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  • Stockman was the former chairman and CEO of Michigan-based Collins & Aikman, which makes auto parts. He served as budget director under President Reagan.

  • Icahn Urges Motorola Shareholders To Vote Him To Board Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | 10:41 AM ET

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is urging Motorola shareholders to vote him onto the company's board at its May 7 shareholder meeting, according to a proxy filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

  • Analysts: Subprime Woes Not Over Yet Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | 6:01 PM ET

    Subprime shakeout: New Century Financial had its NYSE trading suspended on Tuesday, facing delisting and an SEC accounting probe. Everyone suddenly seems to agree that the high-risk mortgage sector is in flux. Two analysts joined "Closing Bell" to talk about the current environment -- and what they see happening in the near future.

  • Wall Street may be losing its competitive edge to foreign markets because of increased government regulation, according to some business groups and legal experts.

  • Wall Street is losing its competitive edge to foreign markets because of an increasingly tough regulatory environment, legal experts told CNBC's "Power Lunch."

  • SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins told CNBC's Melissa Lee that the federal regulatory agency should focus on mutual funds and insider trading--not hedge funds.In a taped interview aired on "Squawk Box," Atkins called efforts to regulate hedge funds “not the wisest effort” A Congressional hearing on the issue is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Washington.

  • A bill that would give shareholders the right to cast non-binding votes on executive pay sparked sharp comments Thursday at a subcommittee hearing in Washington.

  • Register Hedge Funds? Experts Debate Dangers Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 1:46 PM ET

    There oughta be a law, says Sen. Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-Iowa), that requires hedge funds to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Would the so-called Grassley Amendment produce healthy accountability -- or stifle investment? Ex-SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt and a Wharton professor debated the question on "Morning Call."

  • 'Say On Pay' Bill Discussed In Congressional Committee Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 12:44 PM ET

    Congress is considering a bill that would give shareholders the right to cast non-binding votes on executive pay and "golden parachutes" if the enterprise is sold. Opponents say the measure, HR 1257, would force CEOs to devote more time to meeting with advocacy groups and less time on planning and product development. Supporters say that unless pay is tied to performance, executives have incentive to cook the books.

  • SEC Halts Trading in 35 Penny Stocks Over Spam E-Mails Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 12:37 PM ET

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission suspended trading today in the stocks of 35 small companies linked to spam e-mail campaigns urging small investors to buy shares.

  • Boards of Directors Coming From New Talent Pool Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | 9:35 AM ET

    The composition of the board of directors at major companies is changing and becoming less clubby. On "Squawk Box" CNBC's Mary Thompson says there’s no shortage of candidates to serve on corporate boards, but they’re now drawn from a different talent pool. In 2001, about half board members were active CEOs. Last year, the figure declined to 29%.

  • A report released Monday answers accusations made more than a year ago by former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, who is now the state's governor.

  • SEC Alleges Insider Trading in TXU Deal Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | 4:49 PM ET

    Federal regulators on Friday charged that unknown individuals illegally profited from advance knowledge of the proposed $32 billion buyout of electric utility TXU using foreign brokerage firms for the transactions to conceal their identities.

  • NYSE Requests SEC Relief From Upcoming Regulations Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | 2:14 PM ET

    NYSE Group has requested the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission grant it relief from securities regulations that would oblige the New York Stock Exchange to route orders to certain markets, according to a public filing.

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into whether the New York Stock Exchange's so-called hybrid trading system has enough capacity to handle the high volume that has occured this week, according to CNBC's Charlie Gasparino.

  • The heads of the major specialist firms met with NYSE CEO John Thain Wednesday and gave him a simple ultimatum: Help us out, or we are getting out of the specialist business.

  • AG Blumenthal: "More Teeth" Needed In Hedge Fund Rules Thursday, 22 Feb 2007 | 4:31 PM ET

    The President's Working Group on Financial Markets vowed to up its vigilance of hedge funds -- but its members shied from taking action. SEC Chairman Christopher Cox and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal took sides on the matter.

  • SEC Seeks to Curtail Investor Suits: New York Times Tuesday, 13 Feb 2007 | 4:20 AM ET

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has taken steps on two fronts to protect corporations, executives and accounting firms from investor lawsuits that accuse them of fraud, the New York Times reported in a story published on Tuesday.

  • Hedge Fund Manager Ordered to Pay Almost $20 Million Monday, 12 Feb 2007 | 4:23 PM ET

    U.S. District Court Judge Charles Pannell Jr. entered a default judgment against a fund manager ordering disgorgement of $17 million, interest of $2.7 million and a civil penalty of $120,000,

  • KB Home  said Friday the Securities and Exchange Commission has launched a formal investigation into the homebuilder's stock-option granting practices.