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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Provides Regulatory Relief and Assistance for Hurricane Victims

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Provides Regulatory Relief and Assistance for Hurricane Victims





    Washington, DC - - (September 19, 2018) - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it is providing regulatory relief to publicly traded companies, investment companies, accountants, transfer agents, municipal advisors and others affected by Hurricane Florence. The loss of property, power, transportation, and mail delivery due to the hurricane poses challenges for some individuals and entities that are required...
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  • Federal Trade Commission Tips: Hurricane Season

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    Federal Trade Commission Tips: Hurricane Season

    Federal Trade Commission Tips: Hurricane Season




    How to prepare for and recover from a storm and avoid charity scams



    (September 12, 2018) - - Today, The Federal Trade Commission published the following information:

    The 2018 hurricane season has arrived. The Federal Trade Commission has information to help you prepare for, deal with, and recover from the long-term impacts of a hurricane, as well as information on giving wisely to help those in need.

    Preparing
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Names Rebecca J. Olsen as Director of the Office of Municipal Securities

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Names Rebecca J. Olsen as Director of the Office of Municipal Securities



    Washington, DC - - (September 4, 2018) - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Rebecca J. Olsen has been named Director of the agency's Office of Municipal Securities (OMS). Ms. Olsen has served as OMS's Acting Director since September 2017. The Office of Municipal Securities is responsible for coordinating the SEC's municipal securities activities, including policy development, coordination, and implementation of Commissi...
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  • Federal Trade Commission Announces Opening Session of Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

    Federal Trade Commission Announces Opening Session of Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century September 13-14 at Georgetown University Law Center



    (August 24, 2018) - - The Federal Trade Commission will begin its Hearings Initiative with two full-day sessions, co-sponsored with and held at the Georgetown University Law Center, on September 13 and 14, 2018. The event will be webcast live. The Georgetown event will be the first in a series of hearings that will examine whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new technologies, or international developments might require adj...
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Announces Agenda for Sept. 13 Investor Advisory Committee Meeting

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Announces Agenda for Sept. 13 Investor Advisory Committee Meeting




    Washington, DC - - (August 24, 2018) - - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today announced the agenda for the Sept. 13 meeting of its Investor Advisory Committee (IAC). The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room at SEC headquarters at 100 F Street, NE, Washington, D.C., and is open to the public. The meeting will be webcast live and archived on the committee’s website for later...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Hosts Federal Commission on School Safety Event

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Hosts Federal Commission on School Safety Event




    (August 16, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: On August 16, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen hosted the fifth Federal Commission on School Safety meeting, which focused on best practices for school building security, active shooter training for schools, and school-based threat assessments. The Commission meeting was chaired by Secretar...
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  • U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Brouillette Hosts Fifth Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation

    U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Brouillette Hosts Fifth Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation





    Tokyo, Japan - - (August 8, 2018) - - The fifth meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation (the Bilateral Commission) was held in Tokyo on August 8, 2018. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori led the discussions as co-chairs. The delegations included participants representing a wide range of governmental agencies. P...
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Updates List of Firms Using Inaccurate Information to Solicit Investors

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Updates List of Firms Using Inaccurate Information to Solicit Investors




    Washington, DC - - (August 6, 2018) - - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today announced that it has updated its list of unregistered firms that use misleading information to primarily solicit non-U.S. investors, adding 16 soliciting entities, four impersonators of genuine firms, and nine bogus regulators. The updates by the SEC Division of Enforcement’s Office of Market Intelligence, in coordination with the SEC’s Office of I...
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  • Federal Election Commission Cites Committee for Failure to File 12-Day Pre-Primary Report

    Federal Election Commission Cites Committee for Failure to File 12-Day Pre-Primary Report




    Washington, DC - - (August 8, 2018) - - The Federal Election Commission today cited a campaign committee for failing to file the 12-Day Pre-Primary Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act). As of August 7, 2018, the required disclosure report had not been received from: - Friends of Sherry Campagna (HI-02) The 12-Day Pre-Primary Report was due on July 30, 2018, and should have included financial activity for the period July ...
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  • Federal Trade Commission Approves Final Order Imposing Conditions on Construction Company CRH plc

    Federal Trade Commission Approves Final Order Imposing Conditions on Construction Company CRH plc


    As a condition of acquiring competitor Ash Grove Cement Company, CRH will divest facilities in 3 states


    (August 3, 2018) - - Today, the Federal Trade Commission published the following information:

    Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Dublin, Ireland-based construction company CRH plc’s $3.5 billion acquisition of its Kansas-based competitor
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Detects a Silicon Valley Insider Trading Executive

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Detects Silicon Valley Executive’s Insider Trading




    Washington, DC - - (July 24, 2018) - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a senior executive at a Silicon Valley fiber optics company has agreed to settle charges that he made nearly $200,000 in illicit profits by trading on inside information in advance of three disappointing earnings announcements by the company. The case stems from the SEC Market Abuse Unit’s Analysis and Detection Center, which uses data analysis tools to de...
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges Merrill Lynch for Failure to Supervise RMBS Traders

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges Merrill Lynch for Failure to Supervise RMBS Traders



    Merrill Ordered to Return More than $10.5 Million to Harmed Customers in RMBS (Residential Mortgage Backed Securities) Case



    Washington, DC - - (June 12, 2018) - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. will pay more than $15 million to settle charges that its employees misled customers into overpaying for Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS). Merrill
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  • Federal Trade Commission Returns Money to Consumers Deceived into Buying Business Coaching Program

    Federal Trade Commission Returns Money to Consumers Deceived into Buying Business Coaching Program





    (June 12, 2018) - - The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 3,633 checks totaling more than $969,000 to people who lost money to a deceptive telemarketing scheme that promoted business coaching services to people who wanted to start internet businesses.

    In January 2018, the Internet Teaching and Training Specialists, LLC (ITT) defendants were banned from selling business coaching services and
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  • Federal Commission on School Safety's First Field Visit Focuses on School Climate

    Federal Commission on School Safety's First Field Visit Focuses on School Climate




    Hanover, MD - - (May 31, 2018) - - The Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) today held its first field visit at Frank Hebron-Harman Elementary School in Hanover, Maryland, to focus on school climate and prevention efforts implemented by local schools. The Commission heard from administrators, principals, teachers, students and a national expert about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), a framework designed to improve social, emotional and academic outcomes for all students. The Commission was represented by FCSS Cha...
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  • 2018 Hurricane Season Preparedness and Safety Message from the Consumer Product Safety Commission

    2018 Hurricane Season Preparedness and Safety Message from the Consumer Product Safety Commission


    The CPSC says: "It’s Hurricane Season: You Have the Power to Be Prepared!"






    Washington, DC - - (May 31, 2018) - - Today, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued the following information:

    June 1 marks the start of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, and meteorologists have forecast it to be an active one. This means powerful storms and hurricanes are likely to hit the region hard, affecting millions of Americans. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants to remind everyone that you have the power to prepare. Don’t sacrifice safety, before or after the storm.

    Before the Storm Consumers need to be especially careful during power outages, as the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and fire increa
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