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  • Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball team owner and business man, winks as he stands outside the federal courthouse after a verdict in his insider trading trial in Dallas, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.  Jurors said that billionaire Cuban did not commit insider-trading when he sold his shares in an Internet company in 2004 after learning of a development that would dilute the value of his investment. The jury in federal court found that the SEC failed to prove several key elements of its case, including that Cuban traded on nonpublic information. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Mark Cuban beats the feds; billionaire found not guilty of insider trading

    Mark Cuban won a years-long fight with the federal government Wednesday as jurors decided that the billionaire basketball team owner did not commit insider-trading when he sold his shares in an Internet company in 2004.

  • **FILE** Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Banking Committee on July 30, 2013, as lawmakers examine how to mitigate systemic risk in financial markets through Wall Street reforms. (Associated Press)

    Commodities watchdog shuttered by shutdown

    While the financial markets are closely eyeing the shutdown of the government, Wall Street itself is barely being monitored by one of its federal watchdogs, who says it's had to furlough most of its staff.

  • ** FILE ** People arrive at JPMorgan Chase headquarters in New York on May 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

    JPMorgan Chase paying $920 million in London Whale case

    PMorgan Chase & Co. is paying $920 million in penalties and admitting wrongdoing over a $6 billion trading loss last year that tarnished the bank's reputation.

  • **FILE** DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg attends the premiere of "Turbo" at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York on July 9, 2013. (Evan Agostini/Invision/Associated Press)

    Obama dines with Hollywood mogul Katzenberg

    President Obama had a quiet and unannounced dinner Tuesday night with DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, a mega-donor whose studio has been under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • ** FILE ** Terry McAuliffe speaks during the Falls Church City Democratic Committee fundraising dinner at the Falls Church Community Center, in Falls Church, Va., Sunday, April 3, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    McAuliffe associate removes car claim from Web; no record of Defense Department approval

    A firm funding the car company founded by Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe has claimed on its website for months that its MyCar electric vehicle had been approved by the Defense Department "for U.S. military installations worldwide" — but government officials say they have no record of such an approval.

  • **FILE** Terry McAuliffe (The Washington Times)

    SEC investigating company co-founded by Terry McAuliffe

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the green car company founded by Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe over concerns that it allegedly guaranteed returns for its investors.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    NORQUIST: Saying no to spooks at the SEC

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants to hijack pending legislation to snoop on Google and Facebook accounts without paying attention to Fourth Amendment protections.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    FISCHER: The case for corporate civil disobedience

    ''An Act to promote the financial stability of the United States," commonly known as the Dodd-Frank Act, contains, anomalously, a provision captioned, "Conflict minerals."

  • SEC freezes Thai trader's windfall on Smithfield

    The assets of a Thailand-based trader, who made more than $3 million in profits by trading in advance of last week's announcement that Virginia-based Smithfield Foods Ltd. had agreed to a multibillion-dollar acquisition by China-based Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd., were frozen Thursday by the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of an emergency court order.

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