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Authorities: NY Judge Opens Door to Swiss Records
A federal judge authorized the Internal Revenue  Service to require UBS AG to produce records about U.S. taxpayers who may hold bank accounts in Switzerland to evade hundreds of millions in federal income taxes.   

 

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Jury Convicts CPA in $40 Million Ponzi Scheme

Franken Urges New Rules for Ratings Agencies
Sen. Al Franken said that he will push the Securities and Exchange Commission in the coming months to remove conflicts of interest between securities rating agencies and the companies that pay them to rate financial products.

Report: US Investigating Trading in Heinz Deal
U.S. regulators have opened an insider trading inquiry on the $23 billion acquisition of H.J. Heinz, according to a publish report.

Lawmakers Once Again Are Kicking Can Down the Road
The Issue: Congress postpones action on the debt limit until May. The Opinion of the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa.: The delay will do nothing to resolve the problems.

101 Small Banks End SEC Reports Under New Law
About 100 small banks have stopped reporting financial details about their operations to the Securities and Exchange Commission since April, when a law was enacted that aimed to lower the regulatory burdens for small companies.

NY Insider Trading Cooperator Gets Year in Prison
A Florida investor who initially lied when she cooperated with one of the government's biggest insider trading investigations has been sentenced in New York to a year in prison.

Court Denies Reporter's Bid for AIG Reports
An appeals court has turned down a reporter's effort to see an independent consultant's reports for American International Group, Inc.

Intuit Responds to Court Decision Barring IRS From Regulating Tax Preparers
Intuit responded to a decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that prevents the Internal Revenue Service from regulating non-professional tax return preparers.

Top White-Collar Crime Prosecutor to Lead SEC
President Barack Obama nominated Mary Jo White, a former U.S. attorney who built a reputation prosecuting white-collar criminals, terrorists and mobsters, to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission. The agency has a lead role in implementing changes on Wall Street.


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