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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.

Man, Son, Daughter Allegedly Spent Investor Money On Cars, Jewelry, Vitamins

AP | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission says an Ohio man, his son and his daughter pocketed millions they raised from investors...

Denver Man Gets Probation In Insider Trading Case

AP | Posted 04.12.2012 | Denver

NEW YORK -- A Denver investment adviser credited for his cooperation with prosecutors was sentenced Wednesday to probation for his role in an insider ...

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...

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...

Watchdog: SEC Made 'Irresponsible' Leasing Decision Last Year

AP | By MARCY GORDON | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The internal watchdog of the Securities and Exchange Commission has found that the agency made "irresponsible" decisions in leasing a la...

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 ...

SEC Charges Top Two Execs From BlackBerry Maker Over Stock Options

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The co-CEOs and two other executives at BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. have been charged by the Securities and Exchange C...

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...