How Common is Securities Fraud?

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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

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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?

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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?

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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)

A Bad Year for Bonds

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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

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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 »

Stocks extend Losses

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There has been a lot of market movement since Fed Chair Powell’s Jackson Hole speech last Friday. Questions: What did Powell say about interest rates? 2. What did the article say that Powell’s speech is trying to remind people about? 3. How high do you think interest rates will be raised? 4. What do the… Read more »

Long Awaited Agreement is Only a First Step

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According to Thomson Reuters, the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on Aug. 26, 2022, finally signed an agreement with Chinese authorities that will allow the board to inspect and investigate audit firms based in China and Hong Kong whose clients trade on American exchanges. Questions: When will the PCAOB start inspections? What were… Read more »

Layoffs Announced at Robinhood

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According to the New York Times, Robinhood announced layoffs for the second time this year. Questions: What is Robinhood? What percent of employees will be layed off in this second round? Why are the layoffs occuring? What roles in the company will be primarily affected? Source Kelley, L. and D. Yaffee-Bellany. (2022). Robinhood lays off… Read more »

Attention Cryptocurrency Investors

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According to the New York Times, the fall in Bitcoin was accelerated in recent weeks by the collapse of two major cryptocurrency projects; this sows doubts about the stability of the overall cryptocurrency market. Questions: Bitcoin dropped below $20,000 this week. This is the first time since when? From March 2020 to November 2021, what… Read more »