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  • Sotomayor On the High Court: What Business Can Expect Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 12:16 PM ET
    Sonia Sotomayor, as nominee for US Supreme Court Justice.

    Though Sonia Sotomayor is widely expected to win confirmation to the US Supreme Court, the business community is still wondering just what kind of justice she'll be

  • Calpers Sues Over Credit Ratings of Securities Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 4:05 AM ET

    The largest public pension fund in the US has filed suit in connection with in losses that it says were caused by “wildly inaccurate” credit ratings, the New York Times reports.

  • Fed to Blame for CIT's Liquidity Problems: Forbes Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 9:21 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve should have focused on getting the securitization market working again, as it promised last autumn, to avoid situations like that in which lender CIT Group is now, Steve Forbes, CEO of Forbes, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Let Oil Markets Work Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 12:09 PM ET

    Placing regulatory limits on oil trading is a terrible idea. This is the latest example of the government sticking its nose where it doesn’t belong. We ought to allow oil markets to trade unencumbered, without government meddling, or limits, or controls on both large and small investors. This creates the broadest possible base and the largest possible volume. This approach — unsurprisingly — creates an efficient market.

  • 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
    Bernard Madoff

    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.