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S.E.C. Warns Celebrities Endorsing Virtual Money
The agency said celebrities who promoted coin offerings could be violating multiple laws.

Treasury Report Calls for Sweeping Changes to Financial Rules
The Trump administration released its second report on market regulations, recommending fewer disclosures and more investor access.

New Virtual Currencies Hit Barriers in U.S. and 2 Other Nations
The authorities in the United States, South Korea and Switzerland all took steps to cool down the market for so-called initial coin offerings.

New Skirmish in an Old Battle: Wall Street vs. the Customer
Investors in Europe will soon enjoy a fairer market under new rules. American investors won’t, if regulators side with big brokerage firms.

Hack at S.E.C. Provides Warning for Other Regulators
The breach at the agency’s corporate filing system highlighted the risks that poor security at the country’s watchdogs poses for investors.

S.E.C. Hacking Response Provides Road Map for Compromised Companies
The Securities and Exchange Commission, which has chastised companies over digital security before, may have its words come back to haunt it.

S.E.C. Rules to Protect Investors From Cyberthreats Fall Short
Requiring exchanges to strengthen security systems was wise. In light of recent breaches, excluding big trading firms from the rule looks risky.

Morning Agenda: Google Gets Serious About Producing Better Phones
Its move to hire HTC engineers is intended to improve competition with Apple and Samsung. But the tech giant’s previous foray into handset making did not go so well.

S.E.C. Says It Was a Victim of Computer Hacking Last Year
The commission said the attackers could have exploited private information for trading purposes.

Craig Carton, Sports Radio Host, Is Accused of Ponzi Scheme
The co-host of “Boomer & Carton” on WFAN is accused of raising funds to buy and sell concert tickets, and then using the money to pay debts.