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Marcus Baram

Why The FBI Says Corporate Fraud Is Increasing

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business

In China, the former president of the state-owned Shanghai Pharmaceutical Group was recently sentenced to death for taking almost $2 million in bribes...

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Study: Small-Business Contracts Going to Giant Companies

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

Some of the world's biggest companies are benefiting from a program meant to help America's small businesses, according to a new study. Lockheed Ma...

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Dodd-Frank Rule Vote Delayed Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

In what is becoming a troubling pattern, financial regulators have yet again delayed a vote on a crucial provision of the Dodd-Frank Act. The Commo...

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Despite Safety Concerns, Industry Wants Faster FDA Approval

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

Is it more important to speed up the approval of medical devices for patients in pain or to make sure that they're safe? That question is being deb...

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Volcker Rule Needs To Be Tougher, Former Citi Chair John Reed Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business

Amid the hue and cry on Wall Street that the Volcker rule goes too far to restrict banking activities, the former CEO of one giant bank thinks that th...

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Wall Street's All-Star Legal Team Prepares For Battle With Federal Task Force

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

If you work on Wall Street and you observe some illegal shenanigans, make sure you call up the right Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. Over t...

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Far From Wall Street, Banks Are Being Punished For Misdeeds

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business

This story has been updated A former bank president faces 15 years behind bars after being found criminally responsible for fraud that "contributed...

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MF Global's Regulator Says Oversight Was 'Flawless'

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

The hubris of financial industry titans truly knows no bounds. The chairman of the derivatives exchange that had oversight of bankrupt hedge fund M...

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Industry Pressure On Dodd-Frank Slows Progress On New Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

It's been more than a year and a half since President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act into law, promising that the new financial regulations "d...

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Ex-Credit Suisse Traders To Be Charged Over Subprime Fraud

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business

Federal prosecutors are expected to charge four former Credit Suisse brokers with criminal fraud for misleading investors by inflating the value of su...

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SEC Probes Deutsche Bank's 'Crap' CDOs

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission investigates a Wall Street behemoth over claims that it assembled and sold a package of subprime mortgage-backe...

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Welcome To 'The Watchdog': Issa Wants FOIA Details, Dimon Disses Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Note: For future updates, click here. This week marks the launch of a new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies an...