Securities regulation

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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FILE - In this April 7, 2014, file photo, Bitcoin logos are displayed at the Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show in New York. A federal regulator gave the go ahead on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, to the CME Group to start trading bitcoin futures later this month, the first time the digital currency will be traded on a Wall Street exchange and subject to federal oversight. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 01, 2017 - 7:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal regulator gave the go ahead on Friday to the CME Group to start trading bitcoin futures later this month, the first time the digital currency will be traded on a Wall Street exchange and subject to federal oversight. The CME Group, which owns the Chicago Mercantile...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016, file photo, an oil tanker approaches the new Jetty during the launch of a $650 million oil facility in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The state-run Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. will put a minority stake in its gas station subsidiary up on the local stock market. The company made the announcement on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, saying 10 percent of ADNOC Distribution will go onto the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange pending regulatory approval. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
November 13, 2017 - 2:45 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The state-run Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. will put a minority stake in its gas station subsidiary up on the local stock market. The company made the announcement on Monday, saying at least 10 percent of ADNOC Distribution will go onto the Abu Dhabi Securities...
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October 31, 2017 - 6:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Investors will soon have another way to make or lose money on the digital currency bitcoin. CME Group plans to open a futures market for bitcoin before the end of the year, if the Chicago-based exchange can get approval from U.S. regulators. Tuesday's announcement is likely to give...
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October 17, 2017 - 10:11 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Securities regulators are investigating the failure of a nuclear reactor construction project in South Carolina. SCANA told investors in a release Tuesday the company will "fully cooperate" with the probe by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. SCANA, parent company of...
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In this Feb. 11. 2017 photo, Bill Akins, right, speaks during a Pasco Planning Commission hearing in New Port Richey, Fla. Akins was the first to file a patent for an attachment to a semiautomatic rifle that would enable it to fire bullets at a rate approximating that of an automatic weapon. Authorities said the Las Vegas shooter had a dozen similar devices, known as "bump stocks,” in his hotel room. (Brendan Fitterer/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
October 09, 2017 - 4:26 pm
Two decades before a secretive gambler lugged an arsenal that included 12 "bump stocks" into a Las Vegas hotel room and opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers, a 40-something ex-Marine was tinkering in his Florida garage, looking for a fresh take on an old idea. Inspired by footage of the heavy...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrives at the Muniz National Guard Air Base, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. The trip comes days after U.S President Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico and praised relief efforts without mentioning the criticism that the federal response has drawn. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
October 06, 2017 - 8:33 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Las Vegas this weekend to take part in a ceremony marking the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history. City officials said Friday that the vice...
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