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  • Christopher Dodd (CT - D)

    Health care reform is "hanging on by a thread," and one or two votes could determine the outcome of the heavily-debated bill, Democratic Senator Chris Dodd told CNBC Monday.

  • Tax Enforcers Intensify Focus on Multinationals Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | 10:21 AM ET

    Tax inspectors had already been increasing their focus on multinational businesses, specifically taking aim at an arcane area of international accounting called transfer pricing. Such scrutiny is intensifying, according to tax experts, as governments seek ways to close their growing budget deficits.

  • Investors Want Aid From Stanford-Linked Congressman Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009 | 6:44 PM ET
    R. Allen Stanford

    A group of investors in Allen Stanford's alleged Ponzi scheme are demanding a powerful Texas congressman give them the same kind of support he showed Stanford when regulators shut down the alleged scam in February.

  • The Recession Begins Flooding Into the Courts Monday, 28 Dec 2009 | 5:18 AM ET
    Gavel

    New York State’s courts are closing the year with 4.7 million cases — the highest tally ever — and new statistics suggest that courtrooms are now seeing the delayed result of the country’s economic collapse. The New York Times reports.

  • Stanford Bail Denied, Feds Probe Congressional Ties Sunday, 27 Dec 2009 | 3:54 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    A federal judge has denied an emergency request by attorneys for indicted billionaire Allen Stanford to free their client on bail. 

  • Loan Program May Stir Dormant Nuclear Industry Thursday, 24 Dec 2009 | 10:00 AM ET
    Residential homes sit in front of the coal fueled Ferrybridge power station as it generates electricity in Ferrybridge, United Kingdom.

    The nuclear power industry is about to get a big boost. In the next few days, the Energy Department plans to announce the first of $18.5 billion in loan guarantees for building new reactors.

  • Nice Home. Where’s the Rest of It? Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 3:49 PM ET
    Foreclosed Home

    In Nevada and other states hit hard by the housing crisis, stripping fixtures and appliances from homes in foreclosure has become commonplace. Craigslist, the Web site for classified ads, functions as a bazaar where stripped items are sold openly.

  • Recovery Act May Be Stimulus For Fraud and Waste Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 3:08 PM ET
    Stimulus Scorecard

    With so much focus on job creation, there is a huge elephant in the Recovery Act room: fraud and waste.  According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, organizations lose seven percent of annual revenues to fraud. If you apply that metric to the Recovery Act, that's $55 billion dollars.

  • Next Health Reform Showdown: House Versus Senate Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 10:40 AM ET
    Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    Our health care system  suffers from soaring costs and uneven quality. For health reform to be a success, it needs to make major progress on those problems. Here's a guide to the coming negotiations between the House and Senate aimed at closing the gaps between their two versions of reform legislation.

  • Allen Stanford Near 'Complete Nervous Breakdown' Tuesday, 22 Dec 2009 | 5:27 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    Attorneys for accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford—who has been in custody without bail since his indictment in June—say their client is in danger of a "complete nervous breakdown," so they are again asking a federal judge to let him go free on bail.

  • Deep in Health Bill, Very Specific Beneficiaries Monday, 21 Dec 2009 | 10:57 AM ET
    Stethescope and money

    The New York Times reports on some of the hidden compromises in the final version of the Senate's health care reform bill.

  • Stanford Found in Contempt of Court Over Legal Fees Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | 6:09 PM ET
    R. Allen Stanford

    A federal judge has found accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford and three co-defendants in contempt of court in a dispute over their legal fees.

  • High Court Question: Is Workplace Texting Private? Monday, 14 Dec 2009 | 10:33 AM ET

    The Supreme Court says it will decide how much privacy workers have when they send text messages from company accounts.

  • SEC to 'Vigorously Pursue' Charges Against BofA Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 12:37 PM ET
    Bank of America

    The Securities and Exchange Commission will continue to "vigorously pursue" its charges against Bank of America over disclosure of bonuses to employees of Merrill Lynch, a top agency official said Friday.

  • The Nephews Vs. Larry Flynt: Whose Smut is Classier? Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 7:58 AM ET
    Larry Flynt

    When it comes to peddling porn, Larry Flynt wants you to know his videos of people having sex are a cut above other smut on the rack.

  • Charities Still Stung by Madoff Scandal Year Later Friday, 11 Dec 2009 | 7:54 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff mugshot

    The leaders of scores of charities around the country, and the world, found themselves living a similar nightmare in the days after Madoff's Dec. 11, 2008, arrest on charges he orchestrated the multibillion-dollar fraud, which affected thousands of investors.

  • Health Reform Welcomed, but Details Key: Experts Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | 12:15 PM ET

    Senate Democrats came to an agreement Tuesday to replace the controversial government-run insurance option with a scaled-back non-profit plan. CNBC spoke with the experts for their thoughts on the bill's progress.

  • Conrad Black arriving at a federal courthouse on June 18, 2007.

    A lawyer for former media baron Conrad Black urged the Supreme Court Tuesday to overturn his fraud conviction, and several justices asked whether the federal law at issue was too vague.

  • More than 200 investors in Texas billionaire Allen Stanford's alleged Ponzi scheme face a new lawsuit from the court-appointed receiver who is gathering assets from the Stanford empire.

  • Why Your Prenup May Need A Postnup Monday, 7 Dec 2009 | 3:42 PM ET
    Tiger Woods

    You don’t have to be in the shoes of Tiger Woods to be wondering about that prenup you signed years ago. If life is messy, divorce is probably messier. So the question is: do prenups hold up when it really counts?

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