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  • Jan 16- Walt Disney Co hiked Chief Executive Robert Iger's total compensation by 36 percent in 2014, a regulatory filing showed. Iger, who has led the company to record profits, received a compensation of $46.5 million in 2014, compared with $34.3 million in 2013, according to a filing on Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Jan 14- Continental Resources Inc said Harold Hamm, its chief executive officer and majority shareholder, has pledged about one-fourth of the company shares he owns as collateral for a personal loan, according to a regulatory filing. The Jan. 13 Securities and Exchange Commission filing doesn't state the purpose of the personal loan. Under a November divorce...

  • Wing Chau and his firm Harding Advisory LLC were found liable by Securities and Exchange Commission Administrative Law Judge Cameron Elliot. The SEC had accused Chau and his firm of allowing a hedge fund to control which assets backed a $1.5 billion structured collateralized debt obligation known as " Octans I CDO Ltd" without disclosing that critical...

  • The No. 2 U.S. stock market operator said the SEC had also concluded a separate investigation into the development of order types on the legacy BATS exchanges without taking any action. Exchanges are required under federal securities laws to obtain SEC approval for rules governing how buy and sell orders are matched and to comply with those rules.

  • Jan 12- BATS Global Markets said on Monday it agreed to pay a record $14 million penalty to settle charges that two exchanges formerly owned by Direct Edge Holdings gave advantages to certain high-frequency trading firms. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Direct Edge, prior to its merger with BATS a year ago, had selectively disclosed...

  • Jan 12- Former federal prosecutor David O'Neil will join law firm Debevoise& Plimpton as a partner in its Washington office, the New York Times reported. The law firm is expected to announce the hiring on Monday, the paper said. O'Neil joins Debevoise two years after Mary Jo White left the firm to become chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, while...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- In their battle to root out microcap stock fraudsters, U.S. securities regulators are turning their attention to the obscure world of transfer agents, who are sometimes in a position to prevent scams, or help to enable them. Transfer agents are back-office businesses hired by companies to keep track of shareholder records and changes in...

  • Huge options buy before Dick's halt nets windfall Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 3:51 PM ET
    A Dick's Sporting Goods store on May 20, 2014 in Niles, Illinois.

    Someone made a huge buy of Dick's Sporting Goods options on Wednesday as reports came that the company was mulling going private.

  • Dec 29- Computer Sciences Corp on Monday said it will pay a $190 million penalty and restate three years of results to resolve a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission civil probe into the information technology company's accounting. Computer Sciences said there were accounting irregularities at its businesses in the Nordic region, Australia and its...

  • S&P deal on mortgage bond ratings near: Report Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is nearing a settlement with regulators over how the company graded real-estate bonds.

  • S&P nears settlement on real-estate bond ratings - WSJ Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 10:34 PM ET

    Dec 25- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services is nearing a settlement with regulators over their investigation of how the company graded real-estate bonds, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The proposed deal, which could be reached as early as next month, is a joint settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, New...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 23- A plan by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to widen the minimum trading increments of some small-cap stocks to test if that would spur more trading could end up harming mom-and-pop investors, retail brokerages said in letters to the regulator. The potential cost of the program to all investors could be up to $455 million dollars...

  • The SEC said those claims were false, as the algorithm behind the AlphaSector product did not even exist during that seven-year period. The data instead came from applying the algorithm to historical market data, resulting in a hypothetical performance, the SEC said. The SEC separately sued Present in Boston federal court, saying he made false and misleading...

  • Look who Steven A. Cohen wants to hire Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:12 AM ET
    Steven Cohen

    Steven A. Cohen beat them, and now he wants them to join him. The New York Times reports.

  • Dec 15- Florida lender BankAtlantic Bancorp Inc and its chief executive defrauded investors in 2007, early in the U.S. financial crisis, a federal jury found on Monday. BBX Capital Corp, as BankAtlantic is known today, and Alan Levan, who remains as CEO, were found liable by a federal jury in Miami following a six-week trial in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission moved on Monday to dismiss insider-trading proceedings against a man accused of illegally trading in Herbalife. The SEC's enforcement division sought to dismiss the civil charges against Jordan Peixoto because two crucial witnesses were not available for the March 16, 2015 trial, according to...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission moved on Monday to dismiss insider-trading proceedings against a man accused of illegally trading in Herbalife. The SEC's enforcement division sought to dismiss the civil charges against Jordan Peixoto because two crucial witnesses were not available for the March 16, 2015 trial, according to...

  • Potential new rules for mutual fund industry Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 12:22 PM ET
    Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White speaks onstage during The New York Times DealBook Conference at One World Trade Center on December 11, 2014 in New York City.

    The Securities and Exchange Commission's Mary Jo White said the agency is conducting a comprehensive review of the mutual fund sector. The NYT reports.

  • SEC's White: Insider trading ruling 'a concern' Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 10:47 AM ET
    Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White speaks onstage during The New York Times DealBook Conference at One World Trade Center on December 11, 2014 in New York City.

    SEC Chair Mary Jo White says a landmark ruling that threw out two insider trading convictions is an "overly narrow view" of the law.

  • For insider trading, it's a whole new ballgame Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 10:05 AM ET
    Preet Bharara

    An appellate court decision significantly redefined insider trading, and may have altered the course of all further enforcement.