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SEC may face pressure to ease prosecutorial style

Securities industry advocates see the GOP takeover of the Senate as an opportunity to change the commission's approach to enforcement. Continue reading

Sen. Levin: Commodity units rife with risk, manipulation

Senator cites 2012 Fed report warning big banks lack up to $15B each to cover catastrophic losses. Continue reading

Latest stir over Comcast's deal seen as unwarranted

Net neutrality trackers say President Obama's stance is unlikely to impact the $67 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable. Continue reading

Foer to step down after 17 years leading AAI

Longtime deputy Diana Moss to take over group that is a frequent critic of mergers. Continue reading

Intercept seen as poster-boy for possible biotech bubble

The stock remains high despite concerns about an old research scandal. Continue reading

Medbox says ex-employee wrote letter to SEC, accountants subpoenaed

The maker of marijuana vending machines appointed a special committee of its board. Continue reading

Finra may be getting more aggressive in regulation of microcaps

In a controversial decision, the regulator denied EcoloCap's application for a reverse stock split. Continue reading

The Untouchables: Where insurgents fear to tread

Up to now, companies in highly regulated industries were safe from activists. That may be changing in this era of de-regulation, with some of the checks on activists that existed a couple of decades ago falling away. Continue reading

At long last, VCs are drawn to financial services

Fintech may propel banking from the brick-and-mortar era into an app-driven future and early-stage investors have shed their traditional disdain for the sector. Like so much else in the tech world, the change is being driven by smartphones. Continue reading

Italian lenders to raise funds after failing ECB tests

Monte dei Paschi and Banca Carige are among just eight banks across Europe that must raise capital after year-long tests on 130 institutions. Continue reading

Hudson Bay sues Worlds to force cut in warrant price

The dispute centers on an error in an SEC filing by the patent monetization company. Continue reading

White House holds back on Ralls appeal

Decision to seek Supreme Court review won't come until after a lower court remand plays out. Continue reading

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