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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. answers questions from reporters on President Obama's jobs bill, the debt reduction supercommittee and the economy, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 30, 2014 | Blog

Insider information passed between Washington and Wall Street helps the already-powerful at our expense. Continue reading

Two U.S. private security contractors investigate the site where a military armored bus was damaged by a roadside bomb on the highway near Baghdad International Airport in Baghdad, Iraq in this Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004 file photo. A top aide to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki conceded it may prove difficult for the Iraqi government to expel Western security contractors despite outrage that followed the killings of civilians in a shooting involving Blackwater USA contractors protecting State Department personnel. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
June 30, 2014 | News & Notes

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

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, head of the largest bank in the United States, prepares to testify before the Senate Banking Committee about how his company recently lost more than $2 billion on risky trades. June 2012. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
June 13, 2014 | Money & Politics

As the 2008 financial crisis showed the public can pay a steep price for this two-way dependence. Continue reading

This undated handout photo provided by NASA shows the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctic. Two new studies indicate that part of the huge West Antarctic ice sheet is starting a slow collapse in an unstoppable way. Alarmed scientists say that means even more sea level rise than they figured. (AP Photo/NASA)
May 13, 2014 | News & Notes

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

Alex Robles protests against low wages for fast-food workers in front of a McDonald's on Thursday, December 5, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
April 23, 2014 | Blog

Proposed legislation in California would set corporate taxes according to the ratio of CEO pay to the pay of the company’s typical worker. Continue reading

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

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