Corporate Governance

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SEC Settles With Miami Firm Over Anti-Money Laundering Protocols

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that a Miami-based brokerage firm has agreed to pay a $1 million penalty to settle charges that it violated anti-money laundering ...
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SAP Settles With SEC Over FCPA Violations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that software manufacturer SAP S.E. (NYSE: SAP) has agreed to give up $3.7 million in sales profits to settle charges that ...
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Credit Suisse and Barclays Settle ATS Charges With SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that Barclays Capital and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) have agreed to settle separate cases finding that they violated federal securities laws ...
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Hedge Fund Manager Agrees With SEC to Reimburse Investor Losses

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Friday that a Manhattan-based investment advisory firm and its Toronto-based hedge fund manager have agreed to settle charges that they misled ...
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Xerox’s Horrible Management Finally Crushes the Company

A number of press reports claim that Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) will be broken into two pieces, and that activist investor Carl Icahn, who has taken a significant position in ...
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7 Great Consumer-Driven Companies That Need to Start Paying Dividends in 2016

When it comes to returning capital to shareholders, dividends and stock buybacks generally are considered the top yardsticks. Buybacks can be opportunistic, but committing to a dividend payment is a ...
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Can Ford’s CEO Help IBM’s Board of Directors?

Can a carmaker help a big struggling technology behemoth? That is now the question regarding Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) and International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). News broke after ...
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6 Well-Established Tech Companies That Need to Start Paying Dividends in 2016

When it comes to returning capital to shareholders, dividends are generally considered the yardstick showing a company's belief in sustainable earnings for years into the future. Investors know that dividends ...
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Centene Data Debacle Affects 950,000 Customers

Health insurance provider Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC) said on Monday that the company is conducting an "ongoing comprehensive internal search for six hard drives" that failed to turn up during ...
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Lockheed Martin to Split Off Government IT Division

When Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) reported fourth-quarter 2015 earnings Tuesday morning, the defense giant also announced that it plans to hive off its Information Systems & Global Solutions (IT) ...
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AIG Fights Icahn on Breakup

American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) plans to sell its broker-dealer network, spin off part of its mortgage-insurance unit and slash costs. So said CEO Peter Hancock in a strategy ...
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Staples Shakes Up Leadership in 2016

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), in an effort to streamline its organization and build a more simple structure going forward, has announced a few leadership changes. The goal of these changes ...
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Twitter Earnings Expected to Be Dismal

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) let go four senior executives (or they left on their own, which is unlikely). That will not solve Twitter's short-term problem, which is that Wall Street ...
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IBM’s Crippled Earnings Forecast May Push CEO Ginni Rometty Out

Another year, another disappointment for International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). And, based on the company's outlook for 2016, the period of bleeding is not over. While cloud computing revenue ...
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SEC Awards Whistle-Blower Over $700,000

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a whistle-blower award of over $700,000 to a company outsider who conducted a detailed analysis that led to a successful SEC enforcement ...
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