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  • 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.

  • Recovery Hopes Boost Stocks; Techs Drag Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 2:21 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Thursday as a trio of encouraging economic reports — the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's manufacturing report, leading indicators and weekly jobless claims — fueled recovery hopes.

  • Philly Fed Report Boosts Stocks; Techs Drag Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 1:40 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Thursday after an encouraging report on manufacturing from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve.

  • Welch Nails It Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 11:16 AM ET

    The latest polls reveal a growing public revolt against massive deficits and massive government intervention, especially among independent voters. We sorely need limits on spending, borrowing, debt creation, TARP-ing, bailing-out and government expansion.

  • Investors Face Big Challenges In Slow-Growth US Economy Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 10:50 AM ET

    The economy will recover this year but at a slow enough place to cause challenges for investors, a panel of financial experts told CNBC.

  • Farrell: Fed May Get Too Close To White House Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 10:25 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    There is a sentence in the new financial regulatory proposal that has me out of my seat. It says, "We also propose that the Federal Reserve Board receive prior written approval from the Secretary of the Treasury for emergency lending under its 'unusual and exigent circumstances' authority."

  • Reappoint Bernanke, He's a 'National Hero': Welch Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 9:51 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke deserves to be reappointed, because he did a great job in saving the US banking system from collapsing, Jack Welch, author of "Winning" and "Straight from the Gut," told CNBC Thursday.

  • The Fed in Charge of Systemic Risk? What a Mess Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    The big winner of the Obama financial-regulation plan appears to be the Federal Reserve, which becomes the consolidated supervisor of large, systemically important banks.

  • Futures Get Boost From Jobs Report Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 8:33 AM ET

    US stock index futures were flat Thursday as investors digested the Obama Administration’s changes to financial regulation and looked toward key economic reports including jobless claims.

  • Financial Overhaul Likely to Fail: Hedge Fund Honcho Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 8:09 AM ET

    Market manipulators are bound to find a way around sweeping reforms proposed for the financial services system, hedge fund manager James Chanos told CNBC.

  • Summers: No Winners Or Losers In Financial Reforms Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 3:13 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Nominee Lawrence Summers

    National Economic Counsel Advisor Larry Summers told CNBC Tuesday that President Obama's call for new regulations in the financial industry has no winners or losers and is more like a re-organization than creating new agencies

  • The  financial overhaul expands the Fed's powers but also restricts them, underscoring the central bank's awkward role in bank  regulation and the economy.

  • Obama Financial Reform Plan Draws Mixed Reviews Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    The regulatory reform package provokes concerns about big government, but others on Wall Street said it could help prevent a repeat of the financial crisis.

  • Soros: Separate Trading from Commercial Banking Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 4:09 AM ET
    George Soros

    The financial reform should include some way of separating banks' proprietary trading from commercial banking, although a return to regulation similar to the Glass-Steagall Act would be impractical, legendary investor George Soros wrote in the Financial Times.

  • Swine Flu Scammers Provoke FDA Crackdown Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 4:38 PM ET
    Doctor examines a man at a public health center set up to check for swine flu symptoms

    Concerned over the surge of phony swine flu treatments hawked on the Internet, the Food and Drug Administration has ordered dozens of Web site operators to stop making fraudulent claims, leading to a drop in the number of scams.