The number of Americans trading in marriage for cohabitation continues to rise. So, assuming that arrangement means commitment and longevity, couples need to make sure you have an estate plan in place to avoid some very unwelcome surprises down the road.
Prenuptial agreements are often associated with millionaire moguls and super celebs, but the truth is prenups are not only for the über rich and famous. In fact, people of all ages and ranges of net worth could find a lot of value in signing one before they tie the knot.
Whistleblower Harry Markopolos, whose warnings about the Madoff scandal fell on deaf ears at the Securities and Exchange Commission for years, has provided the SEC's Inspector General with new information about an alleged "mini-Madoff" fraud that is still underway, CNBC has learned.
Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax. Actor Kevin Bacon. World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein. All three have at least one thing in common: Their names appear on a list of several thousand clients who lost money investing with Bernard Madoff. The list has been made public in a court filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan.
Hedge fund manager Arthur Nadel, arrested last week on fraud charges, has agreed to have his assets frozen.
A 47-year-old New Mexico man has been arrested on charges alleging he mailed threatening letters containing suspicious powder to banks and federal offices around the country, federal officials announced Tuesday.
Nicholas Cosmo, the Long Island man accused of running a $370 million dollar Ponzi scheme, remains jailed following a bail hearing today.
As Bernard Madoff awaits his fate inside his Manhattan penthouse, he is getting a new crew to keep him safe.
A Florida hedge fund manager who disappeared this month just as he was due to pay investors $50 million turned himself in to authorities Tuesday to face federal securities and wire fraud charges.
Accused Ponzi-schemer Nicholas Cosmo onced owed tens of thousands of dollars in gambling debt to the Genovese crime family, the latest twist in a scheme federal authorities believed bilked small investors out of $370 million, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
The owner of a Long Island investment firm accused of cheating people out of more than $100 million is expected to appear in court Tuesday.
The court-appointed receiver in the case of missing hedge fund manager Art Nadel says Nadel has been defrauding investors since at least 2003, "and in all likelihood before then."
Now that people are making wish-lists for the new administration, lowering the drinking age keeps popping up as one of the most common suggestions. I think our national drinking age is an absolute travesty of justice.
Several dozen employees, who work in the legitimate branch of Bernard Madoff's firm, are being laid off, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Federal law enforcement agents have tracked missing Sarasota hedge fund manager Arthur G. Nadel to Slidell, La., through cell phone records, according to a report in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, which cited sources close to the investigation.
The UnitedHealth settlement over out-of-network medical costs has huge implications for all of us. For one, it shows that the consumer can still effect change.
J. Ezra Merkin, a New York financier, wrote his investors last month that he too was shocked by the news that Bernard L. Madoff’s hedge fund was an elaborate Ponzi scheme.
This may be apocryphal, but when FDR was running for President for the first time in 1932, he said something along the lines of "What America needs now is a good, stiff drink." Then he won and went on to help end prohibition. Well, now we've got a new Democratic President coming into office, we're in similarly dire economic straits, and maybe what America needs is a nice toke?
Stocks fell sharply as the decline in retail sales was double of what was expected and earnings worries escalated. The Dow and S&P logged their worst starts to the year ever.
Stocks fell sharply as the decline in retail sales was double of what was expected and earnings worries escalated.