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JPMorgan Being Investigated Over 'Completeness' Of Bank's Financial Reporting

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are reviewing what JPMorgan Chase told investors about its finances and the risks it took weeks before suffering...

Workers of the World Unite -- With Shareholders

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In the wake of Wall Street recklessness that caused economic collapse, Congress gave shareholders and citizens Dodd-Frank to help them constrain self-dealing corporate executives. The 99% Coalition and shareholders are working with those tools even as Republicans vow to take them away.

Magnetar's Rap Sheet

ProPublica | Cora Currier | Posted 05.17.2012 | Business

The hedge fund Magnetar helped create billions of dollars' worth of risky deals called collateralized debt obligations, many of which failed spectacul...

Crowdfunding, a Burgeoning Phenomenon to Raise Money for Some Enterprises and Nonprofits

Jerry Chautin | Posted 07.17.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

Kiki Karpus invests in start-ups and emerging businesses -- well, sort of. Instead of choosing the companies based upon the likelihood of their succes...

Obama Has Signficant Assets In JPMorgan Account

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 15 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has $500,001 to $1 million in a JPMorgan Chase private client asset management checking a...

Watchdog Suspended For Wanting To Carry A Gun

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

(Adds background about investigation into Weber in a previous job and detail throughout) By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, ...

SEC Slams Kwame Kilpatrick With Lawsuit

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 07.09.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is facing federal civil charges of taking part in an influence-peddling scheme involving the ...

'Frida' Producer Settles Insider Trading Charges

AP | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — A Hollywood producer and five of his relatives and friends have agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle civil insider-trading charges....

SEC Watchdog To Be Investigated Over Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business

* SEC has received complaint about misconduct in OIG * SEC says it is also referring matter to CIGIE for review * Allega...

Zach Carter

Bank of America Targeted By Protesters And Investors As SEC Weighs Political Spending Rule | Zach Carter | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Securities and Exchange Commission considers requiring corporations to disclose their political spending to shareholders, a coali...

Money Well Spent: Why Corruption Continues to Pay

Chris Morgan Jones | Posted 07.04.2012 | Business
Chris Morgan Jones

The victims of crimes of corruption are diffuse, invisible, and often vulnerable: every dollar paid in bribes tilts the scales further against the most unfortunate in societies where fairness frequently goes unprized.

SEC Begins Inquiry Into Chesapeake Energy

AP | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission is reviewing a compensation program at Chesapeake Energy Corp. that created potential conflic...

Jason Linkins

SEC 'Courageously Assails' Small Ratings Agency, Leaves Downturn Culprits Unmolested | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

If you're like me, you may have noticed the curious way our Wall Street watchdogs tend to operate. For example, a comparison: Harry Markopolos can gif...

America Tells the Securities Exchange Commission to Mandate Disclosure of Corporate Political Activity

Jack Ucciferri | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Jack Ucciferri

Our republic is being challenged by a powerful array of superhuman forces deeply embedded in the fabric of our culture -- large corporations. But today we got a piece of good news.

Top Freddie Mac Executive Steps Down

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business

* Anthony Renzi leaving post as head of single-family business -filing * Regulator has ruled out bonuses for many top execs at compan...

FCC Brings Sunlight to Elections, But the SEC Needs to Help, Too

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

On April 27 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to place broadcasters' political files online. This brings vital election data into the 21st century, allowing the public to see political spending on TV ads across the nation in nearly real time. But there are limits to the rule.

D.M. Levine

Fired Morgan Stanley Executive Accused In China Bribery Scheme | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

A former Morgan Stanley executive was charged with bribery Wednesday in a Securities and Exchange Commission civil complaint that says he steered near...

Families That Cheat Investors Together, Stay Together

Dan Solin | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Outright theft of your assets has now become a family affair. The SEC recently announced two cases where investors lost millions of dollars to family scammers.

Credit Rating Agency Accused Of Misrepresenting Itself

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are accusing a prominent corporate and government credit rating agency and its president of making false stateme...

Wal-Mart Faces Federal Criminal Probe

The Washington Post | Sari Horwitz and Jia Lynn Yang | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

The Justice Department has been conducting a criminal probe of Wal-Mart for allegations of systematic bribery in Mexico, according to three people fam...

D.M. Levine

Twins Accused Of Massive Stock-Picking Robot Scheme Started As Teenagers | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

Call it a family business. On Friday, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed suit against British twins for operating an alleged pump-and-dump s...

Deal With It: A Veteran Trader's Take on High-Frequency Trading

Gino Vicci | Posted 06.20.2012 | Chicago
Gino Vicci

The high-speed trades driven by computers are in the cross-hairs of regulators in Washington. In spite of the controversy, some in the industry say high-frequency trading should be allowed to run its course.

Yet Another Regulatory Retreat

Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Corporate America, with help from the Obama administration, has struck yet another blow against the scary financial regulations it claims will hurt th...

D.M. Levine

Is This Speed Trader Killing Wall Street? | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Mark Gorton is sitting in the Zen garden on the roof of his office in downtown Manhattan, squinting into the sunlight and telling me he's not evil. ...

How to Avoid a Ponzi Scheme

Michael Martin | Posted 06.17.2012 | Business
Michael Martin

Investors who are victims of crime or financial fraud might have an easier time dong background search in trying to avoid Ponzi schemes before making investments than guessing which bank, Future Commission Merchant, or broker goes bankrupt.