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CFTC enforcement fines, fees jump in 2019, even as activity, civil penalties fall

26 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission collected nearly 40% more in penalties and payments in fiscal 2019, even as civil penalties it assessed and total enforcement actions fell, the regulator said on Monday.

Exclusive: U.S. regulator rethinking changes to whistleblower program after backlash - sources

15 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The U.S. securities regulator is rethinking a proposal that could weaken a landmark whistleblower program after a pushback from whistleblower lawyers and advocates, people with knowledge of the deliberations told Reuters.

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. regulator rethinking changes to whistleblower program after backlash -sources

15 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Nov 15 The U.S. securities regulator is rethinking a proposal that could weaken a landmark whistleblower program after a pushback from whistleblower lawyers and advocates, people with knowledge of the deliberations told Reuters.

U.S. SEC enforcement activity hits second-highest level ever in 2019

07 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Enforcement activity by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in fiscal 2019 resulted in $4.3 billion in fines and disgorgements, up from $3.9 billion a year earlier, the regulator said on Wednesday.

In record deal, U.S. to recover $1 billion from Malaysian fugitive Jho Low

31 Oct 2019

NEW YORK/KUALA LUMPUR The U.S. Justice Department has struck a deal to recoup $1 billion (£773.10 million) in funds allegedly looted from a Malaysian state investment fund by fugitive financier Jho Low, in a record capture for a U.S. anti-corruption probe.

U.S. charges six investment bankers over insider trading scheme

22 Oct 2019

NEW YORK U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday they had charged six members of an insider trading ring who worked for firms including Goldman Sachs Group , Moelis and Centerview Partners and allegedly booked tens of millions of dollars in illicit profits.

As new disease wipes out Caribbean coral, scientists tear up reefs to stop the spread

26 Sep 2019

ST THOMAS, Virgin Islands/NEW YORK Off the coast of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a group of scientists is tearing a reef apart in a feverish attempt to save some of its coral. | Video

Trump favors 'whole deal' with China, two sides prepare for trade talks

13 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday he preferred a comprehensive trade deal with China but did not rule out the possibility of an interim pact, even as he said an "easy" agreement would not be possible. | Video

Biofuel plan faces fresh backlash from U.S. agricultural trade groups

06 Sep 2019

NEW YORK U.S. agricultural trade groups on Friday told the Trump administration a proposed biofuel reform package falls short of expectations, four sources familiar with discussions said, complicating plans the administration had for presenting the proposal to President Donald Trump.

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