• UPDATE 2: NYC First To Ban Trans Fat At Restaurants Tuesday, 5 Dec 2006 | 4:18 PM ET

    Here's the latest update on the trans-fat ban: New York is about to become the first large American city to strictly limit trans-fats in all of its restaurants. The city's board of health voted to eliminate the unhealthy oil from nearly 20,000 eateries, from street corner vendors to the most expensive dining establishments. So why does the health world hate trans-fat so much?

  • UPDATE: Banning Trans Fat: NYC Decides Today Tuesday, 5 Dec 2006 | 1:17 PM ET

    In just a few hours-- the trans fat showdown begins in The Big Apple when the New York City  Health Department issues its vote on eliminating them from city restaurants. CNBC’s Mary Thompson "cut through the fat" to give the details on “Squawk Box.”

  • NYSE And NASD: There's A New Sheriff In Town Tuesday, 28 Nov 2006 | 3:43 PM ET

    A new stock market regulatory agency is about to ride into town. The New York Stock Exchange and the NASD are announcing plans to combine their regulatory operations--and make the world's largest securities watch dog.

  • CNBC's Greenberg: Sarbanes-Oxley Not So Bad On IPOS Monday, 27 Nov 2006 | 1:57 PM ET

    There's more than just a little rumbling over the Sarbanes-Oxley act--since it's become law in the U.S. Many say it's hurting companies with all of its compliance requirements--and hurting the stock market--particularly IPO's.

  • There’s legislation being debated in the U.S. Senate on whether to allow more oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. It's not just the oil--but the oil revenues coming in that's a big part of this. The benefit for nearby states is the chance of collecting federal royalties – as much as $650 million for each state.