Legislation Regulations

  • Financial Crisis

    As we approach the anniversary of some of the most cataclysmic failures in our economic history, we appear to be in perhaps no better position to manage the failure of an investment bank, a hedge fund or an insurance company than we were before.

  • HMO stocks could move next week after President Obama speaks about health care reform before a joint session of Congress.

  • As Deutsche redeems shares of the DXO due to a “regulatory event” what happens with other ETFs? Find out from John Hyland of United States Commodity Funds

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    A global crackdown on bank secrecy and offshore tax havens is gaining steam due to  the worldwide financial crisis, the head of the OECD told CNBC.

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    The watchdog of the Securities and Exchange Commission has found that three agency exams and two investigations of Bernard Madoff's business were incompetent, despite ample warnings of the multibillion-dollar fraud.

  • Securities and Exchange Commission Inspector General David Kotz has issued his long-awaited report on how the agency missed the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme.

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    Goofy videos weren't on the minds of Len Kleinrock and his team at UCLA when they began tests 40 years ago on what would become the Internet. Neither was social networking, for that matter, nor were most of the other easy-to-use applications that have drawn more than a billion people online.

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    With the toll of bank failures surging, regulators are expected Wednesday to ease rules they proposed only last month for private investors seeking to buy failed institutions.

  • It seems the cash for clunkers deal may have hit a sour note. And CNBC’s Phil Lebeau is all over the surprising development.

  • Nearly 10 more Swiss and other European banks holding wealthy US citizens accounts were identified using a tax-evasion amnesty program in the US, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site Wednesday.

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    The industry self-regulatory organization that was supposed to police the brokers at the Stanford Financial Group acknowledges it received a tip from an employee in 2003 that the company was running a Ponzi scheme, but did not follow up on it because of the agency's own policy.

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    Several banks, including two in the U.S., face new scrutiny as investors and regulators try to sort out the alleged Stanford Ponzi scheme, CNBC has learned. At issue: what the banks and regulators knew about massive deposits and withdrawals from Stanford over the years.

  • You can’t move on Wall Street without hearing bears talk of a coming correction. Considering stocks plunged more than 2% on Monday, are they right?

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    Markets will take measure of the American consumer Thursday, when monthly retail sales for July are released and Walmart reports its quarterly earnings.

  • We know Abby Joseph Cohen called a new bull market. But what if she’s wrong? And we mean terribly wrong!

  • Maurice "Hank" Greenberg

    The SEC said Thursday that former American International Group CEO Maurice "Hank" Greenberg agreed to pay a $15 million fine to settle fraud charges.

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    The Federal Trade Commission Thursday issued a final rule that it said will prohibit market manipulation in the petroleum industry.

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    A regulatory ban on so-called flash trading, which gives some big brokerage firms a split-second advantage in buying and selling stocks, will take time to implement, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro told CNBC.

  • Federal Trade Commission

    The new head of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, David C. Vladeck, says it is time for that to change. In an interview, Mr. Vladeck outlined plans that could upset the online advertising ecosystem.

  • Investors are whispering about the latest government crackdown on Wall Street. With tighter regulations imminent, what happens to profits?