Tag Archive | "SEC"

Just a Reminder: Wall Street Only Cares About Wall Street

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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I was excited when I recently had a chance to talk with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid about the pending financial reform legislation. (Yes, I AM all politico-geeky like that!) I had hoped to get a real update on …

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What’s Wrong With Wall Street? Nothing a Good Dose of Estrogen Can’t Fix

Friday, May 14, 2010

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Do you know these women?  You should. Because they’re pretty much the only thing that stands between us and the next financial collapse of the American economy. TIME Magazine’s cover story this week is called, The Sheriffs of Wall Street

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Down to the Wire Weekend

Saturday, April 24, 2010

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Where can you find me this weekend while I’m trying to crank out the last chapter of Mothers of Intention? Check out my weekly column Speaker of the House at The Stir — this week, I wonder how far we’ve …

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Wall Street Isn’t Afraid of the SEC

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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You might say I have a little inside information about the SEC. I spent several years there before I was a “recovering attorney” — first as lawyer in the Enforcement Division who investigated a variety of securities fraud cases and …

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Who Knew Financial Regulation Was So Simple?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

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Funny or Die’s Presidential Reunion from Will Ferrell But I still miss the late Phil Hartman as Ronald Reagan. As for financial regulation?  Do we really have to go over this again — just call Brooksley Born, Elizabeth

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Wasn’t the SEC Supposed to be the “Investor’s Advocate?”

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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Please accept my apologies for the rhetorical question. As someone who worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission for several years, I already know the answer to that question is, “yes.”  Unfortunately, that mission has gone missing and seems to …

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When it Comes to Bernie Madoff, Congress is More to Blame Than the SEC

Thursday, January 8, 2009

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My question of the day is, “Why is Congress having hearings to investigate the Securities and Exchange Commission?” If it’s looking for the real culprit to blame in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme,Congress needs only to look in …

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Thursday Quick Hits While I’m on the Phone with Blue Cross Blue Shield

Thursday, December 18, 2008

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One good thing about having a home office is that I can work and take care of personal things at the same time, like when I have to do the whole silly “pre-notification” (not to be confused with pre-approval) process …

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PunditMom’s Wednesday Quick Hits — SEC vs. Congress

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

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As if the financial world hasn’t already been rocked to its core, now we are dealing with a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. Conveniently, Congress is pointing the finger at the SEC staff and SEC big-wigs are calling for an …

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My Economic Blood Pressure is Up. Is Yours?

Friday, September 26, 2008

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Close your eyes. Relax. Take a deep breath in. Hold it. Now, let it out. Om. There, I just wanted to try to create a small moment of zen before I started talking about our economic mess. The one …

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