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  • Microsoft/Yahoo Deal Poses Antitrust Issues: Google Sunday, 3 Feb 2008 | 3:16 PM ET

    Google Inc fired back Sunday at Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid to acquire Yahoo, accusing Microsoft of seeking to extend its computer software monopoly deeper into the Internet realm.

  • UBS Facing Subprime Banking Investigations: WSJ Sunday, 3 Feb 2008 | 2:15 PM ET

    U.S. government prosecutors are investigating whether Swiss banking giant UBS misled investors by reporting inflated prices of mortgage-backed securities it held despite knowing those valuations had eroded, the Wall Street Journal said Saturday.

  • Merrill Lynch Sued by Massachusetts Over Subprime Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    The top securities regulator in Massachusetts said he has filed civil charges against Merrill Lynch, accusing the brokerage of selling unsuitable subprime mortgage-related securities to the city of Springfield.

  • FDA to Pfizer: Toughen Warning on Chantix Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 3:44 PM ET

    U.S. regulators on Friday said Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix appears increasingly likely to be linked to serious psychiatric behavior, and called for stronger label warnings.

  • Justice 'Interested' in Microsoft-Yahoo Bid Review Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 1:03 PM ET
    Microsoft

    The Justice Department on Friday said it is "interested" in reviewing antitrust issues associated with Microsoft nearly $45 billion unsolicited bid for Yahoo.

  • Cramer Gets Sirius Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 11:36 AM ET

    Merger or no merger, Sirius will be the clear winner of the satellite radio wars, Cramer says. Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Bush Pushes Congress on Stimulus Package Friday, 25 Jan 2008 | 5:19 PM ET

    President Bush urged Congress on Friday to quickly pass an economic stimulus package void of extraneous spending, saying only quick action will kickstart the sputtering economy. "I strongly believe it would be a mistake to delay or derail this bill," Bush said.

  • China Says Price Controls Will Not Distort Market Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 11:33 PM ET

    China's recently introduced price controls are aimed at stabilizing inflationary expectations and will not distort the market economy, planning officials said on Thursday.

  • Brocade Ex-CEO Gets 21 Months in Backdating Case Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 2:05 PM ET

    The former chief executive of Brocade Communications Systems was sentenced to 21 months in prison for orchestrating a scheme to tamper with the company's records of stock option grants.

  • Supreme Court Upholds Limits on Investor Lawsuits Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 2:41 PM ET

    The Supreme Court upheld a ruling that investors cannot sue third parties such as banks and accounts in cases of securities fraud.

  • Beijing Gives Final Nod to Telecoms Reshuffle: Report Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 9:25 PM ET

    Beijing has given the final green light to the long-awaited restructuring of China's telecommunications sector that will include a series of mergers to create three industry giants capable of providing a full range of services, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday.

  • New York Launches Intel Antitrust Probe Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 1:32 PM ET

    The office of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Thursday said it launched a formal investigation into Intel to determine whether the world's biggest chipmaker violated state and U.S. antitrust laws to squeeze out its rival, Applied Micro Devices.

  • France's Sarkozy Wants to Scrap Ads on Public TV Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    French media stocks jumped following a speech from French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday in which he proposed banning advertising on public television channels. The loss of income would be replaced by a levy on the advertising revenue of private television channels, according to the plans.

  • Apple Set to Resolve EU iTunes Case Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 5:45 AM ET

    U.S. electronics firm Apple will soon announce steps to resolve European Commission charges that its iTunes stores broke EU rules by setting prices country by country in Europe, people familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

  • Murder Accusation Made in Tobias Estate Case Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 9:46 AM ET

    Attorneys for the brothers of hedge fund manager Seth Tobias say his wife killed him because "Seth was worth substantially more to (her) dead than he was alive, and she knew that."

  • Probe of Bear Stearns Hedge Funds Is Broadened Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 2:47 PM ET

    The U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn has broadened its investigation into the collapse of two hedge funds that Bear Stearns managed, CNBC has learned.

  • UK to Widen Bank Regulators' Power: FT Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 6:30 AM ET
    Alistar Darling

    Britain this year will give regulators greater power to intervene early when financial institutions run into trouble to avoid a repeat of the Northern Rock crisis, finance minister Alistair Darling said.

  • California Sues EPA over Greenhouse Gas Regulations Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 2:50 PM ET

    California sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday for denying its first-in-the-nation greenhouse gas limits on cars, trucks and SUVs, challenging the Bush administration's conclusion that states have no business setting emission standards.

  • Google Gets Go-Ahead to Buy DoubleClick Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 2:50 PM ET

    The Federal Trade Commission will not block Google's $3.1 billion dollar deal to acquire Internet advertising company DoubleClick.

  • BSkyB Facing Costly Reduction in ITV Stake Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 10:09 AM ET

    British pay-TV firm BSkyB looks set to have suffered a costly blow after a regulator said it should sell more than half of its 17.9 percent stake in ITV because it is hampering competition.

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