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  • The Stimulus Bill: What’s In It For You Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 8:58 AM ET
    Stimulus Package

    The New York Times reports on some of the biggest provisions in the stimulus bill - the ones that will hit you directly in the wallet.

  • Alleged Swindler Nadel Anticipated 'Mini-Madoff' Label Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 8:03 PM ET
    Arthur Nadel

    Federal prosecutors say disgraced Florida hedge fund manager Arthur Nadel wrote letters home while he was fleeing from authorities last month, including one telling his family he "really anticipated" being labeled a "Mini-Madoff." 

  • Skilling Attorney Wants Supreme Court To Hear Case Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 11:21 AM ET
    Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    The attorney for former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling says he will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, now that an appellate court has denied his request to re-hear the case.

  • Cohabitation Can Be Costly Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 1:26 PM ET

    The number of Americans trading in marriage for cohabitation continues to rise.  So, assuming that arrangement means commitment and longevity, couples need to make sure you have an estate plan in place to avoid some very unwelcome surprises down the road. 

  • Law And Romance Can Mix Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | 1:21 PM ET

    Prenuptial agreements are often associated with millionaire moguls and super celebs, but the truth is prenups are not only for the über rich and famous. In fact, people of all ages and ranges of net worth could find a lot of value in signing one before they tie the knot.

  • Whistleblower Identifies 'Mini-Madoff' for SEC Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 6:29 PM ET

    Whistleblower Harry Markopolos, whose warnings about the Madoff scandal fell on deaf ears at the Securities and Exchange Commission for years, has provided the SEC's Inspector General with new information about an alleged "mini-Madoff" fraud that is still underway, CNBC has learned.

  • Madoff Clients: Relatives, Celebrities and Charities Thursday, 5 Feb 2009 | 3:24 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax. Actor Kevin Bacon. World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein.  All three have at least one thing in common: Their names appear on a list of several thousand clients who lost money investing with Bernard Madoff. The list has been made public in a court filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan.

  • Alleged Swindler Nadel Agrees to Freezing of Assets Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 5:35 PM ET
    Arthur Nadel

    Hedge fund manager Arthur Nadel, arrested last week on fraud charges, has agreed to have his assets frozen.

  • Man Arrested for Allegedly Mailing Powder to Banks Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | 2:54 PM ET

    A 47-year-old New Mexico man has been arrested on charges alleging he mailed threatening letters containing suspicious powder to banks and federal offices around the country, federal officials announced Tuesday.

  • Mini-Madoff Denied Bail for Now Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 9:05 PM ET

    Nicholas Cosmo, the Long Island man accused of running a $370 million dollar Ponzi scheme, remains jailed following a bail hearing today.

  • Madoff's Apartment Gets Changing of the Guard Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 2:42 PM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    As Bernard Madoff awaits his fate inside his Manhattan penthouse, he is getting a new crew to keep him safe.

  • Missing Fund Manager Nadel Is Arrested in Florida Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 4:27 PM ET
    Arthur Nadel

    A Florida hedge fund manager who disappeared this month just as he was due to pay investors $50 million turned himself in to authorities Tuesday to face federal securities and wire fraud charges.

  • Accused Swindler Cosmo Owed Thousands to Mob Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 4:12 PM ET
    Nicholas Cosmo

    Accused Ponzi-schemer Nicholas Cosmo onced owed tens of thousands of dollars in gambling debt to the Genovese crime family, the latest twist in a scheme federal authorities believed bilked small investors out of $370 million, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Long Island Investment Firm Boss Surrenders Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 8:29 AM ET
    Nicholas Cosmo

    The owner of a Long Island investment firm accused of cheating people out of more than $100 million is expected to appear in court Tuesday.

  • Nadel Fraud Dates Back to at Least 2003: Receiver Tuesday, 27 Jan 2009 | 1:11 AM ET

    The court-appointed receiver in the case of missing hedge fund manager Art Nadel says Nadel has been defrauding investors since at least 2003, "and in all likelihood before then."

  • Now that people are making wish-lists for the new administration, lowering the drinking age keeps popping up as one of the most common suggestions. I think our national drinking age is an absolute travesty of justice.

  • Madoff Layoff Includes Legitimate Employees: Report Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | 1:25 PM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    Several dozen employees, who work in the legitimate branch of Bernard Madoff's firm, are being laid off, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • Hunt for Missing Manager Leads to Louisiana: Report Monday, 19 Jan 2009 | 5:11 PM ET

    Federal law enforcement agents have tracked missing Sarasota hedge fund manager Arthur G. Nadel to Slidell, La., through cell phone records, according to a report in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, which cited sources close to the investigation.

  • UPDATE: How to Fight Your Health Insurer ... and Win Friday, 16 Jan 2009 | 12:55 PM ET

    The UnitedHealth settlement over out-of-network medical costs has huge implications for all of us. For one, it shows that the consumer can still effect change.

  • J. Ezra Merkin, a New York financier, wrote his investors last month that he too was shocked by the news that Bernard L. Madoff’s hedge fund was an elaborate Ponzi scheme.