Business and Economy
The reversal of two high-profile insider trading convictions may make it harder for prosecutors to rid the practice on Wall Street.
December 10, 2014
The first of five members of Bernard Madoff's inner circle to be convicted in connection to the epic fraud case has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
December 8, 2014
Our lineup of FRONTLINE classics explores human behavior -- both naughty and nice.
December 2, 2014
A federal judge says BP made "profit-driven decisions" in dealing with a rig explosion that resulted in 11 deaths and the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
September 4, 2014
In the five years since the crisis, government authorities have won nearly $83 billion in credit crisis and mortgage-related settlements from the nation's six largest banks -- while the banks have earned more than $320 billion in profits.
August 21, 2014
In "Generation Like," teens told FRONTLINE that social media makes them feel empowered. Six months later, do they still feel the same way?
August 5, 2014
The nation's third largest bank will pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into whether it misled investors about the quality of mortgage-related securities that it sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.
July 14, 2014
Nothing lasts forever. That's the lesson federal prosecutors in New York were reminded of this week when their unbeaten streak in a five-year crackdown on insider trading finally came to an end.
July 10, 2014
Nearly six years since the peak of the financial crisis, U.S. prosecutors are still battling the impression that no single bank is too big to jail. But a pair of recent victories may help reverse that perception.
July 1, 2014
A British jury convicted a former "News of the World" editor, while acquitting one of Rupert Murdoch's top lieutenants.
June 24, 2014
A jaw-dropping new study of mergers and acquisitions suggests the problem of insider trading is not only pervasive, but also rarely enforced.
June 17, 2014
The former SAC Capital trader was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for an insider-trading scheme that allegedly garnered him $1.8 million in illegal profits.
May 16, 2014