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  • US Economy and the 2008 Financial Crisis
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    U.S. Economy and the 2008 Financial Crisis

    Panelists spoke about the state of the economy and the 2008 financial crisis. Much of the discussion focused on financial regulations and reforms enacted after the crisis.

  • 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…

  • Financial Impact  on Credit Markets
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    Financial Impact on Credit Markets

    The Senate Banking Committee holds hearings today on the role of Credit Markets in the financial markets. Arthur Levitt, who is testifying before the Committee, explained how the credit…

  • 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…

  • State of US Economy
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    State of U.S. Economy

    Participants talked about the state of the U.S. economy. Among the issues they addressed were corporate crime, deficit spending, confidence in the stock market, and Republican focus on…

  • 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…

  • Saving and Investing Education Campaign
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    Saving and Investing Education Campaign

    Participants discussed a public education campaign by various government agencies about the importance of public saving and investment. They talked about how to educate U.S. citizens about…

  • Diversity in Corporate America
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    Diversity in Corporate America

    After an introduction by Rev. Jackson, Mr. Levitt discussed the need to achieve equal access and for the financial services industry to “look like America.” He pointed out that the SEC has…

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