According to the New York Times, the SEC fined cryptocurrency lending firm Nexo for violating federal securities law. Questions: Source: Yaffe-Bellany, D. (2023) Crypto Lender Nexo Is Fined $45 Million as Crackdown Widens. The New York Times, Jan. 19 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/19/business/nexo-sec-crypto-fined.html?)
Posts Categorized: Financial Accounting
How Common is Securities Fraud?
According to a new study, ten percent of public companies commit securities fraud each year. Questions: Source: Livni, E. (2023) Just How Common Is Corporate Fraud? The New York Times, Jan. 14 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/14/business/dealbook/how-common-is-corporate-fraud.html?)
Coinbase Reaches a Settlement with New York Regulators
According to the New York Times, Coinbase, a publicly traded cryptocurrency trading exchange based in the United States, has reached a settlement with financial regulators in New York. Questions: Source: Goldstein, M. and E. Flitter. (2023). Coinbase Reaches $100 Million Settlement With New York Regulators. The New York Times, Jan. 4 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/04/business/coinbase-settlement-anti-money-laundering.html)
Giving It All Away?
According to the New York Times, profitable business owners in Japan cannot find successors. As a result, one model is to give the business away. Questions: Source: Dooley, B. and H. Ueno. (2023). Japan’s Business Owners Can’t Find Successors. This Man Is Giving His Away. The New York Times, Jan. 3 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/03/business/japan-businesses-succession.html)
What Now for Meta?
According to the New York Times, Meta’s ad practices have been ruled illegal under E.U. law. Questions: Source: Satariano, A. (2023). Meta’s Ad Practices Ruled Illegal Under E.U. Law. The New York Times, Jan. 4 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/04/technology/meta-facebook-eu-gdpr.html)
No More Free Online Returns?
According to the Washington Post, the age of free online returns is ending. Questions: What is ” bracketing”? Explain why returns are wasteful from a company’s standpoint. What are the benefits of adding restocking fees? What are the costs of adding restocking fees? Who are companies that help with reverse logistics? Give an example of a… Read more »
A Bad Year for Bonds
According to the New York Times, although it has been a bad year for bonds, the future appears to be brighter. Questions: Should you buy bonds as a speculative bet for 2023? What did the period from January through October 2022 look like for bonds? What are the long-term prospects for bonds, according to the… Read more »
More Than Three Years of Legal Battles End in Settlement
According to the Washington Post, Juul Labs, an e-cigarette manufacturer, announced that it reached a settlement with almost 10,000 plaintiffs for 5,000 cases alleging nicotine addiction and other health problems. Questions: Which company partially owns Juul? What long-term health consequences have e-cigarettes been linked to? In September, a lawsuit was brought by 33 U.S. states… Read more »
Is the Bird Really Freed or Just Flying the Coop?
When Elon Musk took over Twitter on Oct. 27, he declared the “bird” being freed. What a difference less than a month makes! Questions: What are some of the important organizational changes that have happened within the Musk takeover of Twitter over the last three weeks? How much did the acquisition of Twitter cost? With… Read more »
Interesting New Study on Drone Readiness
According to the Mercatus Center, a nonprofit think tank at George Mason University, a new research study was released on how prepared each state is for commercial drone services. Questions Arkansas is tied for second with what state as the most drone-friendly state? What were the six drone readiness factors looked at by the study?… Read more »