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Treasury takes small steps to rein in inversions

The measure does little to change tax rules as the Obama administration disavows desire to bar the move outright. Continue reading

Belize brokers arrested after 2-year FBI stock manipulation probe

The brokers have been tied to numerous suspected pump and dumps of U.S. stocks. Continue reading

View from The City: Fear and Lothian in Westminster

The issue of Scottish independence is settled, but the rest of the realm now faces troubling questions. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to put the new shape of the union to a vote next May, a compressed timetable for such a critical undertaking. Continue reading

Exploring the newly opened Mexican energy business

McDermott Will & Emery's Daniel Chavez expects activity to pick up as companies inside the country and outside seek partners. Amid regional instability, the U.S. neighbor takes center stage for investors interested in Latin America. Continue reading

AIG sues Coventry First, seeks $1.6B in damages

Coventry CEO Alan Buerger says lawsuit is an attempt to break a servicing contract. Continue reading

Lew's upcoming inversion talk to widen spreads

Mergers driven by tax avoidance are becoming a hot topic in Washington. Continue reading

Matagorda Island Gas enters Chapter 11

The oil and gas development company had to shut down operations last November following noncompliance with safety regulations. Continue reading

Stock analyst, jailed in China, blames company in lawsuit

Kun Huang claims that Silvercorp Metals used its influence to have him arrested and imprisoned. Continue reading

Tick-size pilot program targets small-cap IPOs

Critics say that the 12-month pilot program studying wider tick sizes for certain small-cap stocks is not long enough. Continue reading

Broken levy: How U.S. tax law encourages inversions

As companies seek better treatment by relocating overseas, pressure builds to reform a system rooted in the imperial era. As one critic points out, "doing nothing borders on the irresponsible." Continue reading

Marijuana investor plans hedge fund to invest in reverse mergers

Leslie Bocskor is also forming a consulting firm to assist state governments in setting up regulatory guidelines for cannabis use. Continue reading

Patent rulings against Vringo, Spherix crush stocks

The cases show risks for investors in intellectual property. Continue reading

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