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Ex-CEO of Hertz settles federal charges in accounting scandal

Former Hertz Chairman and CEO Mark Frissora agreed to repay the car rental company nearly $2 million in incentive-based compensation stemming from charges that he facilitated fraudulent financial statements. The charges - related to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation - were filed on Aug. 13 in federal court in New Jersey. Frissora agreed to a settlement without admitting guilt.

Under Armour receives Wells notice amid SEC probe

In July, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sent Wells notices to Under Armour and two of its executives. The notices of possible enforcement action are part of a probe into the activewear company's accounting practices, which the SEC claims may have violated securities laws by making sales seem stronger than they actually were.

SEC wins injunction against Telegram's new cryptocurrency

In a landmark digital currency ruling, a US District Judge in Manhattan has issued a preliminary injunction against Telegram. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) initiated the lawsuit against Telegram in an attempt to bar the launch of the Company's Open Network blockchain. The judge maintained the SEC's claims that Telegram's initiative to produce a new digital currency for its TON platform involved the sale of unregistered securities.

NFL Player Faces 25 Years In Prison For Insider Trading

The National Football League (NFL) has dealt with many negative headlines over the years when it comes to the behavior of players, coaches, and executives. Unfortunately, incidents involving allegations of domestic violence, drunk driving, and substance abuse have become a tradition nearly as familiar as the Super Bowl. 

Getting Started With Cryptocurrency: 4 Things To Know

With years or even decades of trading and advising experience under your belt, you have no issue sifting through bears, bulls, and the fluctuations of the stock market. As cryptocurrency works to dip its toes into the mainstream, you are not alone if terms like "bitcoin" leave you feeling unsure of your strategy. 

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