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Mary Jo White Confirmed By Senate As SEC Chairman

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White as the new head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the agency tasked with policing Wall Street and writing new rules of the road for financial markets.


SEC clears up ‘confusion’ over social media rules

Companies can use social media such as Facebook and Twitter to unveil key information about their operations as long as they’ve told investors where to look for it, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday.


S.E.C. Inquiry Into China Film Trade Unnerves Hollywood

Nearly a year after word leaked about an S.E.C.Nearly a year after word leaked about an S.E.C. investigation into possible corrupt practices in the China film trade, there is a still a chill over dealings between Hollywood and China.


Obama to nominate former prosecutor to lead SEC

Mary Jo White

President Obama will nominate Mary Jo White, a former prosecutor and one-time director of the Nasdaq stock exchange, to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, a White House official said Thursday.


DealBook: Contender for S.E.C. Chief Drops Out

After Mary Miller, a senior Treasury Department official, removed her name from consideration, Sallie L. Krawcheck, a long-time Wall Street executive, has emerged as a potential front-runner to head the Securities and Exchange Commission.


DealBook: S.E.C. Chief Who Overhauled Agency to Step Down


Mary L. Schapiro, who overhauled the Securities and Exchange Commission after the financial crisis, announced on Monday that she was stepping down as chairwoman of the agency. Elisse B. Walter, a commissioner at the S.E.C., is expected to be named to take over the post.


RealNetworks Cuts 80 Jobs; Expects To Chop 80 More

RealNetworks disclosed in an SEC filing this afternoon that the company today cut 80 positions, or about 7% of its worldwide employee base, as part of a previously announced plan to reduce operating expenses.


SEC Pays $50,000 in First Whistleblower Award

The Securities and Exchange Commission has paid its first award under a new program designed to spur people to tip off the regulator to large frauds.


Hall of Famer Murray settles insider-trading case

Eddie Murray made big money in baseball with his powerful swing from both sides of the plate. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, he had some illicit help after leaving the game.


Microsoft Surface to arrive on Oct. 26, says SEC filing

Microsoft Surface

If you happened to peruse the annual report Microsoft filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this week, you may notice that a rather obvious little bit of news was confirmed in the documents: That the Redmond-based company's Surface tablets will hit shelves on Oct. 26, along with Windows 8.


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