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SEC tightens client rules for broker-dealers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top securities regulator on Wednesday set new rules to protect clients with cash or securities at securities brokers, requiring more disclosure and safeguards from firms including some of Wall Street's largest. Full story

SEC investigates IBM's cloud computing revenue

IBM says federal regulators are looking into how the company reports sales for its cloud-computing business. Full story

SEC amends responsibility rules for broker-dealers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday adopted amendments to its financial responsibility rules for broker-dealers, as well as rules designed to increase protection for investors who hold their money in such firms. Full story

Ackman's Pershing Square unveils $2.2 billion stake in Air Products

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager William Ackman unveiled his biggest bet ever on Wednesday, a $2.2 billion play on Air Products & Chemicals Inc <APD.N> that the billionaire trader kept secret for two months. Full story

Jury begins deliberations in trial of former Goldman trader

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors began deliberating Wednesday over whether to hold former Goldman Sachs Group Inc trader Fabrice Tourre liable for defrauding investors in a complex deal tied to subprime mortgages. Full story

For surgery, big and famous hospitals aren't always the best

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Patients going to a hospital for surgery care about many things, from how kind the nurses are to how good the food is, but Consumers Union (CU) figures what they care about most is whether they stay in the hospital longer than they should and whether they come out alive. Full story

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SEC sues ex-Santander executive, ex-Spanish judge for insider trading

SEC to jurors: Don't follow Tourre to 'land of make believe'

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SEC Cracks Down on Alleged Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

Jurors hear of Tourre's Goldman paid leave after SEC lawsuit

In Defense of the Revolving Door

U.S. judge approves IBM's foreign bribery case settlement with SEC

Tourre tries to play down 'fabulous Fab' email

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  Red Flags For SEC's Social Media Rule

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