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  • Home Mortgage Closing Process Reform
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    Home Mortgage Closing Process Reform

    The witnesses testified on proposed changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. The proposed changes would reform the home mortgage closing process.

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  • Terrorist Financing and the Patriot Act
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    Terrorist Financing and the Patriot Act

    Director Mueller testified about efforts to combat terrorism, methods of stopping terrorist financing, and proposals to provide greater flexibility in ending terrorist money laundering…

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  • Corporate Auditing
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    Corporate Auditing

    Witnesses testified about the Corporate and Auditing Accountability Responsibility and Transparency Act designed to ensure adequate and accurate checks on corporate financial records. Among…

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  • Global Crossing Bankruptcy
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    Global Crossing Bankruptcy

    Witnesses testified about the decision to file for bankruptcy by the Global Crossings corporation, the state of the telecommunications industry, the impact of a weak economy on the computer…

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  • Accounting Industry Regulation
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    Accounting Industry Regulation

    Representative LaFalce talked about legislative proposals to regulate the accounting industry and hearings scheduled on the subject for later in the day. He also responded to viewer…

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  • Federal Reserve Report
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    Federal Reserve Report

    Chairman Greenspan reported on the state of the U.S. economy.

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  • Enron Bankruptcy
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    Enron Bankruptcy

    Following a period of committee business in which members debated whether to swear in all witnesses, Mr. Pitt testified under oath about investigations into the financial collapse of Enron…

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  • Enron Bankruptcy
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    Enron Bankruptcy

    Mr. Powers testified about his investigation into Enron’s financial collapse and accounting problems. He said that the investigation “found systematic and pervasive attempts by management to…

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  • Financial Regulation
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    Financial Regulation

    House Financial Services Committee members talked to reporters about new regulatory provisions on Wall Street research analysts. Following their prepared remarks they answered questions…

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  • Financial War on Terrorism
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    Financial War on Terrorism

    Witnesses testified about money laundering schemes and legislation to interdict funds used by terrorists and terrorist organizations.

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  • Financial Collapse of Enron
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    Financial Collapse of Enron

    Witnesses testified about the collapse of Enron and the possible impact on investors and financial markets. Among the topics addressed were auditing practices, charges of financial…

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  • US Securities and Insurance Industries
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    U.S. Securities and Insurance Industries

    Witnesses testified about the nation’s financial markets and the insurance industry’s commitment and ability to keep its promises in wake of the previous week’s terrorist attacks.

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  • Financial Markets Status
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    Financial Markets Status

    Representatives spoke to reporters about reopening financial markets after attacks on the World Trade Center had shut them down for four days. Following their remarks they answered…

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  • Federal Monetary Policy
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    Federal Monetary Policy

    Mr. Greenspan testified about the state of the economy and federal monetary policies. He said that consumer confidence continued to deteriorate, but suggested that long-term productivity…

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  • Predatory Lending Practices
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    Predatory Lending Practices

    Government officials, consumer advocates, and banking officials testified about proposed regulatory and legislative changes to the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act enacted in 1994…

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  • Monetary Policy Report
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    Monetary Policy Report

    Mr. Greenspan testified about the Federal Reserve Board’s report on its conduct of monetary policy. He said that the economy showed few signs of slowing despite recent interest rate…

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  • Financial Services Bill Signing
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    Financial Services Bill Signing

    President Clinton and others talked about the Financial Services Bill that would provide greater freedom, competition and consumer protection in the financial services industry. Following…

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  • Russian Corruption and Money Laundering
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    Russian Corruption and Money Laundering

    Witnesses testified about an investigation into allegations that Russian officials had used U.S. banks to launder money. Mr. Robinson talked about the results of the FBI investigation,…

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  • Monetary Policy
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    Monetary Policy

    Mr. Greenspan testified about the possibility of an interest rate hike saying that, while it remained possible, he did not expect it would be implemented soon. He further noted that the…

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  • International Finance Structure
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    International Finance Structure

    Secretary Rubin and Mr. Greenspan testified about the U.S. economy, saying that the trade deficit had grown more quickly than expected. They said that this did not threaten the economy in…

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