Apple’s $350M AuthenTec Deal Could Trigger Samsung Counteroffer

Nearly two weeks after AuthenTec Inc. (Nasdaq: AUTH) advised the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission it had agreed to be acquired by Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), the world's most valuable technology company, for $350 million, Apple still hasn’t made an announcement nor filed its own SEC report.

Pfizer Settles Government Bribery Complaints

Among the charges: Pfizer's China subsidiary was accused of offering a program where doctors could claim cell phones and other goodies based on how many prescriptions they doled out of the company's products.

Knight Capital Being Saved By Very People It Tried to Screw Over

There's one developing storyline in the saga of Knight Capital Group Inc., the Wall Street market maker that lost more than $440 million Wednesday when an automated trading program it had just installed went berserk, that's not being talked about: It is being propped up by the very people it tried to screw over.

NY Fed Urges 'Capital Control' Of Money Market Funds

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is proposing that money market managers be empowered to hold back depositors' money for 30 days in the event of a run on funds. The controversial proposal is being called by critics a kind of capital control.

US Regultors Probing Into The Escalating Libor Scandal

Taking inspiration from global regulatory investigations into the interest rate manipulation, the U.S. is now building strong evidence of criminal wrongdoings against big banks and individuals ensnared in the heart of the scam.

US Small-Business Owners Go Without Pay; UK Helps Its Entrepreneurs

While American politicians such as U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., are pushing to expand federal tax breaks for small businesses, the U.K. government has already announced a move to help early-stage businesses find new means of financing: tax relief for private investors.

NYSE Gets OK To Compete Directly With 'Dark Pools'

The owner of the New York Stock Exchange, whose share of trading in companies it lists has fallen in the last nine years to below 25 percent from 82 percent, received approval from U.S. regulators to offer similar services to rivals who are taking its customers.

Losses in Europe, Growth in US - Time For Ford To Leave Europe?

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) must be asking itself when the European automotive market becomes too toxic as sales in the region slump, the euro zone teeters on the brink of disaster and carmaker predicts European losses of close to $600 million in the second quarter.