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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

Slim's América Móvil to trim Mexican empire

The country's dominant telecom moves to preempt a pending government clampdown with a plan that remains short on detail. Continue reading

AwesomePennyStocks' Babikian to pay $3.73M in settlement with SEC

The stock promoter will also be banned from penny stock offerings or from recommending stocks without disclosing his intent to sell. Continue reading

Big banks' living wills detail how to avoid bailouts

President Obama endorses approach, hints at additional reforms. Continue reading

Holcim, Lafarge name disposal candidates

The provisional list of assets on the block includes the U.K.'s Lafarge Tarmac, which the companies value at $3 billion or more. Continue reading

SEC issues tough guidance for proxy advisory firms

Agency restrictions could have impact on activist investor campaigns. Continue reading

BNP insists it's business as usual after record fine

France's No. 1 lender sees no need for asset sales or other restructuring measures after accepting a near-$9 billion fine for breaching U.S. sanctions against Sudan, Iran and Cuba. Continue reading

Five nominees for 'Best Activist Website'

And one winner. Check out how dissident investors are using the Internet to make the case for change at their target companies. Will slick production values and experience video talent prevail? Or is a simple approach better? Continue reading

Investors punish pair of for-profit educators

Shares of Education Management, Corinthian Colleges decline of liquidity concerns. Continue reading

Penny stock promotion puts Tesla's Musk on cover

The electric car maker says it has no connection to the promotion or penny-stock company WindStream. Continue reading

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