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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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  • S&P settles with SEC, 2 states over misconduct charges

    The credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's agreed to pay the U.S. government and two states $77 million to settle investigations into mortgage-backed securities. In its first enforcement action against a major rating agency, the Securities and...
  • BP trial's last phase begins -- penalty for gulf oil spill will be determined

    The slowly unwinding Deepwater Horizon oil spill trial began its final phase Tuesday as a judge in New Orleans considers the record fine that oil giant BP must pay for the well blowout five years ago that killed 11 men and spawned the worst...
  • Clinton talks to be hosted by foreign bank often investigated by US

    WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton, the presumed frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, will give a pair of speeches Wednesday in Canada hosted by a major bank that has been the subject of several investigations into wrongdoing over the past...
  • Susan Tompor: Scam emails hit on taxes, e-cigarettes

    DETROIT The big trick in scam emails lately is to put consumers on edge right from the start. Get them a little anxious about something that could create super headaches. Like the start of this email: "We would like to inform you that you have made...
  • Disney's Bob Iger was paid $46.5 million in 2014, up 35.5%

    Disney's Bob Iger was paid $46.5 million in 2014, up 35.5%
    Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Bob Iger's compensation rose by 35.5% in 2014 to $46.5 million, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Iger's base salary, $2.5 million, remained unchanged from 2013, when he took home $34....
  • UBS unit paying $14.4M to settle SEC charges on 'dark pool' trading information

    A unit of the big Swiss bank UBS has agreed to pay about $14.4 million to settle U.S. civil charges of failing to give investors full information about its so-called "dark pool" trading system. Unlike public stock exchanges, dark pools are private, off-...
  • Ask the Mompreneur: What you need to know about crowdfunding

    Oxford Dictionaries may have chosen "vape" as their 2014 "Word of the Year," but for entrepreneurs, it should have been "crowdfunding." And indeed, crowdfunding was added to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary for the first time last year. So what is...
  • In first legal challenge to US crisis body, MetLife appealing label as company posing risk

    In the first legal challenge to a U.S. body that arose from the financial crisis, MetLife is challenging its designation by regulators as a potential threat to the financial system. MetLife Inc., the largest U.S. insurance company by assets, announced...
  • Inland American shareholders back board; union calls for asset distribution

    A union that represents hotel workers continued its campaign against Inland American Real Estate Trust on Tuesday even as investors overwhelmingly backed management at the Oak Brook-based company's recent shareholder meeting. Inland American, in a...
  • Texas city that went on building spree ahead of oil boom now waits for bust, budget cuts

    Just two years ago, this Texas town known mostly for its annual rattlesnake roundup seemed to be on the brink of a transformation. Expecting a huge influx of oil workers, local leaders spent tens of millions of dollars to improve the courthouse, build...
  • Critics claim SEC acting as judge, jury in deciding its cases

    MILWAUKEE When it comes to winning at home, nobody can beat the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's record. The agency won all eight of the cases it prosecuted before SEC administrative law judges during its last fiscal year a winning streak that...