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The insider trading charges against a Goldman Sachs board member filed today by the Securities and Exchange Commission have been a long time in coming.
The SEC’s Division of Enforcement said that Rajat K. Gupta, a Westport, Connecticut-based business consultant,provided Raj Rajaratnam with confidential information he learned while serving on the boards of Goldman and Procter & Gamble. Rajaratnam allegedly used the inside information to trade on behalf of hedge funds controlled by his company, Galleon. \(Click here to read the breaking news story from CNBC.com.\)
A former board member of Goldman Sachs was accused by the SEC of providing inside information about the investment bank—including its earnings and a pending investment by Berkshire Hathaway— to Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam.
U.S. energy supplier PPL Corp is close to a $6 billion cash deal to buy the UK electricity grid distribution business of E.ON AG, according to a person close to the deal.
The deal between the Deutsche Boerse and the NYSE Euronext will be reviewed by The Committtee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and while insiders expect the deal to go through since it approved the Nasdaq OMX and Borse Dubai deal, the concerns about "national security" continue to be tossed around.
U.S. Subsidaries play an important role in the U.S. economy, some five percent of all jobs are created by them. I decided to ask Nancy McLernon President and CEO of the Organization for International Investment which represents U.S. subsidiaries, about her outlook on this merger and why U.S. Subsidaries are kicking up more cash to have a slice of American business.
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So, this time next week, I will be a year older, but probably not a year wiser—just a week wiser. Here’s what I learned while you were working on REM sleep:
Markets seem to be be moving higher and shirking off bad news no matter what, strategist Michael Farr says.
Barclays was hit by a $108.5 million fine on Thursday as it allegedly worked with super-rich clients in a way that could have facilitated financial crime.
A class action lawsuit accuses banks of conspiring to limit competition in the $320 trillion market for interest rate swaps.