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  • Systemic Risk and Resolution Issues
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    Systemic Risk and Resolution Issues

    Witnesses testified on a proposed financial regulatory overhaul, focusing on systemic risk and resolution issues. They particularly discussed recent bank and financial institution bailouts and the notion…

  • Regulation of Securities Markets Part 2
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    Regulation of Securities Markets, Part 2

    Former Security and Exchange commissioners testified about investor protection and the regulation of securities markets. They focused on the modernization of the entire financial regulatory…

  • Credit Markets and the Economy
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    Credit Markets and the Economy

    Witnesses testified about turmoil and failures in the U.S. credit markets, federal plans to provided assistance to banks and financial institutions, and the potential long-term impact of…

  • House Democratic Economic Agenda
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    House Democratic Economic Agenda

    Democratic House leaders spoke to the press after their meeting with economic experts to discuss the current economic conditions and efforts to develop a recovery plan that focuses on…

  • emTake On the Streetem
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    Take On the Street

    Mr. Levitt talked about his book Take On the Street: What Wall Street and Corporate America Don’t Want You to Know, published by Pantheon Books. The book and talk concentrate on how…

  • US Business Regulation
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    U.S. Business Regulation

    Secretary Paulson spoke about the state of the U.S. economy, conditions for economic growth in U.S. and global markets, and the role of government in market regulation. Following his remarks two…

  • Accounting and Investor Protection
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    Accounting and Investor Protection

    Former Securities and Exchange Commission chairmen testified about accounting practices and protecting stock market investors. The Enron bankruptcy has raised issues of the integrity of…

  • Enron Financial Collapse
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    Enron Financial Collapse

    Witnesses testified about the financial collapse of the Enron corporation and the role of the federal government in regulating securities. Among the topics they addressed were retirement…

  • Individual Investors and Securities Regulation
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    Individual Investors and Securities Regulation

    Mr. Levitt talked about the rights and obligations of individual investors. Among the topics he addressed were how to ascertain appropriate levels of risk, brokerage fees and commissions,…

  • Day Trading
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    Day Trading

    Witnesses testified about the growing practice of day trading. Among the issues addressed were its similarities to gambling, the effect on companies and the stock market, and deceptive…

  • Year 2000 Computers  OnLine Securities
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    Year 2000 Computers: On-Line Securities

    Financial experts spoke to reporters about preparations the financial markets had made to avoid any potential computer problems resulting from the date change on January 1, 2000. Among the…

  • Daytrading and Online Investing
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    Daytrading and Online Investing

    Mr. Levitt discussed the effect of the Internet on investment trading. He asserted that the Internet has revolutionized the trading industry, and described how the Securities Exchange…

  • Consumers and Financial Mergers
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    Consumers and Financial Mergers

    Mr. Levitt spoke about the large number of people investing today and the importance of protection for investors. He stated that most people have not understood the amount of money they…

  • Cost of Market Transactions
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    Cost of Market Transactions

    Mr. Levitt talked about achieving and maintaining a high level of confidence in the bond market. He called for a more transparent market in which individual investors could more easily…

  • The Investment Revolution
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    The Investment Revolution

    On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and Options Clearing Corporation, Mr. Johnston talked about investing in the stock market and the trends that…

  • Financial Services Restructuring Part 1
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    Financial Services Restructuring Part 1

    Committee members heard testimony from federal banking regulators on the merging of banks, securities firms and insurance companies. They testified about the risks, such as financial…

  • Investors Town Meeting
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    Investors' Town Meeting

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is hosting a series of town meetings around the U.S. this year. In this one, Mr. Leavitt talked about the risks and rewards of investing in securities markets. He…

  • Financial Services Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation

    Subcommittee members heard testimony on financial services regulation that would allow banks and securities companies to enter each other’s business.

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission
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    The Securities and Exchange Commission

    Mr. Levitt discussed the work of the Securities and Exchange Commission and commented on the evolution of the investment world.

  • Securities and Exchange Commission
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    Securities and Exchange Commission

    Mr. Levitt spoke about his views on the role of the Securities and Exchange Commission, including agency initiatives in informing investors aboput the mutual fund industry and reforming the…

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