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  • SEC, BofA Reach Agreement over Merrill Disclosure Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 7:27 AM ET

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has entered an agreement with Bank of America over the disclosure of information in the Merrill Lynch bonuses case, the SEC said Tuesday.

  • Hermitage War on Russian Corruption Hits YouTube Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 6:07 AM ET

    William Browder, the founder of Hermitage Capital Management, found a new way to get his allegations of Russian corruption out to the public: YouTube.

  • BofA to Turn Over Documents on Merrill Buy Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 4:41 AM ET
    Bank of America branch, New York City.

    Bank of America has agreed to hand over to investigators documents  related to its purchase of Merrill Lynch, CNBC has confirmed.

  • Son of NYC Socialite Astor Could Get 25 Years Friday, 9 Oct 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    Philanthropist Brooke Astor's 85-year-old son had it all but wanted more, and now he might have to face his remaining years in a stark prison cell after being convicted of looting his ailing mother's nearly $200 million estate.

  • Rangel Faces Further Scrutiny From Ethics Committee Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 6:12 PM ET
    Charles Rangel

    The House ethics committee has expanded its investigation of Rep. Charles Rangel of New York to include his revisions to financial statements that revealed assets and income not previously reported.

  • Support Builds for Tax Credit to Help Hiring Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 12:35 PM ET
    Unemployment

    The idea of a tax credit for companies that create new jobs, something the federal government has not tried since the 1970s, is gaining support among economists and Washington officials grappling with the highest unemployment in a generation.

  • BofA: Won't Raise Card Rates Before Law Enforced Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 6:27 PM ET
    Credit Cards

    Bank of America on Tuesday pledged not to hike credit card interest rates or fees before a new law intended to reform industry practices takes effect in February.

  • Barney Frank

    Powerful House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has scheduled a series of markup sessions for key parts of the reform package, according to Congressional sources.

  • The Supreme Court has refused to hear former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio's appeal of his insider trading conviction.

  • US Supreme Court

    The new Supreme Court term that begins Monday will be dominated by cases concerning corporations, compensation and the financial markets that could signal the justices’ attitude toward regulatory constraints at a time of extraordinary government intervention in the economy.

  • $17 Million 'Gem of Tanzania' Actually Worth $160 Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 9:42 AM ET
    Gem of Tanzania

    An enormous precious stone listed on a now bankrupt company's books for the value of 11 million pounds ($17.4 million) is probably not worth more than 100 pounds, British media reported Friday.

  • 'Carelessness Towards the Law' at Ratings Agencies Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 8:22 AM ET

    Reform of rating agencies is badly needed as there is a culture of carelessness towards the law which needs challenging, Eric Kolchinsky, a former analyst at Moody's who has accused the agency of issuing inflated ratings, told CNBC Friday.

  • Sen. Baucus Hopes to Wrap Health Bill on Thursday Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 12:39 PM ET

    The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said Thursday he wanted to complete work on a sweeping health care bill by nightfall, opening the way for Democratic leaders to bring the historic legislation to the floors of both the House and Senate as early as mid-October.

  • Want to Stop Texting and Driving? Why Not Jam Cell Phones? Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 11:32 AM ET
    Texting and driving

    With evidence mounting that texting and driving is more dangerous than drinking and driving, nearly everyone agrees that it is a huge problem that must be stopped. Sure, 18 states have made it illegal to text and drive, but the fact is many people-especially teens-continue to type away while behind the wheel. So why not take the next step, and have cars come with a device that jams cell phone signals for those in the driver seat?

  • New Russia MBA Program Tackles Bribery, Red Tape Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 4:51 AM ET

    A handful of top Russian business figures have created an MBA program that tackles the issues they faced themselves: bribery, relentless bureaucracy, imperfect laws.

  • Commentary: Spending Stimulus to Track Stimulus Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 6:26 PM ET
    Stimulus Package

    Almost 10-million of stimulus money went toward revamping the Web site that monitors the spending. That's right. The government spending money on how it monitors how it spends money.

  • Debate on Violent Video Games May Finally Get Settled Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 3:48 PM ET
    GTA: San Andreas

    The issue of whether minors should be legally prohibited from buying violent video games may soon be settled – once and for all.

  • Ratings Agencies Need Better Rules: Whistleblower Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 11:38 AM ET

    Ratings agencies need to adopt universal standards to prevent the kinds of abuses that helped fuel the collapse of the credit markets, an industry whistleblower told CNBC.

  • GAO Tries Accounting for Stimulus—but It Isn't Easy Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 3:39 PM ET
    Stimulus Package

    A new Government Accountability Office report shows how and where stimulus funds have been spent so far, including $11 billion for highway projects across the country.

  • Is Your State on the List? Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 8:32 AM ET

    With no end in sight to the country's job market woes, the House has agreed to give the jobless in a majority of states another 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits.