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  • These stocks are traps, the Mad Money host says, for unsuspecting investors.

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    I'm not ready to leave yet. I'm a native Angeleno. My kids are fourth generation Californians. I have a job (hurray!), and the weather is just so darn good, along with the Mexican food. California, you sure do make it hard to love you, but I always look for the upside.

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    Ameriprise Financial Services on Friday agreed to pay more than $17 million to settle federal regulators' charges that it failed to disclose nearly $31 million received for selling certain investments to its brokerage customers.

  • If young bankers could make as much in Washington as they do on Wall Street, problems like Bernie Madoff might not be, well, problems anymore.

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    Securities and Exchange Commission staffers are denying they "stood down" in their investigation of accused fraudster Allen Stanford, according to a Congressman who attended a closed-door briefing on the case this morning.

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    They have been reviled as the bad hats of Wall Street, nefarious traders who cashed in on the market collapse and, some insist, helped precipitate it.  Now short-sellers are coming under even more unwanted scrutiny, this time from federal regulators.

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    Federal prosecutors in North Carolina filed criminal fraud conspiracy charges against Beazer Homes USA on Wednesday, but they agreed to dismiss the case if the company complies with an agreement accepting responsibility for certain wrongdoing and pays millions to victims.

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    Disgraced investment manager Bernard Madoff will be seeking leniency at his sentencing on June 29, according to a letter his lawyer filed with US District Court in New York.

  • A federal magistrate in Houston has agreed to release indicted billionaire Allen Stanford on bond, but the release has been delayed while prosecutors appeal the ruling.

  • Steve Jobs

    Warren Buffett told CNBC that Apple has been too secretive about the health problems facing CEO Steve Jobs, saying the company should have immediately disclosed Jobs' liver transplant.

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    Three lawsuits filed on Monday provided new details about what regulators say went on inside Bernard L. Madoff’s long-running Ponzi scheme, including information about who might have helped perpetuate the fraud for so long.

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    Disgraced investment manager Bernard Madoff will be seeking leniency at his sentencing on June 29, according to a letter his lawyer filed with US District Court in New York.

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    Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford entered a federal courtroom to face charges that he ran a $7  billion Ponzi scheme in shackles, a stark contrast from his usual polished look.  Defense attorneys accused the government of grandstanding.

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    Brash Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford was indicted and jailed Friday on charges his international banking empire was really just a Ponzi scheme built on lies, bluster and bribery.

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    Magistrate Hannah Lauck (Lock) agreed with prosecutors during a hearing Friday in Richmond, Va., that Stanford poses a flight risk and ordered a detention hearing.

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    At least five individuals, including Texas financier Allen Stanford, have been arrested following a sweeping federal indictment over an alleged $8 billion Ponzi scheme, CNBC had learned. Stanford and the others are expected to appear before federal magistrates in three states Friday.

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    A bipartisan group of 16 members of Congress is demanding answers from the Securities and Exchange Commission about its handling of the alleged Ponzi scheme at Stanford Financial.

  • The court-appointed Receiver in the Stanford case, Ralph Janvey, discounted last night's motion by Stanford's attorneys to disqualify the law firm of Baker Botts, one of Janvey's main law firms.

  • Cramer says it might be the latter, and there’s one ETF in particular that’s at fault.

  • Treasury Secretary Nominee Lawrence Summers

    National Economic Counsel Advisor Larry Summers told CNBC Tuesday that President Obama's call for new regulations in the financial industry has no winners or losers and is more like a re-organization than creating new agencies