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  • 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.

  • Stanford Lawyer Quits over Cash Saturday, 1 Aug 2009 | 5:59 PM ET

    Accused fraudster Allen Stanford once claimed a net worth of more than $2 billion. But with all of his assets frozen by a federal judge, he has no funds to pay his high-powered criminal defense lawyer, Dick DeGuerin of Houston.

  • Barney Frank

    There is a lot about Wall Street pay to make the rest of us livid, or at least jealous. And now Congress seems poised to act on it. It might not hurt much, but neither will it do much good, says the NYT.

  • Allen Stanford 'Clawback' Suit Gets Hearing Date Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 6:37 PM ET

    The court-appointed receiver in the Stanford Financial case—whose job is to locate funds to return to investors—is suing some 400 of them in a controversial "clawback" case.

  • Stanford Receiver Sues 400 Investors to Recover Funds Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | 7:41 PM ET

    The court-appointed receiver in the Stanford Financial case—whose job is to locate funds to return to investors—is suing some 400 of them in a controversial "clawback" case.

  • Frank: SEC Pay Oversight Would Limit 'Excessive Risk' Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | 5:14 PM ET

    The bill was was approved Tuesday by the House Financial Services Committee, which Frank chairs. The measure was approved in a 40-28 party-line vote.

  • SEC Says It Acted Properly in Stanford Probe Tuesday, 28 Jul 2009 | 12:53 PM ET

    The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department are defending their investigations of the alleged $8 billion Stanford Financial fraud. This, following an investigation by the SEC's Inspector General — first reported by CNBC — that concluded the SEC "effectively halted" its investigation last year at the Justice Department's request.

  • Stanford Calls Texas Jail 'Oppressive,' Asks to Move Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 12:15 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    Accused fraudster Allen Stanford can't stand the heat, and he wants out of the Texas jail where he is being held.

  • Mayors, Rabbis Arrested in Corruption Sting Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 5:27 PM ET

    The mayors of two New Jersey cities, a current and former state legislator and five rabbis were among more than three dozen people arrested Thursday in a sweeping corruption investigation.

  • Stryker CEO Warns Against Haste in Healthcare Reform Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 12:24 PM ET

    Healthcare reform will bring slightly greater pricing pressure but larger volume for medical technology firms, says Steve Macmillan, CEO of Stryker.

  • US Withheld Data on Risks of Distracted Driving Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 1:13 PM ET
    Driving while using a cellular phone.

    In 2003, researchers at a federal agency proposed a long-term study of 10,000 drivers to assess the safety risk posed by cellphone use behind the wheel. But such an ambitious study never happened.

  • As Spain’s Economy Falters, Bank Robberies Rise Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 5:24 AM ET
    Bank robbery

    The 52-year-old contractor was desperate to save his business. Unable to pay his workers and facing bankruptcy, Ausencio C. G., as Spanish police identify him, went to the bank — but not for a loan.

  • Democrats Drop Key Part of Bill to Assist Unions Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 12:49 PM ET
    Democrats

    A half-dozen senators friendly to labor have decided to drop a central provision of a bill that would have made it easier to organize workers.

  • Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    Just two days ago, the New York Times heralded on its front page “Health Care Bill Passes First Test on Capital Hill”, a title that belied the fact that the health care bill as currently structured has almost no likelihood of becoming law. Moderate Democrat Senators have no stomach for it, because their constituencies have no stomach for it.

  • Maslansky: CEO Lessons From a 'Wise Latina Woman' Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | 2:12 PM ET
    Sonia Sotomayor, as nominee for US Supreme Court Justice.

    How much do you think Judge Sonya Sotomayor wishes she could take back her “hope that a wise Latina woman…would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male”  statement from a few years ago?