Law Legislation

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  • Sometimes, it's the only option you've got left if you're being taken advantage of. But you better be prepared for a long, hard slog.

  • Family and money don’t always mix. But when they inevitably do, here’s how to plan for it.

  • Cramer spoke with Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google who is part of Obama’s transition economic advisory board about this new team and what they’ll do.

  • Do you want to know why the stock market was up 396 points today (this on top of Friday's 494 point rally)? Cramer says it's simple.

  • There's one specific decision, Cramer believes, that President-elect Obama can make that would have immediate positive effects and "restore stability and credibility to our stock market" -- without costing a dime! It could even stop the "endless incredible pummeling of stocks." What's this miracle move, you ask? Simple: he should replace SEC Chairman Chris Cox.

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    Under the stewardship of Chief Justice John Roberts, whose own background is largely in appellate litigation on behalf of corporate interests, business cases are a “growth area” of the Court’s docket.

  • On his last day as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Alan Greenspan smiles as he presides over his final Federal Open Market Committee meeting at the the Fed's headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. He is speaking to Deborah J. Danker, at left, special assistant to the board, with Vice Chairman Roger W. Ferguson Jr., at right. Greenspan has held the post for more than 18 years and is widely viewed as the most successful chairman in the Fed's 92-year h

    Lawmakers have called key players from the past and present to congressional hearings in an effort to find out what caused the biggest financial crisis since the 1930s and determine how the government plans to get the nation out of the mess.

  • Prosecutors have subpoenaed a dozen executives of Lehman Brothers Holdings including Chief Executive Dick Fuld in connection with three grand jury probes investigating the fall of the investment bank.

  • Under the new "bailout" — "rescue" — legislation, Treasury will be purchasing billions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities — mostly backed by subprime mortgages.

  • Prospects for a financial rescue plan improved in Congress as the Senate prepared to vote tonight and two House leadrs said headway is being made. But the debate continues to rage about what the most effective solution is. What do you think?

  • Do you know where your federal income-tax dollars go? The National Priorities Project, a non-profit organization, used data from the Office of Management and Budget to explain how each dollar is spent when it gets into Uncle Sam's hands. (Source: National Priorities Project: Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go 2008 Report.)

    Do you know where your federal income-tax dollars go? The National Priorities Project does. Learn how each dollar is spent when it gets into Uncle Sam's hands.

  • John McCain and Barack Obama

    The economic crisis and raw politics threatened to derail the first presidential debate as John McCain challenged Barack Obama to delay the Friday forum and join forces to help Washington fix the financial mess. Obama rebuffed his GOP rival, saying the next president needs to "deal with more than one thing at once."

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    In whatever form it takes, the government rescue plan for the nation's financial system should provide an entry point for investors looking to buy bank stocks again.

  • Why is New York moving to regulate a complicated part of the derivative market? Because no one else was keeping an eye on it, says the state's insurance chief.

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    Indiana has sued Countrywide Financial, becoming the latest state to take the mortgage lender to court over its lending practices.

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    Three more more financial firms, including Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs, reached settlements over the sale of auction-rate securities, a $330 billion market that collapsed in February.

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    Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain met with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Thursday in an attempt to reach a settlement of the auction-rate securities probe, CNBC has learned.

  • Merrill Lynch reached a settlement with Massachusetts over auction-rate securities, the latest in a string a accords between regulators and Wall Street firms over the $330 billion market that collapsed in February