PwC's China and Hong Kong Units Fined in Training Exam Cheating Probe 

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board reached its first settlements with firms in the region since gaining inspection access.

Celsius Details Plan to Focus on Bitcoin Mining Post Bankruptcy 

The scaled-down company will be managed by US Bitcoin.

Bendigo Bank Says It Can Make 'Compelling' Bid for Suncorp Bank 

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank said it has the capacity to make an attractive bid for Suncorp Group's banking unit, ahead of a hearing into whether Australia's competition regulator was right to block ANZ Group's bid to buy Suncorp's bank.

Finra Fines BofA Securities for Treasurys Spoofing 

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority fined BofA Securities $24 million for more than 700 instances of spoofing through two former traders.

StraightPath Founders Face Criminal Fraud Charges Over 'Pre-IPO' Securities Sales 

A Justice Department indictment alleges fraud and obstruction of justice at the defunct investment firm.

Fed's Williams says interest rates are 'at, or near' peak 

The Federal Reserve's benchmark interest rate may have already hit its peak level, as it is now putting more downward pressure on the economy than anytime in the last 25 years, New York Fed President John Williams on Thursday.

Inflation's Cooldown Gives the Fed Leeway 

The Fed's preferred measure of inflation is still higher than the central bank would like, but it has been coming down more quickly than it thought.

Ariel Investments Buys Multicultural Media Company My Code 

The private-equity deal values the publisher of U.S. Spanish-language newspapers El Diario and La Opinión at $400 million.

Salesforce Keeps Growth Dreams Alive Enough 

The latest results exceed downbeat expectations, buying the cloud-software giant some reprieve from slowdown worries.

CFOs See Ongoing Pain From Foreign Exchange Oscillations 

The U.S. dollar's jolt higher this year caught companies by surprise. Now the currency is retracing some of that gain as Treasury rates slip.

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