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  • Obama Struggles With Healthcare Overhaul Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 12:00 PM ET
    Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., answers a question during the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., Thursday, April 26, 2007. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    President Barack Obama acknowledged the tough going for his health care overhaul in Congress but rejected the notion the legislation is doomed.

  • New Inquiries into Murdoch Paper Phone Hacking Case? Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 5:44 AM ET

    Even if the UK police said it would not reopen an inquiry into the phone hacking allegations against some of News Corp's publications, the Guardian newspaper reported Friday that three fresh inquiries would be launched into the matter.

  • UBS Can't Comply with US Request: Internal Memo Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 3:43 AM ET
    UBS

    When the Swiss bank UBS and federal prosecutors face off in a Florida courtroom on Monday, the focus will be whether UBS must disclose the identities of thousands of its American clients, but much more could be at stake as well, the New York Times reported.

  • Cities Lose Out on Road Funds From Federal Stimulus Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 10:39 AM ET
    South California highway

    Two-thirds of the country lives in large metropolitan areas, home to the nation’s worst traffic jams and some of its oldest roads and bridges. But cities and their surrounding regions are getting far less than two-thirds of federal transportation stimulus money.

  • Health Co-op Offers Model for Overhaul Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 10:40 AM ET
    Doctor Writing

    After a month of brainstorming, the Senate Finance Committee seems poised to propose private-sector insurance cooperatives — instead of a new government health plan — as its primary mechanism for stoking competition and slowing the growth of medical costs.

  • Stay Out of Russia Until They Fight Graft: Investor Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 9:16 AM ET

    Investors should stay out of Russia until the fight against corruption and the rule of law improve in that country, William Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, has been denied entry into Russia since 2006, told CNBC.

  • Plan to Sell General Motors' Assets Is Approved Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 12:41 AM ET
    GM Dealership

    A federal judge late on Sunday approved a plan by General Motors to sell its best assets to a new, government-backed company, a crucial step for the automaker to restructure and complete its trip through bankruptcy court.

  • Drug Bust Nets Heroin Stuffed in Build-A-Bear Toys Sunday, 5 Jul 2009 | 10:21 AM ET

    A dozen people have been arrested, and 33 pounds of heroin worth $30 million and stuffed insideBuild-A-Bear toys has been seized in a drug bust in the Bronx.

  • Madoff Gets 150 Years Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 9:06 PM ET

    The 150-year prison sentence issued to swindler Bernard Madoff Monday will send a strong signal to other potential perpetrators of fraud and to the financial markets in general, the White House said in a statement Monday.

  • Dow Rallies as Oil Tops $71, Madoff Gets Max Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 5:21 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday as convicted Ponzi swindler Bernie Madoff received the maximum sentence and oil topped $71 a barrel. Plus, there was some window dressing as Tuesday marks the end of the second quarter.

  • Stocks Rally as Oil Tops $71, Madoff Gets Max Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 2:09 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday as convicted Ponzi swindler Bernie Madoff received the maximum sentence and oil topped $71 a barrel.

  • Stocks Rally as Madoff Gets 150 Years Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 11:43 AM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday as Bernie Madoff received the maximum sentence and oil topped $71 a barrel.

  • High Court: Drug Data-Mining Not Free Speech Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 10:53 AM ET

    The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear an appeal by two publishers of health-care information arguing that data mining for commercial purposes is protected by free-speech rights.

  • Supreme Court Rebuffs Hollywood Anti-DVR Bid Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 10:40 AM ET

    Hollywood studios and television networks have lost a Supreme Court bid to block the use of a new digital video recorder system that could make it cheaper and easier for viewers to record shows and watch them when they want, without commercials.

  • Investors Compete for a Piece of the Madoff Pie Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 9:37 AM ET

    Bernard Madoff's victims are  warring over funds from the government-chartered agency that insures brokerage customers, The New York Times reports.

  • Futures Higher Before Madoff; Wendy's Pops Monday, 29 Jun 2009 | 8:12 AM ET

    Wall Street eased into a holiday-shortened week with stock index futures pointing to a slightly lower opening Monday.

  • Prosecutors Want 150-Year Sentence for Madoff Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | 7:16 PM ET
    Bernie Madoff mugshot

    Disgraced investment manager Bernard Madoff will be seeking leniency at his sentencing on June 29, according to a letter his lawyer filed with US District Court in New York.

  • Italy Intercepts Billions in Fake Treasurys Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | 4:52 AM ET

    Ever since two middle-aged men with Japanese passports were caught in Italy this month trying to smuggle a purported $134.5 billion in United States government bearer bonds into Switzerland, the Internet has been abuzz with theories.

  • Stanford in Jail as Prosecutors Protest Bond Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 8:09 PM ET

    A federal magistrate in Houston has agreed to release indicted billionaire Allen Stanford on bond, but the release has been delayed while prosecutors appeal the ruling.

  • Stanford Pleads Not Guilty; Trial Set for Aug. 25 Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 3:23 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    Billionaire R. Allen Stanford, who faces charges of fraud and conspiracy on allegations he swindled investors out of $8 billion in an elaborate Ponzi scheme, pleaded not guilty Thursday. The detention hearing will begin shortly.