Author: Staff Report

Fewer SEC enforcement actions

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed 33 percent fewer enforcement actions against public companies and their subsidiaries in fiscal year 2017, reflecting a more permissive attitude toward white-collar crime that accompanied Republican dominance in Washington DC. This decline coincided with…

Trump shuts down federal government

The federal government shut down at midnight on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, as Republican lawmakers failed to approve a spending bill. Massive confusion spread through federal bureaucracy ahead of the shutdown deadline, after Trump administration officials…

US military wades deeper into Syria

The Pentagon reports that U.S. military troops continue to train local security forces fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and radical Islamic State and al-Qaida terrorist groups in Syria, while Defense officials announced the deaths of another two American soldiers in Iraq and…