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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 through their financial statements. President Donald Trump on Friday said he’s asked the Securities and […]
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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Is Bitcoin a currency, security or commodity? Depends who you ask

Jul 3, 2018
Bitcoin has a bit of an identity crisis when it comes to regulatory frameworks.
A visual representation of the digital cryptocurrency, bitcoin, alongside U.S. dollars.
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Sinking markets, emergency meetings: A Fed governor recalls 2008

Jan 22, 2018
For Randall Kroszner, 2008 was all about doing the exact opposite of what the Fed did in the 1930s.
Randall Kroszner of the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors (R) testifies before the House Financial Services Committee along with Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Sheila Bair on Capitol Hill Dec. 6, 2007 in Washington, D.C. The committee held the hearing about accelerating loan modifications, improving foreclosure prevention and enhancing enforcement in an effort to stem damage from the subprime mortgage crisis.
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What is EDGAR and why do we care if it was hacked?

Sep 21, 2017
The SEC believes "illicit trading" might have occurred after the breach.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.
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SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system

Sep 21, 2017
It may have provided the basis for some illegal trading.
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As Amazon grows, so does its lobbying budget

Jul 21, 2017
Amazon just keeps growing. So does its spending on lobbying in support of policies it thinks will aid that growth. Filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission show the company is on track to spend $12 million lobbying this year, $1 million more than it spent in 2016. What’s on Amazon’s wish list? Click the […]

Corruption in the fossil fuel sector may get less prying eyes

Feb 1, 2017
The dismantling of coal, oil and gas industry regulations raises eyebrows and applause.

Trump picks a Wall Street lawyer to head the SEC

Jan 4, 2017
Jay Clayton could be instrumental in undoing Dodd-Frank.
President-elect Donald Trump waves to the crowd while being introduced to speak to supporters at the Giant Center, December 15, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. 
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