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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 12, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

Prospective SEC Chairman Dismisses Revolving Door Concerns



Financial Oversight Mary Jo White—Obama’s nominee for chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission—said at her confirmation hearing that the public need not worry about her history of defending companies from the government. But her explanation was less than reassuring.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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

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