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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."
This time of pandemic is a fertile moment for insider trading.
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Why are the NYSE and private companies fighting over two-millionths of a second?

Oct 7, 2019
In the world of high-speed trading, a lot can happen in .000002 seconds.
Wall Street banks, brokers and traders will pay a lot to be first in trading changes. Above, the New York Stock Exchange seen in 2008.
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SEC seeks contempt charges against Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Feb 25, 2019
Tweets from Feb. 19 projected the number of cars the company will make this year.
As part of his settlement with the SEC, Elon Musk agreed to having future tweets that could affect Tesla’s stock preapproved.
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A Hail Mary bid to save Sears

Dec 7, 2018
The chairman of the storied retailer has proposed a $4.6 billion bid to save what's left of the 130-year-old chain.
A Sears store in Brooklyn, New York, in October.
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SEC agreement puts the brakes on Elon Musk

Oct 1, 2018
Tesla CEO pays the price for tweets.
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Tesla faces turmoil at the top ... and stiff competition

Oct 1, 2018
The company made electric cars exciting, but can it make them ubiquitous?
Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, speaks at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit.
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The SEC is trying to drop a hammer on Elon Musk. How big can it be?

Sep 28, 2018
The Securities and Exchange Commission sued the Tesla CEO for what it says was misleading tweets that hurt investors. A former SEC lawyer tells us what could be next.
Tesla's stock has taken a hit.
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SEC files complaint against Tesla’s Elon Musk

Sep 27, 2018
The commission is asking for an order that would stop Musk from being “an officer or director” of any public company.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during an event to launch the Model X Crossover SUV in 2015 in Fremont, California.
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President Trump wants companies to report earnings less often. Good idea?

Aug 17, 2018
There’s a dance called earnings season that happens in the corporate world every three months. Public companies are required to open their books and add up all those debits and credits so that investors, analysts, and the media can comb…
US President Donald Trump, center, hosts a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Aug. 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. 
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Why Tesla is flirting with the idea of going private

Aug 8, 2018
The company is weathering growing pains and may retreat from the stock market spotlight.
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