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Marcus Baram

SEC Probes Deutsche Bank's 'Crap' CDOs

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission investigates a Wall Street behemoth over claims that it assembled and sold a package of subprime mortgage-backe...

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GE's Former Subprime Unit Probed for Possible Fraud

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

It's been three long years since the housing bubble cratered the economy and not a single top mortgage executive sits behind bars. But sometimes the w...

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GAO Report On Proprietary Trading Slammed By Senate Dems As 'Misleading'

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

A new government report on banks' controversial practice of trading and investing for their own profit was condemned Wednesday by congressional Democr...

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Inspector General Says SEC Routinely Exempts Companies From Rules Without Adequate Follow-up

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

Companies are routinely exempted from the Securities and Exchange Commission's panoply of rules and regulations, as long as they meet certain conditio...

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Army Probes Big Pharma Payments To Military Doctors

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

The U.S. Army is probing payments by pharmaceutical companies to military physicians in the wake of a recent settlement between Novo Nordisk and the J...

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Mystery Of Deadly Chlorine Leak Solved

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.17.2011 | World

Late one night in January 1994, a chlorine leak that seeped through the sewer system of the city of Cali in Colombia killed three children in their be...

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The Wake-Up Call: McConnell Slams EPA During Speech To Coal Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

• In a speech before a coal industry group in Kentucky on Wednesday, the U.S. Senate's top Republican accused the Environmental Protection Agency of...

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The Wake-Up Call: Oil Company Faulted For Rig Fire

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.31.2011 | Green

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) released the findings of its investigation into a fire last September on a ...

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The Wake-Up Call: Car Accident Victims Left Behind In Huge Bailouts Of GM, Chrysler

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

• Thousands of car accident victims were left behind by the massive government bailouts of GM and Chrysler. The $50 billion rescue of GM and the res...

Risk Of Radiation Release From Spent Fuel Is Greater In The U.S. Than Japan

Posted 07.25.2011 | Green

• The risk of a catastrophic release of radiation from an accident at a spent nuclear fuel pool is much higher in the United States than at Japan's ...

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SEC Cuts A Deal With Company Accused Of Bribery

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

Welcome to "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. Though the...

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Imported Fish Not Tested For Harmful Drug Residues: GAO

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.16.2011 | Home

Welcome to "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. Though the...

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Fracking's Smoking Gun? 'Talking Points' Tell Salesmen How To Mislead Landowners

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green

Welcome to "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. Though the...

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Feds Made Over $125 Billion In Improper Payments Last Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

Welcome to "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. Though the...

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Almost Two Dozen Members Of Congress Get Farm Subsidies

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

Welcome to "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. Though the...

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Nuclear Plant Was Behind On Safety Inspections

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Welcome to "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. Though the...

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U.S. Nuke Plant Workers Protected By Whistleblower Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Welcome to our blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. ...

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EPA Overhauls Controversial Regulation That Spurred Business Complaints

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday America...

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Dodd-Frank Progress Report: What's Going On?

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday America...

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Lawmaker Seeks To 'Modify' Child Labor Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday America...