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April 10, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Powerful Firm Becomes Second Home for Financial Regulators



Financial Oversight Promontory Financial Group, a consulting firm, has become a powerful player in the financial regulatory world partially because nearly two-thirds of the company’s senior executives came from financial regulatory agencies, according to The New York Times.

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Topics: Financial Sector

April 1, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Stock Trading Heading to Dark Pools to Avoid Regulation



Dark Stock Trading Pools An increasing amount of stocks are being traded in private dark pools away from public scrutiny and government regulation, according to an article in The New York Times.

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Topics: Financial Sector

March 28, 2013

By Andre Francisco

DOJ’s Breuer Goes Back Through the Revolving Door



Lanny Breuer The head of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) criminal division is returning to the private sector as a vice chairman of a major law firm, according to an article in DealBook.

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Topics: Financial Sector

March 21, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Big Businesses Offer Revolving Door Rewards



100 Bill Major corporations are making it financially advantageous for executives to take government jobs, according to a new article by the Project On Government Oversight that reviewed regulatory filings from major Wall Street firms.

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Topics: Financial Sector

March 20, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

IRS Threatens to Weaken Whistleblower Program



Whistleblower Protections The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed regulations that would “hamstring” its whistleblower program, according to Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), a longtime champion of whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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