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  • Those four words, said on the sidelines of a New York conference, set off a series of events leading to the disclosure of Bayer's confidential, $62 billion bid for Monsanto, the largest all-cash corporate takeover offer on record. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has strict disclosure rules to protect investors from being misled by companies.

  • The SEC announced the civil settlement with Federated Global Investment Management Corp on Friday. Meghan McAndrew, a Federated spokeswoman, said the company addressed the issues raised by the SEC prior to the regulator's inquiry. The SEC said the consultant at times also traded stocks that Federated owned in his own brokerage accounts, "sometimes in close...

  • Is Alibaba's Jack Ma buying AC Milan?

    The regulator has asked about the unaudited numbers Alibaba publishes on its sales of the shopping bonanza, the FT reports.

  • The SEC focused on the accounting for logistics firm Cainiao Network, which Alibaba owns with several courier companies in China, as well as operating data from its Singles' Day, an annual sale that accounts for more than the combined sales of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events in the United States, according to Alibaba's annual report filed on...

  • The legislation, which covers funding for the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Treasury Department, the judiciary branch and others, passed the House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee and now goes to the full Appropriations Committee. "We cut funding for nearly two dozen agencies that can operate with a little less," said Republican...

  • Greenberg: Alibaba's accounting doesn't make sense

    Herb Greenberg, Partner at Pacific Square Research, discusses the SEC's investigation into Alibaba. There are issues with the company's transparency, says Greenberg.

  • Santelli Exchange: Non-GAAP measures under SEC scrutiny

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discsusses the SEC's look into non-GAAP disclosures with David Trainer, New Constructs CEO.

  • WASHINGTON— Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba wowed investors when it went public in the U.S. in September 2014, and its profits have bucked Wall Street expectations amid the Chinese economy's slowdown. Alibaba disclosed in a regulatory filing that the Securities and Exchange Commission has requested documents and information related to the way it adds...

  • May 25- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it was being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over whether the Chinese e-commerce company's accounting practices violated any federal laws. The company has provided the SEC with information about its accounting for logistics unit Cainiao Network as well as operating data from its Singles'...

  • May 25- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it was being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over whether the Chinese e-commerce company's accounting practices violated any federal laws. The company has provided the SEC with information about its accounting for its logistics unit, Cainiao Network, as well as operating data from its...

  • ack Ma, chairman and chief executive officer of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., speaks in front of a big screen at Alibaba's headquarters on November 11, 2014 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province of China.

    The Alibaba Group is being investigated by securities regulators over its accounting practices, The New York Times reports.

  • The SEC has questioned Valeant's practice of stripping away acquisition-related expenses from its "non-GAAP" or adjusted metrics, given that the drugmaker had been fueling growth through frenzied deal making. In multiple letters, the SEC said Valeant's management is in possession of all the facts and urged for adequate and accurate financial disclosures.

  • Integrated Device shares soared more than 23 percent on April 12 after an SEC filing falsely said that Aly and six Chinese investors had acquired 5.1 percent of its stock and offered to buy the whole company for $4.3 billion, a nearly 65 percent premium. The SEC said Aly had paid $18,500 for Integrated Device call options, a bet the stock price would rise, at...

  • May 24- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday said it has charged a Pakistani man who illegally traded in Integrated Device Technology Inc stock options in connection with a bogus takeover bid for the chipmaker last month.

  • The SEC has questioned Valeant's practice of stripping away acquisition-related expenses from its "non-GAAP" or adjusted metrics, given that the drugmaker had been fueling growth through frenzied deal making. In multiple letters, the SEC said Valeant's management is in possession of all the facts, and urged for adequate and accurate financial disclosures.

  • O'Leary: There is no liquidity in start-ups

    Kevin O'Leary, O'Leary Financial Group Founder and O'Shares Chairman, weighs in on SEC's Mary Jo White potentially looking at different ways of regulating ETFs, as well as start-up fundraising and venture investing.

  • The statements by Mary Jo White, chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, were the frankest warning yet that the agency could tighten regulation of the funds. They now have a total of $2 trillion in net assets, according to the Investment Company Institute, a trade group. In addition, the SEC's staff has analyzed the 2010 "Flash Crash" and the wild market...

  • Executive Edge: Insider trading charges

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the U.S. government's insider trading charges against the former chairman of Dean Foods and Las Vegas sports gambler Billy Walters. Golfer Phil Michelson is named as a "relief defendant."

  • Mickelson in the rough

    CNBC's Jane Wells looks into golfer Phil Mickelson's involvement in the Dean Foods insider trading scandal.

  • Thomas Davis pleads guilty to insider trading, agrees to cooperate

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest in the insider trading case against Dean Foods ex-chairman Thomas Davis.