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  • Goldman Sachs

    The Goldman Sachs deal that is the target of a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit may have been legal, but the case has triggered a debate about ethics on Wall Street.

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    Goldman Sachs was both an underwriter and an investor in Lloyds Banking Group’s vast refinancing deal late last year, the FT has learned, highlighting the potential conflicts of interest at the heart of the investment bank’s business model.

  • Government Regulation

    The Volcker rule, a potential piece of financial reform legislation, could be “unilaterally disarming” to the growth of US institutions because the law would put them at a competitive disadvantage, a leading analyst told CNBC Thursday.

  • James S. Chanos

    A seasoned hedge fund manager told CNBC Thursday that he expects to see more actions like those of the securities-fraud charges against Goldman Sachs.

  • Considering the President just scolded the Street for pushing the nation into recession, why are financials inching higher?

  • Goldman Sachs

    ACA, the main investor in a failed mortgage-securities deal that prompted fraud charges against Goldman Sachs, appears to have caused some of the $1 billion loss itself, CNBC has learned.

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    The government’s case against Goldman Sachs is about to get its first public airing, in what could be a gripping preview of the legal battle to come. The New York Times explains.

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    “Stockholm syndrome” – in which captives become sympathetic to their captors – is to blame for the “extremely limited” efforts at improved regulation seen since the financial crisis, the FT reports.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama told CNBC Wednesday that there was no connection between the White House’s push for financial reform on Wall Street and the civil fraud charges filed against Goldman Sachs spacer on Friday.

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    The government's case against Goldman Sachs revolves in part around whether the investor that selected the toxic securities at the center of the case also could be the primary victim.

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission's civil fraud suit against Goldman Sachs "reeks" of political motivation, Rep. Darrell Issa (R. Calif) told CNBC.

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission knew that Allen Stanford was involved in a Ponzi scheme as far back as 1997, according to a report released Friday by SEC Inspector General David Kotz.

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    More than 1,500 lobbyists, executives, bankers and others have made their way to the Senate committee that on Wednesday will take up legislation to rein in derivatives, the NYT reports.

  • If governments around the world come down too hard on the banking sector with punitive regulation they could cause the economic recovery to stall, George Godber, senior investment manager from Charles Stanley, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • The chief investment officer of California's giant pension fund said Monday he is disturbed by the allegations of wrongdoing against investment firm Goldman Sachs.

  • Financial Crisis

    The head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Monday that the U.S. needs better lending standards to avoid a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis.

  • No matter what happens with the securities-fraud case against Goldman Sachs , the firm needs to concentrate on shoring up its tarnished image, two experts told CNBC.

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    U.S. Attorney announces charges against former Societe Generale trader Samarth Agrawal for stealing company information.

  • Just in time for Goldman's CDO case, the creators of the raunchy puppet Broadway hit "Avenue Q" offer an explanation of what a CDO is — and how you get rich off of it!

  • Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein

    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein addressed employees in a voicemail message, urging them to remain focused in the wake of civil fraud charges filed against the investment bank by the Securities and Exchange Commission.