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  • Whoa, this PR firm just crossed the line Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    Think you've seen it all? Check out this PR pitch, attempting to bribe a journalist to mention clients.

  • BNP PARIBAS CEO BONNAFE TELLS RETAIL CLIENTS BREACHES OF BANK'S ETHICS TOOK PLACE IN OIL& GAS ENERGY& COMMODITY FINANCE BUSINESS, ACCOUNTING FOR LESS THAN 1 PCT OF THE BNP' TOTAL ACTIVITY.

  • Judge Randall Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit previously stepped down from his leadership position on May 23. His decision at the time followed a report by the Wall Street Journal on an email Rader sent to Edward Reines, a lawyer at law firm Weil Gotshal& Manges, praising his work.

  • Big bank on speech circuit     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow, and Richard Brodsky, Demos senior fellow, discuss the ethics of huge speaking fees which former presidents and government officials receive once they leave office.

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- As the U.S. Supreme Court's nine-month term reaches a climax, nearly all of the most hotly anticipated decisions will be in high-stakes business cases. In the securities case, Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, the court could hand a sizable setback to the securities class action plaintiffs' bar by making it harder to bring such lawsuits.

  • Utilities feel pressure for ethical coal mining push Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    *Coal tops the list for deaths in energy sector. *Coal also a major polluter. Coal mining is responsible for more fatalities than the production of any other energy source due to poor working conditions in export countries such as China, South Africa, Indonesia and Colombia.

  • Wall Street's next generation     Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Jim Bianco, Bianco Research, David Krause, Marquette University and several students about getting a job on Wall Street, ethics in the workplace, and "green" energy.

  • Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, explains that The People's Operator aims to make mobile more ethical by donating a percentage of each bill to charity.

  • NSA hacks Microsoft error messages: Report Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 7:52 AM ET

    U.S. security services have intercepted computer shipments and hacked Microsoft's error reporting system, according to a Der Spiegel report.

  • US judge defends remarks on financial crisis Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 9:30 AM ET

    Federal Judge Jed S. Rakoff spoke exclusively with CNBC in some of his first public comments following his controversial essay in January.

  • Jacob Zamansky, Zamansky & Associates partner, Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times reporter, and Marc LoPresti, LoPresti Law Group, discuss the accusations levied against Wells Fargo Bank who is accused of opening customer accounts, without consent, to meet quotas and boost company profits.

  • Target Breach: Banks respond     Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 3:13 PM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports how banks are responding to Target's security breach and what measures they are rolling out to protect customers. Some banks will overnight clients a new credit card free of charge.

  • The mysterious Asian middleman behind your clothes Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 2:22 PM ET
    Demonstrators stand outside of the Li Fung tower in Hong Kong as they protest over what they say are unpaid wages owed to textile workers in Turkey by Li and Fung and garment brand Esprit.

    Li & Fung has long been on the cutting edge of globalization, chasing cheap labor to garment factories first in China, then elsewhere in Asia, including Bangladesh.

  • Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 3:41 PM ET

    The business world has seen numerous individuals put their marriages, careers and good standing at risk for an extramarital dalliance. CNBC.com presents a list of people who went outside of their marriages for intimate relationships.

  • Does Money Really Make You Meaner? Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 3:28 PM ET

    Traditionally it was poverty that caused social ills. But the evidence that wealth makes people callous is starting to mount.

  • Rich People More Likely to Lie and Cheat: Study Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 3:46 AM ET
    Burning Money

    The ethics of the rich have come under the spotlight since the credit crisis, as the behavior and ethics of the entire financial system has been criticized by politicians and the public.

  • Plan on Giving Your Clients a Holiday Gift? Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 4:32 PM ET

    At this time of year, gift-giving-etiquette questions abound. You Read this first if you're planning on giving your clients holiday gifts this year, it might save your business' reputation!

  • In the Blogosphere: A Thin Ethical Line Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 2:26 PM ET

    The revelation of a marketing firm that claimed to be paying writers at high-profile online outlets to insert links to its client websites has dredged up old concerns about the ethical nature of some bloggers.

  • Buffett at Berkshire Shareholder Gathering     Saturday, 30 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Billionaire investor and Berkshire-Hathaway founder Warren Buffett talks to Becky about the economy, David Sokol and his outlook for the future.

  • Mario Gabelli, a Berkshire shareholder for 25 years, he said he is not concerned about short-term issues such as the ethical conduct of departed heir-apparent David Sokol but does want to know where Warren Buffett will spend the company's money next.