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  • CSX Holders Violated Securities Laws, US Judge Says Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 4:55 PM ET
    CSX Railroad

    A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that two investment firms waging a proxy battle at railroad CSX violated securities law in acquiring large stakes in the rail company, but allowed them to continue their fight at the annual shareholder meeting.

  • AIG Faces SEC Probe on Subprime Mortgages: WSJ Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 4:33 AM ET

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether American International Group overstated the value of contracts linked to subprime mortgages, the Wall Street Journal said on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Greenberg May Sell Shares, Maintain Assault on AIG Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 12:57 PM ET
    Maurice "Hank" Greenberg

    In an attempt comply with New York State law, former AIG chief Hank Greenberg may sell some of his massive stake in the company, a move that would allow him to continue his assault against current management, CNBC has learned.

  • Ex-Credit Suisse Banker Gets 10 Years Jail Sentence Saturday, 31 May 2008 | 7:32 AM ET

    A former Credit Suisse investment banker convicted of leaking inside information about pending mergers was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge Friday.

  • John F. Marshall spent decades teaching at business schools and watching his students parlay his lessons into fortunes on Wall Street. But when he and another professor reached for some of those riches themselves, events took a startling turn, the authorities say.

  • SEC's Cox: Unlikely to Ditch Mark-to-Market Rules Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 9:05 AM ET

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a roundtable on the issue of fair value accounting rules in the next few weeks but will stop short of getting rid of mark-to-market valuations, SEC chairman Christopher Cox told CNBC Wednesday.

  • SEC to Probe Bear Stearns Trading Data: WSJ  Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 5:20 AM ET

    Bear Stearns plans to turn over documents to securities regulators showing that financial giants like Goldman Sachs Group, Citadel Investment Group and Paulson & Co cut their exposure to the securities firm before its collapse, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

  • Siemens Criminal Trial on Corruption Begins Monday, 26 May 2008 | 5:35 AM ET

    The first criminal trial in a mammoth bribery probe at German engineering giant Siemens began on Monday and the prosecutor warned that it should send a signal to corporations that corruption would not be tolerated.

  • Bush Won't Veto Bill Halting Shipments to Oil Reserve Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 10:50 AM ET

    The White House said that President Bush would not veto a final bill from Congress that orders a halt to filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve while oil prices are very high.

  • JPMorgan Makes Offers to 6,000 Bear Stearns Staff Monday, 12 May 2008 | 5:52 PM ET

    JPMorgan, acquiring rival investment bank Bear Stearns amid one of the worst market slumps ever, so far has extended jobs to about 6,000 out of Bear's nearly 14,000 employees, a person familiar with the situation said on Monday.

  • Subprime Mortgage Collapse Under Federal Probe Monday, 5 May 2008 | 5:42 AM ET
    Fed Cut and Mortgage

    Federal prosecutors in New York have formed a task force together with other government agencies to examine the collapse of the market for risky home loans, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn said Monday.

  • EEOC Closes SAC Capital Female Sex Hormone Case Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 12:44 PM ET

    The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has decided to close its investigation into charges made by a former junior trader at SAC Capital alleging that his supervisor had sexually assaulted him and forced him to take female hormones.

  • Mad Mail: Cramer Takes on Short Selling Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 7:23 PM ET

    It's time the SEC took its role as rule enforcer seriously, he says.

  • Short-Seller Charged with Lying about ADS Acquisition Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 11:50 AM ET

    U.S. securities regulators said on Thursday they filed a settled complaint against a Wall Street trader accused of intentionally spreading false rumors about the planned acquisition of Alliance Data Systems while selling the stock short.

  • US Regulators to Settle with Ex-Fannie Executives Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 10:23 PM ET

    U.S. federal regulators will announce a settlement on Friday with former Fannie Mae  executives over their alleged roles in a 2004 multibillion-dollar accounting scandal, a person familiar with the settlement said on Thursday.

  • As You Like It Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 3:41 AM ET

    ... Burlesque in one Act by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

  • Mad Mail: More on the Uptick Rule Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 7:17 PM ET

    Plus, two very different takes on Wednesday's interview with Sen. Hillary Clinton and more.

  • Winners Since Bear Stearns / JP Morgan Deal Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 8:40 AM ET

    With today's hearings in Washington on the JP Morgan Chase buyout of Bear Stearns, here is a look at how the Financials and Home Builders have faired since their close the Friday before the deal was announced.

  • This Rally Is Temporary Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 6:27 PM ET

    As long as there's no "uptick" rule, that is. Cramer's crusade continues.

  • Skilling to Appeal 'Egregious' Enron Prosecution Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 12:33 PM ET
    Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Attorneys for former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling will argue Wednesday that his 2006 conviction should be overturned because of “shocking” and “egregious” misconduct by prosecutors.