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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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Tim Tebow and 'Duck Dynasty’s' Jase Robertson Team Up Proclaiming Faith

By IBTimes AU

A picture of former National Football League (NFL) quarterback who now works as a college football analyst for the SEC Network, Tim Tebow, and “Duck Dynasty’s” Jase Robertson made its way online after the latter posted of a photo of them on popular networking site Twitter. (12:30 pm)

MORE TOPICS: NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, TWITTER, FLORIDA

Rajaratnam's Brother Loses Bid to Dismiss Insider Trading Charges

By Reuters

Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Friday lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading charges leveled against him last year. (Apr 19)

MORE TOPICS: RAJ RAJARATNAM, COURT, NEW YORK, INTEL, MANAGEMENT, LAWYER

The Apple logo is seen through raindrops on a window outside of the New York City flagship Apple store
Apple Wealthier Than the U.S. Gov't; Wells Fargo Rating on AAPL Stock Explained

By IBTimes AU

Apple Inc. is sitting on twice as much cash at its disposal compared to the U.S. government. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, IPHONE, APPLE INC., WELLS FARGO, SMARTPHONE

‘Suits’ Season 4 Spoilers: Harvey and Mike Conflict, Introducing Two New Characters, Power Couple

By IBTimes AU

"Suits" Season 3 wraps-up this Thursday, with an intense episode that promises to once again test Harvey and Mike's relationship. It is likely that the final episode will end on a major conflict, which may get resolved in season four. (Apr 09)

MORE TOPICS: SILVER

NCAA Basketball: SEC Tournament-Final-Florida vs Kentucky
2014 NCAA March Madness Bracket: Why Florida, Arizona, Virginia and Wichita State are Vulnerable to Upsets in the Big Dance

By IBTimes AU

The Florida Gators are the top seed in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) men's basketball tournament in 2014. Joining them among the cream of the crop as No. 1 seeds in their respective regions—and as usual, with big ta... (Mar 17)

MORE TOPICS: FLORIDA, ARIZONA

‘Grey's Anatomy’ Season 10 Episode 14 Spoilers: What Happens in ‘You’ve Got to Hide Your Love’; Jolex Breakup, New Policy [Videos]

By IBTimes AU

Recently, Grey Sloan hospital has been a pool of overwhelming emotions and drama. Last episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 10, saw doctors under havoc of emotional outbursts and consequences of some extreme steps taken by some doctors and the newly i... (Mar 05)

‘Pretty Little Liars’ Season 4, Episode 22, ‘Cover For Me’: Dissection of the Promo

By IBTimes AU

“Pretty Little Liars” is just two episodes away from the season 4 finale. The 30 sec promo for episode 22, “Cover For Me” seems to be loaded with information for viewers. The upcoming episode picks up from episode 21. It features Spencer’s treatment for drug addiction and more. (Feb 27)

MORE TOPICS: ADDICTION

Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) reacts after a play during the second half against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the 2014 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington
Missouri's Michael Sam Admits Sexual Orientation, Set to Become First Openly Gay Player in the NFL

By IBTimes AU

No more secrets before he turns pro. Missouri’s Michael Sam has admitted that he is gay after publicly admitting his sexual orientation via the New York Times on Sunday. (Feb 10)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK, NFL DRAFT

Rajaratnam's Brother Seeks Dismissal of Insider Trading Charges
Rajaratnam's Brother Seeks Dismissal of Insider Trading Charges

By Reuters

Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, urged a U.S. judge on Friday to dismiss insider trading charges leveled against him last year. (Feb 08)

MORE TOPICS: RAJ RAJARATNAM, AMD, COURT, NEW YORK, INTEL, LAWYER

iPhone 6, Galaxy S5
iPhone 6 Rumors: Next-Generation Apple Smartphone to Feature Sapphire Crystal Display

By IBTimes IN

Even as speculations on the release date of iPhone 6 are doing the rounds, a new report has emerged claiming that Apple Inc. is planning to build sapphire-crystal displays for its future iPhones, including the upcoming smartphone. (Feb 08)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, APPLE INC., MANUFACTURING, ARIZONA, SMARTPHONE