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    A settlement over foreclosure practices between the nation's five largest mortgage servicers and the states attorneys general will not be reached by next Tuesday.

  • DSK 'Seducer' Not Rapist: Biographer Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 7:09 AM ET
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn with his wife Anne Sinclair at New York State Supreme court.

    The official biographer of Dominique Strauss-Kahn believes he is a "French lover" rather than a rapist.

  • Casey Anthony Acquitted of Murder Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 4:00 PM ET
    Casey Anthony

    Casey Anthony was found not guilty Tuesday of killing her 2-year-old daughter three years ago in a case that captivated the nation as it played out on national television from the moment the toddler was reported missing. .

  • Roger Clemens being sworn in before testifying before US House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on February 13, 2008.

    Roger Clemens' tenacious pursuit of victory on the pitcher's mound re-emerges this week as he goes on trial on charges he lied when he denied using drugs and confronts his chief accuser, the former friend who says he injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone.

  • Straus-Kahn Timeline Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | 8:32 AM ET
    Straus-Kahn Timeline

    A look at the events that led up to the arrest of the former IMF chief, with NBC's Jonathan Dienst.

  • Did Paulson Dump BofA? Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 12:15 PM ET
    Did Paulson Dump BofA?

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on the big bank's top holders and why one of them may have sold down his stake; also, an update on Zynga's bid to become public, with Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors chairman/CEO.

  • BofA to Pay $8.5 Billion to Settle Countrywide Mortgages Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 9:26 AM ET
    Bank of America branch, New York City.

    Bank of America has reached a final settlement in which it will pay $8.5 billion in cash to a group of 530 private trusts who say the bank violated its obligations regarding mortgages issued from Countrywide Financial.

  • Bank of America branch, New York City.

    Bank of America is apparently on the verge of an $8.5 billion settlement with mortgage investors over complaints that it violated its servicing agreements during the housing boom.

  • Is The Supreme Court Pro-Business? Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 4:41 PM ET

    Has the U.S. Supreme Court pivoted toward deciding cases favorably for business interests?

  • Newly unsealed court documents obtained by CNBC allege the Libyan government knew Allen Stanford was running a scam when officials withdrew tens of millions of dollars in Stanford investments in 2008 and early 2009.

  • Tobey Maguire

    Tobey Maguire and other celebs are being sued by a group of hedge fund investors, who say Maguire and others won cash in an illegal poker ring, which belongs to them.

  • Employees line up for a Walmart meeting.

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s tossing out of a massive class-action sex-discrimination suit against Wal-Mart was a “huge victory” with broad consequences, the retailer’s lead counsel Ted Boutrous told Larry Kudlow Monday.

  • The Wal-Mart Victory Effect Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 5:51 PM ET
    Walmart Truck

    The Wal-Mart victory handed down by the Supremes today is a great win for all business, and a huge defeat for frivolous class-action lawsuits.

  • Ex-Expert Network Consultant Guilty of Fraud Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 11:14 AM ET
    Ex-Expert Network Consultant Guilty of Fraud

    Winifred Jiau is found guilty of securities fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Allen Stanford

    The court-appointed receiver who is recovering assets for investors in Allen Stanford's alleged Ponzi scheme is demanding that Libya's sovereign wealth funds return millions of dollars they somehow managed to withdraw just before the firm blew up in 2009, CNBC has learned.

  • Suspicious Pre-Deal Trades Fall Sharply Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 1:11 AM ET

    The level of suspicious trading ahead of UK mergers and acquisitions fell sharply last year to 21 percent, the lowest level since 2003, as regulators around the world intensified efforts to combat insider trading, the FT reported.

  • Goldman Sachs

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is examining whether an offer of $50 million from Goldman Sachs to Libya's sovereign wealth fund may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, according to the Wall Street Journal.

  • Third Madoff Auction Nets $500,000 Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 12:17 PM ET
    Bernie Madoff

    The third auction of Bernie and Ruth Madoff's personal items brought in a hefty half a million dollars that will distributed to victims of Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

  • Gavel

    The Supreme Court made it easier for investors to pursue securities-fraud suits today when it ruled against Halliburton Co. and overturned a lower-court's decision.

  • Supreme Court Sides With Roche in Patent Battle Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 10:55 AM ET
    Supreme Court Sides With Roche in Patent Battle

    The Supreme Court sides with Roche in a patent battle with Stanford University, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.