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April 15, 2016

By Daniel Van Schooten

IRS Corporate Tax Recovery Suffers After Deep Budget Cuts



Photograph of a Billion Dollars The government might be losing as much as $15 billion each year in unrecovered taxes as the IRS shortens the time it spends auditing large companies, according to a nonprofit that gathers and analyzes government data.

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Topics: Financial Sector

February 10, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Divided Loyalty: Financial Industry Fights To Keep Its Interests Ahead of Investors'



IRA Retirement Taxes Calculator 120 It took almost six years, but the government is set to issue a rule that will increase transparency and accountability in financial advice given to retirement savers.

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Topics: Financial Sector, Contract Oversight

December 9, 2015

By Daniel Van Schooten

New York Times Reveals a Revolving Door in Housing Finance



Department of Housing and Urban Development Building The revolving door in housing finance begs the question of whether some officials ever stop working for banks.

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Topics: Financial Sector

September 15, 2015

By Iulia Gheorghiu

Calls for SEC Chair’s Replacement Grow Louder in DC



SEC Mary Jo White CREDO Truck CREDO Action, agreeing with POGO that it's time for SEC Chair Mary Jo White to go, brings its "Dump (Mary Jo) Truck" campaign to DC.

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Topics: Financial Sector

August 12, 2015

By Michael Smallberg

SEC Stands Up for Whistleblowers



Security Exchange Commission Whistleblower The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued guidance to clarify that employees in the corporate world are entitled to protections against retaliation even if they only blow the whistle internally to their employers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Financial Sector

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