Financial Regulation

There could be good news coming for one side of a war tearing Wall Street apart

• <b>Trading firms have long complained about the mounting cost of data charged by US exchanges like the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.</b>• <b><br>The Securities and Exchange Commission's appointment of Brett Redfearn, a trading veteran and critic of the way exchanges sell data, may signal change is on the way.</b><p>…

Business

Series of letters from regulators go unanswered, Axon slides

Axon, the maker of Taser stun guns, is tumbling 6 percent after the company revealed that it had failed to respond to a series of letters from …

Business

Banking veteran named Vermont banking division deputy

A 30-year-veteran of the retail and commercial banking industry is the new deputy commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation's …

Business

Five Federal Reserve chair contenders to shape markets

by John Kehoe<p>Donald Trump is poised to announce within days his pick to be the chair of the US Federal Reserve, in perhaps his most consequential …

Economy

Corporate accounting and the SEC: How many times does the watchdog bark before it bites?

Five earnings seasons ago, the Securities and Exchange Commission told publicly traded companies how they should be explaining their financial …

Business

Why these 4 ASX shares sank lower today

Although the<b> S&P/ASX 200</b> (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) has given back some of its early gains, the benchmark index is still higher by 0.2% to 5,902 …

Markets

Where is the government condemnation of Rio Tinto?

The Brits had a go at Rio Tinto and have already settled. The Americans are now having their go. But in Australia, our corporate regulator is …

Australian News

The headaches and the hope among top policymakers

There was a spring in the step of the officials and financiers last weekend in Washington at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund …

Economy

SEC Alleges Rio Tinto Misled Investors Over Value of Coal Assets

Miner valued Mozambique coal assets at $3 billion though value was internally assessed at negative $680 million, according to lawsuit<p>U.S. regulators on Tuesday sued Rio Tinto PLC and two former top executives over claims they misled investors about the value of Mozambique coal assets obtained in a …

21st Century

CFTC Aligns With SEC: ICO Tokens Can Be Commodities

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has published a new primer on cryptocurrencies, which includes statements about ICOs.

Bitcoin

Securities and Exchange Commission Conference Coming to UT Austin

The Securities and Exchange Commission is partnering with the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth and Renewal at the McCombs School of …

University of Texas at Austin

4 Bank Stocks to Buy Now

<b>Strategas's Jason DeSena Trennert</b> has an update on the firm's strategy today, writing that it's overweight the Financials, the Industrials, and Tech …

Economy

Bitcoin ETF Could Actually Be on Horizon Says Prominent Investing Firm

Many Bitcoin owners had given up hope for an ETF this January when the Winklevoss ETF was rejected. But there may be hope yet.

Bitcoin

Two Chinese Firms Bidding for Chicago Exchange Withdraw From Controversial Deal

Chongqing Jintian Industrial Co., Ltd. and Chongqing Longshang Decoration Co., Ltd. exited after SEC sought more details about bid<p>WASHINGTON—Several Chinese investors vying for a piece of the U.S.’s last regional stock exchange have dropped out of the deal, people familiar with the matter said, …

Regulation

AT&T Filing Reveals OTT May Be Offsetting 'Big Bundle' Erosion

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week, AT&T said it expected to lose approximately 390,000 pay TV subscribers in its …

Advertising Industry

AT&T slides amid warning on video subscribers

AT&T was among the biggest decliners on the S&P 500 after the group said it expected to report a loss of video subscribers in the third quarter and …

Markets

How world sees Gupta-cursed McKinsey: SA protests to ‘test loyalty of many clients’

<i>EDINBURGH — McKinsey bosses have remained steadfast in their denials of wrongdoing in a major corruption scandal that has erupted in South Africa.</i> …

Africa

How to Slack Like a Pro

With some keyboard shortcuts, GIF tricks and notification adjustments, you’ll be using the popular work chat better than the millennial next to you in no time<p>The future of workplace communication is here. That means instant updates about the arrival of stale doughnuts from the conference room. …

Economy

AT&T Warns Investors of Heavy Q3 DirecTV Subscriber Losses

AT&T will report heavy subscriber losses at DirecTV in its third-quarter earnings later this month, bleeding that the telco giant chalked up to …

Televisions

Applied Optoelectronics Announces Preliminary Third Quarter 2017 Results

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- <b>Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.</b> (AAOI)<b>,</b> a leading provider of fiber-optic access network products …

Markets

CarGurus prices IPO above expected range at $16 a share - MarketWatch

CarGurus Inc. CARG, +0.32% said late Wednesday it was pricing shares of its initial public offering above its previously stated range. The company, …

Markets

New ETF to only hold companies determined to be supportive to veterans - MarketWatch

Investors looking for a way to indirectly support women and men in the military may soon have a new option they can enlist in their portfolios.<p>A new …

Business

What's new on pharma's worry list? Cybersecurity, natural disasters and much more

Accounting and advisory firm BDO sifted through SEC filings to discover just what the top 100 life sciences companies are most worried about these …

Pharma

What ‘Liquidity’ Means for Fund Investors

New SEC rule will require mutual funds to make regular disclosures on liquidity, making it easier for investors to understand the risks<p>By<p>Ari I. Weinberg<p>Liquidity is a difficult thing to define or measure—but traders say it’s easy to tell when it isn’t there.<p>The term generally describes the ability …

Finance

Forrester data breach: Hackers stole sensitive reports from leading market research company

"We recognise that hackers will attack attractive targets – in this case, our research IP," said George F Colony, Forrester's CEO and chairman.<p>One of …

Security

Hypocrisy and Hacking

A federal regulator had advance warning of its own cybersecurity flaws.<p>Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith faced understandable bipartisan fury on Capitol Hill this week after hackers breached the credit-reporting company’s systems this year, gaining access to the confidential information of more than …

Greg Walden

Everything You Need to Know About Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS)

Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) are groups of home mortgages that are sold by the issuing banks and then packaged together into “pools” and sold as …

Mortgages

Treasury recommends looser financial market controls to encourage growth

The Treasury Department issued a report Friday that laid out guidelines for loosening regulation in order to encourage the growth of U.S. capital …

Finance

Treasury Report Calls for Sweeping Changes to Financial Rules

The Trump administration is again taking aim at the Dodd-Frank Act, releasing a Treasury Department report on Friday that recommended a vast reworking of Wall Street rules adopted in response to the financial crisis.<p>Some of the proposed overhauls would do away with a requirement for companies to …

U.S. Politics

Forrester website hacked for financial research - MarketWatch

Forrester Research Inc. FORR, +0.34% announced late Friday that its website had been attacked by criminal hackers who accessed the markets data it …

Security