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  • No Bank Should Be Considered Too Big to Fail: Dimon Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 8:18 AM ET

    No bank should be too big to fail, according to JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who includes his own institution on the list.

  • AIG CEO: I Remain 'Totally Committed' to Firm Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 2:50 PM ET
    AIG Headquarters

    In a memo to the company's employees, AIG CEO Robert Benmosche said Wednesday that he and the board remain "totally committed" to leading AIG.

  • Dodd: Financial Reform Bill Is Open for 'Discussion' Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 11:37 AM ET

    Sen. Christopher Dodd, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, told CNBC Wednesday that his version of the financial reform bill is a "discussion draft," and there is still room for debate over whether to create a single federal regulator, as well as whether to make an independent consumer protection agency.

  • Back Off, Regulators! Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | 10:24 AM ET
    Gavel

    A weird thing is happening right now, and it borders on the dangerous. Companies want to merge, and partner, and collaborate, and they have lots of cash on the balance sheet, ready to do deals that may help jumpstart their businesses, light a fire under sluggish markets, increase efficiencies, and generate nice returns for their investors. Yet federal agencies in this country and abroad aren't merely getting more active when it comes to scrutinizing the deals, they're getting activist.

  • CNBC's Winners & Losers of 2009 Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 1:50 PM ET

    In some cases, the difference between a winner and loser is often in the eye of the beholder--who can be a victim or a beneficiary--or simply a political ideologue. That’s why we want readers to weigh in and vote on a variety of people and concepts. We’ll report back with results and rankings on December 1.

  • The new defendants include hedge fund traders and money managers, a mergers and acquisitions attorney, a corporate executive, and an associate analyst for the Moody's credit rating agency.

  • Former Merrill CEO Thain to Speak at Hedge Fund Meeting Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 2:37 PM ET

    Nearly a year after leaving Bank of America under a cloud of controversy involving massive losses, executive bonuses, and lavish office decorating, former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain is set to emerge from his self-imposed seclusion Thursday at a hedge fund event in Greenwich, Conn.

  • JPMorgan Settles SEC Charges in Muni-Bond Case Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 1:44 PM ET
    JP Morgan Chase

    JPMorgan Chase has agreed to a settlement worth more than $700 million over federal regulators' charges that it made unlawful payments to friends of public officials to win municipal bond business in Jefferson County, Ala.

  • Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's longtime auditor has entered a guilty plea in a federal court in Manhattan.

  • Big Banks' Pay Plans Due to Fed by Feb. 1 Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 12:05 PM ET

    The nation's biggest banks face a February deadline for submitting employee compensation plans to the Federal Reserve, according to people with knowledge of the process.

  • Amgen Sued Over Alleged Sales Kickback Schemes Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 2:31 PM ET
    Amgen

    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and 14 other states are filing a lawsuit against Amgen, alleging that the biotech company was offering kickbacks to medical providers to increase the sale of its anemia drug Aranesp.

  • Rep. Waters: I Did Nothing Wrong Contacting Treasury Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 12:05 PM ET

    The House Ethics Committee formally acknowledged that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA.) is under investigation for allegedly using her influence to help a bank in which her husband owned stock

  • To Rein In Pay, Rein In Wall St. Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 11:24 AM ET
    Outside the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan.

    If policy makers want to bring down bank pay, they should do something to make the industry more competitive, and to assure that no one expects the taxpayer to again pay all the costs if the industry blows up again. says Floyd Norris in the New York Times.

  • Web Extra: Big Health Care Developments Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 6:24 PM ET

    You’ve heard it before, but a health care bill looks likely to pass the House that would create a public option and ultimately cover at least 95% of the nation.

  • Stanford Investors Could Get 20 Cents on the Dollar Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 9:11 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    The court-appointed receiver who is trying to unwind the alleged Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme says he has identified $1.5 billion in assets that could be returned to victims.

  • ‘Pull the Plug’ on Problem Banks: Strategist Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 5:57 AM ET

    The government should “pull the plug” on problem banks rather than bail them out and imposing tougher regulation on them, Roger Nightingale, strategist at Pointon York, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Too-Big-To-Fail Plan Will Not Include Industry Fund Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 4:36 PM ET

    Obama officials and House Democrats are no longer considering having financial firms pre-pay into a fund to help cover the costs of winding down too-big-too-fail financial firms, a source said.

  • The Fed would play less of a role in handling firms that pose a systemic risk to the economy, giving more authority to a council composed of several regulatory agencies

  • Stanford Investors Face Dwindling Hope for Recovery Sunday, 25 Oct 2009 | 9:42 AM ET
    Allen Stanford

    Eight months after he seized control of what was left of their life's savings, a court-appointed attorney in Dallas has finally met with investors in the alleged Stanford Ponzi scheme, CNBC has learned.

  • Public Option Back On? Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 5:39 PM ET

    Despite what you’ve heard, the public option might not be off the table after all.