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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Robinhood slapped with two separate regulatory complaints

Dec 18, 2020
Massachusetts regulators say the brokerage app Robinhood makes it too easy for inexperienced traders to buy risky options.
A number of lawmakers are calling for regulation of apps like Robinhood, including Rep. Ro Khanna. "Technology is not sufficient without proper regulations," he says.
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Charles Schwab on how low commissions became zero commissions

Oct 9, 2019
The brokerage firm has a history of lowering trading fees, says founder Charles Schwab.
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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.

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 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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Will new IPO rules encourage more public offerings?

Jul 10, 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission wants to encourage more companies to go public. More IPOs, the thinking goes, can be good for the economy. Starting today, the government has instituted a new rule allowing all companies, regardless of their size, to file IPO paperwork confidentially. The filings don’t become public until about 15 days before […]