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CNNMoney: SEC charges tech analyst with insider tradingupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 15:17:00

Technology analyst John Kinnucan was arrested Friday on allegations of trading on information about many of the nation's leading tech companies, resulting in illicit gains of nearly $110 million.

CNNMoney: Broken budget process hurts Wall Street reformupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 05:08:00

President Obama is likely to propose a substantial funding increase for Wall Street regulators in his forthcoming budget.

CNNMoney: SEC to step up scrutiny of private equity firmsupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 12:09:00

The private equity world is struggling to stay in the shadows.

CNNMoney: SEC charges former execs of Fannie, Freddieupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 18:19:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged six former executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with securities fraud on Friday for misrepresenting their holdings of high-risk mortgage loans.

CNNMoney: SEC tweaks enforcement rulesupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 18:04:00

The SEC is about to get tougher on Wall Street crime. A little bit. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday that in certain cases, it will no longer allow defendants to settle complaints without admitting or denying the allegations against them. The catch is that the change to this controversial policy applies only to cases in which defendants have been convicted of the same conduct in criminal proceedings, or in which they've admitted to the conduct as part of an agreement with law enforcement officials to avoid or delay criminal prosecution. The SEC does not have the power to bring criminal complaints. Defendants will still be able to reach SEC settlements without admitting or denying the allegations against them when there are no concurrent criminal convictions or admissions of criminal violations for the same conduct.

CNNMoney: Court delays SEC case against Citiupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 15:03:00

A federal appeals court has delayed proceedings in a mortgage securities fraud case brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission against Citigroup.

CNNMoney: SEC slaps insurance giant Aon with bribery fineupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 14:51:00

Insurance giant Aon has agreed to pay more than $16 million in fines to settle charges that its subsidiaries bribed foreign government officials, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday.

CNNMoney: SEC settles charges with Notre Dame's 'Rudy'updated: Fri Dec 16 2011 17:17:00

Daniel Ruettiger, the basis of the inspirational sports movie "Rudy," has agreed to settle charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he and some business associates schemed to deceive investors into buying stock in his sports drink company.

CNNMoney: SEC to appeal rejected Citigroup settlementupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 17:18:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission is appealing a federal judge's decision last month to toss out a proposed $285 million mortgage securities fraud settlement between the agency and Citigroup.

What happens when Wall Street breaks the law? Not muchupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 07:33:00

A few days before he graduated, one of my students asked me how does one keep up with public affairs (as I was advocating) when you have a demanding full-time job, a cute but fussy baby, an elderly parent who needs attending and something of a social life? I suggested that he listen to NPR, watch CNN -- and once in a while choose a particular story to follow. For example, the report of what happens when major American corporations break the law.

CNNMoney: Citigroup's $285 million SEC settlement rejectedupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 16:43:00

A judge rejected a proposed $285 million mortgage securities fraud settlement between Citigroup and the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, saying the deal was "neither fair, nor reasonable, nor adequate, nor in the public interest."

CNNMoney: Citigroup settles with SEC for $285 millionupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 12:22:00

Citigroup has agreed to pay $285 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges that the bank misled investors about the strength of a security tied to the struggling U.S. housing market.

Accounts probe dents Chinese stocks in U.S.updated: Thu Sep 29 2011 22:11:00

Prices of US-listed Chinese stocks fell after the Securities and Exchange Commission's enforcement chief said the Department of Justice is looking into accounting practices at Chinese companies, following a series of high-profile scandals this year.

CNNMoney: More heat for former SEC general counsel in Madoff caseupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 17:44:00

The Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme continues to haunt the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CNNMoney: SEC in S&P downgrade investigation?updated: Tue Sep 20 2011 11:16:00

Securities and Exchange Commission regulators have sent subpoenas to various financial firms as they look into possible insider trading before Standard & Poor's cut the U.S. credit rating last month, according to a report published Tuesday.

Wall Street rating agencies' corrupt systemupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 11:07:00

"Let's hope we are all wealthy and retired by the time this house of cards falters."

Sell-off goes globalupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 11:07:00

Market analyst Michael Hewson discusses the stock market sell-off and what it means for global investors.

CNNMoney: Who started the S&P downgrade rumor?updated: Fri Aug 12 2011 16:47:00

Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's downgrade of the U.S. sovereign debt rating on Aug. 5, which plunged stocks into a roller-coaster frenzy for the past week, didn't come as a surprise.

CNNMoney: JPMorgan to pay $228 million in muni caseupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 13:27:00

JPMorgan Chase will pay $228 million in a setttlement of charges that the bank's securities division rigged the market for municipal bond derivatives, state and federal regulators announced Thursday.

CNNMoney: JPMorgan pays $153 million to settle mortgage caseupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 19:01:00

JPMorgan has agreed to pay $153.6 million to settle charges it misled investors in the sale of a complex mortgage-backed security, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Insider trading crackdown nabs 40 and countingupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 12:57:00

In the nearly two years since the government began cracking down on insider trading, federal prosecutors have charged and convicted dozens of people in several overlapping cases.

CNNMoney: SEC casts a wary eye on SAC Capitalupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 12:55:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating one of the nation's largest hedge funds, SAC Capital Advisors LP, in connection with insider trading, according to a published report.

CNNMoney: Google enters the bond marketupdated: Mon May 16 2011 18:39:00

Google plans to raise cash by selling bonds for the first time in the company's history, the Internet search giant said Monday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CNNMoney: Shareholder proposals companies don't want you to seeupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 05:10:00

Once a year, public companies have to throw open their boardroom doors and meet with their investors. Those annual meetings give small stockholders a chance to bend the ear of corporate bigwigs, and put their own proposals up for a shareholder vote.

CNNMoney: Stocks end week mostly lower as oil prices surgeupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 16:58:00

U.S. stocks fell on Friday as oil and gold prices spiked and investors awaited news about the pending government shutdown.

CNNMoney: SEC may ease private stock rulesupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 15:48:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission may relax its rules to make it easier for companies to issue shares without making their financial details public.

CNNMoney: Budget fight would leave SEC with 'fewer cops'updated: Fri Apr 08 2011 15:36:00

Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Mary Schapiro warned Friday that the squabbling in Washington and the looming government shutdown could impede the agency's power to enforce securities laws.

CNNMoney: Stocks head for gains as shutdown loomsupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 08:10:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a slightly higher open Friday, as oil and gold prices spiked and investors awaited news about the pending government shutdown.

Gulf oil rig owner apologizes for calling 2010 'best year' everupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 18:45:00

The owner of the Gulf of Mexico oil rig that exploded last year, killing 11 workers and leading to what has been called the worst oil spill ever, said Monday that calling 2010 its "best year" in safety "may have been insensitive."

Despite Gulf oil spill, rig owner executives get big bonusesupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 05:52:00

Declaring 2010 "the best year in safety performance in our company's history," Transocean Ltd., owner of the Gulf of Mexico oil rig that exploded, killing 11 workers, has awarded its top executives hefty bonuses and raises, according to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

CNNMoney: SEC: We need more money to stop fraudupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 16:14:00

Will the Securities and Exchange Commission be able to stop the next Bernie Madoff?

CNNMoney: SEC fights for its Wall Street watchdog roleupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 14:41:00

The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission warned Congress on Thursday that proposed cuts to the regulator's budget would hurt its ability to do its job watching markets.

CNNMoney: Regulators: Wall Street reform at riskupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 09:16:00

Congressional Republicans intent on big spending cuts are on a collision course with Wall Street's top regulators over a plan to slash millions from agency budgets.

CNNMoney: SEC casts wide net in private stock trading probeupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 07:57:00

You can't buy shares of Facebook yet, but that hasn't stopped wealthy individuals and investment funds from snapping up its stock on rapidly growing exchanges like SecondMarket and SharesPost.

CNNMoney: Madoff trustee sues SEC lawyerupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 14:30:00

The court-appointed trustee in the Bernard Madoff case has sued the outgoing top lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly profiting off the largest Ponzi scheme in history.

CNNMoney: SEC charges ex-IndyMac executives with fraudupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 17:32:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged three former senior-level executives of IndyMac Bancorp with securities fraud on Friday.

CNNMoney: SEC starved for reform fundsupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 12:31:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission is so cash-strapped that it has delayed key parts of the financial reform bill passed last year by Congress -- and is curtailing some of its normal operations.

CNNMoney: Facebook worth $50 billion after investment - reportupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 10:33:00

Facebook has received investments that place the social network's value at $50 billion, according to a published report.

CNNMoney: Oil industry firms in $236 million bribe settlementupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 15:27:00

Six oil services and a freight company have paid $236.5 million to settle a government lawsuit that alleges they paid millions of dollars in bribes to foreign customs officials.

Fortune: The SEC inspector's wasteful approach to curbing waste and abuseupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 10:39:00

Last week the inspector general of the Securities and Exchange Commission released a 77-page report that is, in itself, an epitome of precisely what the IG is supposed to be trying to prevent: waste and abuse at the SEC.

CNNMoney: Countrywide's Mozilo to pay $67.5 million settlementupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 17:16:00

Angelo Mozilo, the former co-founder of Countrywide Financial, agreed Friday to pay $67.5 million to the SEC to settle fraud charges.

CNNMoney: Facebook employees must pay big to cash outupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 12:50:00

Although Facebook isn't yet public, employees and other insiders have been able to cash out some of their equity through private stock-sale deals. But the company is trying to dump cold water on that rapidly heating up market: Facebook recently began charging employees a $2,500 fee if they sell their private stock.

CNNMoney: Ex-Obama car czar near SEC settlementupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 07:27:00

Steven Rattner, President Obama's former car czar, is close to reaching a deal with the Securities and Exchange Commission over his role in a "pay-to-play" scandal involving the New York state pension fund, according to published reports.

Ex-'CHiPS' star charged in stock schemeupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 14:07:00

One of the actors in "CHiPS," a hit TV show from 1970s and early '80s, is accused of being part of a stock fraud scheme, authorities said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Trading program sparked May 'flash crash'updated: Fri Oct 01 2010 14:56:00

A large investor using an automated trading software to sell futures contracts sparked the brief-but-historic stock market "flash crash" on May 6, according to a report by federal regulators released Friday.

CNNMoney: Lawmakers curb SEC power to keep secretsupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 19:13:00

Lawmakers moved Thursday to repeal a provision in the financial reform law that shields the Securities and Exchange Commission from requests under the Freedom of Information Act.

CNNMoney: SEC chief: Agency needs some secrecyupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 13:06:00

The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission told lawmakers on Thursday that her agency needs to keep its protection from some 10,000 information requests filed every year.

CNNMoney: SEC chief: Investigations outrank mediaupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 09:41:00

The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission says the ability to conduct confidential investigations into securities activity trumps the media's need to know.

CNNMoney: U.K. fines Goldman $27 million in 'Fab' caseupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 08:50:00

Britain's Financial Services Authority said Thursday it has fined Goldman Sachs International nearly $27 million for not disclosing its investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

CNNMoney: SEC gives shareholders power to nominate directorsupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 11:57:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday voted to make it easier for shareholders to have a bigger say on corporate leadership at publicly-traded companies.

CNNMoney: SEC sues New Jersey for fraudupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 17:53:00

The State of New Jersey agreed to settle fraud charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday after it became the first U.S. state ever to be accused of violating federal securities laws.

CNNMoney: SEC vs. the media, round twoupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 18:58:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission was not seeking a blanket exemption from public information laws, when it asked Congress to include a little known provision in the Wall Street reform law, the agency said in a letter to lawmakers Friday.

CNNMoney: SEC charges billionaire brothers with fraudupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 10:13:00

Two billionaire brothers face federal fraud charges for selling stock in companies which they helped oversee and then trying to conceal some $550 million in gains.

Fortune: The SEC still needs to escape regulatory capture. Here's how.updated: Fri Jul 30 2010 04:34:00

It's a natural human tendency to rely on the opinions of friends. We all do it, but, given the right circumstances, that impulse can endanger anything from interpersonal relationships to world economies.

CNNMoney: Citi to pay $73 million for misleading investorsupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 15:57:00

Citigroup said Thursday it would pay $73 million to settle charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission that the bank, as well as two of its executives, misled investors about the company's exposure to the subprime mortgage market.

CNNMoney: New Wall Street rules pit SEC vs. the mediaupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 13:07:00

One of Wall Street reform's littlest known provisions is getting big attention for giving a government agency a possible loophole for avoiding journalists' requests for information.

CNNMoney: SEC: More transparency comingupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 18:12:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission will make it easier for the public to join in the rulemaking discussion, as required by the new Wall St. reform law.

Fortune: What the Dell settlement means for Intelupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 15:28:00

Though last week's settlement between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Dell was anticipated -- the computer maker admitted no wrongdoing and agreed to pay about $100 million in fines -- it was nevertheless a stunning event both in terms of the charges it leveled against Dell and those it reinforced against semiconductor giant Intel.

CNNMoney: GE settles Iraqi bribe charges for $23.4 millionupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 12:11:00

General Electric said Tuesday it will pay $23.4 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges that the conglomerate was involved in a $3.6 million kickback scheme with Iraqi government agencies.

CNNMoney: Goldman's 'Fab': I didn't do anything wrongupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 08:56:00

The Goldman Sachs trader at the center of a deal that led to the firm's recent settlement with the SEC has asked a federal district court to dismiss fraud charges against him.

CNNMoney: SEC needs to add 800 jobs due to reform lawupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 15:34:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission will need to hire about 800 new people to carry out the Wall Street reform legislation, the head of the regulatory agency plans to tell lawmakers.

CNNMoney: Goldman settles with SEC for $550 millionupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 06:01:00

Goldman Sachs paid $550 million to settle charges of defrauding investors in a sale of securities tied to subprime mortgages, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday.

Fortune: Fix the SEC, or abolish it!updated: Wed Jun 23 2010 14:47:00

Until the Securities and Exchange Commission gets its act together, the public might very well be better off with no top financial regulator at all. A friend and fellow parent provided the perfect metaphor for why: Having an ineffective regulator that the public counts on for protection is like being at a swimming pool where little kids wear water wings, parents bury their noses in trashy novels, and the lifeguards are too busy flirting to do their jobs. It sounds great to relax while Jimmy flails away, but having a false sense of security in swimming pools and financial markets can only lead to disaster.

CNNMoney: Rating agency rule watered downupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 19:39:00

A proposed rule to stop financial firms from shopping for credit ratings will instead be postponed and studied, under an agreement finalized Wednesday by lawmakers negotiating a final Wall Street reform package.

CNNMoney: New low for Goldman Sachs stock as legal problems mountupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 14:09:00

Goldman Sachs' legal troubles just keep piling up -- and it's becoming a bigger headache for the investment bank and its shareholders.

CNNMoney: SEC OKs 'flash crash' fixupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 13:10:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission approved new rules Thursday that will halt trading uniformly across all U.S. markets for stocks experiencing wild price swings to prevent a repeat of last month's "flash crash."

SI.com: Andy Staples: SEC? Pac-10? Big 12? Options seem plentiful for Texas A&Mupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 10:29:00

In a hotel meeting room in Scottsdale, Ariz., in April, SEC commissioner Mike Slive essentially promised that if the tectonic plates beneath the college sports' landscape began to shift, Slive's league would not sit on the sidelines.

SI.com: SEC would react to paradigm shift caused by expansionupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 10:24:00

DESTIN, Fla. -- SEC presidents will discuss expansion at their scheduled meeting Friday, but they don't intend to go on the offensive.

CNNMoney: Wall Street cops get toughupdated: Thu May 27 2010 15:56:00

The government unveiled two high-profile cases of financial fraud Thursday as federal regulators look to crack down on Wall Street shenanigans.

CNNMoney: Regulators: Beware of oil spill investment scamsupdated: Thu May 27 2010 13:17:00

Investment regulators issued an alert Thursday warning against stock scams that promise profits from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill cleanup.

Fortune: Why hedge funds will not defectupdated: Wed May 26 2010 14:47:00

Hedge funds have nowhere left to hide.

CNNMoney: SEC moves to expand stock circuit breakersupdated: Tue May 18 2010 18:52:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new rules Tuesday that would pause trading in certain stocks that experience extreme swings.

Fortune: The SEC is creating a password protected EDGAR for credit ratings dataupdated: Tue May 18 2010 17:12:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission is about to start requiring credit-rating agencies and the companies they rate to publicly share the information used in those ratings. The SEC hopes opening the books will encourage other ratings shops to sound off, providing an independent check on abusive 'ratings shopping', and giving smaller agencies a better chance to compete.

CNNMoney: SEC: Beware of impersonatorupdated: Thu May 13 2010 13:42:00

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission warned investors Thursday to beware of a group calling itself "U.S. Securities and Equities Administration."

CNNMoney: Goldman settlement with SEC could be costlyupdated: Wed May 12 2010 03:31:00

If you can't fight the federal government, you may as well pay 'em. Especially if you're Goldman Sachs.

CNNMoney: 'No smoking gun' in flash crashupdated: Tue May 11 2010 19:00:00

Last week's brief-but-historic stock market plunge was triggered by a combination of unusual factors, but its ultimate cause remains a mystery, executives from the nation's leading stock exchanges and market regulators told Congress on Tuesday.

CNNMoney: SEC, exchanges move to bolster circuit breakersupdated: Mon May 10 2010 16:33:00

Six major U.S. stock exchanges have agreed to new guidelines aimed at preventing last week's momentary stock market collapse from happening again.

CNNMoney: Goldman Sachs has mounting legal woesupdated: Mon May 03 2010 13:18:00

Goldman Sachs' legal headaches don't start and end with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CNNMoney: Enron law firm sues Goldman Sachsupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 18:03:00

The law firm that won Enron investors $7.2 billion in what was one of the largest class action suits in the history of securities law filed charges against Goldman Sachs on Monday.

SEC staffers caught surfing porn on jobupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 08:03:00

An inspector general report reveals 33 SEC workers were searching for porn on the job. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

CNNMoney: SEC watchdog to probe Goldman chargesupdated: Sun Apr 25 2010 21:28:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission's internal watchdog said Sunday that he will launch an investigation into the SEC's decision to pursue fraud charges against Goldman Sachs.

Report: SEC staffers watched porn as economy crashedupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 12:31:00

As the country was sinking into its worst financial crisis in more than 70 years, Security and Exchange Commission employees and contractors cruised porn sites and viewed sexually explicit pictures using government computers, according to an agency report obtained by CNN.

SEC staffers watched porn as economy crashedupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 11:57:00

As the country was sinking into its worst financial crisis in more than 70 years, Security and Exchange Commission employees and contractors cruised porn sites and viewed sexually explicit pictures using government computers, an SEC investigation obtained by CNN showed.

Exposing Wall Street's 'darkest corner'updated: Thu Apr 22 2010 10:14:00

The SEC's enforcement action against Goldman Sachs highlights the widening fissures that underlie Wall Street and raises important issues on three levels:

Fortune: 'The SEC is a farce' - expertupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 16:04:00

With the Securities and Exchange Commission filing charges against Goldman Sachs, arguably Wall Street's most lauded and respected firm, it's tempting to say the agency is targeting corporate titans to get its mojo back.

CNNMoney: SEC charges Miami schemer in massive Ponziupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 14:38:00

The SEC and the U.S. Attorney's office in New Jersey on Wednesday charged a Miami Beach-based businessman with allegedly running a Ponzi scheme that sucked in close to $1 billion.

CNNMoney: Goldman faces tough questions over SEC suitupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 15:03:00

Goldman Sachs executives endured a barrage of questions from the investment community and reporters Tuesday for its role in creating a complex mortgage security which has since prompted federal fraud charges against the company.

CNNMoney: Geithner, Bernanke: Limit any more Lehmansupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 14:38:00

Facing criticism for failing to prevent the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the nation's top finance officials told lawmakers Tuesday that the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history highlights the need for more vigorous regulation of the financial markets.

Former AIG head talks post-bailoutupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 21:15:00

CNN's Richard Quest sits down with the former head of AIG and current CEO of C.V. Starr, Hank Greenberg.

CNNMoney: Wall Street in subprime trouble againupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 05:39:00

Just when Wall Street thought it had put its subprime troubles behind it.

Wall Street powerhouse faces civil fraudupdated: Sun Apr 18 2010 21:14:00

CNN's Tony Harris talks to Fortune Magazine's Colin Barr about the SEC charging Goldman Sachs with defrauding investors.

CNNMoney: Who is the 'fabulous' Fabrice Tourre?updated: Fri Apr 16 2010 18:32:00

The SEC's fraud charges against Goldman Sachs focus on a Frenchman known as the "fabulous Fab."

CNNMoney: Dow tumbles 126, but clings to 11,000updated: Fri Apr 16 2010 18:05:00

Stocks tumbled Friday, with the Dow industrials skidding to end just above 11,000, as financial shares retreated after U.S. regulators charged Goldman Sachs with defrauding investors.

CNNMoney: Treasurys rally on Goldman chargesupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 18:02:00

Treasurys rallied Friday on news Goldman Sachs has been charged with fraud by Securities and Exchange Commission.

Fortune: SEC charges Goldman Sachs with fraudupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 16:33:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday charged Wall Street's most gilded firm, Goldman Sachs, with defrauding investors in a sale of securities tied to subprime mortgages.

CNNMoney: So much for a big bank bounceupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 16:24:00

Who cares about strong bank earnings when Goldman Sachs is under siege from the federal government?

CNNMoney: Three cheers for the SEC!updated: Fri Apr 16 2010 14:54:00

The SEC showed some major teeth Friday. It's about time. And hopefully this won't be the last time the agency bares its fangs.

CNNMoney: Mercedes maker settles bribe case for $185 millionupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 16:43:00

The maker of Mercedes-Benz vehicles agreed to a $185 million settlement of allegations that it paid bribes to win contracts on three continents, the U.S. government said Thursday.

Fortune: An easy fix for a tricky securities problemupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 14:25:00

A few days ago, I watched one of California's top high school economics teachers lead a class in a discussion of the differences between the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. I'm applying for my own teaching credential and was there observing.

Fortune: The man who hunted Madoffupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 16:38:00

James Bandler caught up with Harry Markopolos in Boston recently to discuss his upcoming book, No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller, and how he's doing with his life as an agent for whistleblowers. Edited excerpts from the extended interview:

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