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The Shrinking Oil Industry

Many of the oil services companies employed when new fields are developed have been laying off workers, and oil companies have been taking write-downs of their assets.

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Wall Street Wrongdoing May Go Unpunished With Trump’s Pick to Lead the SEC (Video)

Jay Clayton represented big banks and corporations as a law partner at Sullivan & Cromwell. At the Securities and Exchange Commission, he will be expected to police such companies.

Posted on Apr 17, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Is Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price

Price (pictured, right), head of the Department of Health and Human Services, traded stocks of health-related companies while working on legislation affecting the firms. An unnamed source says Bharara was overseeing an investigation.

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 READ MORE



For Head of SEC, Trump Taps Another Fox to Guard Wall Street Henhouse

A progressive leader decried Jay Clayton’s nomination as “yet another example of Trump betraying his own voters by turning over our economy to giant corporations and Wall Street.”

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 READ MORE



Carl’s Jr. Wants to Replace Human Workers With Bots to Save Money and Increase Profits

Machines are “always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case,” says the parent company’s $17,192-a-day chief executive.

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SEC Chair Seeks to Oust Regulator Who Regulated Auditing Firms

The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission says she will replace the chair of a group formed to keep auditors of publicly traded companies honest with someone likely to be more amenable to corporate interests.

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The Outrageous Ascent of CEO Pay

The Securities and Exchange Commission just ruled that large publicly held corporations must disclose the ratios of their top executives’ pay to the average pay of their workers.

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The SEC Illustrates the Danger of Regulatory Capture

The phrase “regulatory capture” shrouds a serious problem in vaguely academic jargon, making it seem like unimportant esoterica rather than anything noteworthy.

Posted on Mar 29, 2015 READ MORE



George W. Bush Hospitalized, Government Sues Bank of America, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the first charges filed in the deadly Benghazi terrorist attacks and a look at the donations of The Washington Post’s new owner.

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Kerry Calls Out Johnson, Zuckerberg Plans Christie Fundraiser, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including President Obama naming a new SEC head and Joe Biden dispensing some interesting earthquake advice during a Google+ “Fireside Hangout.”

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 READ MORE



GOP Backs Off Norquist Anti-Tax Pledge, Fox News Dissed on Fox News, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including another legal challenge to President Obama’s health care law and billionaire Warren Buffet discusses what Congress should do about taxing the wealthy.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 READ MORE



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Banks Pay Bupkis for Roles in Crisis

Bank of America: $11.9 billion; JPMorgan: $5.44 billion; Wells Fargo: $4.35 billion. These are the fines the banks have paid so far in settlements to the government for wrongdoing amid the financial crisis.

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 READ MORE



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Why No One Would Listen

What’s worse: to be persecuted and indicted for trying to expose an act of wrongdoing? Or—like so many in the corporate and financial world—to be ignored for doing so?

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 READ MORE



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SEC Slaps Former Fannie, Freddie Execs With Fraud Charges

It’s a start, but let’s hope Friday’s fraud charges against six former higher-ups at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac don’t represent the only attempts that the Securities and Exchange Commission will make to hold financial executives responsible for the disastrous economic mess that’s still upon us.

Posted on Dec 16, 2011 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Judge Jed Rakoff

There are those occasions when the choice for Truthdigger of the Week is so clear that our tribute practically writes itself. This is one of those times.

Posted on Dec 2, 2011 READ MORE



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American Officials Enjoy Lives Without Shame

Three recent news headlines illustrate how shameless some American officials have become when it comes to breaking the rules or messing up and pretending that everything is still OK. They also prove that in modern America, it’s possible for screwups to continue their lives and careers with hardly a blip.

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 READ MORE


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Bank of America CEO to Pack It In at Year’s End

Another head of another big bank is rolling ... all the way out the door. On Wednesday, Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis made the startling announcement that he was opting to take early retirement, effective the last day of this calendar year.

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