In This Issue:

- SEC Chair Says Agency Will Continue to Take Cases to Court

- Report Shows 590 Tech Companies Set to Debut IPOs in 2014

- Businesses Concerned Over Senate Efforts to Lower Corporate Taxes

- States Fear SEC Proposal to Help Start-Ups Erodes States' Authority

- PCAOB Again Tries for Proposal Requiring Auditors to Name Partners

- House OKs Innovation Act to Protect Tech Firms from Patent Suits

- Companies Boosting Buybacks to Please Shareholders

- Small Business Owners Turn to Life Settlements for Protection

- SEC Weighs More Transparency for Proxy Advisors

- Excerpt from SEC Chair Says Agency Will Continue to Take Cases to Court:

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White says her team will not shy away from high-stakes trials, and not just strike settlements with wrongdoers, but a string of recent court setbacks shows she has her work cut out for her. Her remarks addressed concerns that her new policy to seek admissions from defendants in some circumstances would prompt more of them to litigate cases rather than settle the charges.

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Topics:  Corporate Taxes, Proxy Advisors, SEC, Small Business, Startups, Succession Planning

Published In: Business Organization Updates, Tax Updates

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