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Investor Fraud On The Internet Investor Fraud On The Internet

“The Net has become the new wild wild West...years ago those of us online were bombarded with ‘spam’ or junk e-mail for X-rated Web sites. . . now it seems like the X has morphed into a dollar sign.”— Peter Hildreth, president of the North American Securities Administrators Association Every year the Securities and Exchange Commission files Internet fraud charges against companies. As recently as February 1, 2011, the SEC filed fraud charges against the operators of a $33 million international ... Read More

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CEOs — Leave IR to the Professionals CEOs — Leave IR to the Professionals

By Scott Symons  In the beginning, there was this very energetic, intelligent individual who discovered a great product. All of his friends, relatives and acquaintances told him what a great service he could provide and how much money could be made by marketing this product. Eventually our energetic, intelligent individual — let’s call this person Mr. CEO — decided to quit his day job and take on a job that would have him working both day and night. Mr. CEO didn’t ... Read More

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A Few Words With The Chicago Resource Expo’s Rich Radez A Few Words With The Chicago Resource Expo’s Rich Radez

INTERVIEW: A Few Words With The Chicago Resource Expo’s Rich Radez The Spring 2011 Chicago Resource Expo will be held on April 15th and 16th. Originally known as the Chicago Natural Resource Conference and Exhibition, it is one of the oldest natural resource conferences in the United States. The conference is a semi-annual event and offers opportunities to learn about new and undervalued companies in the natural resource industry.  We recently spoke with Rich Radez, the founder of the Expo, and president ... Read More

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Miami FBI Sting Nets Dozens of Small Cap CEO’s/Outsiders in Funding Sting Miami FBI Sting Nets Dozens of Small Cap CEO’s/Outsiders in Funding Sting

By Craig A. Huffman, Esquire, Managing Partner, Securus Law Group, P.A.-Public Company News, May 28, 2011- The first sign of trouble is a telephone call a CEO gets from someone saying they are an FBI agent from Miami. With palms sweating and chest tightening, the CEO listens as the G-man explains how they have the CEO on video tape, emails, and by money and/or share tracking in a conspiracy to bribe a pension fund manager to buy the CEO’s company shares. ... Read More

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SEC Litigation Update Securities and Exchange Commission charged Ronald Abernathy and Arthur Weiss SEC Litigation Update Securities and Exchange Commission charged Ronald Abernathy and Arthur Weiss

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Ronald Abernathy and Arthur Weiss with orchestrating a $560,000 securities fraud through their company, Sovereign International Group, LLC (“SIG”). The SEC alleges that Abernathy and Weiss fraudulently obtained investor deposits by telling investors that they would use those funds to trade securities. According to the complaint, they used no investor funds to trade securities. Instead, Abernathy and Weiss misappropriated investor funds for their own personal use. Several investors have demanded that Abernathy and Weiss return ... Read More

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AgriSolar Solutions, Inc. Interview (OTCBB: AGSO) AgriSolar Solutions, Inc. Interview (OTCBB: AGSO)

6-1-11 Audio Interview with AgriSolar Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: AGSO) Randy Sasaki from AgriSolar Solutions, Inc., called into SmallCapVoice to explain that AgriSolar Solutions, Inc., a fully reporting company that trades on the U.S. OTCBB under the symbol AGSO, is engaged in the development, production and sale of patented, pesticide-free, solar powered insect elimination systems for use on farms, orchards and vineyards. AgriSolar’s goal is to dramatically enhance the quality of food products by providing alternatives to the use of chemicals in ... Read More

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Titans of Capitalism-James Clair Flood Titans of Capitalism-James Clair Flood

James Clair Flood (1826 – 1888) was born on Staten Island, N.Y. to Irish immigrant parents. He had an eighth grade education, and was then apprenticed to a New York carriage maker. In 1849 he sailed for San Francisco and the Gold Rush. After some success in the mines, he returned east to marry Mary Emma Leary of Wexford County, Ireland. They were back in San Francisco by 1854, and in 1857 he opened a saloon with partner William S. O'Brien. After ... Read More

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Options Writer Series — The ETF known as XLF, A Financial Stocks Fund Options Writer Series — The ETF known as XLF, A Financial Stocks Fund

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011 October 4, 2011 For this week, I looked at the financial stocks. No one loves them except maybe the value investor Warren Buffett. He owns a chunk of Goldman Sacks (GS) and recently bought a chunk of Bank of America. Did you know that Bank of America (BAC) owns Merrill Lynch? The fund, which reflects the stock prices of the shares it holds, sold for a high of nearly $38.00 in 2007. Now, it ... Read More

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9 Reasons Why The 9-Year-Old Founder Of Caine’s Arcade Will Be A Billionaire In 30 Years 9 Reasons Why The 9-Year-Old Founder Of Caine’s Arcade Will Be A Billionaire In 30 Years

The following is an excerpt from Caleb Melby | April 12, 2012 | Forbes.com | There’s a lot going on here. For one, Caine clearly has a heart of gold, and it shines through in this video. But it’s also a stunning portrayal of a young entrepreneur in action. Where the layman sees a pile of beat up cardboard boxes and old toys, Caine sees an arcade. His sheer inventiveness captured the imagination of dozens of folks in the Forbes offices ... Read More

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What Should Be Done About Growing Inequality? What Should Be Done About Growing Inequality?

The following is an excerpt from Michael Sivy | November 1, 2012 | Time.com | America is becoming more unequal economically, and most people find that disturbing. Indeed, the trend toward greater inequality has been one of the consistent themes of the election campaign. Some believe that inequality is necessary to reward hard work, achievement and entrepreneurship but think that the current level is too extreme. Others blame unfair tax policies and see the extent of today’s inequality as a sign ... Read More

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