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Congress looks to ban lawmakers from trading individual stocks

Feb 8, 2022
Some of the proposed legislation would include spouses; some would include dependents as well.
A man walks by the New York Stock Exchange in New York City.
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SEC's Gary Gensler wants to tighten rules around insider trading, stock buybacks and more

The Security and Exchange Commission's proposals could attract pushback from corporate America.
Gensler's new proposals could attract pushback from corporate America.
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Do insider trading rules apply to corporate stock buybacks?

Sep 23, 2021
Big companies spent nearly $200 billion on share repurchases last quarter. The lack of government oversight has drawn a backlash.
Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Flush with cash, many big American companies are buying back their own shares, a practice that is relatively unregulated.
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SEC on high alert for illegal stock market activity

Mar 23, 2020
Haima Marlier, a former senior trial counsel for the SEC, says recent trading suspensions show the SEC is "very much paying attention."
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Shouldn’t a company have to tell you when it’s been hacked?

Mar 1, 2018
Here are three reasons why there should be breach-notification law.
In this photo illustration, a virtual map of the internet is projected onto a woman in London.
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Feds announce charges against Chinese hacker-insider traders

Dec 28, 2016
Hackers are finding new ways to profit.
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Manipulating the markets, right from the online chat room

Jan 17, 2014
Scheming and dealing in chat rooms.

Inside the most lucrative insider trading in U.S. history

Jan 7, 2014
Jury selection began in the trial of former SAC Capital trader Mathew Martoma.

Hedge fund founder calls insider trading rules "vague"

Nov 8, 2013
The documentary series Frontline uncovered video related to Steven A. Cohen and SAC Capital's fine of $1.2 billion.