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SEC Weighs 2 Money Market Fund Proposals

The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission is eyeing two potential plans to bolster the stability of money market funds, but their fate remains uncertain due to internal disagreement at the SEC over the need for more regulations.

Facebook IPO: Mark Zuckerberg Orders Banks to Shut Up

In the weeks leading up to Facebook's $100 billion initial public offering, Mark Zuckerberg reportedly told Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and the other banks involved in the action to stop leaking information to the media.

Facebook Mobile Ads: News Feeds No Longer 'Friends-Only'

As part of an increased focus on revenue strategies, Facebook will be injecting mobile ads into its smartphone app within the next few weeks. The advertisements will appear in users' News Feeds alongside updates from their friends. Users will be unable to block the advertisements.

ET, the New Alien Scaring Global Markets

The United States is coming to be seen as a global threat, acting unilaterally with aggressive new market rules that critics say will hurt U.S. firms, foreign banks, and international markets in one swoop.

Anonymous Hackers: Sensitive FBI, Scotland Yard Conference Call Intercepted by Hacking Collective [TRANSCRIPT]

Anonymous published a 15 minute transcript from the call, which was between officers from both countries discussing how to prosecute the hacking collective and its members. In a Twitter posting the group gloated, The FBI might be curious how we're able to continuously read their internal comms for some time now, after it emerged members of Anonymous had managed to intercept an email between the FBI and British authorities listing a time and password for the sensitive conference call.

Facebook IPO: Clients Turn Sober

It's the year's hottest initial public offering, but some wealth managers find themselves having a hard time recommending Facebook to their clients.

Analysis: Obstacles High for More Mortgage Prosecutions

Despite the determination of President Obama to take Wall Street to court for the financial crisis, prosecutors face an uphill struggle to win more convictions like the two they scored on Wednesday against former Credit Suisse Group AG mortgage traders.

Facebook IPO: Top 10 Countries with Most Facebook Users

Facebook filed for its initial public offering (IPO) on Wednesday, a monumental step in the short history of the company that has helped change the face of the Internet in just eight years. With 845 million users, Facebook is a global phenomenon. But which countries use it most?

Facebook Faces Daunting Challenge in Asia

Facebook aims to connect all two billion Internet users. So far it has captured 845 million of them. Of the rest, nearly 60 percent live in Asia and hooking them is going to be a daunting challenge.

Facebook Goes Public: What is an IPO?

Facebook filed a $5 billion IPO on Wednesday, meaning that the social media giant will become a publically traded company, and anyone will be able to buy shares of Facebook starting this spring. But what is an IPO?

Hacked Companies still Not Telling Investors

At least a half-dozen major U.S. companies whose computers have been infiltrated by cyber criminals or international spies have not admitted to the incidents despite new guidance from securities regulators urging such disclosures.

Analysis: Facebook's Daunting Asian Challenge

Facebook aims to connect all two billion Internet users. So far it has captured 845 million of them. Of the rest, nearly 60 percent live in Asia and hooking them is going to be a daunting challenge.

Key Internet Operator VeriSign Hit by Hackers

VeriSign Inc., the company in charge of delivering people safely to more than half the world's Web sites, has been hacked repeatedly by outsiders who stole undisclosed information from the leading Internet infrastructure company.

Anna Watson: Twitter Reactions to UGA Cheerleader's Viral Muscle-Flex Photo

UGA cheerleader Anna Watson has become an overnight sensation. Not because of her back flips or her cascading brunette locks but because of her ripped muscles. Anna Watson is not your average girl. She can bench press 155 pounds, she eats 900-calorie mass-gainer shakes and she has four inches of muscle on her biceps. Watson's muscles raised eyebrows after a photo of her flexing began circulating on the Internet.

Facebook IPO: Can It Buck the Trend of Other Failed IPO's?

Facebook is preparing to launch their historic initial public offering as soon as this week, with public sales of stock expected to begin in April. Facebook's IPO will be the largest ever at $10 billion; six times larger than Google's, whose IPO was $1.64 Billion in 2004.

Subpoenas Issued to Financial Firms in Expanded Probe

The Justice Department issued civil subpoenas to 11 financial institutions as part of a new effort to investigate misconduct in the packaging and sale of home loans to investors, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday.

Senate Investigating HSBC for Money Laundering

HSBC Holdings PLC is under investigation by a U.S. Senate panel in a money-laundering inquiry, the latest step in a long-running U.S. effort to halt shadowy money flows through global banks, according to people familiar with the situation and a company securities filing.

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