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June 13, 2017

By Susan Ervin

Financial Sector Oversight Will Be Harmed by New Legislation



Securities and Exchange Commission Building Legislation is moving through Congress that would put the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) invaluable whistleblower program in jeopardy.

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Topics: Financial Sector

May 30, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Trump Will Not Delay Launch of Retirement-Adviser Fiduciary Rule



Retirement Graphic Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced the Trump administration will not postpone the June implementation of a rule imposing a higher ethical standard on financial advisers. “Respect for the rule of law” compelled Secretary Acosta to allow the rule to start taking effect next week.

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Topics: Financial Sector

April 20, 2017

By Nick Schwellenbach

Financial Sector Whistleblower Safeguards: Failing the Reality Test?



Whistleblower retaliation Barclays has announced investigations by British regulators of its CEO’s efforts to identify a corporate whistleblower, in an apparent breach of bank policies and regulatory duties. In attempting to breach the anonymity of the whistleblower, the CEO jeopar

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Financial Sector

February 8, 2017

By Neil Gordon

Trump Orders Review of Wall Street Ethics Rule



Photo of a Wall Street Sign A forthcoming regulation that will protect consumers from unscrupulous retirement advisers may be in jeopardy after President Trump ordered the Department of Labor to review it.

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Topics: Financial Sector

January 26, 2017

By Nicholas Pacifico

Government Financials a Mess, Improper Payments Rise Again



One hundred dollar bill note shredded and laid out The Government Accountability Office released its financial audit of the federal government for fiscal year 2016, again unable to provide an opinion due to long-standing deficiencies and citing concerns regarding improper payments.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government

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