The chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission laid out new rules to regulate high-frequency trading. Critics have argued that high-speed, computer trading gives a small group of traders an enormous advantage over the general public. Judy Woodruff talks to…
By PBS NewsHour
Hewlett-Packard will pay more than $108 million in a settlement agreement after the Securities and Exchange Commission charged the company Tuesday with bribing government officials to obtain public contracts.
By Justin Scuiletti
The Obama administration is seeking new authority to oversee the virtually unregulated market for derivatives, a class of exotic financial instruments that includes the risky contracts that helped cripple insurance giant American International Group.
By Admin and PBS NewsHour
Question/Comment: With all the discussion of the mortgage crisis, there is still hardly any mention of actually cleaning up the mortgage industry. The "experts" all seem to be on the side of the status quo, but maybe this is contributing…
By PBS NewsHour
President Bush on Thursday nominated Rep. Christopher Cox, R-Calif., to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission after current Chairman William Donaldson announced his departure effective June 30.
President Bush on Tuesday selected longtime Wall Street executive William Donaldson to serve as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and to help restore confidence in markets shaken by a wave of corporate financial scandals.
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt resigned late Tuesday night, citing the continuing political turmoil surrounding his chairmanship as a reason for his departure.
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt on Thursday asked the agency's inspector general to investigate William Webster's selection to head a new audit oversight panel.
The following is the full statement of the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission proposing reforms for the accounting industry in effort to prevent another Enron disaster.
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