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SEC presidency

Jul 22, 2005
President Bush today nominated two Democrats to serve on the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nothing too surprising there. One is actually a re-nomination. The other occupies a top post in the SEC. The Senate Banking Committee takes them up next Tuesday. They will also consider President Bush's nomination of a Republican congressman from California to head the organization. Consumer activist and commentator Jamie Court argues when it comes to that lawmaker, Christopher Cox, Congress ought to be asking some tough questions.
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Sarbanes-Oxley 3-Year Anniversary

Jul 22, 2005
Next week the post-Enron reforms known as Sarbanes-Oxley turn three years old. Many predicted that the hassles and costs of complying with the law would drive publicly-traded companies to throw in the towel and go private. Many have, especially small firms. But as Marketplace's Amy Scott reports, the law may have reached farther than expected.
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Sloan Sessions: doing the time

Jul 18, 2005
Wall Street editor for Newsweek magazine Allan Sloan talks with Kai Ryssdal about the sentencing of corporate wrongdoers like Bernard Ebbers.
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David Johnson: The week on Wall Street

Jul 15, 2005
Host David Brown talks to David Johnson about stocks, the deficit, and instant gratification.
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Checking in with Wall Street

Jul 8, 2005
Kai Ryssdal talks with analyst Julie Niemann about the markets' response to yesterday's attacks.
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A quick turnaround in the markets

Jul 7, 2005
A remarkable recovery on the markets today. The Dow closed up 31.61. Amy Scott watched the markets today, and follows the curve.
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Leaving the SEC with a bang

Jun 28, 2005
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William Donaldson retires Thursday. But he's not short-timing it: tomorrow he'll hold a vote on a controversial new rule. Marketplace's Scott Tong reports.
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The week on Wall Street

Jun 17, 2005
David Johnson talks with Cheryl Glaser about the convictions of two former executives of Tyco, who looted more than $150 million from the company.
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The Week on Wall Street

Jun 10, 2005
Where does Alan Greenspan get his colorful language, like "irrational exuberance"? You'll never believe what David Johnson tells David Brown.
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Paperless Wall Street

May 31, 2005
If you hold stock, chances are there's a fancy certificate somewhere to prove it. Maybe it's under the mattress, or in a safe deposit box. Maybe your broker keeps it for you. Maybe you've never even seen it. If the securities industry has its way, that piece of paper is headed to the recycle bin of history. This month the state of Delaware cleared one of the last hurdles to a nearly paperless stock market. The change could save investors and companies billions of dollars. So why are some of them dragging their feet? Marketplace's Amy Scott reports.
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