Government Regulation

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FINRA’s First Report Cards on Spoofing and Layering

FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, has issued its first cross-market report cards covering the acts of spoofing and layering orders. These are common complaints about high frequency trading and ...
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How Analysts and Investors See FirstEnergy and AEP After Regulatory News

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) had a rough trading day on Thursday on news that it and American Electric Power Co. Inc. (NYSE: AEP) are facing a regulatory review of Ohio power ...
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Ford Issues 5 Recalls for 285,000 Vehicles

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) on Wednesday issued three safety recalls and two safety compliance recalls affecting about 285,000 vehicles built between 2007 and 2016. A transmission problem prompted Ford to issue ...
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Will VW’s Plan Pass Muster in US Court?

Volkswagen is scheduled to present its plan in a courtroom Thursday to settle complaints related to the company's deliberate attempts to circumvent U.S. auto emissions rules. The deal the company ...
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San Francisco Law Boosting Solar Stocks

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved legislation Tuesday night that requires all new buildings of 10 or fewer stories in the city to include solar PV panels. The rule ...
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Taxes and Tokes: Taxing America’s Top Cash Crop

Legalizing marijuana for recreational use included as part of supporters' story the amount of tax money a state could realize from the sale of cannabis and cannabis-related products. And while ...
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Wider Than Expected Treasury Deficit in March

The month of March 2016 brought in some $228 billion in tax receipts for the federal government, down from $234 billion for March of 2015. A monthly budget report from ...
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When Sea Turtles Derail Company Ambitions

One of the most unusual public companies of them all has to be none other than Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. (NASDAQ: OMEX). This company is literally a treasure hunting outfit that ...
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Another Nail in Post Office Coffin as First-Class Becomes Less Expensive

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) loses billions of dollars. Management and the rank-and-file workers at the organization believe this is due to funding of retiree benefits. Otherwise, they say the ...
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Gun Background Checks Soar 36% in Q1

U.S. background checks for citizens wishing to purchase a firearm have soared to nearly 7.7 million in the first three months of 2016, a year-over-year increase of 36% compared with ...
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Why the Pfizer-Allergan Breakup Could Be Bad News for Apple and Alphabet

With the publishing of the notorious bombshell Panama Papers, it is now clear how pervasive and universal tax evasion is, even and especially by the very people who levy those ...
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FAA Issues Directive on Boeing 787 Flight Control Issue

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last Friday issued an airworthiness directive for all Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft. The directive requires a revision to the flight ...
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Panama Papers Link Petrobras to Nevada Holding Company

The 11.8 million documents released earlier this week already have led to the resignation of the Iceland's prime minister and some uncomfortable moments for British prime minister David Cameron. And ...
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GE Claims Financial Business Now Small Enough to Fail

After agreeing to sell it its investment management business to State Street Corp. (NYSE: STT), General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) now wants GE Capital, its financial arm and the parent ...
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New Gun Folds Like a Smartphone

A company named Ideal Conceal is preparing to release its first product: a double-barreled, two-shot .380 caliber pistol that folds up to resemble a smartphone. The handgun is set to ...
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