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  • Accused fraudster R. Allen Stanford "intends to fight" the civil charges against him, and is the victim of "unconstitutional" conduct by the federal government. Those words are in a letter to Stanford's employees—obtained by CNBC—written by Kathy Stoelker, the mother of Stanford's girlfriend.

  • The court-appointed receiver in the case of Texas financier R. Allen Stanford is suing 66 former employees of the firm, trying to recover $40 million dollars for victims of the alleged scam.

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    The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday the agency must do more to tighten oversight of Wall Street's credit-rating industry to help bolster investor confidence.

  • Arthur Nadel

    Florida money manager Arthur Nadel, who disappeared for two weeks in January when the six hedge funds he managed went bust, has formally denied allegations by the Securities and Exchange Commission that he engaged in a massive fraud.

  • Bernie Madoff

    A Manhattan judge has given investors a green light to go after Bernard Madoff's personal property by forcing the disgraced financier into bankruptcy.

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    For the last eight weeks, nearly 200 federal examiners have labored inside some of the nation’s biggest banks to determine how those institutions would hold up if the recession deepened, the New York Times reported.

  • A rollercoaster ride is how you'd best describe markets over the past six months. Violent swings with stocks dropping a heart-stopping 20% in one session. And that's sent investors fleeing to safe haven options.  

  • Cramer asks the CEO if his dividend is safe, the uptick rule will return and whether ultra-short ETFs should be banned.

  • Joe Magyer, senior analyst at The Motley Fool doesn't see gold as a hot prospect. Gold he thinks, has very little intrinsic value to it – it's basically just a really shiny, malleable metal.

  • The Long Island law student who is suing Bernie Madoff''s brother over the loss of his trust fund has a new and unlikely adversary: the bankruptcy trustee who is representing Bernie Madoff's creditors.

  • Stocks slipped Tuesday as investors fretted over the state of the banking industry and braced for what could be a dire first-quarter earnings season. 

  • Stocks slipped at the open Tuesday as investors fretted over the state of the banking industry and braced for what could be a dire first-quarter earnings season. 

  • Stocks slipped at the open Tuesday as investors fretted over the state of the banking industry and braced for what could be a dire first-quarter earnings season. 

  • US stocks looked set to sink at the open Tuesday as investors fretted over the state of the banking industry and braced for what could be a dire first-quarter earnings season. 

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    U.S. securities regulators will consider about 4 proposals to restrict short selling, a type of investing blamed for accelerating the severe downturn in financial services stocks.

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    The Securities and Exchange Commission accuses a Toronto-based fund manager who calls himself the "Chinese Warren Buffett" of running a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme aimed mostly at Chinese-Americans in the Dallas area.  Weizhen Tang tells Bloomberg his firm has had "difficulties" but denies he's done anything wrong.

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    In this Web Extra, the traders game market moving events in the week ahead including the start of earnings season. What’s the trade?

  • A new Inspector General's report says the Securities and Exchange Commission is failing to uncover potentially widespread abuses in the sale of unregistered securities—which, among other things, can be used to run pump-and-dump schemes.

  • The former Chief Investment Officer for Stanford Financial — who is charged with obstructing the SEC investigation of the firm — has sued her attorney and his firm for malpractice.

  • Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will unveil a four part plan to reform financial regulation when he testifies before the House Financial Services Committee Thursday.