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  • Bonus Restriction Bill Takes Gentler Approach Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 12:21 PM ET

    A House panel endorsed a gentler approach Thursday to trying to stop bailed-out financial institutions from giving their employees big bonuses, as lawmakers indicated they were willing to put down their pitch forks and partner with industry to salvage the economy.

  • Where’s the Plan, Wall Street? Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 12:16 PM ET

    For the last several months, Americans have looked to Washington to lead them. But where’s the leadership on Wall Street?

  • Regulatory Reform Plan Calls for Increased Oversight Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 11:33 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will unveil a four part plan to reform financial regulation when he testifies before the House Financial Services Committee Thursday.

  • Credit card swipe

    Key Democratic lawmakers are pushing legislation that would block creditors charging high interest rates on credit cards from collecting from consumers in bankruptcy proceedings.

  • House Reviews Rules for Retirement Investing Guidance Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 1:32 PM ET

    Lawmakers took a hard look Tuesday at rules adopted in the final days of the Bush administration on how millions of Americans with 401(k) and individual retirement accounts get guidance on investing for retirement.

  • SEC Watchdog Faults Handling of Naked Short Complaints Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 10:30 PM ET

    A new report from SEC Inspector General David Kotz says the agency is not doing enough to address complaints about abusive, "naked" short selling.

  • Madoff Investors Getting Some Relief From IRS Tuesday, 17 Mar 2009 | 10:42 AM ET

    The Internal Revenue Service is allowing tax relief and refunds for some investors who paid taxes on earnings from their investments with Bernard Madoff that turned out to be nonexistent.

  • Busch: Regulate And Restore Despite Revulsion Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | 10:32 AM ET
    Andrew Busch

    "The G20, Geithner, and Bernanke correctly and calmly point out what has to happen to restore the economy: it depends a lot on the financial system and what to do about it," writes Andrew Busch.

  • Monaco Backs Off Bank Secrecy Monday, 16 Mar 2009 | 4:51 AM ET

    Monaco succumbed to international pressure over the weekend, becoming the latest country to adopt international standards for banking openness and information-sharing at a time when the United States and its European allies in battling tax evaders face what could be years of negotiations before they are able to proclaim victory.

  • Madoff's Victims: What They Say About Swindler Thursday, 12 Mar 2009 | 3:52 PM ET

    Bernard Madoff pled guilty to eleven charges stemming from his alleged $64 billion Ponzi scheme today. His victims were given a chance to speak in court, though some did not in spite of their lingering questions.

  • Judge Throws Out Long-Running Enron Case Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 11:33 AM ET

    A long-running lawsuit brought by Enron investors against three financial firms over their dealings with the collapsed energy trader has been dismissed by a federal judge in Houston.

  • Cuomo Subpoenas Merrill Top Earners Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 9:33 PM ET
    Andrew Cuomo

    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has issued subpoenas to seven top executives at Merrill Lynch -- executives who earned more than $200 million last year, according to sources familiar with the investigation. 

  • Restoring The Uptick Rule Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 6:05 PM ET

    As you may know Jon Najarian has been calling for a restoration of the uptick rule. Well, an important supporter may have just joined his ranks.

  • Obama Wants Stricter Regulations For Wall Street Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 4:25 PM ET

    Financial institutions that pose a serious risk to markets should be subject to serious government oversight, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.

  • Baccardax: Here's How to Fix this Mess Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 9:14 AM ET

    The most obvious pothole on the road to reparation is mark-to-market valuation; and it remains a mystery to me as to why this less than two-year old accounting rule remains the most ignored portion of debate.

  • SEC Uncovers Ponzi Scheme Targeting Deaf Investors Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | 2:45 PM ET

    The Securities and Exchange Commission obtained a court order halting an alleged Ponzi scheme by Hawaii-based Billions Coupons and its CEO Marvin R. Cooper that was targeting members of the Deaf community in the U.S. and Japan.

  • Stanford Financial Chief Tried to Flee Country: Source Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | 11:37 AM ET

    The head of Stanford Financial Group charged with orchestrating an $8 billion fraud tried Tuesday to get a one-way flight out of the country, a source told CNBC.

  • Alleged Swindler Nadel To Stay Behind Bars Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 8:22 PM ET
    Arthur Nadel

    Arthur Nadel, the Florida money manager who briefly went missing last month after the six hedge funds he ran collapsed in an alleged "mini-Madoff" scheme, will remain behind bars at least awhile longer.

  • Ailing Banks May Require More Aid to Keep Solvent Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 5:35 AM ET

    Some of the nation’s large banks, according to economists and other finance experts, are like dead men walking, the New York Times reported.

  • Alleged Swindler Nadel Anticipated 'Mini-Madoff' Label Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 8:03 PM ET
    Arthur Nadel

    Federal prosecutors say disgraced Florida hedge fund manager Arthur Nadel wrote letters home while he was fleeing from authorities last month, including one telling his family he "really anticipated" being labeled a "Mini-Madoff."