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Market Cop: May 23, 2010 - May 29, 2010

Can LeBron James bet on whether he'll join the Knicks?

LeBron James is one of the best players in the NBA. Some say he's the best. Could he show he's equally adept on managing his finances by buying shares in Madison Square Garden if he joins the Knicks? That's the...

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  May 28, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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How to rein in debt buying

On Tuesday, I wrote about a landmark new report from the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project in New York that showed the damage being inflicted on poor and minority communities by the growth of the debt-buying industry. The report has...

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  May 27, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Unhappy ending for Disney insider-trading scheme

It's not a wonderful world for one Walt Disney Co. employee and her friend. Federal authorities on Wednesday charged Bonnie Hoxie, an assistant to a top executive at Disney, and her friend Yonni Sebbag, with attempting to lure hedge funds...

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  May 27, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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SEC wants new way to track trades

"It is like trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle, but only being able to see a small part of the final picture. To see the complete picture, regulators must have access to a robust and effective consolidated order and...

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  May 26, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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SEC's sanctions are too modest, senior official says

SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar is known as an agitator at the agency -- always pushing for more aggressive and punitive cases to deter corporate crime than his fellow commissioners would necessarily support. In a speech this week, Aguilar made the...

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  May 26, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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How debt buyers prey on the disadvantaged: A report

You're a company that has a list of customers who you think owe you money. Maybe you don't have proof they owe you money, maybe your paperwork is a little thin, but you want to collect some of the debt...

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  May 25, 2010; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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