Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's company has amassed a stake worth nearly $4.5 billion in Phillips 66 more than a year after trading a chunk of its holding in the oil refiner for a chemical business investment. A regulatory filing says Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has accumulated about 58 million shares, which amounts to more than 10 percent of the Houston...» Read More
U.S. health regulators have rejected a new drug from Merck that was designed to raise the level of HDL, or "good" cholesterol, the company said, sending its shares plunging more than 10 percent.
U.S. securities regulators said on Thursday they filed a settled complaint against a Wall Street trader accused of intentionally spreading false rumors about the planned acquisition of Alliance Data Systems while selling the stock short.
Many companies are guilty of "greenwashing" -- claims that mislead consumers, by words or image, about the environmenal impact of their products, experts say.
New York's attorney general and securities regulators in several U.S. states are probing auction-rate securities and the role Wall Street firms had in enticing investors into the troubled $330 billion market.
U.S. federal regulators will announce a settlement on Friday with former Fannie Mae executives over their alleged roles in a 2004 multibillion-dollar accounting scandal, a person familiar with the settlement said on Thursday.
Thirty years have passed since the airline industry was deregulated. Has it really worked out as originally envisioned?
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The Senate has passed a bipartisan measure aimed at boosting the housing market and easing the threat of foreclosures.
Goldman Sachs Group Wednesday disclosed that it has received requests for information from "various governmental agencies and self-regulatory organizations" relating to auction products and the recent failure of such auctions.
The European Union on Monday opened the way for air travelers to use mobile phones to talk, text or send e-mails on planes throughout Europe's airspace.
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The Federal Aviation Administration may know considerably less about the state of airline safety than it claims, the New York Times reported, citing a parade of witnesses and lawmakers said at a Congressional hearing.
Failed Wall Street giant Bear Stearns had enough capital reserves to meet a key international soundness test but the company's liquidity crisis was not foreseen, the head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told lawmakers Thursday.
A federal judge has granted the U.S. Department of Justice wide authority to probe whether Countrywide Financial Corp abuses the bankruptcy process, rejecting the largest U.S. mortgage lender's claim that the ruling could cause havoc for the lending industry.
Spain's Sacyr Vallehermoso will not have to make a $12.5 billion cash takeover bid for French public works firm Eiffage, a Paris court ruled on Wednesday.
French regulators recommended on Tuesday that executives at Airbus and parent EADS face insider trading penalties or charges linked to costly delays of the A380 superjumbo and said the company had misled markets.
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China's insurance regulator, in draft regulations soliciting public comment, is moving to curb fundraising by insurers, requiring that they seek regulatory approval first, state media said on Tuesday.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson unveiled his proposal for a new regulatory system for the financial markets. CNBC asked the experts to weigh in.
Attorneys for former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling will argue Wednesday that his 2006 conviction should be overturned because of “shocking” and “egregious” misconduct by prosecutors.