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  • New York Launches Intel Antitrust Probe Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 1:32 PM ET

    The office of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Thursday said it launched a formal investigation into Intel to determine whether the world's biggest chipmaker violated state and U.S. antitrust laws to squeeze out its rival, Applied Micro Devices.

  • Murder Accusation Made in Tobias Estate Case Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 9:46 AM ET

    Attorneys for the brothers of hedge fund manager Seth Tobias say his wife killed him because "Seth was worth substantially more to (her) dead than he was alive, and she knew that."

  • Probe of Bear Stearns Hedge Funds Is Broadened Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 2:47 PM ET

    The U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn has broadened its investigation into the collapse of two hedge funds that Bear Stearns managed, CNBC has learned.

  • Lawyers Get Big Payday in Tyco Case Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 12:35 PM ET

    Lawyers who won a class action suit against Tyco International and PricewaterhouseCoopers will be awarded 14.5 percent of the $3.2 billion settlement, plus nearly $29 million in expenses, a judge has ordered.

  • Ex-newspaper Mogul Black Gets 6.5 Years in Jail Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 3:03 PM ET
    Conrad Black leaves a federal courthouse in Chicago on Januart 12, 2007.

    A judge sentenced former media mogul Conrad Black to 6-1/2 years in prison for obstructing justice and defrauding shareholders of one-time newspaper publishing giant Hollinger International.

  • VeriFone to Restate Some Results; Shares Plunge Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 10:45 AM ET

    VeriFone Holdings on Monday said it will restate some financial statements due to errors in accounting related to inventory, which affect the company's reported costs of revenue.

  • New York Funds Take Lead in Countrywide Lawsuits Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | 3:11 PM ET

    A federal judge has named two New York pension funds lead plaintiffs for five class-action lawsuits accusing Countrywide Financial, the largest US mortgage lender, of inflating earnings and overstating its ability to weather the housing slump.

  • Japan Tobacco, Nissin to Acquire Katokichi Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 8:09 PM ET

    Japan Tobacco, instant noodle maker Nissin Food Products and frozen food maker Katokichi announced Thursday a deal under which Japan Tobacco and Nissin will purchase the frozen food producer.

  • Kozlowski Conviction Upheld on Appeal Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | 2:37 PM ET

    A New York appeals court has upheld the convictions of former Tyco International  senior executives Dennis Kozlowski and Mark Swartz, the court clerk's office said Thursday.

  • Leap Wireless to Restate Results; Shares Plunge Friday, 9 Nov 2007 | 11:42 AM ET

    Leap Wireless International said Friday it will restate results from 2004 to the second quarter of this year, after making errors in reporting revenue and operating expenses, pushing its shares down more than 31 percent.

  • Ex-CEO at Army's Body Armor Maker Arrested Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 5:10 PM ET

    Two former officers at a company that supplies body armor to the U.S. Army face charges they inflated the company's stock price and made nearly $200 million in the process.

  • Supreme Court Hears Third-Party Investor Suit Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 1:42 PM ET

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing an case that some say may alter the landscape of investing. The outcome potentially could strengthen shareholder confidence -- or stifle investment markets.

  • Supreme Court Hears Landmark Investor Suit Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 10:25 AM ET

    On Oct. 9, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that some say may open the flood gates to a tidal wave of investor lawsuits. Legal experts joined CNBC to debate both sides of the issue.

  • Sell Block: Macquarie Must Go Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 9:28 PM ET

    The Australian bank isn’t doing anything illegal, but its practices are enough to make Cramer nervous.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Texas Oilman Pleads Guilty in Oil-for-Food Scandal Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | 11:24 AM ET
    Oscar Wyatt

    Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one of five counts against him for his role in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal.

  • Children's Place Fires CEO; Shares Jump Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 11:18 AM ET

    Children's Place Retail Stores Wednesday fired Chief Executive Ezra Dabah and named board member Chuck Crovitz as interim CEO, sending its shares up as much as 9 percent.

  • California Court Sides with Disney in Pooh Case Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | 8:03 PM ET

    A California appeals court on Tuesday declined to reinstate a long-running case against the Walt Disney over royalties it paid for its popular Winnie the Pooh character.

  • EDS Settles SEC Investigation, Will Pay $500,000 Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | 5:03 PM ET

    Electronic Data Systems has agreed to pay nearly $500,000 to settle an investigation into accounting irregularities alleged to have occurred from 2001 to 2003.

  • SEC Subpoenas Greenberg In AIG Accounting Probe Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 3:39 PM ET
    Maurice "Hank" Greenberg

    CNBC has learned that Maurice "Hank" Greenberg has received a subpoena from the SEC and will be giving his first deposition as part of the SEC’s continuing investigation into what role, if any, he played in alleged accounting improprieties at American International Group.

  • Saks Settles SEC Charges of Misstated Results Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 1:17 PM ET

    The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that Saks Inc. has agreed to settle a lawsuit that Saks Fifth Avenue understated sales to some vendors and didn't record markdowns properly, inflating its earnings.