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Ben Walsh

The Tide Is Turning Against Obama's Pro-Wall Street SEC Pick

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

More than 110,000 people have signed a petition to remove Mary Jo White as chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission because she is too clo...

Jason Linkins

Rand Paul's Yelling About The Freedom Act: Good For The Country, Or Good For His Brand?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics

So that happened. On this week's podcast, we get excited about some sporting updates, get the lowdown on the newly passed "USA Freedom Act" and discus...

Zach Carter

Here's Why Elizabeth Warren Is So Mad At The SEC

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) stunned Wall Street this week with a scathing letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo...

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Has Had It With The SEC's Aid To Wall Street Lawbreakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White on Tuesday, criticizing White's ...

Gotham Needs Batman. Washington Needs Mary Jo White.

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

Since the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United more than five years ago, the potential for corporations to secretly spend shareholder money to influence elections has been an ever-increasing threat to investors. The investors the SEC is charged to protect have called on the agency to deal with this problem, but thus far Mary Jo White hasn't moved the rule forward.

Zach Carter

Senate Democrats Are Getting Fed Up With The SEC's Delay On CEO Pay Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are losing patience with the Securities and Exchange Commission over the agency's failure to implement a new CEO pay ru...

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.

White Noise: 'I Trust Wall Street'

Bartlett Naylor | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Bartlett Naylor

On March 12 Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White publicly returned fire for the first time on the charge from outsiders and two of her fellow commissioners that her agency is soft on Wall Street. Cut through her rhetoric, however, and what she seems to be implying is: "The SEC trusts Wall Street."

Zach Carter

Senate Dems Tell SEC To Implement CEO Pay Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifteen Senate Democrats including Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called Tuesday for the Securities and Exchange Commission to implement a r...

Ben Walsh

Corporate America's Diversity Problem On Display at DealBook Conference

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business

Unfortunately, the stage at the DealBook conference was like a refrigeration unit at a weisswurst factory: full of white sausage.

SEC Chair Mary Jo White's Upcoming Test

Micah Hauptman | Posted 10.18.2014 | Business
Micah Hauptman

The indications we've been given -- although no one is willing to state definitively what the final rule is likely to include -- suggest that we shouldn't get our hopes up that our chief concerns will be comprehensively or even meaningfully addressed. We hope we are reading those indications wrong.

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...

SEC Goes Rogue, Defies Congress

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

The idea behind the JOBS Act is to jump-start growth, not to give fraudsters an easy way to fleece unwary victims. Reasonable finance professionals find the SEC's proposed rule amendments so ludicrous that the SEC seems to beg for a thorough housecleaning.

Senator Calls For Probe Into Marketing Company

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey is asking for information about ...

It's Time to Shine a Light on Dark Money

Philip Radford | Posted 02.16.2014 | Green
Philip Radford

Make no mistake: Here in D.C., the secret political contributions from the 1 percent of the 1 percent of the 1 percent are doing as much damage to our environment as anything else.

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?

Paul Blumenthal

Corporate 'Dark Money' To Get Free Pass As SEC Drops Disclosure Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission unceremoniously dropped a proposal to require corporations to disclose contributions to political...

4 Reasons the SEC's New Ratio Test Will Not Decrease CEO Pay

Avi Sinensky | Posted 12.21.2013 | Business
Avi Sinensky

This proposal -- like some of the other rules implemented under Dodd-Frank -- will do little to accomplish the desired effect of narrowing the gap between employee compensation and executive compensation. If anything, it may have the opposite effect.

Shutdowns and the Real World

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The shutdown is the story of the moment. But there are also other real things going on in the real world that have huge consequences for, yes, real people -- and the media shouldn't ignore those other stories.

'Money Has to Serve, Not to Rule'

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

The pope points out that in ideologies that are grounded in the drive for power and for possessions a rejection of both God and others and an attitude that considers ethics as a nuisance.

Mark Gongloff

SEC Backtracks Slightly On Controversial Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business

If you get busted doing bad things to investors, you had better watch out: The nation's top securities watchdog might, on very rare occasions, actuall...

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.

IRS Scandal a Carbuncle -- on a Cancer-Wracked Body

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Permitting Tea Party, left-wing, libertarian, middle-of-the-road -- whatever -- groups to define themselves as untaxed social welfare organizations that may accept unlimited, untaxed, secret corporate gifts and sponsor political ads is a sarcoma on democracy.

Paul Blumenthal

'No One Is Working' On Corporate Disclosure Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission is not currently writing a rule to require public corporations to disclose their political contri...

SEC Considering Review Of Stock Market

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Jo White, is on board with calls for a broad review of the framework of ...