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The Top Five Bank Bailouts We Never Heard About
Business  (tags: bofa, countrywide, doj, jpmorgan chase, SEC, settlements, taxes )

Judy
- 83 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
- 103 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
- 655 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
- 659 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
- 709 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
- 1114 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
- 1116 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
Matt Taibbi On The Explosive Investigation Revealing The SEC's Cover-Up Of Wall Street's Crimes
Business  (tags: Wall Street, White-Collar crime, SEC )

Craig
- 1218 days ago - alternet.org
A new report suggests that the Security and Exchange Commission is destroying evidence of criminal activity on Wall Street.
The SEC's Porn Problem
Business  (tags: SEC, SEC porn investigation, financial meltdown, SEC failure )

Judy
- 1705 days ago - salon.com
Many of the porn-watching staffers held senior positions and six-figure salaries, and the cases run the gamut from employees simply accessing X-rated material during off hours on a government-issued laptops to watching porn for as many as five hours whil
SEC Porn Probe: Staffers Watched Porn As Economy Crashed
Business  (tags: Charles Grassley, Financial Crisis, Goldman Sachs, Images, Inspector General, Internet, Movies, Pornography, Recession, Regulation, Sec, Securities And Exchange Commisison, Sex, Business News )

Judy
- 1707 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Senior staffers at the Securities and Exchange Commission spent hours surfing pornographic websites on government-issued computers while they were being paid to police the financial system, an agency watchdog says.
Crocodile Tears on Wall Street
Business  (tags: oligarchy, wall street, economic meltdown, credit default swaps, housing bubble, regulators, SEC, Magnetar, corruption, dishonesty )

Judy
- 1711 days ago - salon.com
With all due respect, we can only wish those Tea Party activists who gathered in Washington and other cities this week weren't so single-minded about just who's responsible for all their troubles, real and imagined. They're up in arms, so to speak, agains
Goldman Case Likely to Unleash Torrent of Lawsuits
Business  (tags: Goldman Sachs charged, torrent of banking lawsuits, SEC, housing bubble, hedge funds, foreign investors, banksters )

Judy
- 1713 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The fraud charges against Goldman Sachs & Co. that rocked financial markets Friday are no slam dunk, as hazy evidence and strategic pitfalls could easily trip up government lawyers. It couls kick off a lengthy new era of litigation for many banks.
Selling Us Out Piece By Piece - Investors Beware!
Business  (tags: Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Wall Street, investing, foreign investments, regulatory practices, stock market )

RC
- 2365 days ago - nytimes.com
The Securities & Exchange Commission is about to propose changes that they say will attract foreign investment and enhance the investing opportunities of Americans. Oh yeah? Try this view: We'll be getting screwed by the government - again!
   

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