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SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (commonly known as the SEC) is an independent agency of the United States government which holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets. The SEC was created by section 4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (now codified as 15 U.S.C. § 78d and commonly referred to as the 1934 Act). In addition to the 1934 Act that created it, the SEC enforces the Securities Act of 1933, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and other statutes.

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Former NFL player Tim Tebow arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Josh Duhamel Says Tim Tebow Should Play In The CFL

By IBTimes AU

Tim Tebow should play in the CFL so he can prove that he is worthy of another shot at the NFL, says "Transformers" star Josh Duhamel. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, NEW YORK

Former NFL player Tim Tebow arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Tim Tebow Feels Generous This Holiday Season, Pays Walmart Shoppers’ Layaway Bills

By IBTimes AU

Tim tebow teamed up with "Good Morning America" to pay for lucky Walmart shoppers' layaway accounts. (Dec 11)

MORE TOPICS: NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, NEW YORK

Japan's Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe speaks during a debate session with seven other party leaders ahead of the December 14 lower house election in Tokyo December 1, 2014. Abe said on Monday he wants th
Hoax Alert: Japan Didn’t Declare Filipina News Reader ‘Persona Non Grata’

By IBTimes AU

Like the fake news that Malia Obama is pregnant, Japan did not declare ABS-CBN news reader Korina Sanchez a "persona non grata" for saying on air that super typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) should spare the Philippines and hit Japan instead. (Dec 09)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, JAPAN, ELECTIONS, BANK OF JAPAN, JOURNALISM

Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in foil strips are arranged on a table in this picture illustration taken in Ljubljana September 18, 2013. Picture taken September 18. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic
Ebola Stock Companies Suspended From Trading For Unverifiable Claims

By IBTimes AU

Four publicly traded companies were suspended by SEC in the U.S. for claiming to be developing Ebola treatments. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch Smiles As He Arrives At The 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood, California.
Watch ‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Actor Benedict Cumberbatch Impersonate Taylor Swift, 10 Male Celebrities [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Benedict Cumberbatch impersonated 11 fellow celebrities -- John Malkovich, Bane, Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, Owen Wilson, Tom Hiddleston, Matthew McConaughey, Alan Rickman, Michael Caine, Christopher Walken, and Taylor Swift. (Nov 17)

MORE TOPICS: LONDON

Former NFL player Tim Tebow arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Tim Tebow Gets More Job Offers Outside The NFL

By IBTimes AU

Tim Tebow has inked a deal with Jacksonville radio station. (Oct 11)

MORE TOPICS: NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, BARCLAYS, FLORIDA, NEW YORK

PlayStation 4 Killing Xbox One Costing Microsoft Millions But It's Fine

By IBTimes AU

In the war of home game consoles, there are two names dogfighting up there on top: The Playstation 4 and the Xbox One. So far, Playstation 4 is taking the lead in conquering the hearts and minds of recreational and hardcore gamers out there. (Aug 31)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT

File photo of Ferrari Formula One Driver Michael Schumacher of Germany Celebrates After Taking the Pole Position at the End of the Qualifying Session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir Racetrack in Manama
Michael Schumacher’s Wife Corinna Was All Smiles At The World Equestrian Games

By IBTimes AU

Corinna Schumacher made another rare public appearance at the World Equestrian Games. (Aug 27)

‘Suits’ Season 4 Episode 11 Spoilers: Louis Knowing About Mike’s Truth Likely To Affect Jessica, Malone’s Relationship

By IBTimes AU

The new episode of "Suits" Season 4 is set to show the consequences of Louis knowing about Mike's fraud and that Harvey, Donna, Rachel and Jessica also knew about it. (Aug 27)

A Bank of America sign is shown on a building in downtown Los Angeles, California January 15, 2014.
Bank of America Agrees to Pay $16.7 Billion to SEC Over Disclosure Failures

By IBTimes AU

Bank of America settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission over admitting that it failed to inform investors during the financial crisis about known uncertainties to future income from its exposure to repurchase claims on mortgage loans. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: FANNIE MAE, BANK OF AMERICA, COURT, RETAIL, NEW JERSEY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE