• Is This Market Heading For A Serious Correction? Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 5:37 PM ET

    You can’t move on Wall Street without hearing bears talk of a coming correction. Considering stocks plunged more than 2% on Monday, are they right?

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Walmart and Retail Sales Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 8:31 PM ET

    Markets will take measure of the American consumer Thursday, when monthly retail sales for July are released and Walmart reports its quarterly earnings.

  • Is This The Biggest Bear Market Rally Of All Time? Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 5:42 PM ET

    We know Abby Joseph Cohen called a new bull market. But what if she’s wrong? And we mean terribly wrong!

  • Ex-AIG CEO Greenberg Settles Fraud Charges With SEC Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 4:53 PM ET
    Maurice "Hank" Greenberg

    The SEC said Thursday that former American International Group CEO Maurice "Hank" Greenberg agreed to pay a $15 million fine to settle fraud charges.

  • New FTC Rule Prohibits Petroleum Market Manipulation Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 10:20 AM ET

    The Federal Trade Commission Thursday issued a final rule that it said will prohibit market manipulation in the petroleum industry.

  • SEC's Schapiro: Ban on Flash Trading Will Take Time Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 4:48 PM ET

    A regulatory ban on so-called flash trading, which gives some big brokerage firms a split-second advantage in buying and selling stocks, will take time to implement, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro told CNBC.

  • New FTC Head Could Shake Up Online Ad Industry Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 10:44 AM ET
    Federal Trade Commission

    The new head of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, David C. Vladeck, says it is time for that to change. In an interview, Mr. Vladeck outlined plans that could upset the online advertising ecosystem.

  • Wall Street Crackdown Appears Imminent Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 5:33 PM ET

    Investors are whispering about the latest government crackdown on Wall Street. With tighter regulations imminent, what happens to profits?

  • Customer Asset Protection Company

    Next to a Chinese restaurant in Burlington, Vt., lurks a quiet guardian of Wall Street — an obscure insurance company that is supposed to protect big-money investors in the event of a catastrophic failure of a major brokerage firm. A failure, for instance, like the one that brought down Lehman Brothers nearly 11 months ago. Now, after years in the shadows, the insurer, the Customer Asset Protection Company, could finally be put to the test, and questions are starting to swirl.

  • How Firms Wooed a U.S. Agency With Billions to Invest Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 12:29 PM ET

    Charles E. F. Millard, head of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, is under investigation for inappropriate contacts with Wall Street firms seeking to obtain lucrative contracts.

  • Are Pros Given Unfair Advantage Over Retail Investors? Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | 5:51 PM ET

    Wonder why your returns don’t look like the pros? Turns out they may have an unfair advantage.

  • Frank: SEC Pay Oversight Would Limit 'Excessive Risk' Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | 5:14 PM ET

    The bill was was approved Tuesday by the House Financial Services Committee, which Frank chairs. The measure was approved in a 40-28 party-line vote.

  • In Study, Texting Lifts Crash Risk by Large Margin Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | 11:00 AM ET
    Texting and driving

    The first study of drivers texting inside their vehicles shows that the risk sharply exceeds previous estimates based on laboratory research - and far surpasses the dangers of other driving distractions.

  • SEC Rule on 'Naked' Short-Selling Now Permanent Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 6:07 PM ET

    Federal regulators on Monday made permanent an emergency rule aimed at reducing abusive short-selling, put in at the height of last fall's market turmoil.

  • Fed Will Be Best Early-Warnings System Sunday, 26 Jul 2009 | 12:35 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The country needs a systemic-risk regulator, and the Federal Reserve would be a better choice than a new, hydra-headed overseer, Alan Blinder writes in the New York Times.

  • Another Major Setback Sidelines Healthcare Bill Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 5:47 PM ET

    Forget healthcare reform by August, right now it doesn’t even look like Dems can get their bill through the House!

  • Investment Banking: Rebound Amid a Revolution Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 5:19 PM ET
    Wall Street

    The financial crisis may have left investment banking bruised and embarrassed, but analysts say an industry comeback is on the way, even if it means competing in a dramatically different marketplace.

  • Iowa, Massachusetts and Nebraska can all make a good case for being the most-improved state in our 2009 rankings.

  • Nine out of the top ten states in the economy category of CNBC's Top States For Business are west of the Mississippi River and that’s largely because their unemployment rates are significantly below the national average in May of 9.5 percent.

  • If there’s one state that personifies the nations financial and economic problems, it’s probably California, which is something of a nation state. Though California did not suffer a precipitous decline in the 2009 rankings of our Top States For Business, it is now solidly in the bottom half

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