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Congress to hold hearing on SEC and FOIA

Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced: [T]he Committee will hold a hearing in September in order to explore concerns raised about the provision of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which provides some exemption...

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  August 4, 2010; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Quick takes: Countrywide, Intel and SEC cooperation deals

Notes on the SEC and Countrywide and the FTC and Intel.

By Zach Goldfarb  |  August 4, 2010; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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SEC charges former Deloitte father, son with insider trading

A former partner at auditing firm Deloitte and his son with insider trading agreed to pay $1 million to settle SEC charges of insider trading. From the release: The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former Deloitte and Touche...

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  August 4, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Quick takes: Insider trading at BP, Citigroup and Maxine Waters

"U.S. securities regulators are investigating whether people may have illegally profited from trading on nonpublic information at BP Plc in the weeks and months following the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill, two sources familiar with the investigation said on Monday. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is also investigating whether BP properly disclosed information on risks related to its deepwater oil operations in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the sources said."

By Zach Goldfarb  |  August 3, 2010; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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In devising punishments, SEC faced with competing interests

My story in today's paper: What's $75 million? For Citigroup, it's a week of profits, less than 0.1 percent of its market value, a rounding error on a balance sheet worth more than $2 trillion. And for the Securities and...

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  August 3, 2010; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Is Aetna a systemic risk?

Aetna came up often in the nation's debate over the future of health care insurance, but now the company's lawyers are raising the question of whether the company will be declared a systemic risk by the new council of regulators....

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  August 2, 2010; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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