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  • 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.

  • Norway wealth fund examining Total's ethics in W.Sahara Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    OSLO, March 12- Norway's sovereign wealth fund is examining the operations of oil firm Total in Western Sahara, a disputed region of North Africa with a history of human rights abuses, to ascertain whether its activities there are unethical.

  • RELAVE, Peru, March 4- Tucked between two desert ridges in southern Peru, Relave looks like any of the hundreds of ramshackle mining towns that blight the landscape in the world's sixth-largest gold exporter.

  • INTERVIEW-H&M says fashion can be cheap and ethical Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    *H&M releases Q4 results at 0700 GMT on Jan 30. STOCKHOLM, Jan 30- Hennes& Mauritz, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, believes there is no conflict between its mission to sell more budget clothes and a drive to improve the environment and working conditions at its suppliers.

  • LONDON, Jan 29- In experiments that could open a new era in stem cell biology, scientists have found a simple way to reprogramme mature animal cells back into an embryonic-like state that allows them to generate many types of tissue.

  • LONDON, Jan 29- In experiments that could open a new era in stem cell biology, scientists have found a cheap and easy way to reprogramme mature cells from mice back into an embryonic-like state that allowed them to generate many types of tissue.

  • 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.