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  • SHANGHAI, Aug 31- Chinese state media announced a slew of confessions on Monday following investigations into recent stock market gyrations, including from a detained reporter who admitted to spreading false information that caused "panic and disorder." An official from China's securities regulator had confessed to insider trading while four senior...

  • Company shut down for running pyramid scheme: FTC Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 10:29 AM ET
    Nutritional beverage Vemma.

    The FTC said Wednesday that Vemma Nutrition has been temporarily shut down for operating a pyramid scheme that targeted college students.

  • FTC: Vemma has been shut down for running pyramid scheme Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that Vemma Nutrition has been temporarily shut down for operating a pyramid scheme that promised college students riches if they sold its nutritional drinks, but most ended up losing money. An initial investment of $600 was paid for products and business tools and $150 in Vemma products had to be bought...

  • Morgan Securities analyst in California pleaded not guilty Tuesday to taking part in insider trading that prosecutors say netted more than $600,000. Ashish Aggarwal, 27, of San Francisco, and two Los Angeles friends entered not guilty pleas in federal court. A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted each of them on 30 counts of conspiracy, securities fraud,...

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 25- A former analyst with J.P. Morgan Securities and two longtime friends who prosecutors say made more than $600,000 by trading on inside information have been indicted on federal charges, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Ashish Aggarwal, 27, Shahriyar Bolandian, 26, and Kevan Sadigh, 28, were each charged in the indictment, which was handed down in...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 25- A former analyst with J.P. Morgan Securities and two longtime friends have been charged with an insider trading scheme from which they are alleged to have made more than $600,000 in illegal profits, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday. Ashish Aggarwal, 27, of San Francisco; Shahriyar Bolandian, 26, of Los Angeles; and Kevan Sadigh, 28, of Los Angeles,...

  • An investor looking at stock prices in Haikou, China, August 11, 2015.

    A Chinese minor metals exchange chief was captured by angry investors and turned over to the police, the Financial Times reports.

  • Phishing scam targets Washington E-ZPass holders Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 4:24 PM ET
    E-Z Pass toll booth

    Phony emails warn drivers they are "indebted for driving on toll roads," with a link to a fake website, says NBC 4.

  • Grounded: Rich kid burns Ferrari for upgrade? Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    A rich kid in Augsbourg, Switzerland burns his own Ferrari in the hopes of getting an upgrade.

    A case in Switzerland reveals how a teenager ended up burning his luxury sports car.

  • *Ukraine computer hackers stole corporate information. NEW YORK, Aug 11- An alliance of mainly U.S.-based stock traders and computer hackers in Ukraine made as much as $100 million in illegal profits over five years after stealing confidential corporate press releases, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday. Prosecutors said that hackers based in Ukraine...

  • *Ukraine computer hackers stole corporate information. NEW YORK, Aug 11- An alliance of U.S.-based stock traders and computer hackers in Ukraine made as much as $100 million in illegal profits over five years after stealing confidential corporate press releases, U.S. authorities said on Tuesday. Prosecutors said that hackers based in Ukraine infiltrated...

  • SEC's White speaks on hackers Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 11:54 AM ET
    SEC's White speaks on hackers

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and SEC chair Mary Jo White spoke on charges of hackers who used press releases to trade on information not yet private. Details, with CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • SEC's White: Thousands of illicit trades executed Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 11:48 AM ET
    SEC's White: Thousands of illicit trades executed

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and SEC chair Mary Jo White speak on charges of people who hacked into company press releases and traded on its data before it went public.

  • Big insider trading ring tied to hacking busted Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 11:09 AM ET
    Big insider trading ring tied to hacking busted

    Hackers allegedly accessed 100,000 press releases before they were made public. CNBC's Mary Thompson reports.

  • Prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York made public an insider trading indictment charging four traders: Vitaly Korchevsky, a former hedge fund manager from Glen Mills, Pennsylvania; Vladislav Khalupsky, of Brooklyn and Odessa, Ukraine and Leonid Momotok, of and Alexander Garkusha of Georgia. An separate indictment made public in New Jersey charges Ivan Turchynov...

  • Five arrested in insider trading hacking scheme - FBI Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 9:10 AM ET

    Aug 11- Five people were arrested and are in U.S. custody, charged in an insider trading scheme that generated more than $30 million in illegal profits, an FBI spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

  • FIVE PEOPLE ARRESTED IN SCHEME TO HACK COMPANY PRESS RELEASES FOR INSIDER TRADING, IN U.S.

  • Attorney's offices in Brooklyn and New Jersey, marks the first time prosecutors have alleged that a securities fraud scheme was based on hacked inside information. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn and New Jersey could not immediately be reached for comment outside regular U.S. business hours. In 2007, the agency filed a civil case against a Ukrainian trader...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 11- U.S. prosecutors will announce the indictment of nine individuals on Tuesday on charges they were part of an insider trading ring based on cyberhacking of disseminators of news releases, according to a person familiar with the matter. The case centers on a ring of cyber criminals from Ukraine who hacked into disseminators of news releases and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 10- Federal authorities in Brooklyn and Newark are planning to announce indictments Tuesday in a rare case tying together hacking and stock market trades. The Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Secret Service have all been involved in the matter, a person familiar with the probe told Reuters.