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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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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. (5:16 pm)

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

‘Suits’ Season 4 Returns This Winter Promo [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

"Suits" Season 4 has taken a break after airing ten episodes. The remaining six episodes of the season are scheduled to air this winter. (Aug 25)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK

Maria Sharapova Of Russia Blows A Kiss After Defeating Samantha Murray Of Britain In Their Women's Singles Ttennis Match At The Wimbledon Tennis Championships, In London
Maria Sharapova Reveals Secrets To Her Amazing Body; See Behind-The-Scenes Cover Shoot For Self Magazine

By IBTimes AU

Maria Sharapova shares her diet tips in the September issue of Self Magazine, where she is also featured on the cover. (Aug 21)

MORE TOPICS: BILL GATES, TWITTER, COURT, LADY GAGA

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
F1 Fans Pay Tribute to Michael Schumacher, #SchumiWeek Trends on Twitter

By IBTimes AU

Formula One fans were encouraged to tweet their memories of Schumacher and use the hashtag “#SchumiWeek.” (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER