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SEC

SEC Charges Unregistered Brokers With Pocketing Money in Startup Scheme

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently charged two men with pocketing investor money. These funds were raised for limited liability companies that these men owned and controlled that purportedly ...
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SEC Busts Stock Promotion and Kickback Scheme

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced fraud charges against 10 individuals involved in schemes to trick investors into buying shares of a particular company stock. According to ...
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SEC Settles Insider Trading Charges With Silicon Valley Executive

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that a Silicon Valley executive has agreed to pay more than a half-million dollars to settle charges that he traded on inside ...
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SEC Charges Accounting Firm With Conducting Deficient Surprise Exams

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that an accounting firm and one of its partners who conducted surprise examinations of client assets at an investment adviser have ...
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Did Symantec Just Become That Much More Complicated?

Data security services provider Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) dropped by nearly 7% on Thursday following the resignation of CEO Michael Brown and a cut to its fiscal fourth-quarter forecast. The ...
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Why Origin Agritech Looks to Soar Even Higher in 2016 With New Management

Origin Agritech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SEED) saw its shares take off early Tuesday following the naming of a new president and chief executive officer. The board of directors announced after the ...
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SEC Announces Fraud Case Against Logitech

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced a financial fraud case against Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI) and former executives accused of various accounting failures that left investors without ...
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New York Times Holds Online Audience Edge Against Washington Post

The New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT) has a relatively new chief executive officer. The Washington Post has a relatively new owner in Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com Inc. ...
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Fraud

SEC Charges LA Firm With Defrauding Investors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently charged a litigation marketing company based out of Los Angeles, as well as its co-founders, with defrauding retirees and other investors. Ultimately, ...
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CEOs Who Have to Go: SunEdison’s Ahmad Chatila

As the fortunes of one of the largest alternative energy public company pure plays, SunEdison, collapse and it prepares a Chapter 11 filling, a look back at Ahmad Chatila, one of ...
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Vermont Ski Resort Faces Fraud Charges and Asset Freeze From SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced fraud charges and an asset freeze against a Vermont-based ski resort and related businesses for allegedly misusing millions of dollars raised through ...
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SEC Charges Town Officials in New York With Fraud and Hiding Financial Troubles

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced fraud charges against Ramapo, N.Y., its local development corporation, and four town officials who allegedly hid a deteriorating financial situation from ...
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SEC Charges Research Analyst With Insider Trading on Mother’s Brokerage Account

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced insider trading charges against a research analyst who allegedly reaped over $1.5 million in February via trades he made in his ...
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Why SunEdison’s Audit Report May Be Too Late

Renewable energy company SunEdison Inc. (NYSE: SUNE) saw its shares momentarily double Thursday morning following the company's announcement that an investigation into the accuracy of the company's accounting practices had ...
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GoPro Soars After Securing Top Apple Designer

GoPro Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) saw its shares soaring over the course of Wednesday’s regular trading session surrounding the announcement that the company had snagged one of Apple’s top designers. The ...
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