Securities regulation

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to the National Association of Attorneys General at their Winter Meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 27, 2018 - 12:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department officials are forging ahead with plans to ban rapid-fire bump stocks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday — a move that would likely set the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while the devices remain on the market. Sessions said top...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with the members of the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 27, 2018 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared he's willing to take on the National Rifle Association over gun legislation, but Republicans who control Congress aren't so sure. They prefer to consider only modest changes to firearms limits in response to the mass shooting at a Florida high...
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are recognized before a CNN town hall broadcast, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Fla. (Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 22, 2018 - 7:34 am
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive by angry students, teachers and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures at a town hall after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school. But Rubio, the lone Republican at CNN's "Stand...
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Julia Cordover, the student body president at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., speaks as President Donald Trump hosts a listening session with high school students and teachers in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 21, 2018 - 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and guns (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Democrats are voicing outrage over comments that Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney of New York made claiming that "so many of these people that commit the mass murders end up being Democrats." Evan Lukaske, a...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with law enforcement officials on the MS-13 street gang and border security, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 07, 2018 - 6:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For generations, as America's authoritarian rivals strutted their tanks, troops and jets through main thoroughfares in dramatic displays of strength, the United States watched from afar, but did not emulate. Widely accepted as the world's mightiest, the U.S. military has no...
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Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during the World Capital Markets Symposium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Najib said Malaysia and Singapore will establish a link to connect their stock markets by the end of the year in a bid to cut trading costs and woo cross-border investments. Najib Razak said that the two exchanges are sophisticated and mature enough to set up a market corridor. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
February 06, 2018 - 1:54 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia and Singapore regulators said Tuesday the two countries will establish a link to connect their stock markets by the end of the year to cut trading costs and woo cross-border investments. The 'Malaysia-Singapore Connect' will allow investors to trade and settle...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 22, 2017, file photo, baristas from Starbucks' specialized coffee shop, Reserve Roastery, demonstrate a siphon brew of individual cups of coffee before the company's annual shareholder meeting in Seattle. Starbucks is giving its U.S. workers pay raises and stock bonuses in 2018, citing recent tax reform. The coffee chain is also extending the potential to earn paid sick time off to all employees, and is boosting its parental leave benefits. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
January 24, 2018 - 7:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is giving its U.S. workers pay raises and stock grants this year, citing recent changes to the tax law. All employees will soon be able to earn paid sick time off, and the company's parental leave benefits will include all non-birth parents. Starbucks Corp. said Wednesday...
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January 09, 2018 - 7:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two U.S. lawmakers are asking federal regulators to open an investigation into stock sales that reaped a $25 million profit for Intel's CEO several weeks before the company disclosed a serious security flaw threatening millions of computers, phones and other devices. Sen. Jack...
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A display board shows the Chinese stock market index at a brokerage in Beijing Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Asian share prices were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street gained on growing investor certainty U.S. lawmakers will approve tax changes. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 19, 2017 - 4:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street gained on growing investor certainty that U.S. lawmakers will approve tax changes. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX rose 0.1 percent to 13,326.48 points and London's FTSE 100 advanced 0.2 percent to 7,551...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2016, file photo, window seating in the Eataly restaurant offers a view of One World Trade Center, right, in New York. Share prices were higher in Europe on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, after a day of robust gains in Asia as investors anticipated passage of U.S. tax legislation that could boost corporate profits in the world's largest economy. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 18, 2017 - 11:12 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian share prices were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street gained on growing investor certainty U.S. lawmakers will approve tax changes. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.6 percent to 3,286.65 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 0.9 percent to 29,296.30...
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