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February 7, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Rating Agency Reforms Still Slow After Financial Crisis



Justice Dept. A Justice Department lawsuit against a major rating agency does not address the fundamental problems with the industry, according to critics.

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Topics: Financial Sector

January 30, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Watchdog Criticizes Treasury for Ally Financial’s Slow Repayment Plan



SIGTARP Most of the largest companies who received billions in federal bailouts have repaid the government, but Ally Financial, a major auto lender, still owes the government $11.4 billion.

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Topics: Financial Sector

March 15, 2012

By Andrew Wyner

SUNSHINE WEEK: Revolving Regulators at the CFTC



Financial Oversight As part of Sunshine Week, a national initiative to highlight the importance of open government and freedom of information, POGO is releasing a host records obtained by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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Topics: Financial Sector, Open Government

June 21, 2012

By Michael Smallberg

JPMorgan Deploys Former Regulators to Talk to Current Regulators



Caricature of JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon by Flickr user DonkeyHotey. Amid a sweeping overhaul of Wall Street regulation, JPMorgan Chase, the banking powerhouse, has often deployed former government officials to represent it in Washington.

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Topics: Financial Sector

October 25, 2012

By Michael Smallberg

Watchdog: Interest Rate Manipulation Puts Taxpayers at Risk



Financial Oversight U.S. taxpayers "continue to be at risk" from government bailout programs' reliance on a global interest rate called LIBOR, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) said in a report.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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