The seal of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hangs on the wall at their headquarters in Washington, in this June 24, 2011 file photo. The SEC is overseeing the relaxation of ... more 
The seal of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hangs on the wall at their headquarters in Washington, in this June 24, 2011 file photo. The SEC is overseeing the relaxation of longstanding rules, including a change that allows private companies to advertise unregistered securities to the public. Long considered a bedrock protection against scams, the lifting of the rule with some protections for investors, could help startups and thus boost the overall economy, according to proponents. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS BUSINESS) less 
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