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SEC Admits It's Not Monitoring Stock Buybacks to Prevent Market Manipulation
Business  (tags: SEC, Stock Buybacks, stock market manipulation, income inequality, Mary Jo White )

Judy
- 15 days ago - firstlook.org
Several politicians have been citing buybacks as an example of deliberate financial engineering that bolsters concentration of wealth and keeps working-class wages stagnant. This deceptive and destructive practice needs to be monitored and eliminated.
No More Wall Street Insiders At The SEC - Petition
Business  (tags: SEC, Mary Jo White, Elizabeth Warren, petition, Wall Street Insiders )

Dandelion
- 57 days ago - nomorewallstreetinsiders.com
The first time Pres.Obama had an opening at the SEC which oversees Wall Street he appointed Mary Jo White who had spent most of her career defending Wall Street. Elizabeth Warren said her record extremely disappointing but not a surprise due her past job
Urge the SEC to Demand Full Disclosure of Walmart's Offshore Subsidiaries in Tax Havens
Business  (tags: Walmart, SEC, Offshore Tax Havens )

Kathryn
- 58 days ago - actionnetwork.org
Petition. Ask Mary Jo White, SEC Chair, to demand full disclosure of Walmart's offshore subsidiaries in tax havens and how much Walmart may be avoiding in taxes.
Urge the SEC to Demand Full Disclosure of Walmarts Offshore Subsidiaries in Tax Havens - Petition
Business  (tags: Walmart, tax haven, petition, SEC, full disclosure, taxes )

Dandelion
- 65 days ago - actionnetwork.org
Walmart has built a vast undisclosed network of 78 subsidiaries and branches in 15 overseas tax havens. We demand full disclosure of Walmarts offshore subsidiaries in tax havens and how much Walmart may be avoiding in taxes.
PETITION: Tell the SEC to Require Companies to Disclose CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios
Business  (tags: SEC, CEO-to-Worker Ratio, disclosure, Wall Street )

Kathryn
- 98 days ago - actionnetwork.org
Five years ago, Congress passed a law that included a rule requiring all publicly traded companies to disclose their CEO-to-worker pay ratio. But Wall Street and big corporations have lobbied hard to stop the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
SEC Rule Would Link Executive Pay To Performance
Business  (tags: corporate pay, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC )

Judy
- 121 days ago - npr.org
The proposed rule will now be subject to a 60-day comment period.
S&P Lowered Standards on Ratings, SEC Says
Business  (tags: Standard Poors Bond Rating Service, economy, ethics, dishonesty, marketing, business, usa, SEC, New York, Massachusetts, financial crisis, DOJ, fines, suspension )

Lynn
- 219 days ago - wsj.com
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services softened standards to win business and misled investors long after the end of the 2008 financial crisis, regulators said Wednesday as they announced a settlement over the firm's bond-grading methods.
Joseph Stiglitz Blocked From SEC Panel For Criticizing Wall Street
Business  (tags: Wall Street, SEC, Joseph Stiglitz, 1% )

Judy
- 230 days ago - news.firedoglake.com
Apparently voicing any criticism of how Wall Street operates disqualifies any expert, no matter their credentials, from advising government regulators.
The Top Five Bank Bailouts We Never Heard About
Business  (tags: bofa, countrywide, doj, jpmorgan chase, SEC, settlements, taxes )

Judy
- 329 days ago - billmoyers.com
This should make you mad! While TARP sparked outrage, it wasn't the only bailout Wall Street bankers have enjoyed since their casino came crashing down around them.
What If Shareholders Knew About Their Company's Political Spending?
Business  (tags: business, ethics, investors, politics, usa, SEC, political spending, new regulation )

Lynn
- 349 days ago - alternet.org
...a proposed Securities and Exchange Commission rule that would force publicly traded companies to disclose their political spending to their shareholders.
How Everybody Pays The Price Of Wall Street's Unregulated High-Frequency Trading
Business  (tags: high-frequency tradng, SEC, new regulation needed, high trading volume, no investment, we all pay )

Judy
- 901 days ago - thinkprogress.org
During an appearance on CNBC yesterday, Charlie Munger, deputy to billionaire investor Warren Buffett, had some harsh words for high-frequency trading, the practice used by huge financial firms to trade stocks in milliseconds.
Occupy the SEC Sues Federal Reserve, SEC, CFTC, OCC, FDIC and U.S. Treasury Over Volcker Rule Delays
Business  (tags: wall street, corruption, economy, dishonesty, foreclosures, Volcker Rule, profit, 99%, Dodd-Frank, finance, money, society, SEC )

Nancy
- 905 days ago - interoccupy.net
Occupy Wall Street's brain trust, Occupy the SEC, just filed a federal lawsuit that encapsulates the crony capitalist state that passes today for democracy.
Two New Fraud Deals Show Wall Street's Washington Insiders at Work
Business  (tags: Washington, Wall Street, negotiating table, fraud deals, revolving door, attorneys, government officials, too-big-to-fail, same BS, SEC, reviewers, Promontory, B of A, Fannie Mae, The People NOT )

Judy
- 955 days ago - nationofchange.org
Everybody knew the drill: Ignore the potential criminal charges and agree on settlement figures they think the public will swallow - big enough to sound impressive, far smaller than the banks' ill-gotten gains. They've done this dozens of times before.
Why No Financial Crisis Prosecutions? Ex-Justice Official Says It's Just Too Hard
Business  (tags: ProPublica, financial crimes, financial crisis, no prosecutions, major players, top executives, FBI, Justice Department, SEC, civil cases. token fines, no prison time, David Cordona, Sarbanes Oxley )

Judy
- 1360 days ago - propublica.org
It's an issue we and others have noted again and again: Years after the financial crisis, there have still been no prosecutions of top executives at the major players in the financial crisis.
TAKE ACTION NOW! End the Collusion Between Wall Street Banks and the Securities and Exchange Commission
Business  (tags: politics, society, Wall Street, SEC, dishonesty, corruption, americans, usa, news, ethics, economy, business, money )

Cal
- 1363 days ago - forcechange.com
For years, public companies accused of financial wrongdoings by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have been able to avoid admitting guilt by simply paying a fine. Now, one judge has told the SEC that this practice is undermining our democracy a
 

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