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  • Gavel

    A federal appeals panel in New Orleans has refused to order the judge who is presiding over many of the Deepwater Horizon liability cases to recuse himself, even though the judge previously owned bonds issued by two of the companies involved.

  • Gronbach: New Immigration Law and 'The Gangs of Arizona' Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 11:00 AM ET

    In nationwide surveys that were conducted in 2008 and 2009, the Pew Center found that 23 percent of Americans said that Hispanics were discriminated against “a lot” in society today.

  • SEC Pursuing More Cases Tied to Financial Crisis Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 10:42 AM ET
    Mary L. Shapiro

    Days after the Securities and Exchange Commission secured a $550 million settlement from Goldman Sachs, the agency’s chairwoman said on Tuesday that the commission was pursuing several other investigations related to the 2008 financial crisis. The NYT reports.

  • The administrator of a $20 billion Gulf oil spill compensation fund says fishermen and others with lost income claims would be "crazy" to bypass the fund and take their chances in court.

  • With Settlement, Blankfein Keeps His Grip Friday, 16 Jul 2010 | 10:40 AM ET
    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein testifies before a Senate investigative committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 27, 2010.

    Only weeks ago, as Goldman’s negotiations with federal authorities dragged on and the bad publicity mounted, some speculated that Mr. Blankfein might lose his grip on Goldman.  The NYT reports.

  • Forest River President and CEO Peter Liegl.

    A former executive of Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary Forest River, who claims he "lost his job and had his reputation destroyed" because he followed Berkshire's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, wants Warren Buffett to be questioned under oath in the case.

  • SEC Settles With a Former Lawyer Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 12:00 PM ET
    gavel and money

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has agreed to pay $755,000 to settle a wrongful termination suit filed by a former staff lawyer at the agency who was abruptly fired in 2005 during an investigation into possible insider trading by Pequot Capital Management, a giant hedge fund, and its co-founder, Arthur J. Samberg.

  • Abramoff, From Prison to a Pizzeria Job Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 11:29 AM ET
    Jack Abramoff leaves the federal courthouse in Miami after sentencing in the SunCruz Casinos fraud case, Florida.

    Like any new employee, Jack Abramoff is trying to keep a low profile — or as low a profile as a cause célèbre disgraced lobbyist and convicted felon can keep when news cameramen keep staking out his new workplace. The NYT reports.

  • Madoff's Key Lieutenant Frank DiPascali Free on Bail Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | 3:38 PM ET
    Frank DiPascali

    Frank DiPascali, Bernie Madoff's right-hand man, is free on bail Tuesday after months of incarceration.

  • 'Give BP Some Credit': Feinberg Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 11:29 AM ET
    A sign warns the public away from the beach on Grand Isle, Louisiana. With oil covering many of the beaches, officials closed them to the public indefinitely on Saturday. Officials now say that it may be impossible to clean the coastal wetlands affected by the massive oil spill that continues gushing in the Gulf of Mexico.

    BP deserves acknowledgement for the claims it has made to date to the Gulf of Mexico region and its residents and its agreement last week with the government to pay out some $20 billion, Ken Feinberg, BP escrow account administrator, told CNBC Monday.

  • Mortgage Fraud Probe Results in Almost 500 Arrests Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 12:18 PM ET
    home loans

    The Justice Department says it has made the arrests since March, in a probe of mortgage fraud called Operation Stolen Dreams.

  • One Crowd Still Loyal to Goldman Sachs Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 10:41 AM ET
    Thomas Pritzker, Chairman of Global Hyatt Corporation

    Despite all the bad headlines — the accusations of fraud, the talk of a big settlement, the risk, however remote, of criminal charges — there’s an inconvenient truth that’s been largely ignored: Most of Goldman’s big customers are not bolting. The NYT explains.

  • Former TCW Fund Manager Gundlach Speaks Out Monday, 14 Jun 2010 | 4:34 PM ET

    Jeffrey Gundlach was at the top of his game last fall, managing over $70 billion in bond fund assets for his long-time employer, TCW.

  • More Than 6,000 Lawsuits Filed Against BP Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 12:29 PM ET

    About 6,000 claims in total have been filed against BP since its massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Bernie Madoff: F*** My Victims Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 9:09 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    Bernard Madoff, the author of the biggest Ponzi scheme in history, told inmates at the Butner prison where he is serving his 150 years jail sentence that his victims deserved what happened to them, because they were rich and greedy, according to an article in New York Magazine.

  • The Culprit Missing From the Credit Ratings Hearings Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 1:12 PM ET
    Eric Kolchinsky, Former Team Managing Director, U.S. Derivatives, Moody's Investors Service

    There’s something missing from today’s Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission hearing at The New School in New York.

  • SEC Is Said to Seek to Bar Wall St. Financier Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 10:51 AM ET
    Steven Rattner

    As it investigates a suspected kickback scheme in New York’s pension system, the Securities and Exchange Commission has been pushing to bar Steven L. Rattner, a prominent financier and former adviser to the Obama administration on the auto industry, from working in the securities industry for up to three years, according to three people told of the discussions. The NYT explains.

  • Famed defense attorney Eddie Hayes may represent accused Ponzi Schemer/Investment Adviser Ken Starr.

  • Goldman Sachs Spies A Way Out Of Fraud Claims Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 11:53 AM ET
    The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Goldman Sachs may have found a way to compromise with the Securities and Exchange Commission that will allow both sides to declare victory.

  • Google Balks at Turning Over Data to Regulators Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 10:30 AM ET
    The camera of a German Google Street View car

    Google has balked at requests from regulators to surrender Internet data and e-mails it collected from unsecured home wireless networks, saying it needed time to resolve legal issues. The NYT reports.

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