Ex-Heartland Payment Systems CEO to pay $250K penalty to SEC

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former chief executive officer of one of the country's largest payment processing companies has settled insider trading allegations with the Securities and Exchange Commission....

Legislator suggests Taiwanese tycoon Terry Gou may be guilty of insider trading

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator has raised questions over whether Foxconn tycoon Terry Gou’s (郭台銘) recent investment in his own company could be cons...

Ex-SeaWorld executive pleads guilty to insider trading

A former SeaWorld executive who purchased $385,000 in company shares after learning that the theme park business was expecting improved revenue and attendance has pleaded guilty to a single count of i...

Sweden: Swedbank offices raided for money laundering

Swedish authorities on Wednesday searched the Stockholm headquarters of Swedbank, the largest lender in the Baltic region, as part of a money laundering investigation. The Swedish bank is accused of ...

Ex-Hualien Magistrate to be released from Taiwan jail one month early

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A court in Taichung announced that the former Magistrate of Hualien, Fu Kun-chi (傅崐萁), who has been serving a prison term for charges of market manipulation, will be relea...

Business Highlights

___ A hot US job market is coaxing people in from the sidelines WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economis...

Ex-Apple lawyer accused of profiting from confidential info

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. authorities are accusing a former Apple attorney of brazenly breaking insider trading rules that he helped draft, while profiting from stock sales and investments that he mad...

Taiwan ex-Academia Sinica head found not guilty of graft charge

The Shilin District Court ruled former Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-huey (翁啟惠) not guilty of corruption Friday in a high-profile case that saw the prominent biochemist accused of taking bribes f...

China's ex-deputy spy chief Ma Jian sentenced to life for corruption

Ma Jian, once one of the top secret police officials in China, was jailed for life by a court in Liaoning province on Thursday. Ma was convicted of taking bribes, insider trading and other corruption ...

China ex-deputy intelligence chief given life sentence

BEIJING (AP) — China's former deputy intelligence chief has been sentenced to life in prison for corruption. A court in the northeastern port city of Dalian announced Thursday that M...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2018. There are 13 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 18, 1...

Kendricks happy to be back with Seahawks after suspension

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks is eager to get back to the normalcy provided by life on a football field. The 28-year old Kendricks is returning fr...

Hunt video just latest case of NFL's reactive discipline

The NFL is still out of its league when it comes to discipline for players with troubles off the field. Kareem Hunt was the latest example of the NFL's reactionary approach toward se...

Taiwan elections: Wife of imprisoned ex-Hualien Magistrate elected to replace him

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Hualien County, results of Saturday’s elections saw Hsu Chen-wei (徐榛蔚) win election to the office of County Magistrate. Hsu, who is one of seven successful fem...

Chinese leaders struggle to dispel stock market gloom

BEIJING (AP) — Lu Yushan, a retired salesman, has advice for investors in China's slumping stock market: Sell. Lu's shares soared over the past decade. But the 65-year-old cashed out...