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  • UK Supermarkets Bounce on Relief After Inquiry Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 5:34 AM ET

    Britain's top supermarkets could be forced to sell land to encourage competition but the biggest, Tesco, is not in such a strong position that it stifles rivals, the UK's Competition Commission said on Wednesday.

  • Ex-CEO at Army's Body Armor Maker Arrested Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 5:10 PM ET

    Two former officers at a company that supplies body armor to the U.S. Army face charges they inflated the company's stock price and made nearly $200 million in the process.

  • BP to Pay $303 Million to Settle Propane Charges Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 6:37 AM ET

    Oil major BP faces fines in excess of $300 million to settle civil and criminal probes related to market manipulation charges and a Texas refinery explosion that killed 15 workers in 2005.

  • Investors Warned Over Energy Stock Scams Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 2:06 PM ET

    A U.S. securities regulator Tuesday warned investors to be wary of scams touting huge potential profits from energy-related stocks, when the onlypeople likely to make money are those running the schemes.

  • Microsoft Will Comply with Antitrust Decision: EU Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 10:16 AM ET

    Microsoft ended three years of resistance on Monday and finally agreed to comply with a landmark 2004 antitrust decision by the European Commission.

  • Huawei-3Com Deal Threatens US Security: Lawmakers Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 9:41 PM ET

    Eight U.S. lawmakers called on the Bush administration on Monday to block a proposed buyout of Massachusetts-based technology group 3Com saying a Chinese company's role in the $2.2billion transaction "threatens the national security of the United States."

  • Merck Wins FDA Approval for AIDS Drug Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 5:09 PM ET

    U.S. regulators approved a new AIDS treatment made by Merck, the first in a new class of drugs aimed at preventing replication of the virus, Merck said on Friday.

  • UK Hedge Funds Draw Up Code of Conduct Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 11:23 AM ET

    Britain's hedge funds plan to draw up the first voluntary code of conduct of the industry to increase transparency and improve risk controls, hoping to fending off calls for increased regulation, a senior hedge fund official told CNBC Europe.

  • Hedge-Fund Executives Push for Voluntary Code Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 8:13 AM ET

    A group of leading hedge fund executives on Wednesday published recommendations for voluntary standards on governance and disclosure to address criticisms regarding the opaqueness of the fast-growing industry.

  • Supreme Court Hears Third-Party Investor Suit Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 1:42 PM ET

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing an case that some say may alter the landscape of investing. The outcome potentially could strengthen shareholder confidence -- or stifle investment markets.

  • Supreme Court Hears Landmark Investor Suit Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 10:25 AM ET

    On Oct. 9, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that some say may open the flood gates to a tidal wave of investor lawsuits. Legal experts joined CNBC to debate both sides of the issue.

  • Bain Capital Agrees to Security Review of 3Com Buyout Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 2:28 AM ET

    Bain Capital Partners said it will submit for a national security review its proposed $2.2 billion buyout of networking equipment maker 3Com Corp.

  • Australia Government Mulls Break-Up of Telstra Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 12:31 AM ET

    Telstra, Australia's largest telephone company, may be forced to split its network and retail business to break a deadlock over building a high-speed broadband network and to boostcompetition.

  • EU Executive Fines Visa $14.5 Million Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 6:28 AM ET

    The European Commission fined Visa 10.2 million euros ($14.45 million) on Wednesday for refusing to let Morgan Stanley join its payment card system in Britain.

  • NY Mayor Bloomberg Target of Identity Theft: DA Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 6:27 PM ET

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was the victim of identity theft, according to the New York County District Attorney's office.

  • Texas Oilman Pleads Guilty in Oil-for-Food Scandal Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 11:24 AM ET
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    Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one of five counts against him for his role in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal.

  • High Court Rejects Tobacco Industry Appeal Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 10:39 AM ET

    The Supreme Court Monday rejected a tobacco industry appeal on two issues in a Florida class-action case that has already resulted in a $145 billion punitive award against the cigarette makers being overturned.

  • Bloomberg Sued in Sex Discrimination Case Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 8:28 AM ET

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Bloomberg LP on Thursday, alleging the news service had discriminated against pregnant employees by cutting their pay and demoting them.

  • Morgan Stanley to Settle Charges Over Pre-9/11 E-mail Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 1:26 PM ET

    Morgan Stanley will pay $9.5 million into a fund for several thousand arbitration claimants, and was fined $3 million by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the brokerage industry regulator said on Thursday.

  • Shareholder Sues Moody's Over Subprime Ratings Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 5:24 PM ET

    A union filed a shareholder lawsuit against Moody's on Wednesday claiming the rating agency did not tell investors it "assigned excessively high ratings" to bonds backed by subprime mortgages.