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  • Stanford Request for New Lawyers Gets Hearing Wednesday, 31 Mar 2010 | 8:57 AM ET
    Allen Stanford

    The federal judge in accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford's criminal case says he wants some answers before agreeing to Stanford's request for yet another new legal team.

  • New Agreement Offers Hope for Allen Stanford Investors Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 4:13 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    Victims of the alleged $7 billion Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme may get a greater voice in how what's left of their investments will be divvied up.

  • Judge Invalidates Human Gene Patent Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 1:14 PM ET
    US District Court Justice Robert W. Sweet

    A federal judge on Monday struck down patents on two genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer. The decision, if upheld, could throw into doubt the patents covering thousands of human genes and reshape the law of intellectual property. The NYT reports.

  • QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Enron? Thursday, 25 Mar 2010 | 12:54 PM ET

    How much do you know about one of the biggest business scandals of all time? Take our Enron quiz and find out.

  • Big Clients Keep Their Head Start Tuesday, 23 Mar 2010 | 11:16 AM ET
    Outside the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan.

    Wall Street hates a level playing field. What it loves is an edge, an inside track, that extra something — especially when it comes to information that moves markets.

  • Producer Files $30 Million Suit Against Lady Gaga Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 8:23 AM ET
    Singer Lady Gaga during an announcement of her long term partnership with Polaroid as the brand's creative director on a speciality line of imaging products.

    A songwriter and music producer who claims he helped launch pop star Lady Gaga says she squeezed him out of her lucrative career after he co-wrote some of her songs, came up with her stage name and helped get her record deal.

  • Commentary: Alabama, Milan Make Bankers Nervous Friday, 19 Mar 2010 | 7:33 AM ET

    While Alabama and Milan are rarely mentioned in the same breath, both locations now share something: they are making bankers nervous.

  • Busch: Obama's Supreme Court Challenge Tuesday, 16 Mar 2010 | 10:50 AM ET
    US Supreme Court

    If there is a protracted battle on any nominee or if any nominee is withdrawn after they are proposed, the process has the potential to wipe out most of the summer and part of the fall. This would leave little time to pass any meaningful legislation before Congress adjourns before the mid-term elections.

  • Bernie Madoff mugshot

    Family members of admitted fraudster Bernard Madoff have insisted that they, too, are victims of the historic Ponzi scheme, and moved late Monday to dismiss a civil complaint alleging that they helped facilitate the fraud.

  • Producer Admits to Attempted Letterman Shakedown Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 2:57 PM ET
    David Letterman

    A television producer has pleaded guilty to trying to shake down David Letterman over the comic's sexual affairs.

  • Hedge Funds Face Probe Over Euro Collusion: Report Wednesday, 3 Mar 2010 | 2:54 PM ET
    Government Regulation

    The Justice Department is looking into whether hedge funds worked together to drive down the value of the euro, according to a report Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal.

  • No One Would Listen - Harry Markopolos

    My CNBC colleague Mary Thompson recently interviewed Harry Markopolos who for nearly ten years; tried, and failed, to alert regulators and investors of Bernie Madoff's $65 billion dollar Ponzi scheme.

  • 'Toyota Defense' Might Give Convicted Man His Freedom Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | 3:02 PM ET
    The Toyota logo is displayed on the grill of brand new Toyota RAV4s on the sales lot at City Toyota in Daly City, California.

    Ever since his 1996 Toyota Camry shot up an interstate ramp, plowing into the back of an Oldsmobile in a horrific crash that killed three people, Koua Fong Lee insisted he had done everything he could to stop the car.

  • Toyota Pledges to Take Safety 'To the Next Level' Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 | 1:45 PM ET
    Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda

    Fresh from a grueling appearance before Congress, Toyota's chief executive met with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Thursday and pledged "to advance safety to the next level."

  • Delaware's short-selling senator thinks the practice is fine so long as predators don't step in and create another Bear Stearns or Lehman Brothers-type crisis.

  • Jobs Bill Is 'Not Bipartisan,' GOP Sen. Grassley Says Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | 10:42 AM ET

    Congress could have passed a more sweeping jobs bill with larger bipartisan support if Democrats had been more willing to work with Republicans, Sen. Charles Grassley told CNBC.

  • Stanford Receiver Sues Political Committees Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 6:25 PM ET

    The court-appointed receiver who is tracking down the billions of dollars missing in the alleged Ponzi scheme has filed suit against the major parties' congressional campaign committee seeking the return of $1.6 million in contributions they received from company founder Allen Stanford and his top lieutenants.

  • Rangel: Stanford Donation Went to Charity Saturday, 20 Feb 2010 | 12:06 PM ET

    House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel says he can't turn over political contributions linked to indicted billionaire Allen Stanford, because the money has already been donated to charity.

  • Did Twitter Topple Toyota? Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | 11:11 AM ET
    Networking

    In the social-media age, Toyota’s crisis-management strategy never had a chance.

  • Stanford Seeks Dismissal of SEC Case Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 9:05 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    The Securities and Exchange Commission's case against accused fraudster Allen Stanford should be dismissed, according to his attorneys, in part because the certificates of deposit at the heart of the alleged scheme were not securities.