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Watchdog Digs Into SEC Conduct; Nuclear Cleanup Contracts Eyed; Blue Shield v. Dropped Policyholder

POSTED: 10:17 AM ET, 05/18/2009 by Amanda Zamora

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Watchdog Digs Into SEC Conduct » Inquiries into potential misconduct by Securities and Exchange Commission employees come as the agency is trying to lift its image out of a morass created by its failure to stop Bernard L. Madoff's massive fraud or prevent the collapse of major Wall Street banks the agency regulated. — Washington Post

Nuclear Cleanup Contracts Eyed » The Energy Department has begun releasing more than $6 billion in stimulus money to clean up 18 nuclear sites from New York to California, more than doubling the typical yearly funding for the program. Many of the contractors that helped shape the stimulus package have been cited for serious safety violations and costly mistakes. — Washington Post

Blue Shield v. Dropped Policyholder » The practice of canceling medical coverage after policyholders have become sick or injured has cost insurers millions of dollars in fines and settlements. Now, for the first time, a jury will weigh whether an insurer owes anything to a canceled policyholder. — Los Angeles Times

Prosecutors Block DNA Testing » In many jurisdictions, prosecutors are using new arguments to get around laws enabling convicted inmates to obtain DNA testing, causing years of delay and, in some cases, eliminating the chance to try other suspects because the statute of limitations has passed by the time the test is granted. — New York Times

» Madoff Probe Expands to Include Victims (WSJ/$)
» Boehner: Pelosi Should Back Up Her CIA Allegations (WaPo)
» Regulators Look to Ban 'Storage Facility' Accounting (WaPo)
» L.A. transit security guards accused of roughing up commuters (LAT)

By Amanda Zamora |  May 18, 2009; 10:17 AM ET The Daily Read
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Upon further review of the situation here in the U.S. The current financial situation is benefiting the common U.S. citizen. The corporations are running out of money. That is money used to lobby our elected officials in the House and Senate. That is why these corporations want more of OUR taxpayer money. Money to be used to lobby Washington into applying their politics and best interests. Not necessarily the best interests of the common taxpayer.

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