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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

Virtus Oil warns investors about advertisement

The Moskowitz Report claims that the oil and gas company's assets are worth $44 a share, even though its stock is trading around $1. Continue reading

Gannett split opens door to more deals

CEO Gracia Martore says media cross-ownership restrictions have precluded past investments; two companies will be 'unfettered' in M&A going forward. Continue reading

Copyright debate has new tune in the age of streaming

Music publishers turn to Washington to rework the 75-year-old framework for managing copyrights and royalties after Pandora wins a key federal court victory. The outcome is critically important to the valuations of recording labels' music catalogs and streaming services. Continue reading

Dems pitch legislation to stem corporate exodus abroad

Lawmakers in House and Senate seek measure in must-pass tax bill to prohibit federal contracts for companies that reincorporate overseas. Continue reading

Investment in reverse mergers doubled in second quarter

Young biotech companies took advantage of the transaction structure to go public. Continue reading

Republicans take issue with big bank living wills

GOP commissioners at SEC, CFTC say they aren't permitted to look at resolution plans. Continue reading

U.K. seeks new powers to shape takeovers

Business Secretary Vince Cable aims to develop a "fallback" weapon to intervene in takeovers on national interest grounds when a bidder refuses to negotiate. Continue reading

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