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April 16, 2010 | By Nathaniel Popper
Spurred by the government's lawsuit against Wall Street investment banking giant Goldman Sachs & Co., President Obama said Friday that he would veto any overhaul to financial regulations that doesn't include new rules on the derivatives market. The president's comments came after the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier in the day filed a civil lawsuit accusing Goldman Sachs and one of its vice presidents of fraud in marketing complex mortgage-backed securities that were partly to blame for the financial crisis that gripped the nation.
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BUSINESS
February 28, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
THQ Inc. said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission doesn't plan to recommend any action against the video-game publisher related to a stock options probe. The SEC's investigation into the Agoura Hills-based company's practices in granting stock options has been completed, THQ said.
BUSINESS
April 20, 2010 | Bloomberg News
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., which filed the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history, violated its own risk-management rules with the knowledge of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a bankruptcy examiner said Monday. "We found that the SEC was aware of these excesses and simply acquiesced," Anton Valukas, the Lehman examiner, said in testimony to be presented in Washington tomorrow on policy issues arising from his 2,200-page report on Lehman‘s downfall. Valukas is scheduled to testify before the House Committee on Financial Services.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday fined a California hedge fund manager and newsletter publisher $100,000 over claims he misled people into investing $20 million in two fraudulent real estate firms. Mark J.P. Boucher of Portola Valley helped raise the money by falsely claiming the investments were secured by real estate when one company never owned property and the other was "wholly underwater in debt," the SEC said. Without admitting the claims in the civil suit against him, Boucher agreed to be barred from serving as an investment advisor for five years, the agency said.
BUSINESS
October 22, 1986
The Securities and Exchange Commission said the San Francisco brokerage house had failed to reasonably supervise certain former employees who allegedly took "excessive" commissions on Treasury bond sales in 1982-84. Sutro & Co. should have detected the overcharges internally, the SEC charged. A settlement was made without the firm admitting or denying any wrongdoing. The company said it would refund any overcharges to clients within 120 days.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
The Securities and Exchange Commission plans to share more information with the Federal Reserve about the health of investment banks after a run on Bear Stearns Cos. put the firm on the brink of filing for bankruptcy. The SEC and the Fed are preparing a "memorandum of understanding" for communicating with each other, Erik Sirri, head of the SEC's trading and markets division, said in Senate testimony Wednesday. The effort reflects the fact that the central bank is lending money to investment banks for the first time since the Great Depression, he said.
BUSINESS
May 6, 2009 | Associated Press
Federal regulators on Tuesday accused Reserve Management Co. and its two top executives of fraud, saying they withheld key facts from investors when its big money-market fund "broke the buck" last fall. The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil complaint against Reserve Management, Chairman Bruce Bent Sr., 71, and Vice Chairman and President Bruce Bent II, 42.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2008 | times wire reports
The Securities and Exchange Commission said it brought 671 enforcement cases in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, with the number of market manipulation cases up more than 45% over the previous year. The SEC also said it has more than 50 pending investigations related to the subprime mortgage market. The agency, working in conjunction with the FBI and federal prosecutors, has been investigating whether mortgage lenders and Wall Street firms participated in fraud. The 671 cases initiated in the latest fiscal year represent the second-highest number of enforcement actions in the SEC's history, the agency said.
BUSINESS
August 4, 1985
Your story, "Anatomy of a Stock Deal Turned Sour" (July 21) about people in a Texas town following the lead of newcomer Thomas W. Reid by buying into a stock while the market was allegedly manipulated to affect the price--all to their ultimate disaster when the price bubble burst--raises an issue that has bothered me about regulatory enforcement activities. Your story was prompted by a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in which the defendant consented to a boilerplate court order.
SPORTS
September 28, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Oklahoma and Notre Dame tried their best, but it was remarkable, really, how much Saturday sunlight splashed on the Southeastern Conference. It followed a week when the SEC unveiled "Book of Manning" with all its drippy-syrup Southern comfort and teary-toddler footage of Peyton fighting with his brother. These guys know how to story-tell. The league of seven straight champions had the No. 12 team, South Carolina, in the 9 a.m. PDT spot followed by No. 6 Louisiana State at No. 8 Georgia on CBS. That's the hallowed, midday "My Goodness" show hosted by Verne and Gary.
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