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READ HERE: In personal pleas to the court, Bernard Madoff's victims ask for big jail time and his family stripped of everything.
Bernard Madoff lost his bid Friday to be released from jail until his June sentencing for Wall Street's largest ever investment fraud.
Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's lawyer has asked a federal appeals court to let his client stay out of prison until sentencing. The court said it will not rule immediately.
A new report from SEC Inspector General David Kotz says the agency is not doing enough to address complaints about abusive, "naked" short selling.
After a rocky start, stocks barreled higher Tuesday fueled by a surge in techs and a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February. Even banks posted strong gains.
Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday as investors were encouraged by a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February but banks wobbled.
Stocks struggled at the open Tuesday as investors were encouragd by a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February but banks wobbled.
The Internal Revenue Service is allowing tax relief and refunds for some investors who paid taxes on earnings from their investments with Bernard Madoff that turned out to be nonexistent.
Futures rebounded Tuesday after a report showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February.
Britain's tax office said Tuesday it is investigating claims by a whistleblower that Barclays, the country's third largest bank, has allegedly been planning to dodge taxes.
Monaco succumbed to international pressure over the weekend, becoming the latest country to adopt international standards for banking openness and information-sharing at a time when the United States and its European allies in battling tax evaders face what could be years of negotiations before they are able to proclaim victory.
Stocks went four for four Friday in a dramatic win that delivered stocks their best week since November.
A building materials company and its owner have appealed a $12.6 million verdict against them, alleging that a juror was posting related messages on Twitter.com while hearing the case.
Stocks opened slightly higher Friday amid some much-needed good news from banks.
Futures pointed to a fourth straight session of gains Friday amid some much-needed good news from banks.
New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Rep. Barney Frank and other lawmakers are discussing a plan to link executive pay to the long-term performance of companies, the Wall Street Journal said.
Bernard Madoff pled guilty to eleven charges stemming from his alleged $64 billion Ponzi scheme today. His victims were given a chance to speak in court, though some did not in spite of their lingering questions.
Here is the text of Bernard Madoff's prepared plea allocution statement, delivered Thursday in U.S. District Court in New York
Citi analyst Deborah Weinswig downgrades Wal-Mart shares to hold from buy, citing fears that proposed legislation intended to make it easier for employees to unionize will boost Wal-Mart's labor costs and hurt its ability to compete.
A man dubbed "the Swiss gigolo" by the German media was sentenced to six years in prison Monday for defrauding Germany's richest woman of $9 million (euro 7 million) and attempting to blackmail her for tens of millions more.