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  • Busch: Washington Takes Over Wall Street Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 10:05 AM ET

    While at this time I don't expect a regulation bill to be ready for the President to sign this year, I believe it is likely there will be one ready before the mid-term 2010 elections next year. Again, change is coming whether it makes sense or not.

  • Do you remember that very strong European Competition czar who battled Microsoft and Intel, accusing them of anti-competitive behavior? The question now is: will she be strong enough to battle Germany’s Angela Merkel?

  • UBS Registered Mail Warns US Clients on Tax: Report Sunday, 18 Oct 2009 | 4:52 PM ET
    UBS headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

    Swiss bank UBS AG warned U.S. customers by registered mail their account details may be given to U.S. tax authorities, a method that could itself breach secrecy laws, a Swiss paper said on Sunday.

  • Bill Shields Most Banks From Review Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 11:34 AM ET
    Barney Frank

    Bowing to political pressure from community bankers, the House Financial Services Committee approved an exemption on Thursday for more than 98 percent of the nation’s banks from oversight by a new agency created to protect consumers from abusive or deceptive credit cards, mortgages and other loans.

  • Key Players In The Market Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 9:30 AM ET
    CRT Details Report | The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report

    In addition to the usual specialized brokerage and accounting services any commodity needs, carbon markets also require established standards to ensure credits are reliably similar and registries to track those credits from birth to retirement

  • John Mack

    The financial system needs more efficient regulation that would happen by streamlining, not expanding, the current mechanisms, Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack told CNBC.

  • Funding of New Consumer Agency Cloudy And Controversial Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 11:11 AM ET
    US Capitol Building with cash

    With a key Congressional committee  beginning markup of legislation creating a consumer financial products watchdog, the Federal Reserve's unusual role as a source of funds will likely draw attention.

  • Calpers Pension Fund Reviewing Fees Paid to Manager Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 9:51 AM ET
    Women and Retirement

    The nation's largest pension fund, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, said it is investigating fees paid to an outside manager that directed the fund's investments.

  • GOP Senator Changes Health Care Landscape Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 6:38 PM ET

    Tuesday could well be remembered as a turning point in our nation’s efforts to reform health care.

  • Madoff in Prison Yard Tussle over Stock Market Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 9:16 AM ET
    Federal Bureau of Prison Butner, NC

    Bernard Madoff got into a fight in the prison yard with another inmate over the stock market – and won, the New York Post reported, quoting eyewitnesses.

  • Tamminen: Measuring Carbon—Just Imagine Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | 1:22 PM ET
    The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    New standards and models are being developed around the world for how to measure things that don’t have a smokestack, driving even more business to this new business of carbon counting.

  • Regulation: Now and Later Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | 9:32 AM ET
    Carbon Tax

    With emissions rules looking inevitable, companies are taking steps to prepare for a number of different  government  scenarios.

  • President Obama

    President Barack Obama promoted a new financial protection agency by saying it would prevent banks from using "ridiculously confusing contracts." He also said the US Chamber of Commerce has made "completely false" claims about the new agency.

  • Obama Takes The Offensive With Financial Reform Friday, 9 Oct 2009 | 12:00 PM ET
    President Obama and Tim Geithner

    The White House is returning to the  complicated task of pushing radical financial regulatory reform through Congress by focusing voters on new consumer protections.

  • UK Deals Blow to Ticketmaster-LiveNation Merger Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 10:54 AM ET

    As the Department of Justice scrutinizes Ticketmaster and LiveNation's proposed merger here in the US overseas the UK's main antitrust regulator already decided it has some problems with the combination of the ticketing giant and the world's largest concert promoter. This morning Britain's Competition Commission provisionally ruled against the planned merger, saying it "will limit the development of competition in the market for live music ticket retailing."

  • 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.