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Insider Trading

Michael McAuliff

Senate Passes Bill To Ban Lawmaker Insider Trading | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Insider trading by members of Congress, their top staff and executive branch officials would be banned by legislation that passed the Se...

Disgraced Ex-Goldman Director Defended At

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

Rajat Gupta went from a guest at President Obama's first state dinner and well-respected titan of finance to a disgraced figure facing criminal inside...

Lawmakers Face Insider Trading Ban

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sagging approval ratings brought Democrats and Republicans together Thursday, as the Senate passed a bill to explicitly prevent mem...

Congress Taking Action On Questionable Practice

Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

By LARRY MARGASAK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Aware that most Americans would like to dump them all, members of Congress hope to regain so...

Congress Tries To Police Itself On Insider Trading

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Aware that most Americans would like to dump them all, members of Congress hope to regain some sense of trust by subjecting themsel...

Ryan Grim

STOCK Act: Insider Trading Bill To Receive Senate Vote Next Week [UPDATE] | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate bill banning the trading of corporate stocks by members of Congress based on nonpublic political information will see a vote ne...

Max J. Rosenthal

Scott Brown's Strategic Silence On Stock Ownership | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is touting President Barack Obama's call for legislation banning insider trading by members of Congress as a ...

Hedge Fund Employees Allegedly Part Of 'Tight-Knit Circle Of Greed'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.19.2012 | Business

Federal prosecutors have arrested seven hedge fund workers, alleging that they were part of a "tight-knit circle of greed" that took home nearly $78 m...

At Least Four Arrests To Be Revealed, As U.S. Steps Up Insider Trading Probe

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

(Adds details, NEW YORK to dateline, byline) * Level Global co-founder Chiasson to surrender * Former Diamondback trader...

NY Judge Sentences Denver Trader To Year In Prison

AP | By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 01.12.2012 | Denver

NEW YORK -- The Denver owner of a hedge fund was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in prison after he admitted making up to $2.5 million by trad...

Swiss National Bank Head Resigns In Wake Of Public Uproar

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 03.10.2012 | Business

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss National Bank chief Philipp Hildebrand resigned Monday, acknowledging he could not prove his innocence amid a public uproar over...

Report: Swiss Central Bank Chief Head Personally Profited From Dollar Trades

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

GENEVA — After days of stonewalling, the Swiss National Bank gave in Wednesday to demands it shed light on currency trades from its chief's pers...

SEC Ramping Up Efforts To Stop Hedge Fund Fraud

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

Memo to hedge fund managers: It's a bad time to try to overachieve. The Securities and Exchange Commission is cracking down on hedge fund fraud, and t...

China Arrests Executives For Insider Trading As Part Of Wider Crackdown

Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has arrested former executives at two brokerages on charges of insider trading, the securities watchdog said, as part o...

Hedge-Fund Titans Got Inside Political Tips

New York | Jonathan Chait | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics

I'm surprised this Wall Street Journal story, detailing how hedge funds manage to obtain profitable inside information, hasn’t gotten more attention...

Paulson's Actions Raise Serious Ethical Questions

Mike Quigley | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Mike Quigley

At a time when trust in government is at an all time low, even the appearance of impropriety can undermine trust in vital public institutions like the Department of Treasury.

Gingrich's Lesson on Our Lobbying Laws

Bob Edgar | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Bob Edgar

His career has periodically mixed politics with academics, so it's no surprise that Newt Gingrich is now giving official Washington a lesson on the absurd weakness of our lobbying laws.

Facing Low Approval Ratings, Congress Pays Attention To Controversial Practice

AP | By LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress, battling single digit approval ratings, are paying attention to the perception that some lawmakers enriched themsel...

Isn't That Already Illegal? Congressional Insider Trading

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

The fact that a little-known loophole permits members of Congress and their staffs to buy and sell stocks using insider information they might obtain through their official work rightly strikes most citizens as outrageous.

Top 10 Most Popular Stocks In Congress

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

Two banks rank among the most popular stocks for members of Congress, in addition to other notable companies including Exxon Mobil and Microsoft. ...

Goldman CEO May Be Asked To Testify In Insider Trading Case

Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein and Chief Financial Officer David Viniar could be asked to testify in former board...

Max J. Rosenthal

Scott Brown's Big Bank Sellout | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) positioned himself as a clean-government advocate this week, co-sponsoring the STOCK Act, which is designed t...

Paul Blumenthal

Would You Trust This Man? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- He was once the most reviled man in Washington, the latest embodiment of Washington corruption. Now, ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff is trying...

Mollie Reilly

GOP Rep, Rogue Trader | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours after leaving a closed-door meeting with top government officials about the impending financial collapse in September 2008, Rep. S...

Disgraced Lobbyist Claims Lawmakers Broke The Rules

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff recently revealed that several lawmakers have bragged to him about insider stock trading. Abramoff said in an inte...