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Corporate Finance Accounting

  • Goldman Sachs Hearing on Capitol Hill

    Goldman Sachs executives tried to fend off accusations they inflated the housing bubble, sold clients "sh**ty" deals and made billions off the market's collapse, in a high stakes Senate hearing.

  • Government Regulation

    A Senate Republican has called for the "strongest" derivatives rules, signaling that Democrats may get the votes needed to start debating their sweeping financial regulation bill Monday.

  • Take our tax evasion quiz to find out about the evaders and scammers who thought they could fool the IRS and get away with it.

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    U.S. Attorney announces charges against former Societe Generale trader Samarth Agrawal for stealing company information.

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    Take our tax evasion quiz to find out about the evaders and scammers who thought they could fool the IRS and get away with it.

  • The SEC now has more staff with experience with complex financial products in the agency and has more financial crisis-related cases in the works, Mary Schapiro, chairman of SEC, told CNBC Monday.

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    How much do you know about one of the biggest business scandals of all time? Take our Enron quiz and find out.

  • Former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox.

    Almost two years ago to the day, a team of officials from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York quietly moved into the headquarters of Lehman Brothers. They were provided desks, phones, computers — and access to all of Lehman’s books and records. At any given moment, there were as many as a dozen government officials buzzing around Lehman’s offices.

  • Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) speaks at a news conference following the Senate's cloture vote on health care reform legislation on Capitol Hill.

    The Senate is already down to its final two hurdles before passing a comprehensive financial reform bill, Sen. Christopher Dodd told CNBC.

  • Lehman Brothers

    Lehman Brothers may have collapsed a year and a half ago, but fallout from its demise has created a potential legal liability for its former accounting firm, Ernst & Young.

  • Senator Judd Gregg

    The two senators introduced a bill this week, which they modestly called the Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2010. The New York Times looks at what it means.

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    Congress could have passed a more sweeping jobs bill with larger bipartisan support if Democrats had been more willing to work with Republicans, Sen. Charles Grassley told CNBC.

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    The New York Attorney General's office is filing civil charges against Bank of America and its former CEO Ken Lewis, saying the bank misled investors about Merrill Lynch when it acquired the Wall Street bank in late 2008.

  • R. Allen Stanford

    A group of investors in Allen Stanford's alleged Ponzi scheme are demanding a powerful Texas congressman give them the same kind of support he showed Stanford when regulators shut down the alleged scam in February.

  • Allen Stanford

    A federal judge has denied an emergency request by attorneys for indicted billionaire Allen Stanford to free their client on bail. 

  • Allen Stanford

    Attorneys for accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford—who has been in custody without bail since his indictment in June—say their client is in danger of a "complete nervous breakdown," so they are again asking a federal judge to let him go free on bail.

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    A federal judge has found accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford and three co-defendants in contempt of court in a dispute over their legal fees.

  • Conrad Black arriving at a federal courthouse on June 18, 2007.

    A lawyer for former media baron Conrad Black urged the Supreme Court Tuesday to overturn his fraud conviction, and several justices asked whether the federal law at issue was too vague.

  • More than 200 investors in Texas billionaire Allen Stanford's alleged Ponzi scheme face a new lawsuit from the court-appointed receiver who is gathering assets from the Stanford empire.

  • Federal Reserve

    A congressional plan to audit the Federal Reserve's decision-making process poses a serious threat to the economy, former Fed governor Frederic Mishkin said.