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Enron's Skilling Could Get Early Release From Prison

Prison Window

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, who is serving a 24-year prison term for his role in the energy giant's epic collapse, could get out of prison early under an agreement being discussed by his attorneys and the Justice Department, CNBC has learned.

Hackers Besiege Banks As Global Cyber War Ramps Up

Iran Missile Test

Major U.S. bank websites have been offline a total of 249 hours in the past six weeks, perhaps the clearest indication yet that American companies are prime targets in an unrelenting, global cyber conflict.




Deutsche Bank said to have lost chat logs

Deutsche Bank is seeking to recover internal electronic chat transcripts that were left out of disclosures to regulators during a probe into interest-rate rigging, according to people briefed on the matter.

HSBC HQ London 2

HSBC's profit up 2% in first half

HSBC reported a 2 percent year-on-year rise in adjusted pre-tax profit to $13 billion for the first half, after a strong performance in Hong Kong.