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Supreme Court Rules on Terrorism, Whistle-Blowers and Prisoners

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:11:27 GMT

The justices issued four decisions, including one rejecting a bid to seize Iranian artifacts in a terrorism suit and another limiting whistle-blower protections.

Should Congress Create a Crypto-Cop?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:51:28 GMT

The mania over cryptocurrencies has gotten the attention of regulators. But currently, the S.E.C. and C.F.T.C. can only look on at what is happening.

As Bitcoin Bubble Loses Air, Frauds and Flaws Rise to Surface

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 21:42:10 GMT

Hackers draining online exchanges. Ponzi schemes. Regulators unable to keep up with heightened interest in virtual currencies. A young industry’s problems have become clearer in recent weeks.

Accounting Investigation Adds to Challenges Facing G.E.

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 22:22:40 GMT

The uncertainty of an S.E.C. accounting investigation will only exacerbate the challenges facing General Electric’s new chief executive, as he seeks to reorganize the company.

Settlements for 3 Wall Street Banks Hold a Silver Lining

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 19:14:19 GMT

Deutsche Bank, HSBC and UBS were punished for market manipulation this week — and tucked into the punishment was a single sentence that could pay big dividends for the banking industry.

From Bitcoin to Russia Investigation, a Look Ahead at 2018

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 22:10:24 GMT

With a little trepidation, Peter J. Henning offers up his thoughts on a few topics that should continue to be of interest in 2018.

Casting Wall Street as Victim, Trump Leads Deregulatory Charge

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 23:53:01 GMT

A decade after the financial crisis, bank regulators are starting to ease up and lawmakers are considering paring back on restrictions.

Initial Coin Offerings Horrify a Former S.E.C. Regulator

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 20:03:31 GMT

Joseph Grundfest, now a law professor, called funding efforts using virtual currency the most “notorious violation of federal securities laws since the Code of Hammurabi.”

S.E.C. Warns Celebrities Endorsing Virtual Money

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 23:42:32 GMT

The agency said celebrities who promoted coin offerings could be violating multiple laws.

Treasury Report Calls for Sweeping Changes to Financial Rules

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 20:09:52 GMT

The Trump administration released its second report on market regulations, recommending fewer disclosures and more investor access.