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  • Mathew Martoma Expected in Court Today Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
    Mathew Martoma Expected in Court Today

    Former hedge fund portfolio manager Matthew Martoma is due in court any minute on charges of conspiracy to commit securities fraud, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs & Judge Richard Holwell, Holwell Shuster & Goldberg.

  • Can You Guess What's the Worst Password to Have?

    The U.S. at war, a cyber war, and businesses and government are simply outgunned in the battle, said Eric Rosenbach, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy.

  • The Costs of Competitive Kids Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 10:21 AM ET

    CNBC.com presents a list of competitive activities for kids, and what parents can expect to pay for their child’s involvement. Some are academic, some are in the arts and some are meant to develop strategic thinking. But all of them carry a price tag much higher than you’d expect.

  • The New Bubble Is Securitized Credit: CEO Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 5:08 AM ET
    The New Bubble Is Securitized Credit: CEO

    Charles Biderman, founder and CEO of TrimTabs Investment, tells CNBC that the new bubble is securitized credit; "Prices have gone to the moon, there is tremendous demand and huge inflows into vehicles that invest in that."

  • Annual Report on Securities Industry Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 3:35 PM ET
    Annual Report on Securities Industry

    This year, the securities industry has lost 1,200 jobs and earned $10.5 billion in profits. Thomas DiNapoli, NY State Comptroller, offers insight on the securities industry's annual report.

  • Changes to Money Market Funds Stall Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 2:16 AM ET
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    Attempts to make sweeping changes to a popular type of mutual fund that played a central role in the 2008 financial crisis have been derailed, the New York Times reports.

  • Seven years after he was first sued by New York state prosecutors for securities fraud, the allegations against former AIG chief Maurice “Hank” Greenberg are still pending – and may now be considered by the state's highest court.

  • Auto Sales Could Help Drive Market Sentiment Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 8:11 PM ET
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    The auto industry has been one of the positives in this shaky economy but will it last? Traders will be watching June auto sales on Tuesday—especially after a weak ISM reading.

  • NYSE trader

    The beach may be beckoning this Fourth of July week but traders are going to want to be at their desks for the start of the third quarter, with the jobs report, an ECB rate decision—and more.

  • Goldman Stuck With a Defense Tab, Awaiting a Payback Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 10:56 AM ET
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    For Goldman Sachs, the insider trading case against a former board member, Rajat K. Gupta, which ended in a conviction on Friday, was distracting and discomforting. At least until now, it has also been very expensive, the New York Times reports.

  • Government Regulation

    It was August, 1964. President Lyndon Johnson was about to sign into law the most important Wall Street reforms since the Great Depression.

  • New Housing Task Force Will Zero In on Wall St Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 3:29 PM ET
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    In the latest government tactic to prosecute crimes related to the financial crisis, the housing task force will attempt to crack down on financial firms suspected of improperly bundling home loans into securities for investors, the New York Times reports.

  • China Set to Bolster Short Selling Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 6:17 PM ET
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    China is poised to unveil measures to bolster the country’s nascent short-selling industry in an effort to deepen its capital markets, according to securities officials and fund managers. The Financial Times reports.

  • Ponzi Schemes Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 12:25 PM ET
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    How much do you know about modern-day Ponzi schemes? Take our quiz and find out.

  • SEC Launches New Whistleblower Program Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 7:00 PM ET
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    The SEC is launching a new program Friday to encourage whistleblowers to report corporate fraud, including a website with instructions on how potential whistleblowers can make millions from their tips.

  • AIG to Sue Bank of America Over Mortgage Bonds Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 8:33 AM ET
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    The American International Group is planning to sue Bank of America over hundreds of mortgage-backed securities, adding to the surge of investors seeking compensation for the troubled mortgages that led to the financial crisis, the New York Times reports.

  • Rajaratnam Convicted of Insider Trading Charges Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    Raj Rajaratnam co-founder of the Galleon Group hedge fund.

    A former billionaire Wall Street hedge fund manager has been convicted of 14 federal charges alleging he made a fortune off insider trades.

  • Barclays Considers Bid for US Securities Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 2:58 AM ET
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    Barclays is among a group of investors weighing a rival bid for a portfolio of mortgage-backed securities that has already drawn a $15.7 billion offer from AIG, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Foreclosure

    The Treasury's move to start unloading its portfolio of mortgage debt likely will add more pressure to a housing market hardly in a position for additional stress.

  • Treasury Recoups $2.7 Billion in Ally Financial Sale Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 6:22 PM ET
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    The Treasury Department says it has sold trust preferred securities the government held in Ally Financial for $2.7 billion, the latest step in its efforts to recoup the costs of the $700 billion financial bailout.