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  • Madoff Spotlight Turns to Role of Offshore Funds Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 | 4:10 AM ET

    The investigations into Bernard L. Madoff are expanding into offshore tax havens, the New York Times reported.

  • Irregularity Uncovered at IndyMac Tuesday, 23 Dec 2008 | 10:13 AM ET
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    Two months before IndyMac Bancorp collapsed in July, at a cost of $8.9 billion to taxpayers, a top federal banking regulator allowed the bank to backdate a capital infusion and gloss over its deepening problems, the New York Times reports.

  • S.E.C. Knew Him as Foe and Friend Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 11:14 AM ET
    Christopher Cox

    As the Securities and Exchange Commission begins an internal examination into how it missed the red flags of one of the largest frauds in history, it will inevitably discover that Bernard L. Madoff was a Wall Street pioneer who over the last 20 years alternately impressed and infuriated the agency’s top policy makers, the New York Times reports.

  • Consumer-Friendly Credit Card Rules Coming Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 4:40 AM ET
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    Consumers will be shielded from increases in interest rates on existing account balances on their credit cards under new rules being adopted by federal regulators.

  • Madoff Victims Claim Conflict of Interest at SEC Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 7:15 PM ET
    Bernard L. Madoff

    Many of those who say they were victimized by long-time investor Bernard Madoff's alleged "Ponzi" scam are up in arms that the Securities and Exchange Commission, Wall Street's top cop, didn't crack down on his activities sooner.

  • Madoff Was a 'Smooth Operater,' Former SEC Official Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 11:34 AM ET

    In the wake of the Madoff scandal, former SEC commissioner Laura Unger called for SEC reform.

  • Mark Cuban Will Fight Insider Trading Charges Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | 3:26 PM ET
    Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner

    Mark Cuban, the billionaire entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball franchise, on Monday disputed an accusation from the Securities and Exchange Commission that he profited from insider stock trading.

  • Regulators To Banks: Do What We Say Or Else Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | 10:40 AM ET

    Regulators tell banks: do what we say, or else. If there is any doubt that the federal government has taken over (nationalized, socialized) the nation's banking system, consider these headlines from a joint statement this morning from the FDIC, the Fed, and the Treasury.

  • The Regulatory Revolution Is Nigh Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 3:11 PM ET
    Government Regulation

    The future of financial regulation: An open letter to the next Treasury secretary, from the New York Times

  • IMF Chief Probed over Ties with Co-Worker Sunday, 19 Oct 2008 | 12:51 PM ET
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    The International Monetary Fund has launched a probe into allegations of improper behavior in relation with a subordinate by its chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

  • Katrina Again? US Gets Poor Grades For Credit Crisis Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 8:30 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, left, and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    The US government mishandled the credit crisis, much as it did Hurricane Katrina three years ago, say crisis management experts.

  • Dow Loses 8% Amid Recession Fears Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 5:06 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sent the already-rattled market to session lows.

  • Dow Drops 500 as Bernanke Spooks Market Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 1:51 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sent the already-rattled market to session lows.

  • Dow Drops Back to 9,000; Banks Skid Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 10:30 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower Wednesday after a trio of dismal economic news and a profit warning from JPMorgan Chase.

  • Economic Stats, JPM Drag on Futures Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 9:28 AM ET

    Futures fell sharply Wednesday after a trio of dismal economic news and a profit warning from JPMorgan Chase.

  • Short-Selling Ban Has Prevented Rallies: Strategist Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 6:01 AM ET

    The ban on short-selling of high-profile financial stocks has prevented bear-market rallies and an extension of the ban would be a 'big mistake,' Kirby Daley, senior strategist at the Newedge Group, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Credit Freeze, Bailout Haggling Slam Stocks Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 5:22 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • Stocks Fall as Congress Drags Its Feet Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Economic Jitters Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 2:46 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • Drop in Factory Orders Pushes Stocks Lower Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 10:04 AM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House.