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Six Basics to Consider Before Investing with a Robo Advisor

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

You're looking to grow your money, but you're not quite sure how to get started. You've considered hiring a qualified professional to work with you on...

5 Legitimate Reasons To Have An Offshore Company

The Editors Of Live and Invest Overseas | Posted 04.05.2016 | Fifty
The Editors Of Live and Invest Overseas

By Lief Simon The term "offshore" is much in the news right now and not in a good way. It's being associated with illicit activities by corrupt pol...

Will Small Businesses Benefit From SEC's New Crowdfunding Rules?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

In October, the Security and Exchange Commission unanimously approved a set of rules proposed by the JOBS Act of 2012 meant to regulate crowdfunding. will these rules actually make it easier for startups to raise capital?

SEC Makes Some Good Moves

Ted Kaufman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Ted Kaufman

Finally, the SEC has begun to take some action. It's made a lot of progress in just a month, but a lot more needs to be done, as a series of reports written by David Weild for the accounting firm of Grant Thornton makes clear.

Lucia Graves

Monsanto Under Federal Investigation For Cash Incentives Program | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Global agribusiness giant Monsanto is under federal investigation for using cash incentives to persuade distributors to use Roundup, the...

SEC Accuses Denver-Based Oil And Gas Firm Of Ponzi Scheme

The Denver Post | Kevin Vaughan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Federal regulators have filed suit against a Denver-based oil and gas exploration company and four of its officials, accusing them of a "Ponzi-like" s...

Your Tax Dollars Go So Someone Can Watch Porn

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

As many as 33 of the SEC's top management were apparently too busy looking at internet porn sites to notice brewing financial tsunamis like the implosion of the U.S. housing market.

Who's Responsible for Your Company's Reputation?

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

A number of years ago some enterprising deal makers at GE Capital proposed a series of transactions that would provide financing for a chain of funera...

Lloyd Blankfein 'Regrets' Making Making Leveraged Transactions

Reuters | Janaki Krishnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MUMBAI (Reuters) -- Goldman Sachs (GS.N) Chief Executive regretted having participated in transactions that brought too much leverage into the world, ...

Two Madoff Victims File Lawsuit Against The SEC

Reuters | Tom Hals | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, seeking at leas...

Elway Was Paid To Attract Investors To Alleged Ponzi Scheme

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Speed of Wealth LLC, the Centennial financial firm that was accused Monday of orchestrating a $30 million Ponzi scheme targeting green investors, had ...

TARP is Welfare; Control It

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Taxpayers, who despise the notion of welfare queens, should demand Congress "discredit" and dethrone the kings of Wall Street.

SEC Halts Alleged $23 Million Ponzi Scheme

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. securities regulators obtained an emergency court order to stop an alleged Ponzi scheme that collected more than $23 million from thousands of in...


Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Horowitz

Society does not work when it takes for granted the system's corruptibility. Make laws to protect society and expect them to be enforced.

Jim Cramer: Make Me The Next SEC Chairman

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On CNBC this evening, "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer offered Obama a novel option for turning around the US economy: making Jim Cramer his next SEC Chair...

S.E.C. Chairman: Oversight Failures Fueled Collapse

New York Times | STEPHEN LABATON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a longtime proponent of deregulation, acknowledged on Friday that failures in a voluntary supe...