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    JOBS Act Implementation

    Panelists testified on the effects of the implementation of the JOBS Act on crowd funding, an Internet-based mechanism for small businesses and others to raise money.

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    Congressional Insider Trading Information

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee heard testimony on laws that prohibit members of Congress and their staffs from trading on information they obtain as…

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    Criminal Prosecutions for Financial Fraud

    Legal experts testified about potential legal means to prosecute Wall Street brokers for fraud when they act against the interests of clients. Following their testimony, Assistant…

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    Madoff Ponzi Scheme and Investor Protection

    Witnesses testified about the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme and possible legislation that would revise investor protections.

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    Credit Rating Agencies

    Witnesses testified on the role of credit rating agencies in the financial crisis, and what changes might be made to their oversight. Credit rating agencies have come under criticism…

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    Investment Securities Fraud

    Witnesses testified about investment practices and alleged criminal fraud by Madoff Investment Securities. They focused on operating procedures used by the firm, the performance of…

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    Corporate Governance of American Businesses

    Two groups of panelists discussed the effects on U.S. financial markets of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act passed in response to corporate and accounting scandals involving major U.S.…

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    Ramifications of Federal Oversight

    Mr. Coffee discussed the possible ramifications of increased federal oversight of corporations versus industry self-regulation. He promoted strong government action as opposed to…

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    Financial Collapse of Enron

    Witnesses, including several retirees, testified about the issues surrounding the collapse of the Enron Corporation. Among the topics addressed were the inability to sell company stock…

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