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  • Key Senators Say Deal Reached on Housing Bill Monday, 19 May 2008 | 6:39 PM ET

    The two top members of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee announced Monday that they have a deal that will create a multi-billion dollar mortgage rescue fund and a new regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Senators Reach Accord on Housing Rescue Friday, 16 May 2008 | 4:02 AM ET

    Leaders of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee said on Thursday they have agreed to the underpinnings of a housing rescue plan that will create a federal backstop for failing loans.

  • Bush Won't Veto Bill Halting Shipments to Oil Reserve Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 10:50 AM ET

    The White House said that President Bush would not veto a final bill from Congress that orders a halt to filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve while oil prices are very high.

  • Key Senators Said to Reach Accord on Housing Bailout Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

    Key members of the U.S. Senate have reached a deal on a sweeping housing rescue plan that would see Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac backstop a government mortgage insurance fund, two industry sources said Thursday.

  • Russia Judge Demands Swifter Bank of NY Mellon Suit Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 7:51 AM ET

    The judge presiding over Russia's $22.5 billion lawsuit against the Bank of New York Mellon insisted on Tuesday the case move toward a quick conclusion after more than a year of procedural delays.

  • House Set to Pass Housing Rescue Bill Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 6:44 AM ET

    The House is due Wednesday to begin debating a housing rescue package that could see the government buy up $15 billion of abandoned homes and help an estimated half million homeowners facing foreclosure.

  • Senior UBS Employee was Detained in US Tax Probe Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 5:24 AM ET

    A senior UBS employee was briefly detained by U.S. authorities in April as part of an investigation into the bank's cross-border business, the Swiss bank said on Wednesday.

  • Subprime Mortgage Collapse Under Federal Probe Monday, 5 May 2008 | 5:42 AM ET
    Fed Cut and Mortgage

    Federal prosecutors in New York have formed a task force together with other government agencies to examine the collapse of the market for risky home loans, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn said Monday.

  • NY Judge Reserves Clear Channel Judgment Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 6:43 AM ET

    A New York state judge on Thursday made no immediate ruling on a group of banks' request to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to force them to fund the $20 billion leveraged buyout of Clear Channel Communications.

  • US Regulators to Settle with Ex-Fannie Executives Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 10:23 PM ET

    U.S. federal regulators will announce a settlement on Friday with former Fannie Mae  executives over their alleged roles in a 2004 multibillion-dollar accounting scandal, a person familiar with the settlement said on Thursday.

  • Skilling to Appeal 'Egregious' Enron Prosecution Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 12:33 PM ET
    Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Attorneys for former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling will argue Wednesday that his 2006 conviction should be overturned because of “shocking” and “egregious” misconduct by prosecutors.

  • It's Confidence, Stupid! Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 7:07 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Well, not altogether true, of course. Or rather: It´s not so much confidence, but the notable lack thereof. Has Ben Bernanke completely lost his bearings? That's the question of the day ...

  • SocGen Trader Kerviel Leaves Jail Pending Probe Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 12:58 PM ET

    Jerome Kerviel, the Frenchman blamed by his company for the world's biggest rogue trading scandal, left jail on Tuesday after winning a legal battle against detention.

  • Skilling Attorneys: Feds Withheld Key Evidence Saturday, 15 Mar 2008 | 10:13 AM ET

    Attorneys for jailed former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling say the government illegally withheld key evidence that would have proven he is innocent.

  • Fidelity anti-money laundering unit probed? Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 9:56 AM ET

    A federal grand jury and the Securities and Exchange Commission have been investigating the anti-money laundering practices of Fidelity Investments, according to a report in the Boston Business Journal.

  • Police Make New Arrest in SocGen Trading Scandal Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 2:39 PM ET

    Police arrested another employee of Societe Generale on Wednesday as part of its inquiry into an alleged rogue trading scandal at France's second-biggest listed bank, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

  • ECB Still Flying the Anti-Inflation Flag Proudly Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 10:04 AM ET

    It is the ECB's mandate, credo and conviction that only an inflation-free (inflation-free in ECB speak is a rise in consumer prices of no more than 2 percent) economy is a healthy economy and that price stability is the best guarantor for economic growth and prowess.

  • Feast and Famine Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 7:52 AM ET

    The latest sovereign wealth fund move underlines hemes at this year's MIPIM: where do the value opportunities lie a year after the credit crunch started to take hold, and who will emerge as the new dominant players?

  • As MIPIM Starts, Opportunity Lies East Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 7:57 AM ET

    The 28,000 delegates can now start to discuss the real issue of the day. Who will throw the most fabulous party? And more importantly: how the devil are they making enough money to pay for it?

  • Storm Clouds, Not Just in Credit Markets Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 8:38 AM ET

    We all expected the credit crunch to cast a shadow across the start of this year's MIPIM real-estate conference starting in Cannes tomorrow. But a literal storm was the immediate problem.

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