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  • Ending the war on drugs Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Ending the war on drugs

    NBC's Steve Handelsman reports the U.S. has 25 percent of the world's prisoners; and Joseph diGenova, Former U.S. Attorney, and Matt Welch, Reason Magazine, discuss a drug policy overhaul. "The science of marijuana is very bad," says diGenova, adding "that doesn't mean we should lock people up forever who use it."

  • Reality bites for 'Real Housewife' Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 10:56 AM ET
    NJ's 'Real Housewives' stars indicted

    The Giudices, one of the families in the "Real Housewives of New Jersey," are accused of mail and wire, bank and bankruptcy fraud, in addition to making false statements on loan applications, according to the Justice Department. NBC's Andrea Day reports.

  • SAC indicted, called 'magnet for market cheaters' Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 3:58 PM ET
    Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York speaks at a news conference July 25, 2013 about a federal indictment against SAC Capital, the hedge fund run by billionaire Steven A. Cohen.

    Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital is hit with criminal charges, but the hedge fund manager isn't named as a defendant.

  • Read the indictment Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 9:55 AM ET
    Steve Cohen, chairman and chief executive officer of SAC Captial Advisors LP.

    Indictment document for USA v. S.A.C. Capital Advisors

  • China blocks Glaxo finance head from leaving Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    GlaxoSmithKline Shanghai headquarters

    China is barring a GlaxoSmithKline executive from leaving the country amid a widening $490 bribery scandal ensaring the drug giant.

  • Apple Says It Did Nothing Wrong Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:04 AM ET
    Apple Says It Did Nothing Wrong

    The tech giant is pushing back against a ruling it violated antitrust laws, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Judge Says Apple Conspired to Raise Prices on E-Books Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 10:54 AM ET
    The Barnes & Noble Nook, left, and the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.

    In a major ruling on e-commerce, a federal judge decides that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books, and says a trial for damages will follow. Apple vows to appeal.

  • How the App Store Changed the World Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 10:23 AM ET
    How the App Store Has Changed the World

    Lance Ulanoff, Mashable, and Brian Heater, Engadget, discuss a judge's ruling that Apple violated antitrust laws. They also look at the impact on competition in software applications.

  • American Heroes: Fighting to Protect Their Money Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 5:01 PM ET

    If you are a veteran or a service member, there are several free resources available to protect you and your families from fraud and to help those who have been victimized.

  • Death of the Textbook—and the 50-Pound Bookbag Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 4:15 PM ET

    The textbook's day's are numbered, with the rise of e-books and self-publishing. That will mean lighter bookbags and prices, but they're still not cheap.

  • Former Enron CEO to Ask for Early Prison Release Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 9:45 AM ET
    Jeffrey Skilling

    Jeffrey Skilling and federal prosecutors will go before a judge on Friday and ask that the former Enron CEO be released early from prison.

  • Apple's E-Book Trial Heads Into Homestretch Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 9:16 AM ET
    Apple's E-Book Trial Heads Into Homestretch

    Closing arguments are expected today at a trial with the Justice Department over whether the tech giant conspired to fix e-book prices, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • How Elite Traders Jump the Gun on Wall Street Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 7:20 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Exchange in New York City.

    Selling gun-jumping technology to Wall Street is big business for suppliers of economic data. Should it be banned?

  • France Expands Inquiry of Tax Evasion at UBS Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 2:35 PM ET
    French investigators have placed Swiss bank UBS under formal investigation on suspicion that it tried to persuade rich French clients to open undeclared accounts in Switzerland, a legal source said.

    UBS, the biggest Swiss bank, is the target of a widening tax evasion investigation in France, a spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor's office said.

  • Obama's Job Approval Intact Despite Scandals: Poll Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 6:21 AM ET
    Obama's Job Approval Intact Despite Scandals: Poll

    CNBC's John Harwood, reveals the highlights of a new NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll that shows recent political turmoil has had only a modest impact so far on the president's standing.

  • Why Apple's Court Battle May Not Cut E-Book Prices Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 2:31 PM ET
    The Barnes & Noble Nook, left, and the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.

    Apple's court battle with the Department of Justice may not have much effect on e-book costs. Prices were already dropping.

  • Apple E-Book Trial Begins Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 11:11 AM ET
    Apple E-Book Trial Begins

    The tech giant is defending itself in a Manhattan court against charges of price-fixing, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Secret's Out! Swiss Banks Can Now Reveal Clients Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 9:52 AM ET

    The Swiss government says banks can sidestep secrecy laws to disclose clients' names in a move intended to help resolve a long-running tax dispute with the U.S.

  • Lawmakers Accuse IRS Officials of Lying in Scandal Friday, 17 May 2013 | 1:30 PM ET
    Ousted acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller is sworn in at Friday's hearing.

    Congressional Republicans accused leaders of the IRS of lying as they opened the first in a series of hearings about the agency's targeting of conservative groups.

  • IRS Commissioner Out After Tax Scandal Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 7:06 AM ET
    IRS Commissioner Out After Tax Scandal

    Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies; and Lawrence Bossidy, former Honeywell Chmn. & CEO, discuss the political fallout in the aftermath of the tax agency targeting conservative groups.