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December 11, 2012
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  • Prosecutors reportedly expand insider-trading inquiry
    Prosecutors and securities regulators are broadening investigations into corporate executives' trading of their own companies' shares, a person familiar with the matter says. The Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office is looking into whether seven executives mentioned in a Wall Street Journal story engaged in improper trading. The Securities and Exchange Commission is reviewing trading by VeriFone Systems CEO Douglas Bergeron. The Wall Street Journal (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Update 
  • U.S. Treasury will sell its last shares of AIG
    The U.S. Treasury Department plans to sell its remaining 15.9% equity stake in American International Group. After selling 234 million shares, the government will still hold an undisclosed number of warrants but will cease to be an owner of the company. The transaction closes the books on one of the largest and most fiercely criticized rescues of the financial crisis. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (12/11), Bloomberg (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • Give your employees the gift of leadership development
    The best bosses know when to step back and let their employees take the lead, writes Jennifer V. Miller. Leadership development shouldn't be reserved for people with a formal title, Miller explains. "When you provide your team members with an opportunity to exercise their leadership muscles, you're giving them a tremendous gift," she writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • SSgA readies 2 low-volatility index ETFs
    State Street Global Advisers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch two exchange-traded funds linked to indexes of low-volatility stocks. The SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility ETF would be linked to an index about 200 low-volatility equities, and the SPDR Russell 2000 Low Volatility ETF would track an index of about 400 low-volatility stocks. (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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