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September 20, 2013

By Jamie Neikrie

SEC Continues Fight Over ‘No Admit No Deny’ Policy



SEC Seal The Securities and Exchange Commission continues to implement and debate its policy that allows companies to avoid admission of guilt, despite announcements that seemed to signal a potential shift.

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Topics: Financial Sector

September 13, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Why Zero Wall Street CEOs Are in Jail



Financial Oversight Five years after Lehman Brothers fell and the U.S. economy collapsed in on itself, not a single Wall Street C.E.O. is in jail. In fact, none of them have even faced criminal charges.

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Topics: Financial Sector

August 26, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

SEC to Close Revolving Door Loophole



Revolving Door Closed The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is closing a loophole—highlighted by the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) in a February report on the revolving door—that allowed certain employees to lobby the agency immediately after leaving.

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Topics: Financial Sector

August 9, 2013

By Jana Persky

Freeland Says Globalization, Technology and Global Politics Driving Growth of the Super Rich



Chrystia Freeland In Plutocrats: The Rise of the Global Super-Rich, Chrystia Freeland describes how wealth is becoming increasingly concentrated in the hands of a historically tiny number individuals, who live a lifestyle many people can barely imagine.

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Topics: Financial Sector

July 25, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

Former SEC Enforcer Joins Major Law Firm



Robert Khuzami Robert Khuzami, the former enforcement chief at the Securities and Exchange Commission, has accepted a job at a major corporate law firm that represents clients before the SEC, highlighting concerns raised by POGO and others about the revolving door betwee

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Topics: Financial Sector

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