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  • Four Out of Five Companies Hit by Fraud: Survey Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 2:41 PM ET

    Four out of five businesses worldwide have been hurt by some type of corporate fraud in the last three years, according to a survey commissioned by risk consultant Kroll.

  • Experts Doubt EU Plan to Block Bomb Recipes on Web Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 8:52 AM ET

    A European Union proposal to stop people from accessing bomb-making instructions online is fraught with technical difficulties, if not downright unworkable, Internet practitioners say.

  • Apple CEO Subpoenaed in Backdating Case: Report Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 4:25 PM ET
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    Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs was asked by U.S. securities regulators to give a deposition in a lawsuit against the company's former general counsel involving stock options backdating, Bloomberg reported, citing two people familiar with the matter.

  • BAE Shareholder Files Lawsuit over Saudi Deal Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 10:23 AM ET

    A shareholder in BAE Systems has filed a lawsuit against the British defense company's board and other individuals which seeks damages stemming from past arms deals with Saudi Arabia.

  • Court Upholds Kerkorian Ruling in DaimlerChrysler Suit Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 5:04 AM ET

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a Delaware judge's rejection of billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's claims that he was defrauded in the 1998 merger of DaimlerBenz and Chrysler.

  • Microsoft Appeal against EU Court Ruling May Be Hard Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 10:37 AM ET

    Microsoft may find it hard to appeal a landmark decision from the European Union Court of First Instance to uphold a European Commission anti-trust fine, because it sets important precedents for EU competition issues, officials said Monday.

  • Biovail Case: The Reply From A David Maris Lawyer Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 10:52 AM ET

    Yesterday, I blogged that messages to each of David Maris' lawyers seeking comment on Biovail "dropping" or "settling" its case against the former Bank of America Securities analyst had gone without a response. Well, this morning I got this email from one of his attorneys tossing the ball back in Biovail's court:

  • Biovail Ends Lawsuit As Investigations Continue Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 4:22 PM ET
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    The New York Post broke the news today that Biovail Corporation, Canada's biggest biotech, is dropping its lawsuit against a hedge fund, a research outlet, Bank of America Securities and its former specialty pharmaceuticals analyst David Maris. "60 Minutes" did a piece on the lawsuits last year. Shortly after being sued, Maris left B of A. He and the company never disclosed..

  • Lawmakers Dial Up Regulation of Teen Cell Phones Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | 3:11 PM ET

    Narin Leininger knows about the risks of talking on a cell phone or sending text messages while driving. The 16-year-old high school junior says he'd only use his phone behind the wheel in an emergency -- a flat tire, traffic jam or crash.

  • APEC Leaders Push for Speedy Doha Trade Deal Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | 12:08 PM ET

    Asia-Pacific leaders said on Sunday they saw "real progress" in world trade talks now underway in Geneva and pledged flexibility and the political will to forge a deal by the end of 2007.

  • Congress Looks into Mattel after Toy Recalls: WSJ Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 6:19 AM ET

    The U.S. Congress is looking into Mattel's procedures for alerting federal regulators about hazardous toys, The Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition Friday.

  • Regulators Re-Rating the Rating Agencies: WSJ Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 6:16 AM ET

    The independence of the credit-rating agencies came under fire in the aftermath of recent mortgage-market turmoil as regulators plan to investigate how the companies are paid, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

  • Man Tries to Break Into Buffett's Nebraska Home Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 5:02 AM ET

    A man carrying a fake gun and wearing dark camouflage paint on his face was being sought Thursday for attempting to break into billionaire Warren Buffett's home in Omaha, Nebraska, police said.

  • SEC Subpoenas Greenberg In AIG Accounting Probe Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 3:39 PM ET
    Maurice "Hank" Greenberg

    CNBC has learned that Maurice "Hank" Greenberg has received a subpoena from the SEC and will be giving his first deposition as part of the SEC’s continuing investigation into what role, if any, he played in alleged accounting improprieties at American International Group.

  • Merck Wins Reversal of Vioxx Class-Action Status Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 12:27 PM ET

    Merck said Thursday the New Jersey Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling that had granted nationwide class-action status to insurers seeking reimbursement for past spending on Vioxx, the drugmaker's withdrawn arthritis treatment.

  • AXA Advisors Fined Over Needless Brokerage Fees Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 5:29 AM ET

    A U.S. regulator said on Wednesday it has fined AXA Advisors $1.2 million for steering customers into brokerage accounts that triggered needless fees, once causing a customer's assets in an account to fall to zero.

  • Saks Settles SEC Charges of Misstated Results Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 1:17 PM ET

    The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that Saks Inc. has agreed to settle a lawsuit that Saks Fifth Avenue understated sales to some vendors and didn't record markdowns properly, inflating its earnings.

  • Germany Arrests 3 in Alleged Airport, U.S. Base Plot Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 6:26 AM ET

    Germany has arrested three men it suspects of belonging to an Islamist terrorist group and planning attacks on Frankfurt international airport and a major U.S. military base, German officials said on Wednesday.

  • U.S. Government Jobs Site Hit by Data Theft Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 10:48 AM ET

    About 146,000 people using a U.S. government jobs Web site had their personal information stolen by hackers who broke into computers at Monster Worldwide, a government spokesman said Thursday.

  • Clement Replacing Gonzales: More Than An 'Acting' AG? Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 11:43 AM ET
    Solicitor General Paul Clement

    White House sources confirm that U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement will serve as acting Attorney General once Alberto Gonazles leaves the Justice Department in mid-September. And to judge from initial soundings across Washington, no one will be surprised if Clement eventually becomes President Bush's choice to fill the job for the remainder of his term.