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  • Madoff SEC Report Ready, but Public Must Wait Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 8:28 PM ET

    Securities and Exchange Commission Inspector General David Kotz has issued his long-awaited report on how the agency missed the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme.

  • As Internet Turns 40, Barriers Threaten Its Growth Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 4:34 AM ET

    Goofy videos weren't on the minds of Len Kleinrock and his team at UCLA when they began tests 40 years ago on what would become the Internet. Neither was social networking, for that matter, nor were most of the other easy-to-use applications that have drawn more than a billion people online.

  • As More Banks Fail, Private Investors Gaining Favor Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 5:18 PM ET

    With the toll of bank failures surging, regulators are expected Wednesday to ease rules they proposed only last month for private investors seeking to buy failed institutions.

  • Cash For Clunkers Outrage Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 5:38 PM ET

    It seems the cash for clunkers deal may have hit a sour note. And CNBC’s Phil Lebeau is all over the surprising development.

  • More Europe Banks Identified in US Tax Probe: Report Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 4:19 AM ET

    Nearly 10 more Swiss and other European banks holding wealthy US citizens accounts were identified using a tax-evasion amnesty program in the US, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site Wednesday.

  • The industry self-regulatory organization that was supposed to police the brokers at the Stanford Financial Group acknowledges it received a tip from an employee in 2003 that the company was running a Ponzi scheme, but did not follow up on it because of the agency's own policy.

  • Stanford Investigators Turn Sights Toward Banks Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 7:48 PM ET

    Several banks, including two in the U.S., face new scrutiny as investors and regulators try to sort out the alleged Stanford Ponzi scheme, CNBC has learned. At issue: what the banks and regulators knew about massive deposits and withdrawals from Stanford over the years.

  • 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.