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March 11, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

Why Congress Should Be Wary of Mary Jo White



Financial Oversight Is Mary Jo White—President Obama’s nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission—an intrepid enforcer who will hold Wall Street accountable? Or will she look out for the financial industry she used to represent?

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Topics: Financial Sector

March 7, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Pick for Top Wall Street Cop Has Defended Bank Execs



Financial Oversight The leading candidate for the job of chief of enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) formerly defended JPMorgan and a chief executive of Bank of America, according to a New York Times article.

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Topics: Financial Sector

February 19, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Bill Moyers Praises POGO Report on the SEC’s Revolving Door



Bill Moyers on POGO's SEC Report Bill Moyers lamented the revolving door between financial regulators and Wall Street while praising the Project On Government Oversight’s recent report on the subject in a new broadcast essay.

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Topics: Financial Sector

February 11, 2013

By Andre Francisco

CNBC Looks at POGO's New SEC Report



CNBC Video on SEC Report CNBC reported today on our new report detailing the effects of the revolving door on regulation at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Topics: Financial Sector

February 11, 2013

By Andre Francisco

SEC’s Revolving Door Blurs Line Between Regulator and Industry



SEC Seal A POGO study of thousands of government records found that former staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission routinely went to work for major financial firms.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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