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  • Fired Wal-Mart Exec's Lawsuit Dismissed Thursday, 23 Aug 2007 | 4:39 AM ET

    A state judge in Michigan has sided with Wal-Mart Stores and dismissed a lawsuit by former marketing executive Julie Roehm over her firing, saying the case should be filed in Arkansas.

  • China Relaxes Capital Controls in Boost for Hong Kong Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | 10:53 PM ET

    China further loosened its capital controls to encourage money to flow out of the country and so tackle the economic problems generated by its record trade surplus. Residents will be permitted for the first time to invest directly in Hong Kong-listed securities under a pilot program to be launched in the northern port city of Tianjin.

  • Feds Appeal Whole Foods-Wild Oats Merger Ruling Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | 1:45 PM ET

    The Federal Trade Commission has also asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to delay the closing of the deal pending the outcome of the appeal.

  • The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority said Thursday it has sent more questions to Borse Dubai regarding its share and option purchase in Nordic stock exchange operator OMX last week.

  • EU Sets Deadline for Consortium Bid for ABN Amro Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 6:49 AM ET

    European Union regulators on Thursday set a Sept. 19 deadline to approve bids from a consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland for Dutch bank ABN Amro Holding.

  • French Pres. Sarkozy Urges Vigilance on Markets Thursday, 16 Aug 2007 | 6:13 AM ET

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy has written a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying that authorities must be "very vigilant" over financial market corrections, according to the letter published on Thursday.

  • California Raises Tax on Sweetened Alcoholic Drinks Wednesday, 15 Aug 2007 | 5:42 AM ET

    California regulators voted on Tuesday to raise taxes on "alcopops," flavored alcoholic beverages some say are packaged to appeal to youth and contribute to underage drinking.

  • Microsoft  on Monday will try to convince U.S. regulators that vacant television airwaves can be used for wireless services without interfering with broadcast signals, The Washington Post reported.

  • NZ Telecom in Mobile Services Deal with Telstra Monday, 13 Aug 2007 | 1:07 AM ET

    Telecom Corp., New Zealand's dominant phone provider, will allow rival TelstraClear to offer a mobile phone service over its network. The deal comes as the competition regulator proposes tougher rules to force mobile companies to share infrastructure, after an investigation into why New Zealand has only two operators -- Telecom and the local subsidiary of British mobile company Vodafone Group. 

  • China Warns of Alarmism Amid New U.S. Toy Scare Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 10:38 PM ET

    China fears alarm over product safety could stoke trade protectionism, a senior official told visiting U.S. officials as a massive toy recall threatened to intensify consumer worry about the "made in China" brand.

  • Disney-Branded Films to Ban Smoking Depictions Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | 12:29 PM ET

    Walt Disney on Wednesday became the first major Hollywood studio to ban depictions of smoking, saying there would be no smoking in its family-oriented, Disney-branded films and it would "discourage" it in films distributed by its Touchstone and Miramax labels.

  • FBI Probes Whether NBA Referee Bet on Games Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | 5:14 PM ET
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    The FBI is investigating allegations that a veteran NBA referee bet on basketball games over the past two seasons, including ones in which he officiated.

  • Terry McGraw Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | 4:07 PM ET
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    In an exclusive live interview on cnbc.com’s home page, The Business Roundtable chairman talks to CNBC's Liz Claman about global competitiveness, immigration, Sarbanes-Oxley and the new Congress.

  • CNBC, America's Business Channel, and CNBC.com look at the best -- and worst -- states for business in our new exclusive study.

  • To arrive at America's Top States for Business, we scored all 50 states -- using publicly available data -- on 40 different measures of competitiveness., and then separated those metrics into the ten broad categories.

  • Republican Lawmaker Introduces Subprime Legislation Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | 2:29 PM ET

    The bill would set licensing standards for mortgage loan originators and log those lenders in a national registry, the lawmaker said in a statement.

  • Hedge Funds Need Not Fear Congress, Says Chanos Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | 3:10 PM ET

    Congress is holding three different hearings Wednesday to weigh increasing regulations and taxes on private equity and hedge funds. So why is James Chanos, founder and president of Kynikos Associates, so calm? He joined "Morning Call" to explain why he doesn't fear "heavy-handed" legislative actions.

  • Irwin Latner, hedge-fund lawyer and partner at Herrick Feinstein, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that the risk of over-regulating hedge funds is now greater than the need for more controls. ... But Christian Weller, senior economist at the Center for American Progress, said Congress is simply gathering information to assess the risk posed by hedge funds.

  • This week, CNBC is counting down America’s Top States for Business. On Monday, CNBC’s Scott Cohn reported from No. 5: North Carolina, a right-to-work state. On “Power Lunch,” Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Committee, and Marybeth Maxwell, director of American Rights at Work, joined Cohn and CNBC’s Bill Griffeth to debate whether non-union states are better for business.

  • Imported Seafood from China on Increased FDA Radar Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | 11:05 AM ET

    A senior scientist at Consumers Union told "Squawk Box" that the U.S. regulators need to step-up inspections of food coming from China, particularly seafood.