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Regulations undermine JOBS Act for startup investors

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act became law on April 5, 2012, intended to increase jobs by making it easier for business startups to raise money to grow and expand operations. Title II of the Act directed the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue regulations lifting the ban on general solicitations or general advertising in… Continue Reading Regulations undermine JOBS Act for startup investors

Federal regulators said Monday they are looking at whether big trading firms abandoned the market during the massive sell-off on May 6 rather than providing cash support required under law. Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission said the possible retreat of big “liquidity providers” during the market plunge is an area of focus in… Continue Reading SEC probes big trading firms’ role in stock plunge

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Despite Securities and Exchange Commission restrictions, a Colorado Springs businessman is seeking investment for one of his oil ventures — although this time he’s casting a much narrower net. Don Allen is avoiding SEC prohibitions that forbid him to act as a broker by seeking a single angel investor or a hedge fund group that… Continue Reading Oilman seeks investor despite SEC run-ins

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IFRS transition under way

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SEC’s goal is for public companies to be in compliance by 2014 The Securities and Exchange Commission is inching closer to mandating the use of International Financial Reporting Standards for U.S. publicly traded companies. Eventually, public companies will be required to adopt IFRS, and most large private companies also will need to adopt them to… Continue Reading IFRS transition under way

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