WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump hails passage of criminal justice bill

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the Senate’s consideration of criminal justice legislation (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is hailing Senate passage of a sweeping criminal justice bill. Trump tweets, “America is the greatest Country in the world and my job is to fight for ALL citizens, even those who have made mistakes.” He … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump hails passage of criminal justice bill

TOKYO  | SoftBank’s mobile unit begins trading in 1 of biggest IPOs

TOKYO  — SoftBank Group Corp.’s Japanese mobile subsidiary began trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday in one of the world’s biggest share offerings. Five executives each rang a bell with a wooden hammer to celebrate the IPO that seeks to raise more than 2 trillion yen ($18 billion). They didn’t speak at the … Continue reading TOKYO  | SoftBank’s mobile unit begins trading in 1 of biggest IPOs

WASHINGTON | Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice overhaul

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice bill Tuesday that addresses concerns that the nation’s war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society. Senate passage of the bill by a vote of 87-12 culminates years of negotiations … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice overhaul

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance

WASHINGTON — The Latest on negotiations over funding President Donald Trump wants for a U.S.-Mexico border wall and the possibility of a partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress appear to be pulling back from a government shutdown over his $5 billion request for border wall funds. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senate passes sweeping criminal justice overhaul

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the Senate’s consideration of criminal justice legislation (all times local): 8:52 p.m. The Senate has passed a sweeping criminal justice overhaul supported by groups on the left and right, handing President Donald Trump a victory as Congress prepares to adjourn for the holidays. The bill gives judges more discretion when sentencing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senate passes sweeping criminal justice overhaul

NEW YORK  | AP source: Matt Harvey, Angels agree to $11M, 1-year deal

NEW YORK  — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that pitcher Matt Harvey has agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. Harvey can earn an additional $3 million in performance bonuses: $250,000 for each start from 15 through 26. The person spoke Tuesday on condition of … Continue reading NEW YORK  | AP source: Matt Harvey, Angels agree to $11M, 1-year deal

SEC News: SEC Charges Former Panasonic Executives, Paul A. Margis

Washington DC – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today charged two former senior executives of the U.S. subsidiary of Panasonic Corp. with knowingly violating the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of the federal securities laws and causing similar violations by the parent company. According to the SEC’s order against Paul A. Margis, then-CEO … Continue reading SEC News: SEC Charges Former Panasonic Executives, Paul A. Margis