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Law Legislation

  • Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    Our health care system  suffers from soaring costs and uneven quality. For health reform to be a success, it needs to make major progress on those problems. Here's a guide to the coming negotiations between the House and Senate aimed at closing the gaps between their two versions of reform legislation.

  • Allen Stanford

    Attorneys for accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford—who has been in custody without bail since his indictment in June—say their client is in danger of a "complete nervous breakdown," so they are again asking a federal judge to let him go free on bail.

  • Stethescope and money

    The New York Times reports on some of the hidden compromises in the final version of the Senate's health care reform bill.

  • R. Allen Stanford

    A federal judge has found accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford and three co-defendants in contempt of court in a dispute over their legal fees.

  • The Supreme Court says it will decide how much privacy workers have when they send text messages from company accounts.

  • Bank of America

    The Securities and Exchange Commission will continue to "vigorously pursue" its charges against Bank of America over disclosure of bonuses to employees of Merrill Lynch, a top agency official said Friday.

  • Larry Flynt

    When it comes to peddling porn, Larry Flynt wants you to know his videos of people having sex are a cut above other smut on the rack.

  • Bernie Madoff mugshot

    The leaders of scores of charities around the country, and the world, found themselves living a similar nightmare in the days after Madoff's Dec. 11, 2008, arrest on charges he orchestrated the multibillion-dollar fraud, which affected thousands of investors.

  • Senate Democrats came to an agreement Tuesday to replace the controversial government-run insurance option with a scaled-back non-profit plan. CNBC spoke with the experts for their thoughts on the bill's progress.

  • Conrad Black arriving at a federal courthouse on June 18, 2007.

    A lawyer for former media baron Conrad Black urged the Supreme Court Tuesday to overturn his fraud conviction, and several justices asked whether the federal law at issue was too vague.

  • More than 200 investors in Texas billionaire Allen Stanford's alleged Ponzi scheme face a new lawsuit from the court-appointed receiver who is gathering assets from the Stanford empire.

  • Tiger Woods

    You don’t have to be in the shoes of Tiger Woods to be wondering about that prenup you signed years ago. If life is messy, divorce is probably messier. So the question is: do prenups hold up when it really counts?

  • The Supreme Court has raised doubts about the validity of part of the anti-fraud law enacted in response to Enron and other corporate scandals early this decade.

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    Though there are a few key changes to keep in mind for your 2009 tax preparation, the estate tax and new taxes related to health care reform will definitely get your attention in 2010 and 2011.

  • Stethescope and money

    Starting an eighth day of health care debate Monday, the top Senate Democrat said lawmakers are approaching the end game on the far-reaching legislation and fully expect to prevail. A vote on the divisive abortion issue was expected later in the day.

  • Officials have seized thousands of counterfeit toys worth $1.6 million along southern California border points.

  • Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) and ranking member Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-AL)

    The overhaul of the financial regulatory system in Congress is a study of contrasts between the Senate and the House of Representatives, says the New York Times.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods didn't have to say a word to get Florida troopers off his case. The same strategy may be harder to pull off when it comes to the tabloid media probing his private life.

  • RUSSIA1.jpg

    Russia's public image has been seriously tarnished over recent months, with accusations of corruption, human-rights abuses and fraud becoming commonplace.

  • Carbon Emissions

    US corporations have long been bracing for the day they would have to make sharp cuts in their emissions. That day moved closer when President Obama outlined a target for such reductions, the New York Times reports