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  Financial Finagling Pt. 1
The financial scandals of the last five years have given many American corporations a bad name. From Enron to Global Crossing, ...
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Financial Finagling Pt. 2
Aired 3/22/2007

The financial scandals of the last five years have given many American corporations a bad name. From Enron to Global Crossing, from Arthur Andersen to Merrill Lynch, big firms have been accused and sometimes convicted of financial skullduggery in all its forms. This has hurt many Americans — most of us own securities. Federal and state governments have passed new legislation aimed at curbing accounting fraud, but some say the regulations go too far --- others say, not far enough. But in the meantime, the stock market continues doing fairly well — despite chaotic global conditions. And abroad, America is still seen as a safe haven for investment. Has Wall Street become over-regulated? Or has recent legislation been the strong medicine big business needs to keep from self-destructing?
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  Alex Pollock
    former President and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, a director of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

Originally Aired: 9/14/2006

   
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