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American Apparel Under Regulator Scrutiny for Possible Violations
Legal Issues

American Apparel Under Regulator Scrutiny for Possible Violations

The investigation is looking into a potential legal violation related to Dov Charney, the company's founder and former chief executive officer.
SEC: Startups Can Now Raise $50 Million in 'Mini IPO'
Jobs Act

SEC: Startups Can Now Raise $50 Million in 'Mini IPO'

Previously, companies were allowed to raise up to $5 million.
Kendall Almerico
How to Pick Equity Crowdfunding Investments
Equity crowdfunding

How to Pick Equity Crowdfunding Investments

Once these investments are allowed, the trick will be knowing which companies to back.
Scott Shane
SEC Probes Suspicious BlackBerry Trading
SEC

SEC Probes Suspicious BlackBerry Trading

A spike in trading in BlackBerry options took place hours before Reuters reported that Samsung was in talks to buy the Canadian smartphone maker.
Operator of Bitcoin Stock Exchange Penalized By the SEC
Bitcoin

Operator of Bitcoin Stock Exchange Penalized By the SEC

U.S. securities regulators on Monday ordered the operator of two exchanges to resolve claims that he failed to register them.
SEC Delays Equity Crowdfunding Piece of JOBS Act for Another Year
Equity crowdfunding

SEC Delays Equity Crowdfunding Piece of JOBS Act for Another Year

Provision would allow entrepreneurs and small businesses to raise funds from the general public.
Kendall Almerico
7 Steps to an Equity-Crowdfunding Offering
Equity crowdfunding

7 Steps to an Equity-Crowdfunding Offering

Under the JOBS Act, small companies can now sell shares to accredited investors. Here's how to do it.
Gil Michel-Garcia
The SEC Is Probing Private Equity Performance Figures
Private equity

The SEC Is Probing Private Equity Performance Figures

More specifically, the regulator is examining how private equity firms report a key metric of their past performance when they market new funds to investors.
Will the SEC Redefine Who Can Be an 'Accredited Investor'?
Jobs Act

Will the SEC Redefine Who Can Be an 'Accredited Investor'?

If the government loosened up restrictions, more money could be freely distributed to entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Kendall Almerico
Want to Make Equity Crowdfunding Legal? 3 Experts Sound Off.
Equity crowdfunding

Want to Make Equity Crowdfunding Legal? 3 Experts Sound Off.

The government is sitting on a proposed bill that will open up new sources of financing for entrepreneurs everywhere.
Kendall Almerico
Our Progress Report on the JOBS Act
Startup Financing

Our Progress Report on the JOBS Act

Two years after President Obama signed the act into law, we lay out the good and the bad.
Michelle Goodman
Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor?
Angel Investors

Who Should Be Deemed 'Sophisticated' Enough to Be an Investor?

Regulators argue that the income requirements for accredited investors -- which were set in 1982 -- are in desperate need of an adjustment. Entrepreneurs and investors, meanwhile, don't want to see access to capital limited.
Catherine Clifford
Jobs Act

Potential Game Changer for Funding Awaits Final Approval From SEC

Provision of JOBS Act could change how businesses raise capital. But it faces regulations that could make it useless.
Kendall Almerico
Would a Higher Accredited-Investor Threshold Clip Angels' Wings?
Angel Investors

Would a Higher Accredited-Investor Threshold Clip Angels' Wings?

The SEC is considering higher financial thresholds for accredited investors. That might not limit angel financing as much as feared.
Scott Shane