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China Halts New Policy on Tech for Banks China Halts New Policy on Tech for Banks

The following is an excerpt from PAUL MOZUR and JANE PERLEZ | April 16, 2015 | Nytimes.com | HONG KONG — China has suspended a policy that would have effectively pushed foreign technology companies out of the country’s banking sector, according to a note sent by Chinese regulators to banks. Dated Monday, the letter called for banks to “suspend implementation” of the rules, which have been at the center of a brewing trade conflict between the United States and China. The rules, ... Read More

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You Will Have to Wait Until After May to Buy an Apple Watch in a Store You Will Have to Wait Until After May to Buy an Apple Watch in a Store

The following is an excerpt from Daniel Bean | April 16, 2015 | Yahoo.com | The six percent of Americans that are reportedly planning to get an Apple Watch will likely have to wait until summer to buy one in a four-walled Apple store. A memo, written by Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts and obtained by The Telegraph, outlines the company’s plan to exclusively take orders for the Watch online “through the month of May.” After that, presumably, customers will be able to ... Read More

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White House Resumes Military Aid to Egypt White House Resumes Military Aid to Egypt

The following is an excerpt from Elliot Hannon | March 31, 2015 | Slate.com | The U.S. ended its year-and-a-half–long hold on military aid to Egypt on Tuesday, putting an end to sanctions that were imposed in the wake of the military coup that led to the overthrow and imprisonment of President Mohammed Morsi in 2013. President Obama announced the administration’s change of heart during a phone call with Morsi's successor, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Withholding military support for the longtime ... Read More

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Apple’s Updated MacBook Pro With Force Touch Is The New No-Compromise MacBook Apple’s Updated MacBook Pro With Force Touch Is The New No-Compromise MacBook

The following is an excerpt from Dan Ackerman | March 17, 2015 | cnet.com | The Good Apple adds new Intel CPUs, faster memory, longer battery life and its new Force Touch trackpad to the standard 13-inch MacBook Pro, which keeps its generous selection of ports. The Bad The 2015 updates make only a minor difference to the hands-on experience, while similar high-end 13-inch laptops continue to get thinner and lighter. The Bottom Line While the upcoming 12-inch MacBook has all the buzz, this ... Read More

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Bank Of America Reverses Q3 Profit To A Loss Due To Currency Probe Bank Of America Reverses Q3 Profit To A Loss Due To Currency Probe

The following is an excerpt from Steve Schaefer | November 6, 2014 | Forbes.com | Suddenly, Citigroup's C -0.06% revision to its already-reported third-quarter results doesn’t look so bad after Bank of America BAC +0.12% pulled the same move Thursday. Bank of America lowered its third-quarter figures to a net loss of $232 million, or 4 cents per share, citing a $400 million charge due to legal costs associated with efforts to settle matters tied to its currency business. On Oct. 15, ... Read More

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Japan Scientists Make See-Through Mice Japan Scientists Make See-Through Mice

The following is an excerpt from AFP.com | November 06, 2014 | Invisibility may still be the stuff of fictional works like Harry Potter, but researchers in Japan have developed a way to make mice almost totally transparent. Using a method that almost completely removes colour from tissue -- and kills the mouse in the process -- researchers say they can now examine individual organs or even whole bodies without slicing into them, offering a "bigger picture" view of the problems they are ... Read More

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Keith Gregg, President of Aequitas Capital Partners’ Keith Gregg, President of Aequitas Capital Partners’

Aequitas Capital Partners’ President Keith Gregg talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his company’s specialty financing verticals, his path from the Marines to the financial industry and his stance on the U.S economy. Keith Gregg joined Lake Oswego, Oregon-based Aequitas Capital earlier this year to lead the company’s brand-new division, Aequitas Capital Partners. With nearly 30 years of executive experience, he has held leadership roles at prominent companies such as Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo), GE Capital and Prudential ... Read More

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Options Writer Series — Selling Covered Calls. Why? How? Options Writer Series — Selling Covered Calls. Why? How?

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011-2014 May 27, 2014   What is a covered call? A covered call is a contract that is guaranteed by a 3rd party. The components are 100 shares of a specific stock (1 contract), a strike price, an expiration date, and the premium you get paid when you sell the call. For that premium, the buyer has the right to buy 100 shares from you of a specific stock and up to a specific date. ... Read More

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Form 10K Disclosure Requirements For Smaller Reporting Companies Form 10K Disclosure Requirements For Smaller Reporting Companies

By: Brenda Hamilton, Attorney Hamilton & Associates Law Group November 27, 2013   Form 10-K is a comprehensive annual report filed by SEC reporting companies that details information about the issuer and its operations.    Form 10-K is required pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”). The Form 10-K includes most of the information that would also be provided in a registration statement for an offering of securities filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended ... Read More

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Rule 506 – General Solicitation Countdown Rule 506 – General Solicitation Countdown

By: Brenda Hamilton, Attorney Hamilton & Associates Law Group September 12, 2013   Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Rule 506(c) will become effective in less than a month, on September 23, 2013.   The rule fundamentally changes how private placements will be conducted, by allowing issuers to engage in general solicitation and advertising if specific requirements are met. The SEC has confirmed that the Rule 506(c) exemption will not be forgiving for issuers who engage in general solicitation but fail to comply with its requirements. Even one sale to a non-accredited investor will ... Read More

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