SECTIONS Search E-edition Home Customer Service Customer Service Newsletters Obituaries News All News Local news Crime Politics The Buzz Nation & World 913 Cass County Lee's Summit Video Photos Sports All Sports Chiefs Royals Royals photos Sporting KC Olympics Kansas Missouri K-State High School Scores & Stats NASCAR Outdoors NBA Buy Tickets Blogs & Columns The Full 90 Campus Corner For Pete's Sake Sam Mellinger Vahe Gregorian Politics Politics Elections The Missouri Influencer Series Opinion All Opinion Editorials Influencers Opinion Letters to the Editor Colleen Nelson Derek Donovan Dave Helling Melinda Henneberger Steve Kraske Toriano Porter Steve Rose Guest commentary Syndicated columnists Submit a Letter Entertainment Entertainment … [Read more...] about Deadly highway truck crashes are on the rise. Why won’t the government make an easy fix?
Auctioning government securities the puzzle of overpricing
SECTIONS Search E-edition Customer Service Customer Service About Us Contact Us FAQ Advertise Place Classified Ad Display Advertising Stay Connected Mobile & Apps Facebook Twitter E-mail RSS Feeds Archives My Subscription Activate Digital Subscription Manage Account Newsletters News News Local Crime Weather Education Marijuana California Nation/World Databases Special Reports Obituaries Sports Sports High Schools Outdoors Grizzlies MLB NBA NFL College Columnists David White Politics Politics Elections The California Influencer Series Political Notebook Fresno State Bulldogs Fresno State Bulldogs Football Basketball Entertainment Entertainment Calendar Movies Movie Times Music TV Theater & Arts Comics Puzzles & Games Dine Out … [Read more...] about Don’t miss jury duty and thank your TSA agent. How the government shutdown affects you
The US Marshals Service (USMS) announced that it will hold an online auction on June 27 to sell bitcoins contained in wallet files seized from the servers of Silk Road, the “deep web” black market shut down by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in October 2013. The auction excludes bitcoins seized from Ross William Ulbricht, the alleged operator of Silk Road. Only pre-registered bidders will be permitted to participate in the auction. Registration for the auction will start on June 16 and end on June 23. A bidder may register by emailing the bidder registration form and a copy of its (or its control person’s) government‑issued photo ID to [email protected] and sending a refundable $200,000 deposit by wire transfer from a US bank to an account designated by the USMS. The USMS will notify bidders whether they are eligible to participate in the auction. The auction, which will take place on June 27 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT, will be … [Read more...] about US Marshals Service Announces Auction of Silk Road Bitcoins
Recent settlements in which brokerage firms are buying back auction-rate securities may put a damper on lawsuits filed on behalf of investors.The Am Law Daily recently dubbed New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo its litigator of the week for the settlements he has reached with financial institutions such as Wachovia, Merrill Lynch & Co., Goldman Sachs Group and Deutsche Bank.Under reported settlements, auction rate securities held by small and retail investors will be repurchased for the price paid, according to two experts writing in Legal Times. Investors who sold below this par value will also be compensated, and those who can prove other losses can seek more money under a special arbitration procedure. The settlements also contemplate refunds for larger institutional investors, but at a lower priority.The settlements will leave individual investors fully compensated, leaving little damages to pursue in court, the story says. Even without the settlements, plaintiffs lawyers … [Read more...] about Auction Rate Settlements Are Bad News for Plaintiffs Firms
Nov 22, 6:28 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Suman Varandani @suman09 11/22/18 AT 5:26 AM A 16-year-old girl in South Sudan was auctioned off for marriage on Facebook for 500 cows, three luxury cars and $10,000. Just a few days after the post circulated online, she was purchased by a wealthy businessman to be his wife, according to Reuters.The incident took place in October, when a family posted a Facebook message calling for men to place bids for their daughter. The incident triggered widespread criticism as the post was not taken down by Facebook until Nov. 9. According to children's rights organization Plan International, the girl was bid on by five men, some of whom were reportedly high-ranking South Sudanese government officials.“This barbaric use of technology is reminiscent of latter-day slave markets," Plan International's country director in South … [Read more...] about Teen Girl Auctioned For Marriage On Facebook For Cows, Cars And $10,000