Law Legislation

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    Everyone knows that construction companies are profiting from the stimulus bill, but tech firms are cashing in, too.

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    Citigroup's recent arrangement for converting some of the government’s preference shares into ordinary shares causes a significant loss to the retail investor, Citigroup shareholder Victor Filatov, former president of Capula Investment Management, told CNBC.

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    Some media executives are growing concerned that the increasingly popular curators of the Web that are taking large pieces of the original work — a practice sometimes called scraping — are shaving away potential readers and profiting from the content, the New York Times reports.

  • For many Americans, the current recession is their first brush with unemployment. The newly jobless face a host of questions over how to navigate a system of unemployment insurance benefits.

  • UBS

    Federal authorities suspect the scandal over Americans’ secret offshore accounts at UBS, the big Swiss bank, runs far deeper than they believed only a week ago.

  • The special Town Hall event isn't over. Click through for the questions and answers you didn’t see on T.V.

  • Also, how we need to acknowledge the mistakes of the past and make sure we don't repeat them in the future.

  • UBS was sued on Tuesday in a Swiss federal court by wealthy American clients seeking to prevent the disclosure of their identities as part of a tax-evasion investigation by the United States Justice Department.

  • Find out more about one of the most important figures in today's economic environment.

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    Don't miss the chance to ask questions and get answers directly from FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair.

  • The judge in the SEC's civil suit against Stanford Financial has recused himself after determining that "a person within the third degree of relationship" to him has "substantial holdings" managed by one of Stanford's companies.

  • Stocks started to claw back in the final hours of trading Friday after fears of nationalization smacked banks and sent the Dow to its lowest point in more than 10 years.

  • Bernie Madoff

    The trustee in charge of untangling the mess brought on by the Bernard Madoff scandal told investors Friday there was no indication the disgraced financier bought securities for his clients.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a weak open Friday with banks set to take a hammering on growing fears of nationalization for Citigroup and Bank of America.

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission obtained a court order halting an alleged Ponzi scheme by Hawaii-based Billions Coupons and its CEO Marvin R. Cooper that was targeting members of the Deaf community in the U.S. and Japan.

  • Arthur Nadel

    Arthur Nadel, the Florida money manager who briefly went missing last month after the six hedge funds he ran collapsed in an alleged "mini-Madoff" scheme, will remain behind bars at least awhile longer.

  • Stimulus Package

    The New York Times reports on some of the biggest provisions in the stimulus bill - the ones that will hit you directly in the wallet.

  • Arthur Nadel

    Federal prosecutors say disgraced Florida hedge fund manager Arthur Nadel wrote letters home while he was fleeing from authorities last month, including one telling his family he "really anticipated" being labeled a "Mini-Madoff." 

  • Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    The attorney for former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling says he will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, now that an appellate court has denied his request to re-hear the case.

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    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.