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  • G8 Commentary: G8 + G5 = G13, Unlucky for All Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    Day two at the G8 and all's not going swimmingly. No, I'm not still going on about the logistics (I mean what's three hours to get to the venue between friends). No, I'm talking about the fact that with the major developing nations, the so-called G5 turning up, things are just not so cozy and glossy for Silvio and all.

  • No Single Country Can Regulate Banks: Ex-Regulator Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 9:09 AM ET

    Financial regulation needs to be agreed at a global level to be effective, and political wrangling in the UK to reorder the regulatory bodies is like rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic, Sir Howard Davies, a former chairman of the Financial Services Authority, told CNBC.

  • Are Fireworks Recession-Proof? Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 12:41 PM ET
    Fourth of July fireworks

    Consumers may be cutting back on clothes, electronics and fancy dinners this recession, but pyrophiles across America aren't skimping on Fourth of July fireworks.

  • G8 Commentary: Thank You for the Chaos Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 10:05 AM ET
    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

    Thank you Silvio Berlusconi. No, really, thank you.

  • For Banks, Wads of Cash and Loads of Trouble Saturday, 4 Jul 2009 | 9:04 AM ET

    As the Obama administration completes its examinations of the nation’s largest banks, industry executives are bracing for fights with the government over repayment of bailout money and forced sales of bad mortgages.

  • SEC May Reinstate Rules for Short-Selling Stocks Friday, 3 Jul 2009 | 6:10 AM ET

    They have been reviled as the bad hats of Wall Street, nefarious traders who cashed in on the market collapse and, some insist, helped precipitate it.  Now short-sellers are coming under even more unwanted scrutiny, this time from federal regulators.

  • Madoff Gets 150 Years Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 9:06 PM ET

    The 150-year prison sentence issued to swindler Bernard Madoff Monday will send a strong signal to other potential perpetrators of fraud and to the financial markets in general, the White House said in a statement Monday.

  • Investors Compete for a Piece of the Madoff Pie Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 9:37 AM ET

    Bernard Madoff's victims are  warring over funds from the government-chartered agency that insures brokerage customers, The New York Times reports.

  • Prosecutors Want 150-Year Sentence for Madoff Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | 7:16 PM ET
    Bernie Madoff mugshot

    Disgraced investment manager Bernard Madoff will be seeking leniency at his sentencing on June 29, according to a letter his lawyer filed with US District Court in New York.

  • Financial Overhaul Risks Deepening Recession: Bove Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 9:32 AM ET

    New regulations for the financial sector risk deepening the recession, as they will amplify the shortage of capital, banking analyst Dick Bove told CNBC Thursday.

  • Hedge Funds Could Trigger the Next Crisis: UK Regulator Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 7:05 AM ET
    Lord Adair Turner, chairman of the Financial Services Authority

    Hedge funds were not responsible for the current credit crisis, but could cause the next financial crisis if they are not under the right regulatory control, Lord Adair Turner, chairman of the Financial Services Authority, told CNBC.

  • Details of Countrywide 'VIP Program' Could Be Revealed Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 3:40 AM ET

    Bank of America is ready to disclose details of Countrywide's former VIP program of preferential mortgages if a law enforcement body, Congress or other government bodies, issues a subpoena, documents obtained by CNBC show.

  • Northeast States Lose Judgment in Power Grid Suit Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 3:25 PM ET

    An appeals court has ruled that federal energy regulators have control over a key estimate used in determining electricity pricing in New England, and not the six states themselves.

  • The 86 Biggest Lies On Wall Street Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 1:12 PM ET

    In his newest book, The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street, John Talbott answers my question first by writing, "I know what you're thinking, how was I able to narrow down the number of lies to just eighty-six."

  • Madoff Lawyer Seeks 12-Year Term for Swindler Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 9:57 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff mugshot

    Disgraced investment manager Bernard Madoff will be seeking leniency at his sentencing on June 29, according to a letter his lawyer filed with US District Court in New York.

  • Grim Reaping: The Business of Life Settlement Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | 11:46 AM ET
    Gravestones

    The sick business of betting against people’s lives.

  • Clamp Down on Too Big to Fail Banks: Roubini Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | 5:03 AM ET

    The financial sector reforms in the US did not go far enough to ensure the banking system was free of risks and easier to regulate, and more steps need to be taken to ensure banks are not too big to fail, Nouriel Roubini, chairman of RGE Monitor, told CNBC Monday.

  • Are Cookie Dough Concerns Half-Baked? Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 4:51 PM ET
    Nestle Toll House

    So tell me, who doesn't like to eat the chocolate chip cookie batter before it's baked? But some folks are learning the hard way that it's not a great idea. And Nestle is paying the price.

  • Bash or Bolster? Bank Bosses on Obama Blueprint Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 1:03 PM ET

    President Obama's proposed financial reform has sparked a debate among lawmakers and members of the financial sector. Some argue that the plan's creation of a separate consumer protection agency will cause unnecessary confusion, while others say it  will give the Federal Reserve too much power. CNBC talked to the experts for their opinion on the proposal.

  • Dow Snaps Losing Streak; Techs Skid Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 5:30 PM ET

    Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Thursdayas a trio of encouraging economic reports — the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's manufacturing report, leading indicators and weekly jobless claims — fueled recovery hopes.