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Rhode Island, Wells Fargo charged with fraud for 38 Studios deal

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday charged Rhode Island’s economic development agency and Wells Fargo with defrauding investors for the state’s disastrous $75 million deal with 38 Studios, …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 1:34 p.m.

Boeing stock plunges on report of SEC accounting probe

Shares of the Boeing Co. plummeted Thursday morning after a report said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the aircraft manufacturer’s accounting.


SEC richest conference

The powerful Southeastern Conference is now the NCAA’s richest league. Thanks to the successful debut of the SEC Network, the conference generated an NCAA-record $455.8 million in revenue in 2014-15. …


No. 3 Mississippi St. tops No. 2 Auburn

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen grinned broadly as he walked off the field, pumping his fist with one arm while holding his daughter Breelyn in the other. …


No. 13 Georgia suspends RB Todd Gurley indefinitely

ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia star tailback Todd Gurley was suspended indefinitely on Thursday while the school investigates an alleged violation of NCAA rules. The stunning announcement came two days before …


SEC lands DirecTV

DirecTV has reached a deal with ESPN to carry the SEC Network when it launches. The announced agreement Monday means the network will be available in 87 million households when …


Commentary: New SEC Network brings you Tim Tebow, Johnny Cash and religious imagery

HOOVER, Ala. – What’s bigger: The first coming of the SEC Network or the second coming of Jesus Christ? Musically speaking, leave it to the otherworldly Southeastern Conference to compare …


G&T Grip on Sports: SEC sets agenda for rest of FBS

Friday: How big has football become in this country? So big it dominates the sports news in early May, when the NBA is having its playoffs, baseball is up and …


SEC rules recruiting

The Southeastern Conference reigns supreme on the recruiting trail. Alabama is poised to bring in another top-rated recruiting class on Wednesday’s national signing day for football. Six SEC rivals also …


Auburn tailgaters not quite sure what to make of Cougars

AUBURN, Ala. – Come back in an hour and a half, Michael Garber says, because that’s when his tiger-striped party bus will actually be properly assembled, lit up and ready …


Cougs get taste of SEC mystique

AUBURN, Ala. – It’s different down here. Not just in Alabama, where college football is nearly synonymous with church for some fans. But in all geographical locations associated with the …


Cougs get taste of SEC mystique

It’s different down here. Not just in Alabama, where college football is nearly synonymous with church for some fans.


Manziel draws a crowd at SEC Media Days

HOOVER, Ala. – Johnny Manziel strode into Southeastern Conference Media Days and was swarmed by hundreds of reporters and dozens of television cameras. If the Texas A&M quarterback was troubled …


ESPN, SEC join forces

The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have announced a 20-year agreement to operate a SEC network that is scheduled to debut in August, 2014. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said Thursday the …


SEC accuses Spokane Valley businessman of defrauding more than 20 investors

Federal agents accuse a Spokane Valley man of running an investment scam that preyed on the patriotic spirit of investors while offering promises of a financial windfall.


Best bet on the Tube

No one needs to remind Florida what happened the last two years. No one needs to remind LSU what happened the last two weeks. Those vivid and somewhat painful memories …


SEC identified as lax on pot smokers

Colleges: Players testing positive for marijuana in the mighty Southeastern Conference do not face the one-year suspension that comes from getting busted by the NCAA. In the most successful league …


SEC charges Spokane payday lender with investor fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the owner of a Spokane-based payday loan business with conducting a massive Ponzi scheme and stealing investor money to fund her home improvement …


In brief: Djokovic beats Fish to grab Rogers title

Tennis: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic won the Rogers Cup on Sunday for his ninth tournament victory of the year and record fifth in a season in an ATP Masters 1,000 event, …


SEC accuses Goldman Sachs of defrauding investors

The government on Friday accused Wall Street’s most powerful firm of fraud, saying Goldman Sachs & Co. sold mortgage investments without telling the buyers that the securities were crafted with …


Mining company claims settled

A small North Idaho mining company and a former executive have settled a series of stock fraud allegations brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Federal investigators accused penny …


SEC alerted to Madoff in ’04

WASHINGTON – An investigator at the Securities and Exchange Commission warned superiors as far back as 2004 about irregularities at Bernard L. Madoff’s financial management firm, but she was told …


SEC accuses E. Idaho man of $40M fraud

BOISE — Federal regulators are accusing an Idaho businessman of conning at least $40 million from investors and using the money to make credit card payments, pay for snowmobiles and …