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  • Stocks finished near session highs Monday, with the S&P 500 setting a record close and the Nasdaq ending at its best level since November 2000, following a better-than-expected pending home sales report and after Italy's new prime minister named his cabinet over the weekend.

  • Fed May Provide a Safety Net for the Market Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 8:08 PM ET
    A trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).

    The Fed is expected to repeat its dovish message in the coming week, which could provide a safety net for the market amid a big wave of earnings and the April jobs report.

  • A Dealmaker's Version of 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon' Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 10:17 AM ET
    Mike Baute

    Relationship Science founder Neal Goldman told CNBC his company has generated an actionable business Rolodex from mining publicly-available information.

  • Paper Trail Goes Cold in Case Against S&P Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 1:21 AM ET

    The U.S. government's civil fraud lawsuit against S&P relies heavily on emails in which employees voiced doubts about the integrity of the agency's ratings. But S&P may still come out on top.

  • 20 Stocks With the Potential to Pop Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 4:39 PM ET

    CNBC’s Analytics team looked at the stocks that have average consensus estimates farthest above their current stock prices. Here's what they found.

  • Moody's Stabs S&P in the Back With a Near-Junk Rating Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 10:47 AM ET

    Moody's says its rival is under threat of crippling lawsuits, but Moody's may be in the same situation. TheStreet.com reports.

  • McGraw-Hill Defends S&P Unit, Beats Street Forecast Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 9:46 AM ET

    McGraw-Hill, which is being sued by the U.S. government for bond ratings issued by its S&P unit, reported a surge in quarterly adjusted profit and said it does not believe the government can prove its case.

  • State of the Union May Well Set Tone for Budget Talks Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 6:05 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday could drive market focus straight to the next skirmish in the budget and deficit battle with Congress, depending on his tone.

  • $5 Billion Fine A 'Drop in the Bucket': Expert  Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 5:50 AM ET

    Dennis Kelleher, CEO of Better Markets, tells CNBC why a $5 billion fine would be the least S&P deserve for their fraudulent AAA ratings which helped cause the financial crash.

  • Game Plan: Jim Cramer’s Best Plays for Week Ahead Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 6:01 PM ET

    Think the past week was busy? Wait until you get a load of what’s on Cramer’s radar for this week.

  • Lawsuit Worries Hit Moody's Shares Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Shares in credit rating agency Moody's fell sharply on Friday as it faces a possible federal fraud lawsuit over its pre-crisis debt ratings.

  • Early Movers: MCO, AOL, LH & More Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 8:09 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Moody's, which could face a federal lawsuit tied to pre-crisis ratings, reported a 66 percent jump in quarterly profit as it benefited from a wave of debt issues.

  • The U.S. Justice Department and multiple states are discussing also suing Moody's for defrauding investors, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Big 3 Ratings Agencies 'Still Selling Out': Ratings CEO Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 12:51 PM ET

    "Many of the practices you're seeing in DOJ's lawsuit are still going on. They're still selling out," said Jules Kroll, CEO of Kroll Bond Ratings, a New York-based ratings agency.

  • S&P Hires Top Attorney for $5 Billion Lawsuit Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 10:46 PM ET

    Standard and Poor's has hired John Keker, one of the country's top white-collar defense attorneys, to help fight a $5 billion lawsuit brought by the U.S. government this week.

  • The Standard and Poor's Files  Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 3:12 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the $5 billion complaint filed by the Justice Department against Standard and Poor's and the role of internal emails in the case. Henry Blodget, Business Insider CEO and editor-in-chief, weighs in.

  • Stocks finished higher Tuesday, wiping out most of the previous session's losses, boosted by a batch of encouraging earnings reports and positive economic data from Europe.

  • US Sues S&P Over Mortgage-Bond Ratings Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 11:44 AM ET

    The U.S. government has launched a civil lawsuit against Standard & Poor's over mortgage bond ratings, the first federal enforcement action against a credit rating agency over behavior tied to the recent financial crisis.

  • Probe of S&P 'Intensified' After US Downgrade: Lawyer Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 11:11 AM ET
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder leads a news conference with Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart Delery and attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia at the Department of Justice.

    Floyd Abrams, the lead attorney for Standard & Poor's, told CNBC Tuesday that "the intensity of the investigation" into the agency's bond ratings "significantly increased" after S&P downgraded the U.S.