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Demonstrators protesting for $15/hour wages and proper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 9, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Wall Street
January 21, 2014 | Blog

Years after the financial crisis, there’s still plenty of risk in our financial system and regulatory agencies keeping an eye on Wall Street are still being woefully underfunded. Continue reading

In this file photo made Dec. 17, 2008, shows the exterior of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/File)
November 14, 2013 | Blog

Activists have urged the SEC to use its rule-making authority to staunch the flow of political cash. Continue reading

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2011 file photo, Vikram Pandit, CEO of CitiGroup, speaks at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association annual meeting, in New York. Citigroup has paid its former CEO Pandit, who resigned abruptly in October 2012, a bonus of $6.7 million for work he did for the bank this year. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 13, 2013 | Blog

A long-delayed Dodd-Frank provision that would expose CEOs who make hundreds (or thousands) of times more than their employees may be coming soon. Continue reading

The Securities and Exchange Commission building in Washington. (Credit: flickr/arsheffield)
April 25, 2013 | Blog
The SEC says its considering a new rule that would require publicly traded corporations to disclose political spending to their shareholders.
SEC BofA Ruling Aftermath
April 25, 2013

Bill urges you to tell the SEC what you think about a proposed rule being that would force publicly-traded corporations to disclose political donations.

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Mary Schapiro
April 4, 2013 | Blog
The latest person to pass through it is former SEC chair Mary Schapiro.
March 12, 2013 | Blog
Two controversial Obama appointees go before the Senate Banking Committee today.
February 15, 2013

Mary Jo White’s appointment illustrates a takeover of government regulatory agencies by the very corporations they’re supposed to keep an eye on. Continue reading

February 15, 2013 | Blog

Through Washington’s revolving door go hundreds of former SEC employees who work with the SEC on behalf of corporations the agency is supposed to regulate. Continue reading

February 15, 2013 | Q&A
Government watchdog Michael Smallberg discusses the cozy relationship between SEC regulators and the financial players they’re supposed to police.
Mary Jo White
February 12, 2013 | Blog
David Sirota says Obama's nomination of Mary Jo White to head the SEC perpetuates a history of regulatory capture at the agency.
June 26, 2012 | Blog

After a Supreme Court setback, Citizens United opponents are still working to put voters “back in the driver’s seat” of democracy. Continue reading

The corporate flag for JPMorgan Chase flies at corporate headquarters. May 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
May 23, 2012 | Blog

At least five government agencies are investigating JPMorgan Chase’s trading loss, but CEO Jamie Dimon may have little to fear. Continue reading

March 1, 2012 | Blog
The FBI kicks off a campaign against insider trading with Michael Douglas as official spokesperson.