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Big Oil Finally Gets It

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business

After decades of denial, and in some cases outright coverup, a few of the world’s largest oil companies may be waking up to the realities of climate...

Obama’s Wall Street Watchdog Does Little To Protect Investors From Climate Risk

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business

Investors and the global environment are at risk because the nation's primary securities regulator has done "almost nothing" in recent years to ensure...

Rosy View of SEC Regulation at Odds With Reality

Barbara Roper | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Barbara Roper

In an increasingly frantic effort to derail new protections for retirement savers, SIFMA, the self-described "voice of the U.S. securities industry," has purchased yet another study that purports to show why a pending Department of Labor (DOL) proposal to require all financial advisors to put their customers first is unnecessary and inappropriate.

SEC Chair To Crack Down On High-Speed Trading, Dark Pools

Reuters | Sarah N. Lynch | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. securities regulator said on Thursday she is developing rules targeting high-speed traders, less transparent tradi...

JP Morgan Chase, the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, and the Corruption of America

Robert Reich | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is important, and JP Morgan should be nailed for bribing Chinese officials. But, if you'll pardon me for asking, why isn't there a Domestic Corrupt Practices Act?

In a Tight Spot, SEC Chair White Puts Agency's Credibility on the Line

Barbara Roper | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Barbara Roper

Unfortunately for Chair White, her predecessors' mishandling of the JOBS Act rulemaking to lift the ban on general solicitation in private offerings has left her with an uncomfortable choice between speeding implementation of that rule and ignoring her commitment to follow the economic analysis guidelines.

SEC's Turnstile

Adam Resnick | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Adam Resnick

Our economy has shown great resilience in the face of a dire balance sheet, fraud, and lack of regulatory oversight. However, if we want to create a sustainable and authentic recovery, we need confidence in the SEC's ability to police capital markets.

Will Congress Bully SEC into Ignoring JOBS Act Concerns?

Barbara Roper | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Barbara Roper

There is a scandal here, but it is not the one House Republicans have seized on.

Ben Hallman

New Wall Street Regulator To Sit Out Key Enforcement Decisions | Ben Hallman | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business

Wall Street has a new top watchdog, but it isn't clear whether she will be in the room as her agency makes key decisions about whether to pursue some ...


Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White as the n...

Ben Hallman

Mary Jo White Takes A Spin In The Revolving Door | Ben Hallman | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business

Morgan Stanley needed someone with an inside line to the Securities and Exchange Commission. It was 2005, and the investment banking giant's board of ...

Mark Gongloff

Will The New SEC Watchdog Have Bite? | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.25.2013 | Business

President Obama's expected pick of former U.S. prosecutor Mary Jo White to be the nation's top securities watchdog is widely being taken as signaling ...

Obama Pick For Essential Position Emerges

Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A White House official says President Barack Obama on Thursday will nominate Mary Jo White as ch...