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Crowdfunding As Coca Cola Capitalism

Who says Coca Cola capitalism doesn’t work? At this point, there’s really nothing new about a video game company trying to raise capital via crowdfunding. Unless that company is in Cuba. The independent development studio, Empty Head Games, is using … Continue reading

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SEC Appointees Held In Senate

The Securities and Exchange Commission is operating now with only 3 commissioners. Two Obama nominees are being held up in the Senate as the political season heats up, with Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., telling Politico in January he … Continue reading

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Obama Nominates 2 Women To SEC

President Barack Obama on Tuesday selected Democrat Lisa Fairfax and Republican Hester Peirce to serve on the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms. Fairfax would replace Luis Aguilar, whose term expired, and Ms. Peirce would replace Daniel Gallagher who left the … Continue reading

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White House Starts Crowdfunding for Syrian Refugees

According to the New York Times, the White House Office of Digital Strategy has asked Kickstarter to open a crowdfunding page to raise funds to aid the refugees from Syria. Donors can to make tax-deductible contributions to the U.S. Association … Continue reading

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PBS Newshour: Current State of Crowdfunding

In a fairly complete and balanced segment, PBS Newshour gets the current state of crowdfunding mostly right. See it here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/crowdfunding-update/

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Hedge Fund Relief Not Likely to Pass

The US House of Representatives approved on December 4th H.R. 1105, the Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act, ┬álegislation that would exempt most private equity firms from registering with federal regulators. Currently, investment advisory firms with more than … Continue reading

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SEC Shutdown Status

The SEC will remain open in the event the federal government undergoes a lapse in appropriations on October 1. Any changes to the SEC’s operational status after October 1 will be announced on the SEC website. However, if there is … Continue reading

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