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  • The SEC now has more staff with experience with complex financial products in the agency and has more financial crisis-related cases in the works, Mary Schapiro, chairman of SEC, told CNBC Monday.

  • Lehman Brothers

    SEC and Fed officials were warned by a leading Wall Street rival that Lehman Brothers was incorrectly calculating a key measure of its financial health months before its collapse, the FT reports.

  • Bernie Madoff mugshot

    Family members of admitted fraudster Bernard Madoff have insisted that they, too, are victims of the historic Ponzi scheme, and moved late Monday to dismiss a civil complaint alleging that they helped facilitate the fraud.

  • Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) speaks at a news conference following the Senate's cloture vote on health care reform legislation on Capitol Hill.

    The Senate is already down to its final two hurdles before passing a comprehensive financial reform bill, Sen. Christopher Dodd told CNBC.

  • Sean David Morton

    He calls himself “America’s Prophet,” a psychic, trained by Nepalese monks in the art of time travel, who can foretell the future of the stock market.  But to the authorities, Sean David Morton is simply a fraud — and a really, really bad psychic.

  • Government Regulation

    The Justice Department is looking into whether hedge funds worked together to drive down the value of the euro, according to a report Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal.

  • An inability to keep short sellers in check may mean a higher authority is needed to instill discipline in the markets. Cramer interviews Sen. Ted Kaufman for more on the issue.

  • Plus, get calls on drugs stocks, ethanol, oil and gas and more.

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    Delaware's short-selling senator thinks the practice is fine so long as predators don't step in and create another Bear Stearns or Lehman Brothers-type crisis.

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    Congress could have passed a more sweeping jobs bill with larger bipartisan support if Democrats had been more willing to work with Republicans, Sen. Charles Grassley told CNBC.

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    House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel says he can't turn over political contributions linked to indicted billionaire Allen Stanford, because the money has already been donated to charity.

  • Allen Stanford

    The Securities and Exchange Commission's case against accused fraudster Allen Stanford should be dismissed, according to his attorneys, in part because the certificates of deposit at the heart of the alleged scheme were not securities.

  • George Soros

    While the younger generation, very visibly led by Lloyd C. Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, lobbies Congress against such regulation, their spiritual elders support the reform proposed by Paul A. Volcker and, surprisingly, even more restrictions. The New York Times reports.

  • Allen Stanford

    One year after the Securities and Exchange Commission accused Texas billionaire Allen Stanford of running a massive fraud through his offshore bank in Antigua, a group of Stanford investors is suing the region's central bank, calling it Stanford's "partner in crime."

  • Chairman Christopher Dodd, and Sen. Tim Johnson participate in a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing.

    While most of the debate about financial overhaul legislation has focused on the impact on how big banks do business, one piece that would affect consumers directly has received little public notice: a requirement that stock and insurance brokers act in their customers’ best interest.

  • Robert Khuzami

    Since arriving at the S.E.C. a year ago this month, just as the Madoff scandal was grabbing headlines, Mr. Khuzami has cut red tape, created specialized teams to plumb hedge funds and other worrisome areas and tried to make the S.E.C. quicker and more nimble.

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    The New York Attorney General's office is filing civil charges against Bank of America and its former CEO Ken Lewis, saying the bank misled investors about Merrill Lynch when it acquired the Wall Street bank in late 2008.

  • The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    The Securities and Exchange Commission's new rule requiring publicly held companies to disclose their exposure to potential losses from climate change helps not hurts Corporate America.

  • The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    I consider myself a semi-intelligent person. However, I've been reading and re-reading the press release from the Securities and Exchange Commission about plans to advise companies on making disclosures related to their carbon footprints. I expended a lot of my own personal greenhouse gases trying to figure the point.

  • Allen Stanford

    The lead attorney for indicted billionaire Allen Stanford said Tuesday that he can now start working on his client's defense, after a federal judge ordered Lloyd's of London to pay Stanford's legal bills.