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  • Skilling Attorney Wants Supreme Court To Hear Case Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 11:21 AM ET
    Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    The attorney for former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling says he will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, now that an appellate court has denied his request to re-hear the case.

  • What Fed, Treasury May Do Next to Ease Credit Crisis Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 12:50 PM ET

    The heads of the Fed and Treasury are signaling that they plan to take  more steps to ease credit and jump-start the economy.

  • Taking Money Out of the AMT Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 11:06 PM ET

    Carmen and Tracy Coenen, a forensic CPA with Sequence Inc., explain how the alternative minimum tax -- which was originally designed in the 70s to tax those who were considered wealthy by the standards of those days but now squeezes the middle class -- has been patched in the bailout bill passed today.

  • NY Insurance Honcho on CDS Move: No Land Grab Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 8:24 AM ET

    Why is New York moving to regulate a complicated part of the derivative market? Because no one else was keeping an eye on it, says the state's insurance chief.

  • Merrill and Goldman Sachs Settle Auction-Debt Probe Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 6:11 PM ET

    Three more more financial firms, including Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs, reached settlements over the sale of auction-rate securities, a $330 billion market that collapsed in February.

  • Merrill's Thain, Cuomo Discuss Auction-Rate Probe Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 4:27 PM ET

    Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain met with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Thursday in an attempt to reach a settlement of the auction-rate securities probe, CNBC has learned.

  • Merrill Settles With Massachusetts on Auction Debt Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 1:27 PM ET

    Merrill Lynch reached a settlement with Massachusetts over auction-rate securities, the latest in a string a accords between regulators and Wall Street firms over the $330 billion market that collapsed in February

  • Cuomo Threatens to Sue Merrill Over Auction-Rate Debt Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 9:52 AM ET

    Merrill Lynch has until Friday to settle an auction-rate securities case with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office or it will face a lawsuit, Cuomo warned during a CNBC interview.

  • NY Attorney General Could File Suit Against UBS: WSJ Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 6:16 AM ET

    New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo is preparing to file civil securities-fraud charges against UBS, possibly as early as this week, the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday.

  • SEC Says Expanding Rumor Crackdown Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 8:37 AM ET

    U.S. securities regulators are boosting efforts to stop the spread of false rumors that threaten financial institutions, after a week that saw steep slides in the shares of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers.

  • Government Rule Makers Looking at Pensions Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 12:51 PM ET

    As cities and states struggle with ballooning retirement costs, accounting rule makers started an ambitious project Thursday to force state and local governments to issue better numbers and reveal the true cost of their pension promises.

  • Bear Stearns Fund Managers Likely to be Indicted Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 5:55 AM ET

    The indictment of two Bear Stearns hedge fund managers for securities fraud is expected to be announced later on Thursday in connection with a fund tied to the subprime lending market, CNBC has learned.

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    Corrupt officials are raking off a sum equivalent to one third of Russia's annual budget, or $120 billion, a senior prosecutor was quoted as saying on Friday.

  • Ex-Credit Suisse Banker Gets 10 Years Jail Sentence Saturday, 31 May 2008 | 7:32 AM ET

    A former Credit Suisse investment banker convicted of leaking inside information about pending mergers was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge Friday.

  • John F. Marshall spent decades teaching at business schools and watching his students parlay his lessons into fortunes on Wall Street. But when he and another professor reached for some of those riches themselves, events took a startling turn, the authorities say.

  • Navistar Keeps on Truckin' Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 6:20 PM ET

    The school bus and truck company is about to get a whole lot more expensive. Cramer wouldn't wait too long to buy this one.

  • Bush Won't Veto Bill Halting Shipments to Oil Reserve Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 10:50 AM ET

    The White House said that President Bush would not veto a final bill from Congress that orders a halt to filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve while oil prices are very high.

  • Subprime Mortgage Collapse Under Federal Probe Monday, 5 May 2008 | 5:42 AM ET
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    Federal prosecutors in New York have formed a task force together with other government agencies to examine the collapse of the market for risky home loans, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn said Monday.

  • NY Judge Reserves Clear Channel Judgment Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 6:43 AM ET

    A New York state judge on Thursday made no immediate ruling on a group of banks' request to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to force them to fund the $20 billion leveraged buyout of Clear Channel Communications.

  • US Regulators to Settle with Ex-Fannie Executives Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 10:23 PM ET

    U.S. federal regulators will announce a settlement on Friday with former Fannie Mae  executives over their alleged roles in a 2004 multibillion-dollar accounting scandal, a person familiar with the settlement said on Thursday.