March 1, 2021

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Bringing New Money-Laundering Law Into Force Falls to Tiny Treasury Unit

Over the next year, a small, relatively obscure bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department will take a lead role in plugging what many experts consider the biggest hole in the U.S.’s anti-money-laundering protections.

It won’t be easy for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, say experts and almost a dozen former Treasury officials and veterans of the bureau. Sweeping anti-money-laundering legislation, approved this year, requires the agency to build a state-of-the-art corporate ownership registry meant to help authorities unmask the beneficial owners of anonymous shell companies and track the flow of illicit money.

FinCEN—whose roughly 300 employees account for less than

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The Texas deep freeze could force this energy company out of business

Just Energy said Monday that it could lose about $250 million from Texas’ deep freeze that left millions without power last week. The hit “could be materially adverse to the Company’s liquidity and its ability to continue as a going concern,” it said in a press release.
Canada-based Just Energy (JE) shares dropped more that 30% in early trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
The massive spike in energy demand during Texas’ cold snap sent prices soaring. Just Energy noted that Texas energy prices were selling for as much as $9,000 per megawatt hour for much of last
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