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Corporate Finance Accounting


  • House Reviews Rules for Retirement Investing Guidance Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 1:32 PM ET

    Lawmakers took a hard look Tuesday at rules adopted in the final days of the Bush administration on how millions of Americans with 401(k) and individual retirement accounts get guidance on investing for retirement.

  • Lighten Up Capital Requirements Not Accounting: Chanos Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 10:55 AM ET

    Suspending regulatory capital requirements is more viable than adjusting mark-to-market accounting rules, said James Chanos, Kynikos Associates president & founder.

  • SEC Watchdog Faults Handling of Naked Short Complaints Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | 10:30 PM ET

    A new report from SEC Inspector General David Kotz says the agency is not doing enough to address complaints about abusive, "naked" short selling.

  • Cuomo Subpoenas Merrill Top Earners Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | 9:33 PM ET
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    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has issued subpoenas to seven top executives at Merrill Lynch -- executives who earned more than $200 million last year, according to sources familiar with the investigation. 

  • Baccardax: Here's How to Fix this Mess Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | 9:14 AM ET

    The most obvious pothole on the road to reparation is mark-to-market valuation; and it remains a mystery to me as to why this less than two-year old accounting rule remains the most ignored portion of debate.

  • Stanford Financial Chief Tried to Flee Country: Source Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | 11:37 AM ET

    The head of Stanford Financial Group charged with orchestrating an $8 billion fraud tried Tuesday to get a one-way flight out of the country, a source told CNBC.

  • 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.