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  • Nestle Toll House

    So tell me, who doesn't like to eat the chocolate chip cookie batter before it's baked? But some folks are learning the hard way that it's not a great idea. And Nestle is paying the price.

  • Allen Stanford

    Magistrate Hannah Lauck (Lock) agreed with prosecutors during a hearing Friday in Richmond, Va., that Stanford poses a flight risk and ordered a detention hearing.

  • President Obama's proposed financial reform has sparked a debate among lawmakers and members of the financial sector. Some argue that the plan's creation of a separate consumer protection agency will cause unnecessary confusion, while others say it  will give the Federal Reserve too much power. CNBC talked to the experts for their opinion on the proposal.

  • Stethescope and money

    The high cost of securing health insurance for all Americans, the top domestic priority of President Obama, has Congressional Democrats scrambling to scale back their proposals or find ways to trim tens of billions of dollars a year from existing health programs.

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    At least five individuals, including Texas financier Allen Stanford, have been arrested following a sweeping federal indictment over an alleged $8 billion Ponzi scheme, CNBC had learned. Stanford and the others are expected to appear before federal magistrates in three states Friday.

  • If you want to ride out the rest of this recession in a cave, that’s fine — just make sure it’s up to code. Just one of the valuable recession lessons you can learn from a caveman!

  • The court-appointed Receiver in the Stanford case, Ralph Janvey, discounted last night's motion by Stanford's attorneys to disqualify the law firm of Baker Botts, one of Janvey's main law firms.

  • Treasury Secretary Nominee Lawrence Summers

    National Economic Counsel Advisor Larry Summers told CNBC Tuesday that President Obama's call for new regulations in the financial industry has no winners or losers and is more like a re-organization than creating new agencies

  • George Soros

    The financial reform should include some way of separating banks' proprietary trading from commercial banking, although a return to regulation similar to the Glass-Steagall Act would be impractical, legendary investor George Soros wrote in the Financial Times.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama is ready to roll out an overhaul of the intricate rules and systems that govern America's troubled financial institutions, proposing the most ambitious revision since the Great Depression.

  • Tobacco

    Historic anti-smoking legislation sped to final congressional passage on Friday— after a bitter fight lasting nearly a half-century— and lawmakers and the White House quickly declared it would save the lives of thousands of smokers of all ages.

  • Tobacco

    The Senate has voted to give the government extensive new powers to decide how tobacco companies will make and market their products. Supporters say that could spare millions from smoking addiction and premature death.

  • Gavel

    Exactly a year after swindler Samuel Israel III disappeared, the girlfriend who helped him has been sentenced to four months of home confinement.

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    Of the $299 billion companies brought back from foreign subsidiaries, ostensibly for a reinvestment program, about 92 percent went to shareholders, the New York Times reports.

  • An Indiana money manager is set to plead guilty to charges of crashing an airplane near a Panhandle neighborhood in a botched attempt to fake his own death.

  • Red Bull Cans

    Red Bull fans once hyped the popular energy drink as "liquid cocaine." They may have been on to something. The latest buzz about Red Bull is a widening controversy over whether its products actually contain traces of the illegal drug.

  • Hong Kong officials said they found traces of cocaine in cans of energy drink Red Bull, Agence France Press reported Tuesday.

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    The Justice Department has begun an investigation into whether the recruiting practices of some of the largest technology companies violated antitrust laws, according to two people with knowledge of the investigation, the New York Times reported.

  • From bankruptcies to new emissions standards, here's what you need to know if you're thinking of buying a car right now.

  • John Ulzheimer says an interest rate cap included in the new law would have actually hurt consumers.