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  • Apple Options Probe Spotlights Ex-Officials: Paper Tuesday, 2 Jan 2007 | 7:14 AM ET

    The spotlight in Apple Computer stock options investigation is falling on two former company executives, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

  • Apple Shines In Face Of Options Report Friday, 29 Dec 2006 | 4:18 PM ET

    Shares of Apple Computer rallied about 5% after the company announced it found no misconduct by current management in its investigations of stock-option grants.

  • Analyst: Apple Statement Raises Issues Friday, 29 Dec 2006 | 11:54 AM ET

    Investors still seem to think Apple is worth something. Shares of the computer giant are holding strong so far today--as the company released information saying it found NO misconduct by CEO Steve Jobs in regards to backdating stock options between 1997 and 2001. But--not all is well with Jobs and Apple according to Christopher Whalen. He's senior vice-president at Institutional Risk Analytics.

  • Tomorrow on cnbc.com: Gold Vs. Stocks, and HMOs Thursday, 28 Dec 2006 | 4:35 PM ET

    For some, stocks are the be-all and end-all of investing. For others it's gold. We'll have a lively debate on the issue during "Squawk Box" tomorrow with Greg McCoach -- he's president of The Mining Speculator (guess which side he's on) -- and Jeffrey Christian of the CPM Group. Other scheduled topics and guests include a look at HMOs on "Morning Call." Will they grow in 2007 or not? We'll have analysts give them a checkup.

  • Latest Questions in Apple Probe Hurt Shares Thursday, 28 Dec 2006 | 1:56 PM ET

    Shares of Apple Computer fell after new details of a federal investigation into the company's stock options practices raised questions about the role of its charismatic CEO, Steve Jobs.

  • Analyst: Steve Jobs Would Be "Substantial Loss" Thursday, 28 Dec 2006 | 11:42 AM ET

    The Financial Times reported today that Apple CEO Steve Jobs may have taken 7.5 million stock options in 2001 without proper approval. That article has added to the speculation that Jobs may lose his top spot at the company--if he is in fact implicated in the backdating scandal. Roger Kay, president and founder of Endpoint Technologies, was on “Morning Call” to discuss just how important Steve Jobs is to Apple – and its stock.

  • Apple Shares Recover From Sharp Losses Wednesday, 27 Dec 2006 | 5:14 PM ET

    Shares of Apple Computer rebounded from a 6% selloff after a legal publication reported that federal prosecutors are probing whether former company executives forged documents to maximize executives' stock option profits.

  • SEC Changing Disclosure Rules On Executive Compensation Wednesday, 27 Dec 2006 | 6:57 AM ET

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is changing the way companies disclose grants of stock option awards to executives, according to a press release on its Web site dated Friday.

  • WSJ: Stock Options Fall Out of Favor in U.S. Thursday, 21 Dec 2006 | 4:10 AM ET

    Stock options in the United States are falling out of favor as a perk amid scandal and accounting and legal changes, according to an analysis reported by the Wall Street Journal on its Web site on Thursday.

  • WSJ's Murray: Even Directors Back Date Stock Options Monday, 18 Dec 2006 | 10:41 AM ET

    Another twist in the controversy over stock options. A new academic study on backdating suggests many outside directors--who are supposed to safeguard against cozy relationships with management--received manipulated grants themselves. Alan Murray is Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal. He was on "Morning Call" to discuss the issue.

  • Apple Delays Annual Report Due to Options Probe Friday, 15 Dec 2006 | 2:57 PM ET

    Apple Computer said it has delayed filing its annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission due to its ongoing investigation into stock option grants.

  • Monster Says It Overstated '97-'05 Profit Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 9:38 AM ET

    Monster Worldwide said it overstated profit from 1997 to 2005 by a total of $271.9 million, a result of its investigation into historical stock option grants and accounting.

  • Google to Open New Stock Option Market Wednesday, 13 Dec 2006 | 3:21 AM ET

    Google  employs a lot of brilliant minds, but even smart people have trouble figuring out how much their stock options are really worth.

  • Home Depot Sags On Backdating News Thursday, 7 Dec 2006 | 9:14 AM ET

    Shares of Home Depot slipped in early trading after the world's largest home improvement retailer said on Wednesday it had found almost 20 years of option grant backdating, resulting in about $200 million of unrecorded expenses.

  • The Home Depot said Wednesday an internal investigation of the company's stock option practices has concluded that errors caused it to have roughly $200 million in unrecorded option expense over a 26-year period.

  • Study: CEO Departures Hit Record in 2006 Saturday, 2 Dec 2006 | 1:24 PM ET

    A record number of U.S. corporate bosses have left their jobs this year, in part reflecting the widening stock options backdating scandal, according to data released today.