A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring companies to disclose whether any “conflict minerals” are used in their products violates the free-speech rights of manufacturers, an appeals court held.
Charlie Shrem, a prominent evangelist for Bitcoin who is charged by the U.S. with conspiring to launder more than $1 million in the virtual currency tied to the illicit online bazaar Silk Road, is in plea talks, prosecutors said.
Thousands of Credit Suisse Group AG’s U.S. clients still don’t know whether tax authorities will learn their identities as prosecutors work to conclude a three- year probe of how the bank helped them evade taxes.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission won an appeals court ruling that may allow it to collect illegal proceeds from money managers who engage in insider trading even when their firms got all the profit.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn , who resigned yesterday as head of the International Monetary Fund, asked a second judge to release him on bail over charges that he sexually assaulted and attempted to rape a hotel maid in Manhattan.
U.S. prosecutors may bring charges for ignoring the source of illegal information used for trading, an appeals court ruled in its second decision in as many days widening the scope and penalties for insider cases.