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Starting Tomorrow, July  26, 2016 Until the end of the current week; our news will be delivered at least once a day if not twice, with the summary, in our opinion, of the most relevant news of the day.

FDIC Professional Liability Lawsuits Update - July 2016


Professional Liability Lawsuits

As receiver for a failed financial institution, the FDIC may sue professionals who caused losses to the institution in order to maximize recoveries. These individuals can include officers and directors, attorneys, accountants, appraisers, brokers, or others. Professional liability claims also include direct claims against insurance carriers such as fidelity bond carriers and title insurance companies.

The Guardian | World | U.S. | Us Elections 2016: Democratic Conventin Live Bernie Sanders Tells Supporters: Don't "Sit Out"

Amanda Holpuch

Gerald Celente Interviewed by "Economic News" on July 23, 2016.

WSJ | Forex Closing on July 25, 2016

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WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on January 25, 2016

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WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on July 25, 2016

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WSJ | Most Actives Closing on July 25, 2016

Most Active Stocks by Volume
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WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on July 25, 2016

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DealBook P.M. Edition - July 25, 2016: Fed Prepares New Action Against Goldman Sachs in Leak Case

The New York Times

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Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York. Sources say the Federal Reserve is preparing an enforcement action against the bank in connection with a leak of confidential government information in 2014.
Fed Prepares New Action Against Goldman Sachs in Leak Case

Wall Street at Close Report on July 25, 2016, by CNBC: Stocks Close Slightly Lower as Oil Slide Weighs

Evelyn Cheng

U.S. stocks closed lower in light volume trade Monday, with energy stocks weighing as oil prices briefly hit their lowest in nearly three months.

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - July 25, 2016: Lawrie Williams: Swiss Gold Stats Show Continuing Flows Back to West

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Monday, July 25, 2016
Lawrie Williams, market analyst for the Sharps Pixley bullion house in London, writes today that the flow of gold out of Asia and back into Switzerland and London is continuing, apparently because of demand in the West for metal represented by shares of exchange-traded funds. Williams' commentary is headlined "June Swiss Gold Statistics Highlight Continuing Reverse Gold Flows" and it's posted at Sharps Pixley's Internet site here:
CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

HIllary Clinton Convention Day 1 - July 25, 2016: Arguments, Provocations and Observations from Times Opinion Writers.

The Guardian | Opinion | Germany: After Attacks, Can Germany Keep Calm and Carry ON ? by Lena Jakat

Lena Jakat

In frightening times, the mantra “this cannot happen here” helps us all cope with everyday life. In Munich, that outlook has always made sense. The city is repeatedly ranked among the safest in Germany; in 2012, Munich’s mayor, Christian Ude, called it one of the safest big city in Europe.

SEC Litigation Release - July 25, 2016: James Hugh Brennan, III, et al.

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Litigation Release No. 23600 / July 25, 2016

SEC Litigation Release - July 25, 2016: Thomas D. Melvin, et al.

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Litigation Release No. 23601 / July 25, 2016

CMI | Spot Prices at Close on July 1, 2016

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Monday, July 25, 2016

SEC Press Release - July 25, 2016: LAN Airlines Settles FCPA Charges

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07/25/2016 11:00 AM EDT

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that South American-based LAN Airlines has agreed to pay more than $22 million to settle parallel civil and criminal cases related to improper payments it authorized during a dispute between the airline and its union employees in Argentina.
An SEC investigation found that when LAN encountered problems negotiating labor agreements with the unions, it was contacted by a consultant from Argentina who offered to negotiate on the company’s behalf.  The consultant made clear that he would expect compensation for such negotiations, and that payments would be made to third parties who had influence over the unions.  LAN’s CEO approved $1.15 million in payments to the consultant through a sham contract for a purported study of existing air routes in Argentina.  The CEO knew that no actual study would be performed and that it was possible the consultant would pass some portion of the money to union officials in Argentina to settle the wage disputes.
To settle the SEC’s charges that it failed to keep accurate books and records and maintain adequate internal accounting controls, LAN agreed to pay $9.4 million in disgorgement and prejudgment interest.  In a non-prosecution agreement announced today by the U.S. Department of Justice, LAN agreed to pay a $12.75 million penalty.
Earlier this year, the SEC charged LAN’s CEO Ignacio Cueto Plaza with FCPA violations and he settled the charges.
“LAN used a sham consulting agreement to make its financial reporting appear as though the company was funding a study rather than steering money to settle labor disputes,” said Kara Brockmeyer, Chief of the SEC Enforcement Division’s FCPA Unit.  “This settlement along with our prior case against the CEO shows that public companies and their executives must be truthful and forthcoming about its overseas consulting agreements or otherwise pay the consequences.”
Under the settlement, LAN must retain an independent compliance monitor for a period of not less than 27 months.  In reaching the settlement, the SEC considered LAN’s remedial acts and general cooperation with the investigation.
The SEC’s investigation was conducted by Denise Hansberry and Tracy L. Price of the FCPA Unit.  The SEC appreciates the assistance of the Justice Department’s Fraud Section and the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.   

FTC Press Release - July 25, 2016: FTC Staff Supports Department of Veterans Affairs Proposed Rule To Grant Full Practice Authority to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

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Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments supporting a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) proposed rule that would permit the VA to grant “full practice authority” to the four main categories of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) – Certified Nurse Practitioners (CNPs), Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists – provided certain background requirements are met, including verification of credentials and demonstration of necessary knowledge and skills.
As defined by the proposed rule, “full practice authority” means that APRNs employed by the VA would be able to provide certain services “without the clinical oversight of a physician, regardless of State or local law restrictions.” For example, APRNs generally would be able to evaluate VA patients, order diagnostic tests for them, and manage their treatments without physician involvement or approval as long as they do so within the limits of their professional education and training. In its announcement of the proposed rule, the VA recognizes that CNPs – the main category of primary care APRNs – already have full practice authority under the laws of over 20 states and the District of Columbia.
Staff of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning and its Bureaus of Competition and Economics, responding to the VA’s request for public comments, stated that removing the remaining state law based supervision restrictions for APRNs working within the Veterans Health Administration system could benefit VA patients nationwide “by improving access to care, containing costs, and expanding innovation in health care delivery.”
The comment adds that, “To the extent that the VA’s actions would spur additional competition among health care providers and generate additional data in support of safe APRN practice, we believe those benefits could spill over into the private health care market as well.”
The Commission vote to issue the staff comments was 3-0. (FTC File No. V160013; the staff contact is Daniel J. Gilman, Office of Policy Planning, 202-326-3136.)
The Federal Trade Commission develops policy initiatives on issues that affect competition, consumers, and the U.S. economy.

FTC Staff Supports Department of Veterans Affairs Proposed Rule To Grant Full Practice Authority to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

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Bits | The Business of Technology - July 25, 2016: Tech Behemoths Report Their Results

Monday, July 25, 2016

The New York Times
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Larry Page, the co-founder of Google and chief executive of Alphabet.
Larry Page, the co-founder of Google and chief executive of Alphabet. Jeff Chiu/Associated Press
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This week will offer a glimpse into just how dominant some of the world’s biggest technology companies have become.
AppleFacebookAmazon andAlphabet are all scheduled to post their quarterly earnings this week, giving a report card on their strength and reach in areas like online advertising, e-commerce, mobile gadgets and cloud computing.
For one of these companies, Alphabet, this week’s earnings report will also be an almost-anniversary of sorts. It was nearly a year ago that Google announced that it would be evolving into a holding company structure, with a parent company known as Alphabet and different units — like Google, Nest and Calico — underneath it.
How that transformation has been rippling through what was once Google can be seen through the X division, writes Conor Dougherty. X, formerly Google X, is the company’s “moonshot” factory, which has worked on fantastical projects like a self-driving car (now more reality than fantasy) and stratospheric balloons that can beam the internet. With Alphabet trying to enforce more financial discipline over its various units, X has also been trying to better systematize its research and pay more attention to the bottom line. Read about the results here.
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— Pui-Wing Tam
Astro Teller, “captain of moonshots” at the X, formerly Google X, research lab in Mountain View, Calif. Projects at the Alphabet-owned division have included efforts to change seawater into fuel and make jet packs.
They Promised Us Jet Packs. They Promised the Bosses Profit.
Alphabet’s X research lab is still being asked to imagine the impossible. Only now, under pressure from investors, it has to imagine making money, too.
A Google data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The company said it has used artificial intelligence to cut the power use in its data centers 15 percent.
Google Races to Catch Up in Cloud Computing
Analysts say the global cloud-computing business will be worth $67 billion by 2020. Amazon and Microsoft are the current leaders in the industry.

More From The Times
Verizon Announces $4.8 Billion Deal for Yahoo’s Internet Business
The telecommunications company is buying an entity that has made repeated missteps for years, but the deal gives it an entree into digital content.
Why Yahoo Sold Itself
Yahoo, the Internet portal giant, has been struggling for a decade to find a winning strategy against competitors in search, social media and video. Now it is poised to give up, selling itself to Verizon for a small fraction of what it was worth at its height in 2000.
“The faster we can transition to low carbon, maybe, ultimately, to a negative carbon economy, the better,” Elon Musk said.
Elon Musk of Tesla Sticks to Mission Despite Setbacks
The billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is running a private rocket company, doubling down on alternative fuels and pressing on with Tesla after a series of accidents.
Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow last month. Democratic leaders and cyberspecialists wonder if Mr. Putin is meddling in the presidential election.
As Democrats Gather, a Russian Subplot Raises Intrigue
Researchers have concluded that the Democratic National Committee was breached by two Russian intelligence agencies, and metadata from the released emails suggests that the documents passed through Russian computers.
Viewers of the Democratic National Convention, to be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, above, will be able to watch the event on phones and tablets.
Live Videos, Small Screens: Campaigns Hope Voters Like What They See
Advances in technology have prompted the campaigns to try to bypass major news networks and speak to voters using Facebook Live, Snapchat and other services.
Private companies like Uber are not required to share financial information.
This Company Will Give a Peek Inside How Much Private Start-Ups Are Worth
The lack of transparency around private companies has kept the market for start-up stocks small. Equidate, a San Francisco company, hopes to change that.
Planned Parenthood of New York’s campaign is intended to help alleviate some of the stigma that surrounds talking about abortion.
Planned Parenthood Turns to Tumblr to Reach a Younger Audience
In a departure from traditional marketing, the organization’s 100th anniversary ad campaign features personal stories of patients, staff and volunteers.
Dennis Crowley of Foursquare sees a bigger future for location services. “They’re going to be involved in everything we touch.”
Success of Pokémon Helps Put Foursquare Back on the Map
A check-in mobile app that led the way in location-based services has benefited from renewed interest.

Insight and Analysis
Hillary Clinton, who was then secretary of state, checking her BlackBerry inside a military plane in 2011. Baby boomers often struggle with modern technology like email.
Hillary, Me and the Digital Divide
As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton struggled to fax, send emails from a computer or find Showtime on her television. Welcome to my world.
Personal Technology
A power meter from SRM. The gadgets measure the wattage produced by a rider’s legs and can cost thousands of dollars.
Power Meters Speak Truth to Professional Cyclists, but Can Mislead
The computerized gadgets, which measure the energy a rider’s legs are producing in watts, are helpful in training, but on race day, instincts take over.
Checking the Home Broadband Meter
Monthly plans from internet service providers that limit data have become common, but you can keep tabs on your use.