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  • Stanford Investors Face Dwindling Hope for Recovery Sunday, 25 Oct 2009 | 9:42 AM ET
    Allen Stanford

    Eight months after he seized control of what was left of their life's savings, a court-appointed attorney in Dallas has finally met with investors in the alleged Stanford Ponzi scheme, CNBC has learned.

  • Craigslist Wins Fight Over Sex Ads Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 12:49 PM ET

    A federal judge tossed out a lawsuit this week that was seeking to have Craigslist pull its “erotic services” ads.

  • Financial Woes Plagued Galleon Informant Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 10:25 AM ET

    Roomy Khan, the central witness who brought down the Galleon hedge fund, is a former Galleon employee with a history of financial trouble who agreed to cooperate with prosecutors after she was caught making trades using inside information, the New York Times reports.

  • In Fraud Case, a Deal That Lost Millions Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | 12:16 PM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam

    If Mr. Raj Rajaratnam was trading on insider information, as authorities claim, apparently he was not very good at it, the New York Times reports.

  • Caruso-Cabrera: State Street, Jerry Brown and Politics Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | 9:41 AM ET

    On closer inspection this looks more like a naked attempt at boosting a Brown run for Governor than it is about protecting fire fighters' retirement funds.

  • Galleon Preparing to Unwind its Hedge Fund Holdings Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | 9:41 AM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam

    Galleon Group is winding down its hedge fund holdings, the company's embattled CEO Raj Rajaratnam said in a statement.

  • TLC Network Says It Is Suing Jon Gosselin Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 10:25 AM ET
    Jon & Kate Gosselin

    The TLC network says it's suing Jon Gosselin  for breaching his contract as star of the reality show "Jon & Kate Plus 8."

  • Allen Stanford Appears in Rough Shape at Court Hearing Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 6:24 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    Federal prosecutors say they can be ready to try accused fraudster Allen Stanford a year from now, but the Judge in the case has agreed to hold off on setting a trial date for at least 60 days, after defense attorneys said they needed more time to review the millions of documents in the case.

  • Madoff Investors Sue SEC for Negligence Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 1:28 PM ET

    Two former investors are suing the Securities and Exchange Commission for $2.4 billion in damages, claiming the agency acted with negligence while examining Bernard Madoff's investment business.

  • When Law Obscures the Facts Friday, 9 Oct 2009 | 11:39 AM ET

    The collapse of the auction-rate securities market is a largely forgotten part of the financial crisis, a disaster that was soon overwhelmed by bigger ones — except for the investors who were caught up in it.

  • Son of NYC Socialite Astor Could Get 25 Years Friday, 9 Oct 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    Philanthropist Brooke Astor's 85-year-old son had it all but wanted more, and now he might have to face his remaining years in a stark prison cell after being convicted of looting his ailing mother's nearly $200 million estate.

  • Debate on Violent Video Games May Finally Get Settled Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 3:48 PM ET
    GTA: San Andreas

    The issue of whether minors should be legally prohibited from buying violent video games may soon be settled – once and for all.

  • Bernard L. Madoff

    Irving H. Picard, the court-appointed trustee hunting down any remaining spoils of Bernard L. Madoff’s giant Ponzi scheme, plans to sue Mr. Madoff’s two sons, his niece and his brother this week, seeking the return of $198 million.

  • Is Your State on the List? Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 8:32 AM ET

    With no end in sight to the country's job market woes, the House has agreed to give the jobless in a majority of states another 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits.

  • House Bill Adds to Jobless Benefits in 27 States Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 8:23 AM ET

    With no end in sight to the country's job market woes, the House has agreed to give the jobless in a majority of states another 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits.

  • Bank of America Sued over Mutual Funds Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 10:42 AM ET
    Bank of America

    It’s been four decades since the go-go years of the late 1960s, when hot mutual funds captured the imagination of investors by reporting performance that was too good to be true. It’s been so long that Bank of America seems to have forgotten what happened.

  • SEC Set to Target Credit Rating Agencies, Flash Trades Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 12:00 PM ET

    The SEC will discuss rules to improve oversight of the credit rating industry as well as a proposed ban  on flash trades—or buy and sell orders that exchanges send to a specific group of participants before revealing them publicly.

  • Small Debit Card Purchases Equal Big Money for Banks Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 11:30 AM ET

    Banks and credit unions have long pitched debit cards as a convenient and prudent way to buy. But a growing number are now allowing consumers to exceed their balances — for a price.

  • 'Hillary: The Movie' Gets New Airing at High Court Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 9:17 AM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    "Hillary: The Movie" is returning to the Supreme Court for a limited engagement and with the chance to overhaul laws governing federal campaigns ranging from the White House to the halls of Congress.

  • David Einhorn

    A recent court ruling that forced two ratings companies to defend fraud claims is a "game-changer" for the industry, said David Einhorn, head of Greenlight Capital.