By PBS NewsHour
Clean coal technology is key to the Obama administration’s plans for combating climate change. But a high-profile power plant, once a poster child for clean coal’s promise, has run billions over budget in construction costs, faces federal investigations and allegations…
The chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission laid out new rules to regulate high-frequency trading. Critics have argued that high-speed, computer trading gives a small group of traders an enormous advantage over the general public. Judy Woodruff talks to…
By Justin Scuiletti
Hewlett-Packard will pay more than $108 million in a settlement agreement after the Securities and Exchange Commission charged the company Tuesday with bribing government officials to obtain public contracts.
In other news Thursday, Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $550 million to settle civil fraud charges brought by the SEC.
The SEC charged powerful investment bank Goldman Sachs with defrauding investors in the runup to the subprime mortgage crisis. Jim Lehrer talks to a Washington Post reporter about the charges.
In other news Wednesday, a jobs bill passed the Senate with some bipartisan support and a new economic report indicates that wholesale prices plunged in February because a big drop in energy prices offset higher food costs.
Judy Woodruff speaks with a Financial Times reporter about 14 people facing insider-trading charges for allegedly netting $20 million in illegal profits.
A scathing report by an inspector general for the Securities and Exchange Commission has found the agency missed numerous chances to uncover Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme. A financial reporter and a law professor speak with Jeffrey Brown about the SEC's…
In other news, the Labor Department reported worker productivity jumped last spring by the most in six years, and an SEC investigation concluded that agency flaws enabled Bernie Madoff.
In other news, two U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Friday after a bomb struck their convoy and billionaire Texas banker Allen Stanford was indicted on federal charges of fraud and obstruction.
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