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  • Regulators Detail Proposed Credit Card Rule Changes Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 3:44 PM ET
    Credit card swipe

    Federal regulators on Tuesday proposed some clarifications to sweeping new rules designed to shield consumers from unfair credit card practices.

  • Treasury Must Boost TARP Transparency, Safeguards Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 1:38 AM ET
    Treasury Building

    Taxpayers are increasingly exposed to losses, and the government is more vulnerable to fraud, under initiatives that have created a federal bank bailout program of "unprecedented scope," a government report finds.

  • Stanford Asks Court To Release Funds for Defense Sunday, 19 Apr 2009 | 2:15 PM ET

    Accused fraudster Allen Stanford is asking a federal court to lift a freeze on $10 million of his assets to pay for his legal defense.

  • To Fill Food Safety Gap, Processors Pay Inspectors Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 10:16 AM ET
    Wheat Fields

    With huge losses from food-poisoning recalls and little oversight from the federal Food and Drug Administration, some sectors of the food industry are cobbling together their own form of regulation in an attempt to reassure consumers.

  • Stanford Receiver Sues 66 Former Employees Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 2:29 AM ET

    The court-appointed receiver in the case of Texas financier R. Allen Stanford is suing 66 former employees of the firm, trying to recover $40 million dollars for victims of the alleged scam.

  • Rating Firms Need Tighter Oversight: SEC's Schapiro Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 11:39 AM ET

    The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday the agency must do more to tighten oversight of Wall Street's credit-rating industry to help bolster investor confidence.

  • Madoff Victims Can Force Him Into Bankrutpcy: Judge Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | 4:54 PM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    A Manhattan judge has given investors a green light to go after Bernard Madoff's personal property by forcing the disgraced financier into bankruptcy.

  • Stress Tests Show Banks May Still Need Bailouts Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 7:58 AM ET

    For the last eight weeks, nearly 200 federal examiners have labored inside some of the nation’s biggest banks to determine how those institutions would hold up if the recession deepened, the New York Times reported.

  • Commodities Are 'A Flight to Quality' : Analyst Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 12:26 AM ET

    A rollercoaster ride is how you'd best describe markets over the past six months. Violent swings with stocks dropping a heart-stopping 20% in one session. And that's sent investors fleeing to safe haven options.  

  • Gold Has 'Very Little Intrinsic Value' : Analyst Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 11:40 PM ET

    Joe Magyer, senior analyst at The Motley Fool doesn't see gold as a hot prospect. Gold he thinks, has very little intrinsic value to it – it's basically just a really shiny, malleable metal.

  • Law Student Suing Peter Madoff Has New Adversary Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 9:35 PM ET

    The Long Island law student who is suing Bernie Madoff''s brother over the loss of his trust fund has a new and unlikely adversary: the bankruptcy trustee who is representing Bernie Madoff's creditors.

  • Goldman Sachs CEO: Financial Crisis 'Deeply Humbling' Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 12:19 PM ET
    LLoyd Blankfein testifying before House Financial Services Committee

    The chief executive of Goldman Sachs said the economic crisis has been "deeply humbling" for financial firms, and that banks receiving taxpayer money need to pay back the funds as soon as possible.

  • SEC to Consider About 4 Short Sale Proposals Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 10:13 PM ET

    U.S. securities regulators will consider about 4 proposals to restrict short selling, a type of investing blamed for accelerating the severe downturn in financial services stocks.

  • Why Wall Street Just Won’t Behave Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 1:00 PM ET

    There are many reasons people don’t rob banks. But what if the only consequence of getting caught is that you have to give back half of the money you stole?

  • Web Extra: Fast & Furious Trades For Week Ahead Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 6:12 PM ET

    In this Web Extra, the traders game market moving events in the week ahead including the start of earnings season. What’s the trade?

  • Mark-To-Market Rules Relaxed For Banks' Toxic Assets Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 1:51 PM ET

    The board that sets U.S. accounting standards is giving companies more leeway when valuing assets, providing a potential boost to battered banks' balance sheets.

  • Tobacco Regulation by FDA Set to Pass House Vote Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 11:28 AM ET
    Cigarettes

    The House is set to pass legislation that would for the first time give the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate cigarettes and other tobacco products.

  • EU Regulators Drop MasterCard Fine Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | 7:12 AM ET

    European Union regulators said Wednesday they would drop a threat to fine MasterCard after the company promised to temporarily cut fees it charges for cross-border card purchases which can hike costs for shops.

  • Yamaha Off-Road Vehicles Recalled After 46 Deaths Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 12:18 PM ET

    Yamaha Motor USA recalled about 120,000 off-highway recreational vehicles for repairs Tuesday, after two models were involved in 46 deaths.

  • Congress Is Late to Proletariat Party Friday, 27 Mar 2009 | 9:06 PM ET

    Cramer loves himself a rant, for sure. But not the kind coming from Washington these days.