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  • WASHINGTON, June 23- The White House is very close to naming its nominees for the top U.S. securities regulator, a senior official said on Friday, which could lead the current three-member Securities and Exchange Commission to reach its full five-member complement in the near future. The official said there are currently nominees in the "pipeline" and undergoing...

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- The new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chairman wants to reverse the steep decline in initial public offerings and give individual investors more access to smaller, successful companies, according to a speech he is scheduled to deliver on Thursday. The regular meeting will also cover legislation to overhaul post-financial...

  • NEW YORK, June 20- Intercontinental Exchange Inc's NYSE Arca exchange is asking the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for permission to list a new set of exchange-traded funds that aim to quadruple the performance of the market, a filing this week showed. The proposed listing of the quadruple-leveraged ETFs comes amid ambivalence on the part of the SEC...

  • NEW YORK— Whole Foods CEO John Mackey says the deal to be acquired by Amazon was the result of a "whirlwind courtship." Mackey made the remarks during a town hall with Whole Foods employees after the $13.7 billion deal was announced late last week, according to a transcript of the talk filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A representative for...

  • Hester Peirce, director of the financial markets working group at George Mason University's Mercatus Center.

    U.S. president Donald Trump is likely to nominate former Senate aide and former Obama nominee Hester Peirce to the SEC.

  • She was nominated to the SEC last year by President Barack Obama, but the full Senate never acted on her nomination. The SEC declined to comment, while Peirce and the White House were not immediately available to comment. Rumors began flying soon after Trump's election win in November that he would put Peirce's name forward again for one of the two SEC...

  • President Donald Trump is likely to nominate former Senate aide Hester Peirce to an open seat on the Securities and Exchange Commission, Bloomberg News reported on Friday, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.

  • TRUMP LIKELY TO NAME HESTER PEIRCE TO SERVCE ON THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION- BLOOMBERG, CITING UNNAMED SOURCES.

  • The move by Bats, which only lists ETFs and the stock of its parent company, CBOE Holdings, would fragment the market close and result in less accurate pricing, Nasdaq said in a letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission dated June 12. Trading firms Virtu Financial and PDQ Enterprises, as well as agency broker Clearpool, threw their support behind Bats in...

  • President Donald Trump will be able to overhaul many of the Wall Street reforms put in place after the 2007-2009 financial crisis without the blessing of Congress, where Senate Democrats could throw up procedural roadblocks. Just one of Trump's financial regulatory nominees has been approved by Congress, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Jay...

  • President Donald Trump will be able to overhaul many of the Wall Street reforms put in place after the 2007-2009 financial crisis without the blessing of Congress, where Senate Democrats could throw up procedural roadblocks. Just one of Trump's financial regulatory nominees has been approved by Congress, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Jay...

  • TORONTO, June 9- Activist investor Carl Icahn reduced his stake in Freeport-McMoRan Inc, the world's biggest publicly traded copper miner, to 6.33 percent as of June 6, from 7.2 percent in late November, according to a regulatory filing on Friday. Icahn held 91.6 million Freeport shares as of June 6, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed.

  • WASHINGTON, June 8- Hackers are increasingly breaking into brokerage accounts to steal assets or make illegal trades, prompting U.S. securities regulators to start tracking cyber crimes more closely, two newly appointed enforcement officials said in an interview on Thursday. On Thursday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission named Stephanie Avakian...

  • Shares of the Seattle- based company jumped as much 18 percent in their biggest intraday percentage gain since February 2009. It now has a market value of about $7.4 billion. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the department store operator said the group formed to consider going private had not yet made a formal proposal.

  • WASHINGTON, June 7- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is poised to hire Dalia Blass to lead the division that regulates asset managers, according to a person familiar with the matter. Blass, an attorney at Ropes& Gray LLP, is an SEC alumnus who previously worked in the Investment Management division that she is being tapped to lead. It is currently being led...

  • NEW YORK, June 7- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will take up to another 60 days to decide whether to allow the sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange to a group of investors led by China- based Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which scrutinizes deals for potential national security concerns,...

  • Leon Cooperman, CEO of Omega Advisors.

    Leon Cooperman, CEO of Omega Advisors, discusses details on the record, in an exclusive interview since settling insider trading charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for $4.9 million.

  • Clayton worked with Peikin at Sullivan& Cromwell, noted for its representation of financial institutions, until the former left to become SEC chair. A former federal prosecutor turned white-collar defense attorney, Peikin has represented major banks at Sullivan& Cromwell and would have to follow SEC recusal rules involving law firm clients.

  • NEW YORK, May 25- BlackRock Inc will initially pay about $60 per square foot in rent for its future headquarters in the Hudson Yards district on the far west side of midtown Manhattan, the company said in a filing on Thursday. The company said in the filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it will pay $50.8 million per year in the first five years,...