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  • Bank of America Appeals "Shocking" ABN Ruling: FT Friday, 8 Jun 2007 | 6:17 AM ET

    Bank of America has accused a Dutch court of unlawful action by blocking its $21 billion purchase of ABN Amro's U.S. unit LaSalle Bank in an appeal filing, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

  • Could Magic Fans Get "Refund" On Donovan? Wednesday, 6 Jun 2007 | 10:26 AM ET
    Billy Donovan

    Imagine this. You live in the Orlando area and you’ve been thinking about buying tickets for some time. Late last week, you hear that University of Florida coach Billy Donovan is coming to coach the team. So you plunk down $3,600 for two seats for two seats behind the basket. Then, Donovan reverses course. What do you do? You might ask for a refund. The question is, would you get it? You might immediately say “Yes.”

  • Brocade Communications Systems agreed to pay a $7 million penalty to settle allegations it improperly issued stock-option grants, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Thursday.

  • Mastercard Is Priceless Tuesday, 22 May 2007 | 7:46 PM ET

    After a recent Supreme Court ruling, this company could be in the clear. That's one more reason to own the stock.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • The company built by the world's richest man takes on the world's largest democracy, and it's a case of cyber culture clash. India-based itVAR News (an IT website) says Microsoft is billing computer retailers in the town of Gujarat thousands of dollars, accusing them of installing pirated Windows software.The retailers have responded with a strike, a boycott and general outrage, though no one appears to be denying the accusations. One Indian retailer put it this way, "Since we are not charging anything extra for installing the software, it means that we are actually not trading in pirated software. For us, this is just a 'sewa' (selfless act) that we are offering to our customers. Besides, the pricing of their operating systems is way too high for Indian markets."

  • Bernanke's Mortgage Medley Thursday, 17 May 2007 | 3:52 PM ET

    In a speech today at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke detailed the many ways in which financial regulators, including the Federal Reserve and Congress, could act in order to prevent a recurrence of the subprime mortgage crises. Okay, not many ways -- four ways.

  • I was opening up my packs of Donruss' Score Select and I pulled this card. I was excited about who the player was, but I was really angry when I looked at this signature.I guess about 10 years ago, card companies started inserting signature cards in packs, but I have to tell you over the past couple years, the signatures have gotten worse and worse. I don't blame the card companies. They send these athletes a sheet of stickers to sign and in the end, the athletes just get lazy.

  • Dr. Daniel Yergin, CNBC global energy analyst & Chairman of CERA

    The road is getting much clearer. On Tuesday, a legislative draft will emerge from committee, and head to the floor of the U.S. Senate. It might not get that much notice in itself, but it ought to, because it tells you how much has changed on energy issues. And, given its probable passage (or that of something along those lines), the new legislation will have a big impact on the automobile industry.

  • Tip of the Iceberg Thursday, 3 May 2007 | 2:44 PM ET

    As lawmakers on Capitol Hill stand in front of brightly colored placards, touting their 'Save the Subprimer’ proposals (witness Sen. Charles Schumer today), and banks get together with community groups in aggressive campaigns to seek out those in danger of default and save them from ultimate foreclosure (witness EMC's "Mortgage Mod Squad"), I fear something is getting lost. We're not in the thick of the crisis; we're right at the start.

  • ABN Faces New Suit as Takeover Battle Heats Up Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | 6:12 AM ET

    An investor in ABN Amro has filed a class action suit against the bank in an effort to scrap an $88 billion takeover by Barclays and the sale of U.S. unit LaSalle, saying directors failed in their duties.

  • Citi

    Dennis Block, co-chair of the corporate M&A practice at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” that activist shareholders are unlikely to break up Citigroup. “It’s a wakeup call,” Block said Friday. “(Citigroup) has a very competent CEO who understands the need to get out there and explain why the business makes sense and how he’s going to grow it and how share price is going to be reflected by his activities.”

  • ABN Amro Faces Court Hearing over LaSalle Sale Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | 8:03 AM ET

    ABN Amro Holding has been called to a hearing at the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal tomorrow in a case brought by the Dutch shareholders' association VEB, which is demanding an investigation into the policy making process at the bank, which is the Netherlands' largest.

  • Wolfowitz to Make Case on Bank Flap Friday, 27 Apr 2007 | 4:09 AM ET

    World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz will be fighting to keep his job when he addresses questions about his handling of a promotion and pay package for his girlfriend.

  • "Authentic" California Lawsuits Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | 11:13 AM ET

    The National Chamber of Commerce has named California as the worst state in the nation in terms of legal troubles for business. Apparently, the gold in the Golden State is going to lawyers. The Chamber claims many lawyers are flocking to California as other states tighten up requirements to go after companies in court. The state motto, "Eureka! I've found it!", is one attorneys are taking to heart!

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges against two former Apple officers in its stock options backdating case, but questions remain about whether CEO Steve Jobs will emerge unscathed amid new accusations.

  • Siemens CEO Resigns, Leadership Vacuum Grows Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 11:52 AM ET

    Siemens Chief Executive Klaus Kleinfeld will leave the scandal-hit group when his contract expires at the end of September, the company said on Wednesday, deepening its leadership crisis.

  • Former Apple CFO Settles Options Backdating Case With SEC Wednesday, 25 Apr 2007 | 1:20 AM ET

    Apple's former finance chief said on Tuesday he relied on Chief Executive Steve Jobs in the handling of backdated stock options, putting the spotlight on the company's co-founder inthe scandal.

  • Microsoft Meets Deadline on Response to EU Charges Tuesday, 24 Apr 2007 | 3:25 AM ET

    Microsoft has responded to European Union allegations that it is overcharging rivals for information that would make their products work better with Windows. The software maker also repeated its request for more guidance on what regulators consider to be an acceptable price.

  • Demand for a free vaccine against cervical cancer is outstripping supply in New Hampshire, which was the first state in the country to approve free distribution of the vaccine, which protects girls against four strains of a sexually transmitted infection called human papillomavirus, or HPV.

  • World Bank Group to Discuss President Wolfowitz's Fate Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 12:53 PM ET

    The World Bank's board on Friday ordered an ad hoc group to discuss the fate of President Paul Wolfowitz, whose leadership has been thrown into turmoil by revelations that he helped his girlfriend get a high-paying job.