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December 16, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

‘Hedge Hogs’ Gives Inside Look at Wall Street’s Outrageous Behavior



Barbara Dreyfuss In Hedge Hogs: The Cowboy Traders Behind Wall Street’s Largest Hedge Fund Disaster, Barbara Dreyfuss uses her investigative and analytic skills to give readers an insider look at the high-stakes, high-ego culture of Wall Street.

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Topics: Financial Sector

November 19, 2013

By Angela Canterbury

Game-Changing DATA Act Clears the House



Open Government Last night, the House passed with nearly unanimous bipartisan support a bill to shine a much brighter light on how the government spends taxpayer dollars.

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Topics: Open Government

November 13, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Obama Nominates CFTC Chairman with Corporate Ties



Timothy Massad Yesterday, President Obama nominated Timothy Massad, who currently works at the Treasury Department overseeing the government bailout, as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). But there is skepticism about Massad's priorities.

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Topics: Financial Sector

October 22, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

JPMorgan Close to Record $13 Billion Settlement



Financial Oversight JP Morgan Chase is close to settling a $13 billion deal with the government over the company’s mortgage practices leading up to the financial crisis. The proposed settlement would be the largest amount of damages ever paid by a financial firm.

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Topics: Financial Sector

October 17, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Wall Street Erases Its Own Mistakes



Financial Oversight An online database serves as a repository of Wall Street brokers’ bad behaviors, allowing the public to check for any red flags before investing, but a new report found that in the vast majority of cases, brokers who asked to have bad marks removed from th

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Topics: Financial Sector

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