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U.S. SEC enforcement activity hits second-highest level ever in 2019

Nov 06 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Enforcement activity by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in fiscal 2019 resulted in $4.3 billion in fines and disgorgements, up from $3.9 billion a year earlier, the regulator said on Wednesday.

In record deal, U.S. to recover $1 billion from Malaysian fugitive Jho Low

Oct 31 2019

NEW YORK/KUALA LUMPUR The U.S. Justice Department has struck a deal to recoup $1 billion in funds allegedly looted from a Malaysian state investment fund by fugitive financier Jho Low, in a record capture for a U.S. anti-corruption probe.

U.S. charges six investment bankers over insider trading scheme

Oct 22 2019

NEW YORK U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday they had charged six members of an insider trading ring who worked for firms including Goldman Sachs Group , Moelis and Centerview Partners and allegedly booked tens of millions of dollars in illicit profits.

As new disease wipes out Caribbean coral, scientists tear up reefs to stop the spread

Sep 26 2019

ST THOMAS, Virgin Islands/NEW YORK Off the coast of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a group of scientists is tearing a reef apart in a feverish attempt to save some of its coral. | Video

Trump favors 'whole deal' with China, two sides prepare for trade talks

Sep 12 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday he preferred a comprehensive trade deal with China but did not rule out the possibility of an interim pact, even as he said an "easy" agreement would not be possible. | Video

Biofuel plan faces fresh backlash from U.S. agricultural trade groups

Sep 06 2019

NEW YORK U.S. agricultural trade groups on Friday told the Trump administration a proposed biofuel reform package falls short of expectations, four sources familiar with discussions said, complicating plans the administration had for presenting the proposal to President Donald Trump.

Trump to meet with USDA, EPA officials about biofuels plan: sources

Sep 05 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to meet with Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency officials late Thursday to consider a plan that would include boosting biofuels requirements for 2020 by 1 billion gallons, according to two sources familiar with the discussions.

U.S., Chinese negotiators hold 'constructive' phone talks on trade

Jul 10 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. and Chinese trade officials held a "constructive" phone conversation on Tuesday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said, marking a new round of talks after the world's two largest economies agreed to a truce in a year-long trade war.

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