Accountants Charged with Using Leaked Confidential PCAOB Data in Quest to Improve Inspection Results for KPMG

Washington D.C. (STL.News) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against six certified public accountants – including former staffers at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and former senior officials at KPMG LLP – arising from their participation in a scheme to misappropriate and use confidential information relating to the PCAOB’s planned inspections of … Continue reading Accountants Charged with Using Leaked Confidential PCAOB Data in Quest to Improve Inspection Results for KPMG

US approves land exchange for road through Alaska refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a land trade agreement Monday that could lead to construction of a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska, portraying the exchange as a people-versus-wildlife issue. Environmental groups have said they will fight to keep a road out of Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and its … Continue reading US approves land exchange for road through Alaska refuge

JLL makes FORTUNE’s 2018 World’s Most Admired list

CHICAGO/Jan. 22, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — JLL has again been named to FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies list. The list is a major authority on corporate reputations compiled each year by FORTUNE and Korn Ferry Hay Group through a survey of 3,900 top executives, directors, experts and financial analysts. “We are proud to again be included on … Continue reading JLL makes FORTUNE’s 2018 World’s Most Admired list

The Latest: Pence calls report on Trump affair “baseless”

JERUSALEM/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s interview with The Associated Press (all times local): 12:02 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says reports that an adult film star had an alleged affair with President Donald Trump are “baseless allegations.” Pence spoke to The Associated Press during a visit to Jerusalem on Monday. … Continue reading The Latest: Pence calls report on Trump affair “baseless”

Kentucky falls out of AP Top 25 poll for 1st time since 2014

RALEIGH, N.C/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Villanova maintained its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25, while another bunch of Wildcats found themselves sliding out of the rankings for the first time in nearly four years. Kentucky slid out of Monday’s latest poll from No. 18 after losses to South Carolina and Florida, snapping a … Continue reading Kentucky falls out of AP Top 25 poll for 1st time since 2014

CAS opens week of cases for 39 Russians banned from Olympics

GENEVA/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Court of Arbitration of Sport opened a full week of appeal hearings on Monday for 39 Russian athletes disqualified from the 2014 Sochi Olympics for taking part in a state-backed doping program. Some athletes hope to overturn their Olympic life bans and clear their names to compete in the invitation-only “Olympic … Continue reading CAS opens week of cases for 39 Russians banned from Olympics

Militia leader convicted in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Human rights groups in Central African Republic say a former warlord who fought in the anti-Balaka militia has been sentenced to life in prison, a first for this conflict-wracked country. The International Federation for Human Rights said Monday that the conviction of Rodrigue Ngaibona, known as “General Andjilo,” is … Continue reading Militia leader convicted in Central African Republic

Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels

DALLAS/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. The solar business in the U.S. has boomed in … Continue reading Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels