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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which regulates the US securities industry, has had several recent, notable developments. The SEC has been dealing with both internal and external problems while moving forward in new arenas. Here’s a look: Insider Trading Makes Headlines According to a press release on the matter, the SEC has charged a hedge fund trader, Mark Megalli, with using insider trading to build up a $3.2 million advantage. Also involved was Eric Martin, who supplied the insider information and has been in trouble with the SEC before. Insider trading has been making lots of headlines for the SEC, both good and bad–for instance, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently triumphed in his own insider trading battle against the SEC. SEC Examiner Suspended

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The wristwatch has come a long way from a time when it was just a novelty — or worse, an object of ridicule. Today, even with formidable competition from a variety of mobile devices, including portable media players and smartphones, the wrist watch retains its status as a symbol of prestige, modern culture, and most importantly, basic function. Background Humans have always needed to determine time. The ancient Egyptians and Chinese used sundials and the movement of celestial bodies to measure time according to planting seasons and harvest times. The Ancient Greeks invented water clocks, and elsewhere in the world people, tracked time by using hourglasses or noting how long it took to burn certain objects and substances like oil, incense, and candles. Time measurement

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With electronics makers like LG and Samsung selling tens of millions of flat screen TVs a year, it would seem that the world has largely moved on from older, “traditional” televisions—those with round cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors. CRT TVs are heavier, bulkier, and don’t produce as high-quality a picture as flat screen televisions, which feature LCD, plasma, LED, or the newer OLED technology. In 2009, a study reported by the Washington Post found that over 90 percent of new TV sales were of flat screens. Is there still a place for CRT TVs in the modern world? Power Consumption As Which? points out, CRT TVs have many disadvantages beyond their size and heft. The media outlet found that CRT televisions consume much more power

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