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  • May 28- Alpha Natural Resources Inc must pay for the legal defense of Donald Blankenship, who is facing a criminal trial over a coal mining disaster in 2010, when he headed Alpha's Massey Energy Co business, a Delaware judge ruled on Thursday. The indictment also said that after the explosion, he misled the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about Massey's...

  • WASHINGTON, May 28- Andrew J. "Buddy" Donohue has agreed to return to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to serve as the chief of staff for SEC Chair Mary Jo White, the agency said on Thursday. Donohue, currently a managing director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc, is a very familiar face both within the SEC and in the investment management industry.

  • Fallen Lehman chief opens real estate brokerage Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:35 PM ET
    Lehman Brothers former Chairman and CEO Richard Fuld.

    Just seven years after his brokerage firm collapsed, former Lehman Bros. CEO Dick Fuld is back in the real estate business.

  • SEC says Deutsche Bank misvalued derivatives Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    Anshu Jain (L) and Juergen Fitschen (R), co-CEO of the Deutsche Bank pose at Deutsche Bank's annual shareholder meeting on May 21, 2015 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

    Following a five-year investigation on the valuation of derivatives, Deutsche Bank agreed to pay $55 million, the NYT reports.

  • May 26- A Connecticut venture capital executive accused of insider trading and of cheating his clients out of tens of millions of dollars has fled the country, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said. Iftikar Ahmed, a former general partner at Oak Investment Partners, left the United States some time before May 18 in violation of a judge's order in the...

  • $1,397 an hour! Top paid McDonald's workers Friday, 22 May 2015 | 3:49 PM ET
    Fast-food workers and supporters organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) protest in front of a McDonald's billboard in Los Angeles, in 2013.

    Worker pay is taking center stage as protesters push for $15-an-hour minimum wage from McDonald's. USA Today looks at how top executives compare.

  • NEW YORK, May 22- Citigroup said on Friday it is selling its margin foreign exchange business, including the CitiFX Pro and TradeStream platforms to U.S.-based FXCM and Danish investment bank SAXO Bank. FXCM filed an 8 K form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that the company would "assume the vast majority of margin forex accounts of CitiFX Pro...

  • Her statement comes just one day after the SEC gave JP Morgan Chase& Co, Citigroup Inc, UBS AG, Barclays Plc and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc a series of waivers to let them continue their usual securities business. But all the banks won SEC waivers to let them continue being "well-known seasoned issuers" or WKSIs- a status that lets them raise capital quickly...

  • An SEC statement said Gray Financial Group steered public pension fund clients into an investment fund that did not comply with state law and collected more than $1.7 million as a result. The SEC said the investments violated Georgia law because they did not have at least four other investors and did not have a minimum of $100 million in assets.

  • Atlanta firm charged by SEC over public pension funds Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 11:35 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 21- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday announced fraud charges against an Atlanta- based investment advisory firm and two of its executives for their handling of the city's pension funds for police, firefighters, transit workers and other employees.

  • According to the SEC, BHP ultimately paid for 60 guests and some spouses and guests to attend, mainly from Africa and Asia. "BHP Billiton recognized that inviting government officials to the Olympics created a heightened risk of violating anti-corruption laws, yet the company failed to implement sufficient internal controls to address that heightened risk,"...

  • May 20- BHP Billiton has agreed to pay $25 million to settle U.S. regulatory charges that it improperly sponsored the attendance of foreign government officials at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused BHP of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a U.S. anti-bribery law, by enabling foreign government...

  • Chaired by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, its membership is comprised of the top U.S. regulators including Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White. The FSOC's report comes just one day before the SEC is slated to propose rules that would require mutual funds and other asset managers to report more details...

  • For the highest-paid CEOs, the party goes on Monday, 18 May 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    John Malone, Liberty Media Corp.

    The New York Times reports in its Equilar ranking that executive pay is at its highest since it started keeping track in 2006, NYT reports.

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Hedge fund Paulson& Co kept its stakes unchanged in most of its gold investments in the first quarter, when the precious metal's price pared its gains, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed on Friday. The New York- based fund, led by longtime gold bull John Paulson, kept his shares in SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest...

  • Fake Avon filing puts spotlight on SEC Friday, 15 May 2015 | 5:53 PM ET
    SEC Securities and Exchange Commission

    Former SEC Inspector General David Kotz sthinks the SEC should do something to protect against future Avon-like hoaxes.

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Hedge fund Paulson& Co kept its stake unchanged in the gold-backed exchange-traded fund SPDR Gold Trust for a sixth consecutive quarter in the first quarter of 2015, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Soros Fund Management LLC kept its stake unchanged in Market Vectors Gold Miners exchange-traded fund in the first quarter of 2015, compared with the fourth quarter of 2014, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed on Friday.

  • Easy access to Edgar database? Uh-oh Friday, 15 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Easy access to Edgar database? Uh-oh

    A look into the fake bid for Avon, with CNBC's Eamon Javers and David Kotz, former SEC Inspector General.

  • Red flags at Vipshop? Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:32 PM ET
    Red flags at Vipshop?

    Vipshop released a statement saying the company has and will always endeavor to be in compliance with applicable U.S. and PRC laws and regulations. Ron Geffner, Sadis & Goldberg Partner and former SEC Enforcement attorney, provides perspective.