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  • Shrewd hackers are pursuing information on mergers, security firm says

    A sophisticated group of hackers is taking advantage of the current mergers-and-acquisitions boom to target publicly traded companies and their executives involved in pending deals, a new study says. More than 100 firms have been targeted since at least...
  • SEC leader warns South Florida about investment fraud

    SEC leader warns South Florida about investment fraud
    A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission director will speak Saturday about the perils of investment fraud, a topic she says is particularly troublesome in South Florida. The nonprofit group Better Investing is bringing Lori Schock, the SEC's...
  • Allergan says a 2nd suitor wants to buy it, adding to takeover drama

    Allergan says a 2nd suitor wants to buy it, adding to takeover drama
    Botox maker Allergan Inc., which has been fighting an unsolicited takeover bid from a Canadian pharmaceutical maker for six months, said in a regulatory filing that a second company is interested in buying it. Allergan did not identify the new...
  • Herbalife third-quarter results disappoint Wall Street

    Herbalife third-quarter results disappoint Wall Street
    Nutrition company Herbalife Ltd., which has battled allegations that its business model amounts to an illegal pyramid scheme, reported disappointing third-quarter earnings that missed analysts' expectations as well as its own forecast. The Los Angeles...
  • Herbalife misses profit target for second quarter in a row

    For much of its bitter fight over its business practices in the last two years, Herbalife Ltd. has had the comfort of solid sales and growing profits at its back. For the second straight quarter, however, the Los Angeles nutritional products company...
  • Protect yourself from Ebola charity, stock scams

    Both the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission are warning consumers to watch out for Ebola-related charity scams. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is also cautioning investors to steer clear of scams involving companies...
  • Investor group asks regulators to probe Walgreen disclosures

    A group of Walgreen Co. investors filed a complaint Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, asking it to investigate potential violations of disclosure rules. The CtW Investment Group based much of its complaint on a defamation lawsuit...
  • Judge backs Walgreen, redacts some paragraphs in lawsuit

    Judge backs Walgreen, redacts some paragraphs in lawsuit
    A Cook County Circuit Court judge Thursday agreed to redact some paragraphs in a defamation lawsuit filed by Walgreen's former chief financial officer. The lawsuit included internal emails between Walgreen executives, as well as other information in the...
  • The Phoenix Cos. Reports Quarterly Net Loss, Cites Higher Fees For Auditing, Consulting

    The Phoenix Cos. and its subsidiary, PHL Variable Life Insurance Co., on Friday filed second-quarter financial reports detailing a net loss and citing increased fees for auditing and consulting related to its protracted restatement of financial documents....
  • Sears stock up on plan to sell its buildings, lease them back via REIT

    Sears Holdings' stock soared Friday after the struggling retailer said it's considering selling about 200 to 300 of its buildings to boost its liquidity. The move would entail the company forming a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that would hold...
  • Newport lawyer arrested in stock fraud case

    Federal officials Thursday arrested a Newport Beach lawyer accused of participating in what authorities called a scheme to falsely boost a Boston company's stock so his co-conspirators could sell their shares for a $3 million profit. Richard Weed, 52,...