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  • Timothy Geithner

    The financial reform bill is moving closer to guaranteeing two critical functions: that taxpayers will never again have to spend billions to rescue failing banks, and that institutions will never be considered 'too big to fail,' Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told CNBC.

  • Galleon Group

    A former I.B.M.  senior executive pleaded guilty on Monday to providing confidential information about Advanced Micro Devices  and Lenovo to a friend who was a hedge fund consultant and an alleged participant in a wide-ranging insider trading scheme.

  • The SEC now has more staff with experience with complex financial products in the agency and has more financial crisis-related cases in the works, Mary Schapiro, chairman of SEC, told CNBC Monday.

  • Kneale: 7 Prickly Questions for ObamaCare Friday, 26 Mar 2010 | 3:19 PM ET
    Cost of healthcare

    Now that President Obama has rammed through his trillion-dollar gut renovation of U.S. health care, here are six provocative questions on what we have wrought.

  • California Marijuana Vote Has Outlaw Growers Worried Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 3:19 PM ET
    Marijuana

    The smell of pot hung heavy in the air as men with dreadlocks and gray beards contemplated a nightmarish possibility in this legendary region of outlaw marijuana growers: legal weed.

  • Behind Consumer Agency Idea, a Tireless Advocate Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 10:48 AM ET
    Elizabeth Warren

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  • White House Steps Up Push For a Financial Overhaul Bill Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | 12:27 PM ET

    The White House is revving up its lobbying efforts to help Senate Banking Chairman Christopher Dodd win enough support in the full Senate for a financial reform bill, sources tell CNBC.com.

  • Postal Service Moves Toward Five-Day Delivery Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | 11:49 AM ET

    Mail delivery could be trimmed back to five days a week, a move that could save the postal service three billion dollars annually, officials say.

  • Few Fled Companies Constrained by Pay Limits Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 10:44 AM ET
    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    For months, Wall Street banks and the troubled automakers feverishly protested that their top executives would flee if they were not lavishly rewarded for their talents. New data, however, suggests the departures were more of a trickle than a flood. The NYT explains.

  • Considering health care reform went through, can the Wall Street crackdown be far behind?

  • Isaac: Dodd Knows Better And Can Do Better Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | 2:38 PM ET
    Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) speaks at a news conference following the Senate's cloture vote on health care reform legislation on Capitol Hill.

    Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) finally unveiled his financial reform legislation. It was not worth the wait.

  • States Look Beyond Borders to Collect Owed Taxes Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | 1:03 PM ET

    When Josh Beckett pitches for the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, New York collects income tax on the portion of his salary earned in New York State.  But what about a Boston Scientific sales representative who comes to New York to pitch medical products to a new client? New York wants a slice of that paycheck, too.

  • Pitts: The Good News About This New Health Care Bill Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | 8:56 AM ET
    American healthcare reform

    The day the President signs this into law could be viewed by a near-future generation of Americans as a day of infamy -- if we let it.

  • With the stage set for a historic showdown over landmark health legislation in the House, the White House and Democratic Congressional leaders winnowed their hunt for votes to a slim list of lawmakers....and acknowledged that the margin of victory would likely be razor thin even under their most optimistic scenario.

  • American healthcare reform

    That President Obama has come within a whisper of passing historic social legislation is remarkable in itself. But the story of how he did it is not his alone.

  • Democrats Plan Vote on Reconciliation for Health Bill Saturday, 20 Mar 2010 | 3:08 PM ET
    American healthcare reform

    President Obama and House Democratic leaders worked furiously on Saturday to secure the votes needed to pass landmark health care legislation, with the outcome hinging on their effort to placate a small group of lawmakers who want the bill to include tighter limits on insurance coverage for abortions.

  • Showdown Looming In House Over Health Care Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 5:18 PM ET

    All eyes will be on the health care sector this weekend as reform lands center stage!

  • Farrell: On Health Care—59,000 Nuns Can't Be Wrong Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 11:59 AM ET
    Stethescope and money

    An organization that is supposed to represent the interest of 59,000 Catholic nuns has come out in favor of the Senate version of the health care bill despite language that allows Federal money for abortions. I didn't think there were 59,000 nuns in the world. And I don't need that many to tell me anything.

  • My old pal Jim Cramer and I reunited last night to discuss the impact Obama-Care will have on the stock market and economy if it passes.

  • JPMorgan, Like Lehman, Used Accounting Gimmick Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 8:01 AM ET
    JP Morgan Chase

    JPMorgan Chase recorded some repurchase trades as sales, the same accounting gimmick that spawned Lehman Brothers’ now-infamous “Repo 105s”, suggesting that the failed bank was not alone in its interpretation of a new accounting rule.