'Appearance Of Collusion': Top GOP Lawmaker Questions SEC's Foray Into Global Warming

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Science Committee. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

‘This wasn’t a coincidence’

How Much Do US Brokers Make?

Business | Reuters

The ugly truth about the annual income of U.S. securities brokers

SEC kicks off insider trading investigation into S&P downgrade - TheDC

Business | Steven Nelson

Agency asks for the names of S&P employees aware of impending credit downgrade

American regulators struggle to penalize accounting misconduct by Chinese executives - Reuters

Business | InternAdmin

Sarbanes-Oxley reform act to prevent accounting fraud tough to enforce on Chinese companies

The SEC should investigate the Dept. of Education

Opinion | Natasha Mayer

The department’s support for regulations on for-profit colleges is unethical, immoral and, quite possibly, criminal.

Documents reveal Education Dept's secret 'Alliance' - TheDC

Politics | Jonathan Strong

Debarred short seller with checkered past, Manuel Asensio, lobbied Education Department on for-profit colleges

SEC discloses workers punished for watching porn - AP

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SEC disciplined, counseled 24 employees who watched porn on government computers

SEC cracks down on fraudulent global warming company - TheDC

Politics | Amanda Carey

CO2 Tech Ltd. raked in $7 million by selling fake stock to unsuspecting Americans wanting to fight global warming

Regulation takes center stage

Opinion | Sam Batkins

It’s time for Congress to use its oversight powers to protect Americans from costly and unnecessary regulations.

JPMorgan said to have doubted Madoff long before his scheme was revealed - NYT

Business | interns

Financial giant JPMorgan recognized that Madoff’s investments were actually part of his Ponzi scheme, but declined to bring it to regulators’ attention

The 112th's job: Boosting business confidence

Energy | Karen Kerrigan

The new Congress needs to go beyond unwinding the policy mess created by the last Congress.

O'Donnell: Rumors of investigation 'an attempt to discredit this whole Tea Party movement' - TheDC

Politics | Alexis Levinson

The former Delaware GOP Senate candidate denied the charges she used her campaign funds for personal use

TheDC Morning: Feds may have to bail out Detroit for a second time - TheDC

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Hillary's bad hair week

Opinion | Ken Blackwell

The WikiLeaks revelations have dealt a serious blow to Clinton’s credibility as a diplomat.

New Senate bill would ensure quality control in climate data

Opinion | Anthony Watts

The bill would force NASA to release its original raw historical temperature data and post it online for everyone to see.

Bank of America pays $137 million for bid rigging - Bloomberg

Business | Steven Nelson (admin)

Bank of America has been aiding a nationwide Justice Department probe on municipal bond bid rigging in return for leniency

Feds charge hundreds in fraudulent investment schemes - WaPo

Business | interns

Feds charge hundreds in fraudulent investment schemes

SEC title hopes ride with Cam, Tigers - NY Daily News

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

The conference needs the Tigers to beat 10th-ranked Alabama (9-2) and then win the SEC title game in Atlanta if it hopes to maintain its official dominance

Authorities preparing massive insider-trading investigation - AP

Business | Steven Nelson (admin)

Federal authorities are examining whether multiple insider-trading rings reaped illegal profits totaling tens of millions of dollars

Auburn Beats Georgia, 49-31, reaches SEC title game - NYT

Sports | Julia McClatchy (admin)

The Cam Newton rumors seemed to be everywhere over the past two weeks, except inside Jordan-Hare Stadium