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  • A New SEC Rule? Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 6:42 PM ET

    Actually, no. Too bad Chris Cox doesn't know that.

  • At the Uneasy Intersection of Bloggers and the Law Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 1:29 PM ET

    A grand jury subpoena sent by prosecutors in the Bronx earlier this year sought information to help identify people blogging anonymously on a Web site about New York politics called Room 8. The subpoena carried a warning in capital letters that disclosing its very existence “could impede the investigation being conducted and thereby interfere with law enforcement” — implying that if the bloggers blabbed, they could be prosecuted.

  • SEC Says Expanding Rumor Crackdown Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 8:37 AM ET

    U.S. securities regulators are boosting efforts to stop the spread of false rumors that threaten financial institutions, after a week that saw steep slides in the shares of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers.

  • Bernanke, Paulson Push for New Bank Laws Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 12:13 PM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said financial market turbulence persists and that government officials are focused on helping the financial system regain stability.

  • Workplace BlackBerry Use May Spur Lawsuits Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 11:10 AM ET
    A Blackberry devise is used

    As employers hand out electronic devices to their employees at a greater pace, there are growing concerns that workers eligible for overtime pay, known as non-exempt employees, could begin suing their employers for overtime hours earned while tapping on their devices during after-work hours.

  • Anheuser-Busch Sues InBev Over Takeover Attempt Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 5:46 PM ET
    Anheuser Busch

    Anheuser-Busch sued InBev in an effort to stop its Belgian-Brazilian suitor from taking any more steps to replace the U.S. brewer's board of directors, which had rejected a $46.3 billion takeover offer from InBev.

  • To arrive at America's Top States for Business,  we scored all 50 states—using publicly available data—on 40 different measures of competitiveness., and then separated those metrics into the ten broad categories.

  • Meet the Newest Face on The Board of Governors Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 4:07 PM ET
    Elizabeth Duke

    The Democratic-led Senate approved the newest member of the Federal Reserve’s System Board of Governors last Friday, making Elizabeth A. Duke the seventh woman to become a member of the board since the board was formed in 1913.

  • US Court OKs Summons on UBS Taxpayer Records Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 6:36 PM ET

    A federal judge in Miami authorized the Internal Revenue Service to request information from UBS about U.S. taxpayers who may be using Swiss bank accounts to evade federal income taxes, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

  • US Seeks Court Order for UBS Taxpayer Records Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    The U.S. Justice Department said it asked a federal court in Miami for an order authorizing the Internal Revenue Service to request information from Zurich-based UBS about U.S. taxpayers who may be using Swiss bank accounts to evade federal income taxes.

  • US House Votes to Curb Energy Market Speculators Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 6:04 PM ET

    In response to record oil and gasoline prices, the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved 402 to 19 legislation directing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to use its authority, including the agency's emergency powers, to "curb immediately" the role of excessive speculation in energy futures markets.

  • South Korea Favors Tougher Lending Supervision Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 1:22 AM ET
    Korea, Korean Flag

    South Korea's finance minister said on Thursday he preferred strengthening supervision of bank lending to directly controlling money supply as a means to cool hefty money supply growth, an online news provider reported.

  • Australia Mulling Curbs on Sovereign Bids Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 10:16 PM ET
    Austrailia, Austrailian Flag

    Australia wants to tighten foreign-investment rules to curb Chinese takeovers of local miners, a national daily said on Thursday, as it emerged that China's Sinosteel was circling two Australian iron ore firms.

  • Bear Stearns Managers Indicted Over Funds' Collapse Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 11:44 AM ET

    Two former Bear Stearns managers have surrendered to face criminal charges linked to the collapse of a hedge fund that bet heavily into subprime mortgages before the market collapsed, federal authorities said.

  • Bear Stearns Fund Managers Likely to be Indicted Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 5:55 AM ET

    The indictment of two Bear Stearns hedge fund managers for securities fraud is expected to be announced later on Thursday in connection with a fund tied to the subprime lending market, CNBC has learned.

  • The Synergies of Energy Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 4:19 AM ET

    Energy prices have been absolutely sizzling hot, more than doubling the last 12 months. And with heavyweights like Goldman Sachs predicting that prices will hit $150 a barrel by this summer, everyone -- from producers to governments to motorists -- has been obsessed with where oil prices are going.

  • UK Regulator Takes Aim at Short Sellers Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 3:51 AM ET

    Britain's financial watchdog said investors with significant short positions in companies issuing rights will have to disclose those positions, as it unveiled a review of the efficiency of the capital-raising process.

  • Harsh Words for Microsoft Technology Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    The European Union’s competition commissioner, Neelie Kroes, delivered an unusually blunt rebuke to Microsoft on Tuesday by recommending that businesses and governments use software based on open standards.

  • Corrupt officials are raking off a sum equivalent to one third of Russia's annual budget, or $120 billion, a senior prosecutor was quoted as saying on Friday.

  • AIG Faces SEC Probe on Subprime Mortgages: WSJ Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 4:33 AM ET

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether American International Group overstated the value of contracts linked to subprime mortgages, the Wall Street Journal said on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.