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  • Wig-Wearing Imposter Part of Bernanke ID-Theft Ring Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 10:47 AM ET
    Scam

    A sophisticated identity theft ring that counted Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's wife among its victims didn't stop at stealing money electronically. Authorities say it also sent a woman wearing a variety of wigs into bank branches to drain their accounts in person.

  • Sun's Server Share Hit as Antitrust Scrutiny Looms Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 3:51 AM ET
    Sun Microsystems's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Uncertainty about Sun Microsystems' future appears to have contributed to serious erosion in the company's market share for computer servers in the latest quarter, according to new data being released Wednesday.

  • Madoff's Long Island Beach Getaway Put Up for Sale Tuesday, 1 Sep 2009 | 8:46 AM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    Those who see Bernard Madoff as an evil purveyor of excess might be disappointed by his beach house: It's not that palatial.

  • Superglued Protesters Take On Royal Bank of Scotland Tuesday, 1 Sep 2009 | 8:07 AM ET

    Protesters, some of them superglued together, surged on the London offices of Royal Bank of Scotland while naked activists occupied parts of Edelman PR company Tuesday, as part of Camp for Climate Action group's protests.

  • divorce

    The publicity of an investigation of more than 4,000 overseas bank accounts will likely arouse suspicion among many exes, leading to the reopening of a number of divorce cases. But cheated spouses don't have to wait for IRS notification to confront their suspicions.

  • As More Banks Fail, Private Investors Gaining Favor Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 5:18 PM ET

    With the toll of bank failures surging, regulators are expected Wednesday to ease rules they proposed only last month for private investors seeking to buy failed institutions.

  • Ex-Wives May Pounce on Secret UBS Bank Accounts Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 11:09 AM ET
    UBS

    Ex-wives are hot on the heels of the US government in going after thousands of Americans whose secret Swiss bank accounts could soon be open to scrutiny, according to a report from Time Magazine.

  • Will Swiss Banks Have to Reinvent Themselves? Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 3:10 AM ET
    UBS

    There is no doubt the landmark tax deal between the US and Switzerland this week is a success for UBS, Switzerland’s biggest bank by assets under management. But it may turn out to be the beginning of more headaches for the rest of the Swiss banking industry.

  • More Europe Banks Identified in US Tax Probe: Report Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 4:19 AM ET

    Nearly 10 more Swiss and other European banks holding wealthy US citizens accounts were identified using a tax-evasion amnesty program in the US, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site Wednesday.

  • No New Judge in Stanford Case Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 1:25 AM ET

    Late Tuesday, a federal appeals court, without explanation, denied Allen Stanford's petition to remove U.S. District Judge David Hittner from his criminal case.

  • The industry self-regulatory organization that was supposed to police the brokers at the Stanford Financial Group acknowledges it received a tip from an employee in 2003 that the company was running a Ponzi scheme, but did not follow up on it because of the agency's own policy.

  • Stanford Investigators Turn Sights Toward Banks Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 7:48 PM ET

    Several banks, including two in the U.S., face new scrutiny as investors and regulators try to sort out the alleged Stanford Ponzi scheme, CNBC has learned. At issue: what the banks and regulators knew about massive deposits and withdrawals from Stanford over the years.

  • Stanford 'Wife' Should Face Contempt Charge: Lawyer Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 4:19 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    One of Allen Stanford's mistresses—whom the accused fraudster euphemistically refers to as "outside wives"—should be held in contempt of court, according to the court-appointed Receiver in the case.

  • Corruption Found at Waterfront Watchdog Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 11:30 AM ET
    New York Harbor

    The Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, created in the 1950s to break the mob’s grip on the docks, became its own bastion of lawlessness, employing some of the same corrupt, self-serving methods as the gangsters it was supposed to pursue, investigators said Tuesday in a scathing report.

  • Obama Retools Health Care Pitch as Ratings Slip Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 11:25 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    His approval ratings slipping, President Barack Obama is retooling his message on his health care overhaul, aiming to win over Americans who already have insurance.

  • Ex-AIG CEO Greenberg Settles Fraud Charges With SEC Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 4:53 PM ET
    Maurice "Hank" Greenberg

    The SEC said Thursday that former American International Group CEO Maurice "Hank" Greenberg agreed to pay a $15 million fine to settle fraud charges.

  • White House Affirms Deal on Drug Cost Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 12:15 PM ET
    Pills

    Pressed by industry lobbyists, White House officials on Wednesday assured drug makers that the administration stood by a behind-the-scenes deal to block any Congressional effort to extract cost savings from them beyond an agreed-upon $80 billion.

  • SEC's Schapiro: Ban on Flash Trading Will Take Time Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 4:48 PM ET

    A regulatory ban on so-called flash trading, which gives some big brokerage firms a split-second advantage in buying and selling stocks, will take time to implement, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro told CNBC.

  • Health Care Reform

    Effectively managing the massive amounts of medical data generated within our health care system can literally mean the difference between life and death. It can also mean the difference between success and failure in stemming the rising costs of health care,  writes guest blogger Janet Marchibroda, IBM's Chief Healthcare Officer.

  • Phibro in Talks for 'Quiet Divorce' with Citigroup Sunday, 2 Aug 2009 | 8:12 PM ET

    Andrew Hall, the trader behind Phibro, the energy trading arm of Citigroup, is quietly pushing for a "quiet divorce" from his parent company and has had preliminary talks with one possible suitor, The New York Times reports.