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  • NEW YORK, May 18- The leading U.S. scientific organization, responding to concerns expressed by scientists and ethicists, has launched an ambitious initiative to recommend guidelines for new genetic technology that has the potential to create "designer babies." In response, the National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine will convene an...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 10- Former Enron trader and hedge fund billionaire John Arnold may be about to launch a national publicity campaign to convince U.S. voters of the need to reform public pensions, according to a document seen by Reuters. Growing costs were significant factors in the recent bankruptcies of Detroit and the California cities of Stockton and San...

  • Federal Reserve took a swipe on Tuesday at unlawful and unethical behavior at banks, saying it raises questions over whether the values embedded on Wall Street have improved enough in recent years. While other Fed officials and bank regulators have complained about the ethics and culture on Wall Street, the stern comments from the country's top financial...

  • Bad romance: CEO gets bonus cut over affair Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:29 PM ET
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    Johnson Controls CEO Alex Molinaroli saw his annual bonus get cut following his affair with an employee of a consulting firm.

  • Whoa, this PR firm just crossed the line Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:26 PM ET
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    Think you've seen it all? Check out this PR pitch, attempting to bribe a journalist to mention clients.

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

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

  • Making mobile more ethical: Wikipedia co-founder Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 4:35 AM ET
    Making mobile more ethical: Wikipedia co-founder

    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.

  • Wells Fargo: Allegations of fraudulent activity Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 3:16 PM ET
    Wells Fargo: Allegations of fraudulent activity

    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
    Target Breach: Banks respond

    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
    Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World

    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.