Securities and Exchange Commission

SEC Sues Mining Giant Rio Tinto for Fraud

This week, the SEC accused the international mining company Rio Tinto, and two of its former executives, of fraud in a federal court…

New York AG Accuses ExxonMobil of Climate Change Accounting ‘Sham’

New York's attorney general has accused ExxonMobil of using one set of carbon pricing publicly to shareholders while using another internally. ExxonMobil is…

Donald Trump: The Newest Corporate ‘Risk Factor’

Donald Trump has been mentioned in corporate SEC filings several hundred times -- suggesting that uncertainty over his policies are driving companies to…

Tesla’s Mounting Challenges Include SEC Inquiry and EV Rivals

Tesla is facing more challenges -- including a disappointing quarterly financials report, another SEC investigation, and new startup competitors in the electric car…

Proposed Bill in Congress Would Silence Activist Investors

A new bill in Congress would all but eliminate the shareholder proposal, a favorite tactic of activist shareholders. The proposals can push companies…

Investors Urge Trump Administration to Keep Hands off SEC Shareholder Resolution Process

The Donald Trump administration is considering a move that would severely limit shareholder rights and cut off communication between shareholders and corporate boards.…

Trump Administration Poised to Rescind SEC Conflict Minerals Rule

According to a leaked draft of a presidential directive, Donald Trump is ready to order the Securities and Exchange Commission to pull the…

SEC Investigates Tyson Foods Over Alleged Price Manipulation

A lawsuit claims that Tyson Foods conspired to manipulate chicken prices, and now the SEC is investigating.

Report: Energy Companies Hugely Underestimate Risks to Investors

Carbon Tracker called out the energy industry for lagging in filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission. By submitting the same boilerplate risk…

Ceres: Half of America’s Largest Companies Don’t Report on Climate Risk

Regarding climate change risk, “roughly half of the 3,000 biggest publicly traded companies in the U.S. say mum’s the word, reporting zilch in…

Amazon, Apple Ignoring SEC Climate Change Risk Disclosure Rules

Apple and Amazon are among SEC filers that ignore a 3 ½ year old rule requiring them to inform their investors about risk…

The Netflix Billion Hour Nasty-Gram: Time for SEC to Catch Up With Social Media?

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is in hot water with the SEC over his announcement earlier this summer that Netflix averaged one billion hours…

BP to Pay Record Fines for Deepwater Disaster

BP has reached an agreement with the federal government to accept criminal responsibility for the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster and to pay…

Would You Rather Have 10 Angry Investors, or 68,000?

A recent slipup by Kickstarter's star project, the Pebble Watch, illustrates one of the perils of the brave new world of crowdfunding.

With Senate Bill Passage Crowdfunding Legalization On the Horizon

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate approved legislation that will legalize crowdfunding and allow the general public to make equity investments in start-up companies…