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Regulators Approve New Bitcoin Funds, Which Could Spur More Investment in Digital Currency

Bitcoin ETFs could open the door to cryptocurrencies to many new investors who don’t want to take the extra steps involved in buying actual bitcoin. read more >
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

New SEC Rule Requires Quicker Disclosure of Cybersecurity Breaches

Public companies to disclose within four days all cybersecurity breaches that could affect their bottom lines. read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics

Execs From Failed Banks Questioned on CEO Pay, Risk Management at Senate Hearing

Executives at Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank and First Republic Bank were paid millions of dollars over their tenures up until their banks failed, the bulk of the compensation coming in the form company stock. read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing

Army of Lobbyists Helped Water Down Banking Regulations

It seemed like a good idea at the time: Red-state Democrats facing grim reelection prospects would join forces with Republicans to slash bank regulations — demonstrating a willingness to work with President Donald Trump while bucking many in their party. read more >
Scott Spradley
Agriculture & Poultry / Public Companies

Scott Spradley Out as Tyson Foods CTO

He was hired by then-CEO Tom Hayes in June 2017 after he had spent the previous five years as chief information officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. read more >
AIG headquarters in New York City
Banking & Finance / Real Estate

AIG Unit That Had Big Role in 2008 Crisis Nears Official End

Bad bets on mortgages by the Financial Products unit knocked parent company AIG off its feet, leading to a cascading series of bank failures that nearly caused a global economic collapse. read more >
Banking & Finance / Legal

FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried Charged by US for ‘Scheme’ to Defraud

Bankman-Fried was arrested Monday by Bahamian authorities at the request of the U.S. government, which charged him with eight criminal violations. read more >
Banking & Finance

BlockFi Files for Bankruptcy, Latest Crypto Company to Fail

New Jersey-based BlockFi had been struggling for much of this year but was given a lifeline this summer in the form of an FTX line of credit. read more >
Banking & Finance / Legal

US Authorities Investigating Crypto Exchange FTX

This week's developments marked a shocking turn of events for FTX CEO and founder Sam Bankman-Fried, who was hailed as somewhat of a savior earlier this year when he helped shore up a number of cryptocurrency companies that ran into financial trouble. read more >
A file photo of a Bitcoin ATM in Los Angeles
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Legal

Boozman Introduces Crypto Oversight Legislation as Industry Shakes

The regulations would authorize the Commodities Futures Trading Commission to be the default regulator for cryptocurrencies. read more >
Investments / Legal / Public Companies / Small Business

Cybersecurity Proposal By SEC Spurs Concern

At least one public company in Arkansas says the proposed rules are burdensome, include a vague term and aren’t something its investors are requesting. read more >
Matt Herndon, vice president of operations at PAM Transport.
Public Companies / Transportation

PAM Gives Cushman Raise, Promotes Herndon

PAM Transport of Tontitown promoted Matt Herndon to COO on Aug. 12, the company said in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Investments

Regulators Approve Ban on High-Risk Bank Trades

U.S. regulators have taken a major step toward reining in high-risk trading on Wall Street, banning the largest banks from trading for their own profit in most cases. read more >
Business Services / Legal / Public Companies / Retail

Wal-Mart Says Loss Likely From Bribery Probe Involving Mexican Stores

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it is 'probable' that the world's largest retailer will incur a loss due to ongoing bribery investigations, but it says it is too early to speculate on the size of the damage. read more >
Government & Politics / Investments

SEC Official Elisse Walter Chosen to Lead Agency

President Barack Obama has chosen Elisse Walter, one of five members of the Securities and Exchange Commission, to lead the agency after Chairman Mary Schapiro leaves next month. read more >