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  • Progressive Movement and the 2012 Elections
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    Progressive Movement and the 2012 Elections

    Participants called on progressives to vote in November, re-elect President Obama, and get more progressive candidates into Congress. Representative Schakowsky (D-IL) said the Republican…

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  • Community Banks and Economic Growth
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    Community Banks and Economic Growth

    Witnesses testified on the services community banks and credit unions provide. Among the topics they addressed were the impact of regulations on small banks, the role of community banks,…

    408 views
  • International Regulatory Coordination
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    International Regulatory Coordination

    Witnesses testified about differences in financial regulatory approaches between the U.S. and other countries, and the effects of those disparities on U.S. companies and the economy at large. Topics…

    264 views
  • House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on Jobs
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    House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on Jobs

    The House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee held a hearing on job creation and the economy. Among the topics they addressed were proposals to increase cooperation with the private…

    209 views
  • Troubled Asset Relief Program and Executive Pay Academic Panel
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    Troubled Asset Relief Program and Executive Pay, Academic Panel

    Academics testified on executive pay at companies that received taxpayer assistance through the Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP). They also talked about Kenneth Feingerg’s role as…

    239 views
  • Criminal Prosecutions for Financial Fraud
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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 Attorney…

    1,912 views
  • Troubled Asset Relief Program
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    Troubled Asset Relief Program

    Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability Herbert Allison Jr. testified that the Treasury Department ‘is now in a position to begin winding down TARP programs’ and embark on a new…

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  • Financial Rescue Program Oversight
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    Financial Rescue Program Oversight

    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner spoke to the Congressional Oversight Panel that monitors Treasury’s efforts to bail out troubled banks about the operation of financial markets and the…

    6,637 views
  • Corporations and Credit Rating Usage
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    Corporations and Credit Rating Usage

    The panel talked about the role of the credit rating agencies in economic growth, the difficulties in getting started in the credit rating industry, the regulations of the industry, and logistical barriers faced by the…

    118 views
  • Regulation of the Financial Industry
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    Regulation of the Financial Industry

    The congressionally mandated Troubled Assets Relief Program Oversight Panel heard from experts on the regulation of the financial industry in preparation for a report on the use of…

    257 views
  • Financial Collapse of Enron
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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…

    2,662 views
  • Corporate Trust Study
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    Corporate Trust Study

    The American Academy of Arts and Sciences released its new report titled “Restoring Trust in American Business.” The report examined the recent corporate scandals and includes steps for…

    67 views
  • Investor Summit Part 1
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    Investor Summit Part 1

    As part of an information symposium about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s regulatory agenda in the wake of recent events, regulators, consumer representatives, and financial…

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  • Wall Street Financial Analysts Day 1
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    Wall Street Financial Analysts Day 1

    In the first of a series of hearings financial analysts and others testified about business practices on Wall Street and the integrity of financial advice given by investment advisers.…

    221 views