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  • SEC's Schapiro Objects to Financial Watchdog Plan Wednesday, 20 May 2009 | 2:22 PM ET

    The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission is objecting to a plan being considered by the Obama administration to create a new financial watchdog to protect consumers.

  • Credit cards

    Congress is moving to limit the penalties on riskier credit card users, and to make up for lost income, the card companies are going after those people with sterling credit, the New York Times reports.

  • Supreme Court to Review Sarbanes-Oxley Law Monday, 18 May 2009 | 2:49 PM ET

    The Supreme Court said Monday that it will rule on the constitutionality of the anti-fraud law that grew out of accounting scandals at Enron and other companies.

  • Obama to Unveil New Vehicle Emission Standards Monday, 18 May 2009 | 2:46 PM ET
    Car Emissions

    President Barack Obama will issue new vehicle emission standards and pair them with a broader goal of reducing pollution, marking the first time limits on greenhouse gases will be linked to federal standards for cars and trucks.

  • A group of investors who lost millions in the collapse of Stanford Financial Group says it is "shocked" by a request by court-appointed receiver Ralph Janvey for nearly $20 million to cover his expenses.

  • Stanford CIO Pleads Not Guilty To Obstruction, Conspiracy Thursday, 14 May 2009 | 11:25 AM ET

    The chief investment officer for Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford's companies, Laura Pendergest-Holt, pleads not guilty to two conspiracy counts. She remains free on a $300,000 bond issued after she was arrested in February on an obstruction charge

  • Billions Withdrawn Before Madoff Arrest: Records Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 6:09 AM ET

    As the Obama administration completes its examinations of the nation’s largest banks, industry executives are bracing for fights with the government over repayment of bailout money and forced sales of bad mortgages.

  • Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer hasn’t learned a thing from his recent ordeals and has destroyed as much value as anybody else in America, Kenneth Langone, former director of the New York Stock Exchange, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Enron's Skilling Files Appeal for 2006 Conviction Monday, 11 May 2009 | 4:12 PM ET
    Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling is appealing his 2006 conviction to the Supreme Court.  In a 50-page petition filed Monday afternoon, Skilling's attorneys argue the conviction should be overturned because he did not put his own interest above Enron's as the government claimed, and because the Houston jury that convicted him was prejudiced by "pervasive media coverage."

  • Ex-Bear Stearns Exec Sues for $2 Million Bonus Monday, 11 May 2009 | 3:16 PM ET

    A former executive of Bear Stearns has sued for a $2 million bonus he says he is owed.

  • The Hemp Hump Monday, 11 May 2009 | 1:22 PM ET
    Hemp Plant

    What if Americans could buy cigarettes but were banned from growing tobacco? Buy bread but not allowed to grow wheat? That is the case with industrial hemp, a product in everything from car doors to milk...legally.

  • Administration Plans to Strengthen Antitrust Rules Monday, 11 May 2009 | 6:52 AM ET

    President Obama’s top antitrust official this week plans to restore an aggressive enforcement policy against corporations that use their market dominance to elbow out competitors or to keep them from gaining market share.

  • SEC "Railroaded" Stanford, Attorneys Say Sunday, 10 May 2009 | 3:18 PM ET

    Attorneys for Texas financier R. Allen Stanford, who is accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of running a "massive Ponzi scheme," say the agency has "railroaded" their client and now is trying to prevent him from defending himself.

  • Obama: Send Me Credit Card Law This Month Saturday, 9 May 2009 | 2:29 PM ET

    Putting himself on the side of fuming consumers, President Barack Obama is pushing Congress to send him legislation by Memorial Day that would put a tighter rein on the credit card industry.

  • Madoff Secretary: His Silence, Massage Parlors Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 1:58 PM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    Bernard Madoff's longtime secretary says she believes the disgraced financier is not cooperating with authorities to protect others.

  • Allen Stanford Attempts to Surrender in Texas Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 10:58 PM ET

    Allen Stanford, the Texas billionaire facing civil fraud charges, attempted to turn himself in at the federal courthouse in Houston on Thursday, but was turned away because there is no warrant for his arrest, his lawyer said.

  • Bank Regulation Case Pits U.S. Against States Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 10:56 AM ET

    The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in a case that could change the way big banks are regulated.

  • Court Freezes Assets of Pang, Companies Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 11:56 PM ET
    SEC

    Federal regulators have won a court order freezing the assets of financier Danny Pang, whom they accuse of defrauding investors of hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • The author of the Credit Cardholder Bill of Rights tells us how the legislation will help, despite what the credit card industry has to say about it.

  • Madoff Investors Ordered to Return False Profits Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 2:21 PM ET
    Bernard Madoff

    The trustee unraveling Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme is threatening legal action to recover $735 million from investors who unwittingly made money off the swindle.