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  • In Merrill’s Failed Plan, Lessons for Pay Czar Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 10:48 AM ET
    Kenneth R. Feinberg, the Treasury Department's special appointee for executive compensation.

    As the Obama administration’s pay czar, Kenneth R. Feinberg, contemplates curbing compensation for the top 100 executives at each of the seven companies that received big bailouts — including Bank of America — the Merrill Lynch experience raises some sobering questions.

  • BofA: Won't Raise Card Rates Before Law Enforced Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 6:27 PM ET
    Credit Cards

    Bank of America on Tuesday pledged not to hike credit card interest rates or fees before a new law intended to reform industry practices takes effect in February.

  • Soon, Bloggers Must Give Full Disclosure Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 12:21 PM ET
    Close up of someone typing on a laptop.

    For nearly three decades, the Federal Trade Commission’s rules regarding the relationships between advertisers and product reviewers and endorsers were deemed adequate. Then came the age of blogging and social media.

  • US Supreme Court

    The new Supreme Court term that begins Monday will be dominated by cases concerning corporations, compensation and the financial markets that could signal the justices’ attitude toward regulatory constraints at a time of extraordinary government intervention in the economy.

  • Funds Try to Ward Off New Regulations Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 10:11 AM ET

    Hedge funds, trying to separate themselves from the big Wall Street banks, are stepping up their efforts to head off new regulation from Washington. The New York Times reports.

  • Financial Overhaul Bill Could Be Done By January: Dodd Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 3:36 PM ET

    Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn) told CNBC Wednesday that he hopes to get a bill on financial regulation reform to the Senate floor by January of next year.

  • Debate on Violent Video Games May Finally Get Settled Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 3:48 PM ET
    GTA: San Andreas

    The issue of whether minors should be legally prohibited from buying violent video games may soon be settled – once and for all.

  • SEC Inspector General Suggests Post-Madoff Reforms Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 2:16 PM ET
    David Kotz

    The internal watchdog at the Securities and Exchange Commission is recommending dozens of reforms at the agency following its failure to detect the Madoff Ponzi scheme.

  • Europe to Release Some Bank Stress Test Results Saturday, 26 Sep 2009 | 6:42 AM ET

    Twenty-two large banks in Europe may have accumulated credit losses of close to $580 billion for this year and next, the New York Times reports.

  • Bank

    U.S. commercial banks earned $5.2 billion trading derivatives in the second quarter, as the level of risk eased in the global market for the complex financial instruments, according to a government report released Friday.

  • Ratings Agencies Need Better Rules: Whistleblower Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 11:38 AM ET

    Ratings agencies need to adopt universal standards to prevent the kinds of abuses that helped fuel the collapse of the credit markets, an industry whistleblower told CNBC.

  • SEC's Rating Agency Reform May Aid Insider Trading Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 10:43 AM ET

    The Securities and Exchange Commission spends a lot of time and money trying to discover insider trading in stocks. But when it comes to structured financial products — the funny securities that were at the heart of the financial crisis — it has just adopted a proposal that will facilitate such trading, says the NYT's Floyd Norris.

  • Saving Capitalism by Pat Choate Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 9:41 AM ET

    President Barack Obama has described how his Administration intends to overhaul U.S. financial regulations. The hallmarks of these reforms, he said, would be transparency and accountability. A more difficult challenge will be to persuade the Federal Reserve System to release similar information on the $2 trillion of emergency loans it made as part of its economic recovery program.

  • Seeking Jobs: Where Will They Come From? Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 6:30 PM ET

    One thing that’s missing from this recovery is jobs. Where will they come from? Karen Finerman asks Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.

  • Wall Street

    Tougher financial rules have been stymied by industry lobbying, government turf battles and a stabilizing banking system. Some analysts fear another crisis is inevitable.

  • Iin light of evidence that some drug makers have gone to great lengths to turn scientific articles into marketing vehicles for their products, some influential medical editors are cracking down on industry-financed ghostwriting. And they are getting help from some members of Congress.

  • When Will Jobs Come Back? Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 4:22 PM ET

    One thing that’s missing from this recovery is jobs. Where will they come from? Karen Finerman asks Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.

  • Bank of America Sued over Mutual Funds Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 10:42 AM ET
    Bank of America

    It’s been four decades since the go-go years of the late 1960s, when hot mutual funds captured the imagination of investors by reporting performance that was too good to be true. It’s been so long that Bank of America seems to have forgotten what happened.

  • Fed Move to Veto Banker Pay in Works: Report Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 5:33 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The Federal Reserve is preparing regulation that would see it veto banks' compensation policies if it believes they encourage bank employees to take too much risk, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

  • In-Depth Q&A With Nation's Most Powerful Union Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 5:51 PM ET

    Karen Finerman sat down with Teamsters president James Hoffa and asked the union chief some pretty candid questions. What's his number one priority? Find out now!