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  • Buffett May Be Defense Witness In AIG Fraud Case Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | 5:12 PM ET

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, slated to be called as a prosecution witness in the criminal fraud trial against five executives for allegedly helping American International Group inflate its reserves, may also be called as a defense witness by at least one of the defendants, CNBC has learned.

  • Buffett to Testify in AIG Fraud Case Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 7:12 AM ET

    Federal prosecutors intend to call billionaire investor Warren Buffett to testify against five former senior insurance executives charged with helping the American International Group to manipulate its financial statements through $500 million in phony transactions, according to court documents.

  • While political reporters like me are largely focused on the 2008 presidential race, our dysfunctional governmental apparatus in Washington continues laboring, however haltingly, in search of some tangible accomplishments. And some of them would have significant impact on Wall Street and the business community more broadly.

  • SEC Votes to Restrict Shareholder Proxy Access Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 1:47 PM ET

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-1 Wednesday to allow companies to exclude shareholder proposals regarding director nominations from the annual proxy statement.

  • Countrywide has been very smart about figuring out ways to make money from every part of the mortgage process. Here's an example pointed out to me. Countrywide reinsures some of its mortgages. When a homebuyer puts down only 10%, he or she usually has to buy mortgage insurance from a third party (I thought mortgage insurance was dead in the age of 80-20 loans, but apparently not).

  • E-Trade Financial Holding Talks With Possible Buyers Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | 11:55 AM ET
    E Trade

    E-Trade Financial, the beleaguered online trader, is in talks to sell itself, according to people familiar with the situation. Bankers say that while there is plenty of interest, it is far from clear whether anything will get done.

  • United Rentals Sues to Force Buyout by Cerberus Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | 2:40 PM ET

    United Rentals said Monday that it had filed a lawsuit seeking to compel Cerberus Capital Management to complete its $4 billion buyout of the equipment rental company.

  • Bad-News Banks: Is Worst Of Debt Woes Really Over? Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 3:09 PM ET

    Several financial institutions have been telling investors that subprime  losses may not be as big as feared. Yet many wonder if it's all just wishful thinking.

  • Kozlowski Conviction Upheld on Appeal Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 2:37 PM ET

    A New York appeals court has upheld the convictions of former Tyco International  senior executives Dennis Kozlowski and Mark Swartz, the court clerk's office said Thursday.

  • Banks Reel from Credit Crisis, but Hope for Rescue Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 4:00 PM ET

    Help  may be on the way for the financial sector, but in the meantime individual institutions are continuing to get hit with damage from the growing subprime mortgage crisis.

  • E-Trade Shares Nosedive on Subprime, Downgrade Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | 1:33 PM ET
    E Trade

    A Citi analyst downgraded shares of E-Trade Financial on Monday after the online brokerage said late Friday that deterioration in the value of its holdings of securities backed by home mortgages has fallen significantly and will lead to bigger-than-expected write-downs in the fourth quarter.

  • Herbalife CEO: We'll Fix Any Wrongdoing Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | 10:51 AM ET

    The chief of the nutritional supplement company confronts allegations about bad business practices and S.E.C. investigations in an exclusive interview.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Merrill Lynch

    Merrill Lynch said its total exposure to risky debt is $27.2 billion, or about $6.3 billion more than what the company disclosed late last month.

  • Citigroup Troubles Worsen As Stock Gets Slammed Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 2:44 PM ET

    Citigroup's problems deepened as it was unable to assure investors a potential $11 billion write-down for subprime mortgages won't grow, and its nearly pristine credit rating was downgraded.

  • Prince Out At Citigroup; Writeoff Figures Climb Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | 8:55 AM ET
    Chuck Prince

    Charles Prince resigned on Sunday as chairman and chief executive of Citigroup, and the bank said it may suffer an $11 billion write-down for subprime losses.

  • Former American International Group chief executive and major stockholder Maurice "Hank" Greenberg said in a filing on Friday that he was considering "strategic alternatives" for the world's largest insurer.

  • Former Countrywide Financial Vice President Quan Zhu agreed to pay $108,840 to settle insider trading charges, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Monday.

  • Ex-CEO at Army's Body Armor Maker Arrested Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 5:10 PM ET

    Two former officers at a company that supplies body armor to the U.S. Army face charges they inflated the company's stock price and made nearly $200 million in the process.

  • Investors Warned Over Energy Stock Scams Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 2:06 PM ET

    A U.S. securities regulator Tuesday warned investors to be wary of scams touting huge potential profits from energy-related stocks, when the onlypeople likely to make money are those running the schemes.

  • Countrywide CEO Investigated Over Stock Sales: WSJ Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 8:21 PM ET
    Angelo Mozilo

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an informal investigation into stock sales by Countrywide Financial’s founder and chief executive officer, Angelo Mozilo, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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