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  • Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling is appealing his 2006 conviction to the Supreme Court.  In a 50-page petition filed Monday afternoon, Skilling's attorneys argue the conviction should be overturned because he did not put his own interest above Enron's as the government claimed, and because the Houston jury that convicted him was prejudiced by "pervasive media coverage."

  • Attorneys for Texas financier R. Allen Stanford, who is accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of running a "massive Ponzi scheme," say the agency has "railroaded" their client and now is trying to prevent him from defending himself.

  • Bernie Madoff

    Bernard Madoff's longtime secretary says she believes the disgraced financier is not cooperating with authorities to protect others.

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    General Motors says it may offer current shareholders a reverse stock split that would give them one share of new stock for every 100 shares they currently own.

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    The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday she is making the issue of new rules restricting short-selling a priority as the agency hears from an array of interests about ways to limit trades that bet against a stock.

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    Allen Stanford, the Texas billionaire facing civil fraud charges, attempted to turn himself in at the federal courthouse in Houston on Thursday, but was turned away because there is no warrant for his arrest, his lawyer said.

  • The SEC could approve the creation of almost 100 of these funds. Isn't one bad enough?

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    Federal regulators have won a court order freezing the assets of financier Danny Pang, whom they accuse of defrauding investors of hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • Bernard Madoff

    The trustee unraveling Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme is threatening legal action to recover $735 million from investors who unwittingly made money off the swindle.

  • A few key things need to happen before retail investors are playing on the same level field as big money managers, Cramer says.

  • American International Group has completed a preferred stock sale to the government as part of a previously announced plan to receive additional financial support, according to a regulatory filing.

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    Accused fraudster Allen Stanford is asking a federal court to lift a freeze on $10 million of his assets to pay for his legal defense.

  • 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.