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  • Enron's Skilling Files Appeal for 2006 Conviction Monday, 11 May 2009 | 4:12 PM ET
    Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling is appealing his 2006 conviction to the Supreme Court.  In a 50-page petition filed Monday afternoon, Skilling's attorneys argue the conviction should be overturned because he did not put his own interest above Enron's as the government claimed, and because the Houston jury that convicted him was prejudiced by "pervasive media coverage."

  • Ex-Bear Stearns Exec Sues for $2 Million Bonus Monday, 11 May 2009 | 3:16 PM ET

    A former executive of Bear Stearns has sued for a $2 million bonus he says he is owed.

  • The Hemp Hump Monday, 11 May 2009 | 1:22 PM ET
    Hemp Plant

    What if Americans could buy cigarettes but were banned from growing tobacco? Buy bread but not allowed to grow wheat? That is the case with industrial hemp, a product in everything from car doors to milk...legally.

  • Administration Plans to Strengthen Antitrust Rules Monday, 11 May 2009 | 6:52 AM ET

    President Obama’s top antitrust official this week plans to restore an aggressive enforcement policy against corporations that use their market dominance to elbow out competitors or to keep them from gaining market share.

  • SEC "Railroaded" Stanford, Attorneys Say Sunday, 10 May 2009 | 3:18 PM ET

    Attorneys for Texas financier R. Allen Stanford, who is accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of running a "massive Ponzi scheme," say the agency has "railroaded" their client and now is trying to prevent him from defending himself.

  • Obama: Send Me Credit Card Law This Month Saturday, 9 May 2009 | 2:29 PM ET

    Putting himself on the side of fuming consumers, President Barack Obama is pushing Congress to send him legislation by Memorial Day that would put a tighter rein on the credit card industry.

  • Madoff Secretary: His Silence, Massage Parlors Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 1:58 PM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    Bernard Madoff's longtime secretary says she believes the disgraced financier is not cooperating with authorities to protect others.

  • Allen Stanford Attempts to Surrender in Texas Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 10:58 PM ET

    Allen Stanford, the Texas billionaire facing civil fraud charges, attempted to turn himself in at the federal courthouse in Houston on Thursday, but was turned away because there is no warrant for his arrest, his lawyer said.

  • Bank Regulation Case Pits U.S. Against States Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 10:56 AM ET

    The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in a case that could change the way big banks are regulated.

  • Court Freezes Assets of Pang, Companies Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 11:56 PM ET
    SEC

    Federal regulators have won a court order freezing the assets of financier Danny Pang, whom they accuse of defrauding investors of hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • The author of the Credit Cardholder Bill of Rights tells us how the legislation will help, despite what the credit card industry has to say about it.

  • Madoff Investors Ordered to Return False Profits Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 2:21 PM ET
    Bernard Madoff

    The trustee unraveling Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme is threatening legal action to recover $735 million from investors who unwittingly made money off the swindle.

  • Credit Card Rage: Punished Because of the Economy?! Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 10:36 AM ET

    As Obama meets with top credit card execs, we debate why perfectly good credit users are being punished with higher rates and lower limits.

  • Mortgage

    Banks have made it difficult for Congress to help homeowners negotiate lower monthly payments on mortgages and prevent higher credit card fees and interest rates.

  • Piracy On The High Seas: An Inside Look Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 11:14 AM ET

    An in-depth look at what life is like in pirate territory, with CNBC's Erin Burnett reporting from Cairo, Egypt.

  • Stanford Asks Court To Release Funds for Defense Sunday, 19 Apr 2009 | 2:15 PM ET

    Accused fraudster Allen Stanford is asking a federal court to lift a freeze on $10 million of his assets to pay for his legal defense.

  • Stanford 'Intends to Fight' Civil Charges: Letter Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 4:34 PM ET

    Accused fraudster R. Allen Stanford "intends to fight" the civil charges against him, and is the victim of "unconstitutional" conduct by the federal government. Those words are in a letter to Stanford's employees—obtained by CNBC—written by Kathy Stoelker, the mother of Stanford's girlfriend.

  • Stanford Receiver Sues 66 Former Employees Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 2:29 AM ET

    The court-appointed receiver in the case of Texas financier R. Allen Stanford is suing 66 former employees of the firm, trying to recover $40 million dollars for victims of the alleged scam.

  • Madoff Victims Can Force Him Into Bankrutpcy: Judge Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | 4:54 PM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    A Manhattan judge has given investors a green light to go after Bernard Madoff's personal property by forcing the disgraced financier into bankruptcy.

  • Invest in Yourself: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 11:23 AM ET

    The differences between incorporating and forming an LLC - and why it matters.