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Two senior U.S. Senate aides were nominated by President Obama to join the Securities and Exchange Commission. Kara M. Stein would replace Elisse B. Walter as a Democratic commissioner and Michael S. Piwowar would succeed Troy A. Paredes as a...
Almost three years ago, when Goldman Sachs Group Inc. paid $550 million to settle fraud accusations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, one of the claims was that Goldman misled the bond-insurer ACA Financial Guaranty Corp. in a horribly complex...
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, having chastised bank regulators for failing to put Wall Street giants on trial, is demanding to see any analyses that the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Reserve and the Securities and Exchange Commission have conducted...
The Securities and Exchange Commission is certainly looking all spiffy and new these days. Mary Jo White, the former federal prosecutor and Debevoise & Plimpton law partner, has taken over as chairman. She tapped her longtime deputy at the Southern...
This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.KPMG has resigned as Herbalife's auditor after the auditing firm fired a senior partner in its Los Angeles office because of an alleged insider-trading scheme. "KPMG stated it had concluded it was not independent because of alleged insider trading in...
KPMG, one of the country's biggest auditing firms, has fired a senior partner in its Los Angeles office for allegedly engaging in an insider-trading scheme. The partner passed confidential client information to someone who then traded stocks in...
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WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Monday confirmed Mary Jo White to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission, placing a tough former prosecutor in the role as Wall Street's top watchdog. White was confirmed by a unanimous voice vote in the Senate, an...
WASHINGTON – President Obama on Tuesday named a high-ranking career employee of the U.S. Secret Service to become its first female director. Julia A. Pierson, a veteran of the agency’s Miami and Orlando, Fla., field offices, serves as...
WASHINGTON — A Senate committee on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved Mary Jo White's nomination to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, clearing the way for the former federal prosecutor to be confirmed soon as Wall Street's top watchdog....
One of the oft-repeated justifications for why Wall Street must be regulated by Wall Streeters is that what goes on there is both so complex and so essential that only those who have been part of it can be trusted to oversee it. This argument is bunk, of...
WASHINGTON -- Former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White, President Obama's nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, promised senators on Tuesday that tougher enforcement would be a high priority if she was confirmed. White, who spent the...
What are we to make of the ability of hedge-fund managers and other influential investors to manipulate the market with impunity and make millions of dollars doing it? The question was raised anew on Feb. 16 after news broke that Daniel Loeb of Third...
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