Securities and Exchange Commission

The government agency responsible for policing Wall Street brought the fewest number of insider trading cases in decades, according to the most recent available data.

That decline came just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The Securities and Exchange Commission now warns that the pandemic has created wild swings in the market and more opportunities for insider trading.

NPR reviewed data from the 1980s through last year and found that under the Trump administration, the SEC brought just 32 insider trading enforcement actions in 2019, the lowest number since 1996.

Securities filings show the Justice Department is investigating alleged antitrust violations by the nation's largest movie theater chains.

The Securities and Exchange Commission says Columbus-based Nationwide Insurance has agreed to pay 8 million dollars to settle charges of routinely violating pricing rules in daily processing of orders for some products.

Big Compensation Packages For Time Warner Bosses

Mar 21, 2014

Departing Time Warner Cable executives are in line to receive "golden parachute" compensation totaling 135 million dollars as part of Comcast's 45 billion dollar acquisition of the Columbus-based cable operator.

Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bancorp is paying 6.5 million dollars to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges of improper accounting during the wall street collapse of 2008.

SEC Investigating Big Lots

Dec 6, 2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating a stock sale by Columbus-based Big Lots.