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Katanga Johnson

George Floyd's death sparks new generation of activists in U.S.

1:08am BST

WASHINGTON Kristina Knox, a 25-year-old child development teacher from Maryland, cried for days after watching video footage of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man in Minneapolis who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck while Floyd gasped for air.

Gilead trades that made millions on COVID-19 drug news raise eyebrows

01 Jun 2020

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Well-timed trades in Gilead Sciences Inc's options ahead of good news on the biopharmaceutical company's COVID-19 drug treatment may draw regulatory scrutiny, experts said.

Informanten helfen US-Börsenaufsicht bei Kampf gegen Corona-Betrug

29 May 2020

Washington Während die Wirtschaft wegen der Pandemie am Boden liegt, haben Kriminelle Hochkonjunktur.

Armed with whistleblower tips, U.S. SEC cracks down on coronavirus misconduct

26 May 2020

WASHINGTON The novel coronavirus outbreak and economic fallout is proving to be a bonanza for whistleblower lawyers as the U.S. securities regulator cracks down on a range of related misconduct from companies touting sham cures to misuse of federal aid.

More U.S. banks, credit unions given remittance fee exemptions

12 May 2020

WASHINGTON More U.S. banks and credit unions will be allowed to estimate the international remittance fees they charge consumers in instances when it may be too expensive to provide exact figures under a new rule issued on Monday.

U.S. SEC eases crowdfunding rules for firms due to coronavirus disruption

05 May 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday said it would provide relief to smaller firms seeking to raise capital via online platforms to meet "urgent funding needs" due to the coronavirus-related disruption.

MetaBank, Fiserv win contracts to issue Visa pre-paid cards for U.S. stimulus cash

29 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON MetaBank and Fiserv won U.S. Treasury contracts to issue Visa Inc pre-paid cards loaded with coronavirus stimulus payments, according to two people familiar with the matter.

MetaBank, Fiserv win U.S. Treasury contract to issue Visa pre-paid cards loaded with stimulus cash

29 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON, April 29 MetaBank, Fiserv win U.S. Treasury contract to issue VISA pre-paid cards loaded with coronavirus stimulus payments, according to two people familiar with the matter.

U.S. payroll protection program: What has changed in round two?

28 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON The Small Business Administration on Monday began allowing lenders to process $310 billion in funds for the second round of its program to help cover payroll costs of small businesses hurt by the novel coronavirus disruption.

EXPLAINER-U.S. payroll protection program: What has changed in round two?

27 Apr 2020

WASHINGTON, April 27 The Small Business Administration (SBA) on Monday will release $310 billion in funds for the second round of its program that aims to help small businesses hurt by the novel coronavirus disruption to cover their payroll costs.

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