts on the upcoming meeting between Justice officials and Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

  • Comcast, TWC to meet with DOJ   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 6:05 AM ET
    Comcast, TWC to meet with DOJ

    Ben White, Politico, and Peter Boockvar, The Lindsey Group, discuss the upcoming talks between Comcast and the Justice Department.

  • Google reached a settlement in 2013 with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over Web search allegations. However, regulators often speak with companies about fairness complaints without the discussions leading to an investigation, and Google has already successfully fought off a U.S. civil suit involving Android. The meetings between Google critics and...

  • US government tracked billions of phone calls Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    U.S. Department of Justice building in Washington

    The U.S. government has tracked phone calls to about 116 countries linked with drug trafficking during the past 20 years, USA Today reports.

  • Obama's professor fights him on climate change Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 10:32 AM ET
    Laurence H. Tribe

    Laurence Tribe has emerged as the leading legal opponent of Obama's ambitious efforts to fight global warming, the NYT reports.

  • David Topkins was accused of conspiring with other poster sellers to manipulate prices on Amazon.com Inc's Amazon Marketplace, a website for third-party sellers, from Sept. 2013 to Jan. 2014, according to papers filed in San Francisco federal court. The Justice Department said Topkins also agreed to pay a $20,000 criminal fine and cooperate with its probe.

  • Crackdown eases on China-bound luxury car buyers Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 4:50 PM ET
    Porsche Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition SUV.

    Prosecutors have settled with companies buying luxury cars in the United States and reselling them overseas, reports the New York Times.

  • Ex-federal agents charged with stealing bitcoin Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell

    Two former federal agents were accused of stealing bitcoins while investigating digital black market Silk Road.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spent about $600,000 on six drones that had so many defects they were never used for video surveillance as planned, and were eventually ditched, the Justice Department's internal watchdog reported on Wednesday. The Office of the Inspector General said it was "troubled" that the ATF, a...

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday that a subsidiary of Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings had pleaded guilty to violating U.S. sanctions related to Iran and Sudan and would pay a $237.2 million fine. "For years, in a variety of ways, this foreign company facilitated trade with Iran and Sudan from Sugar Land, Texas," Justice Department...

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- Comcast Corp has reassessed the timing of the regulatory review of its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc and now expects its conclusion in the middle of this year, a company executive said in a blog post on Wednesday. The $45 billion deal is under review by the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spent about $600,000 on six drones that had so many defects they were never used for video surveillance as planned, and were eventually ditched, the Justice Department's internal watchdog reported on Wednesday. The Office of the Inspector General said it was "troubled" that the ATF, a...

  • Why low oil prices don't make airfare cheaper Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    An American Airlines ticket counter in Miami.

    The airline industry is increasingly looking like an oligopoly. For proof, look no further than airline ticket prices. New York Times reports.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The U.S. government on Monday won the dismissal of a private defamation lawsuit against an influential anti- Iran advocacy group, after claiming that the case could jeopardize U.S. national security by revealing state secrets. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in Manhattan agreed with the Department of Justice that letting Greek shipping...

  • Fireman's Fund to pay $44 mln to settle U.S. charges Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:45 PM ET

    March 23- Fireman's Fund Insurance Co agreed to pay $44 million to settle U.S. charges that it knowingly issued policies that did not qualify for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's federal crop insurance program and falsified documents, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, March 20- American International Group Inc shareholders won approval on Friday of a $970.5 million settlement resolving claims they were misled about its subprime mortgage exposure, leading to a liquidity crisis and $182.3 billion in federal bailouts. The U.S. Justice Department and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission closed related probes...