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  • Greek Swaps 'Dug Up' Because of US Regulatory Battle? Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 8:22 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Greece's debt swaps came to light because of the battle between big banks and regulators in the US, Gikas A. Hardouvelis, professor of finance at the University of Piraeus and chief economist at Eurobank EFG Group, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Agreement Is Near on New Overseer of Banking Risks Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 6:29 AM ET

    The Senate and the Obama administration are nearing agreement on forming a council of regulators, led by the Treasury secretary, to identify systemic risk to the nation’s financial system, officials said Wednesday.

  • China Will Keep Trimming Treasurys: Jim Rogers Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 1:41 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    China's move to unload US debt is likely to continue in the long term while the "euro scare" may last a while, legendary investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.com Wednesday.

  • Rajaratnam Pleads Not Guilty; Trial Set for October Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 5:01 PM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam

    An October trial date in New York has been set for Raj Rajaratnam, charged in what prosecutors call history's largest hedge fund insider trading case. The founder of New York-based Galleon Group, entered a not guilty plea to an updated indictment released by prosecutors last week.

  • Greek Ex-Minister: Other Euro Countries Did Swaps Too Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 12:02 PM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Greece's 2001 deal to swap some of its debt using currency derivatives was in line with what other euro-zone countries were doing, Yiannos Papantoniou, the country's finance and economy minister when the deal was made, told CNBC.com Wednesday.

  • Wall Street Elders Favor More Regulation Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 11:17 AM ET
    George Soros

    While the younger generation, very visibly led by Lloyd C. Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, lobbies Congress against such regulation, their spiritual elders support the reform proposed by Paul A. Volcker and, surprisingly, even more restrictions. The New York Times reports.

  • Goldman's Debt Swaps Are 'Destabilizing': Economist Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 1:04 AM ET

    The EU should thoroughly investigate the case of the debt swaps involving Greece and Goldman Sachs, as these types of operations are destabilizing financial markets, economist Simon Johnson told CNBC.com.

  • Struggling Over a Rule for Brokers Tuesday, 16 Feb 2010 | 12:16 PM ET
    Chairman Christopher Dodd, and Sen. Tim Johnson participate in a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing.

    While most of the debate about financial overhaul legislation has focused on the impact on how big banks do business, one piece that would affect consumers directly has received little public notice: a requirement that stock and insurance brokers act in their customers’ best interest.

  • Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    Washington’s new political reality has left the fate of comprehensive healthcare reform uncertain, but there’s still plenty Congress and the Obama administration can do to improve the American healthcare system, writes this CEO.

  • The Obama Trade: Wall Street Crackdown Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 5:39 PM ET

    With the Senate another step closer to a Wall Street crackdown, how should you trade banks?

  • Former Goldman Programmer Charged with Code Theft Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 5:36 PM ET

    An ex-Goldman Sachs programmer was charged on Thursday for stealing propriety computer codes used to support his former employer's high-frequency trading system.

  • Global Bank Tax Deal Near, UK's Brown Says Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 8:27 AM ET

    Leaders from the world's top economies are close to agreeing on a global bank tax and a deal could be reached at a meeting of the Group of 20 nations later this year, according to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

  • SEC Enforcers Focus on Avoiding Madoff Repeat Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 10:23 AM ET
    Robert Khuzami

    Since arriving at the S.E.C. a year ago this month, just as the Madoff scandal was grabbing headlines, Mr. Khuzami has cut red tape, created specialized teams to plumb hedge funds and other worrisome areas and tried to make the S.E.C. quicker and more nimble.

  • Proposed Bank Rules Surprised Many Around the World Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 2:37 PM ET

    The proposed new banking rules here in the U.S. caught many international bankers off guard and were one of the most prominent topics of discussion at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • Comcast Says No Big Job Cuts From NBC Deal Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 4:17 PM ET

    Comcast, the top U.S. cable provider, on Thursday told lawmakers no big scale job cuts will result from the proposed $30 billion joint venture with NBC Universal and remained committed to free over-the-air television programming.

  • Bank of America flag

    The New York Attorney General's office is filing civil charges against Bank of America and its former CEO Ken Lewis, saying the bank misled investors about Merrill Lynch when it acquired the Wall Street bank in late 2008.

  • Halftime Report: Fade Or Follow Two Day Rally? Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 1:13 PM ET

    Investors are struggling to make sense of Tuesday's market action. Industrials and materials led the rally but tech lagged, badly. Can the rally continue without tech?

  • In Europe, Challenges for Google Tuesday, 2 Feb 2010 | 11:15 AM ET

    Google has a problem in China. But it may have bigger headaches in Europe. The New York Times reports.

  • How Critical Is the Fed’s Independence? Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 2:22 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    There are some who blame the Fed for missing warnings signs leading up to the financial crisis; others have said the Fed caused the crisis with its “easy-money” policies.

  • FHA and Fannie: Pushing Foreclosure Sales Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 12:56 PM ET
    Foreclosed Home

    Starting today home "Flippers" are now welcome at the FHA. That's right, with a glut of foreclosures plaguing the nation's neighborhoods, the FHA is temporarily removing restrictions on investors who buy and sell homes within 90 days.