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  • Bradley Birkenfeld, a former UBS AG banker, speaks during an interview at Schuylkill County Federal Correctional Institution in Minersville, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, April 27, 2009.

    Attorneys for jailed former Swiss banker Bradley Birkenfeld announced Tuesday that the IRS will pay him $104 million as a whistleblower reward for information he turned over to the US government.

  • Politics & Policy in China

    A Chinese court hands a suspended death sentence to Gu Kailai, wife of former fast-rising political star Bo Xilai. Dane Chamorro, Director, Global Risk Analysis, Asia Pacific, Control Risks and Colin Chapman, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Stratfor discuss the economic and political facets of this case.

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    Calling hold 'em a "game of skill," a federal judge in Brookly tossed out a jury's July conviction of a man charged with conspiring to operate an illegal poker club.

  • Tyco

    Tyco and its former chief executive have settled a New York lawsuit seeking to force him to surrender compensation he received before he was jailed.

  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) traders

    Commodities Futures and Exchange Commission (CFTC) commissioner Bart Chilton is calling for an insurance fund to protect futures customers.

  • Internet Security

    It is shaping up to be the year of the glitch. Days after the massive software failure which nearly put Knight Capital Group out of business,  exchanges in Tokyo and Spain were forced to suspend some trading due to glitches, while a software bug caused Southwest Airlines to charge online customers several times over for the same flight. .

  • Department of Justice

    Settlements for defrauding the government are on track to reach $8 billion this year, but relatively few executives are being charged at the companies getting the penalties, the New York Times reports.

  • IRS

    The IRS is paying out billions of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds to identity thieves; a problem that the tax service’s inspector general told CNBC is a “growing problem” involving numbers that are increasing “exponentially.”

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    The first rule of insider trading: Don’t talk about insider trading—or do a lot of Internet searches about it.

  • News Corp

    News Corp stock is slipping ever so slightly on low volume following the announcement that criminal charges have been brought against eight key figures in the never-ending phone hacking scandal, Yahoo Finance reports.

  • The New iPad

    A U.K. court wants to make it clear that Samsung did not infringe on Apple's iPad design so they're forcing the iPad maker to issue a public notice saying they were wrong, according to a report.

  • Seven years after he was first sued by New York state prosecutors for securities fraud, the allegations against former AIG chief Maurice “Hank” Greenberg are still pending – and may now be considered by the state's highest court.

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    Recent cases may be just the start of a new period where consumers take automakers to court over mileage claims.

  • Consumer Watchdog Sues Hyundai

    Consumer Watchdog is suing Hyundai for misrepresenting mileage in its advertising, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • THE business deal from hell began to crumble even before the Champagne corks were popped. The $580 million sale of Dragon Systems had just been approved by its board and congratulations were being exchanged. But there was a sense that something was amiss, the New York Times reports.

  • PFGBest's Wasendorf Arrested

    Russell Wasendorf, founder, chairman & CEO of PFGBest was arrested in Iowa. He is accused of making false statements to the CFTC. CNBC's Scott Cohn shares details.

  • Peregrine Financial Fallout

    Peregrine Financial is another financial collapse that is drawing outrage from lawmakers and investors, with CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • The Greek national flag is seen flying above the parliament building on Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

    Two suspected members of a Greek domestic terrorist group have gone missing in the middle of their trial, officials said Thursday, prompting orders for a judicial investigation and the suspension of an Athens police official.

  • Peter Madoff

    Three years to the day his older brother was sentenced to 150 years in prison, Peter Madoff  pleaded guilty to two charges linked to Bernie Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme.

  • Peter Madoff

    Peter Madoff, the younger brother of Ponzi swindler Bernie Madoff, was arrested this morning and will appear in court later in the day as part of a process that will see him serve 10 years in prison for his role in the swindle.