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  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday defended himself against Democrats' charges that multiple conflicts of interest would force him to miss too many SEC votes. Clayton, a partner at elite law firm Sullivan& Cromwell, is expected to win...

  • Trump SEC pick face questions on Capitol Hill

    CNBC's Ylan Mui reports on the confirmation hearing for Jay Clayton to head up the SEC.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Two Israeli residents have been charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with insider trading in Mobileye NV before the maker of sensors and cameras for driverless vehicles agreed to be acquired by Intel Corp for $15.3 billion. The SEC said on Thursday that Ariel Darvasi and Amir Waldman made more than $4.9 million of profit by...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday defended himself against Democrats' charges that multiple conflicts of interest would force him to miss too many SEC votes. Clayton, a partner at elite commercial law firm Sullivan& Cromwell, is expected to...

  • Jay Claton testifies before the Senate Banking Committee during his confirmation hearing to be chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee raised concerns about his professional ties to Wall Street.

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on Thursday defended himself against charges from Democrats that he had multiple conflicts of interest that would cause him to miss too many SEC votes. The senior Democrat on the committee, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, said he...

  • SEC Nominee: Too costly for companies to go public

    Paul Atkins, Patomak Global Partners CEO and former SEC commissioner, discusses the confirmation hearing for Trump's pick to head the SEC, Jay Clayton, and the deregulatory push from the administration.

  • U.S. SENATE BANKING CHAIRMAN CRAPO CALLS FOR SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION "TO HAVE ROBUST COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS".

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will face questions on his vision for the agency at his confirmation hearing on Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee. A partner at Sullivan& Cromwell who is not registered with any political party, Clayton has...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will face questions on his vision for the agency at his confirmation hearing on Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee. A partner at Sullivan& Cromwell who is not registered with any political party, Clayton has...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- Jay Clayton, President Donald Trump's nominee to chair the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, plans to promise lawmakers at his confirmation hearing on Thursday not to shy away from going after fraudsters. Clayton, a partner at the law firm Sullivan& Cromwell who Trump picked to head the federal regulator that polices and writes rules...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- U.S. securities regulators moved on Wednesday to modernize regulations that require stock and bond trades to settle within three business days, a step the industry has urged the government to take for years. The Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously to shorten that timeframe to two business days, a change that aims to...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- U.S. securities regulators will take steps on Wednesday to modernize antiquated regulations that require stock and bond trades to settle within three business days, a step the industry has urged the government to take for years. The Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to vote later Wednesday morning to shorten that...

  • President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order rolling back regulations from the 2010 Dodd-Frank law on Wall Street reform at the White House in Washington February 3, 2017.

    Lobbyists say they are facing the reality that bank deregulation legislation will have to wait behind healthcare reform and taxes.

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- Shareholder activists are pushing back against a major business trade group's request that the White House use its influence on the U.S. securities regulator to make it harder to get governance, political or environmental issues onto corporate ballots, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Monday. Securities and Exchange Commission...

  • A specialist trader works at the post where Valeant Pharmaceuticals International is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The hedge fund reported that it bought 3 million more shares on Tuesday, increasing its stake to about 5.2 percent.

  • SAO PAULO, March 16- Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras SA wants to raise as much as $532 million in an initial public offering in Brazil and the United States, the fourth attempt by Brazil's No. 3 commercial airline to list in public equity markets. Documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday showed Azul put out a suggested price...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- U.S. securities regulators are poised to shorten the amount of time it takes for a securities trade to settle, from three to two business days, in an effort to reduce credit and market risk exposure. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced it will hold a public meeting to vote to adopt a final rule next Wednesday.

  • Heinz Co director's security guard was charged on Wednesday with insider trading in the ketchup maker's stock and options before Heinz was bought in 2013 by Brazil's 3 G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. In a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Todd David Alpert made $43,873 of...

  • Bitcoins

    U.S. regulators rejected a plan submitted by the Winklevoss twins to list an exchange-traded fund linked to the digital currency, Breakingviews reports.