Stories in the category Government oversight

Sheila Bair builds a network

By Laurie Bennett

October 6, 2014 at 11:20am

It takes top-shelf connections to increase one’s influence after heading the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

From regulators to riches

By Laurie Bennett

August 12, 2014 at 9:25am

The revolving door turned quickly for Scott O’Malia.

HSBC forges new government ties

By Laurie Bennett

March 10, 2014 at 9:42am

HSBC Holdings, under continuing scrutiny for its failures to block money launderers, has increased its government connections in recent years.

Geithner going to Warburg Pincus

By Laurie Bennett

November 17, 2013 at 10:38am

Warburg Pincus announced Saturday that former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is joining the company.

Larry Summers: At heart, a Wall Street guy

By Laurie Bennett

September 17, 2013 at 7:57am

The post-game analysis on Larry Summers’ withdrawal from consideration for Fed chair: He showed his allegiances when he left the Obama administration in 2010 and quickly returned to Wall Street.

Chris Cox: Another ex-regulator who’s prospering

By Laurie Bennett

September 16, 2013 at 9:10am

When the economy imploded in 2008, Christopher Cox was one of the federal regulators most criticized for having failed to stop the excesses of the financial sector.

Promontory Financial - the $1B revolving door

By Laurie Bennett

August 1, 2013 at 12:11pm

The Federal Reserve Board announced last week that it had come to an agreement with GMAC Mortgage in its mortgage foreclosure review.

Vatican Bank agrees to share info with U.S.

By Laurie Bennett

May 8, 2013 at 7:24am

The Vatican Bank has taken a step out of the shadows, signing a pact with U.S. regulators to share financial information.

Bottom line on Iraq reconstruction: $60B spent, $8B in waste

By Laurie Bennett

March 7, 2013 at 10:28am

Stuart Bowen, the inspector general for redevelopment efforts in Iraq, has delivered his final report.

Corporate America plays stupid

By Muckety

March 5, 2013 at 8:05am

Of all the business arguments against regulation, “The math is too hard” complaint amuses us the most.

SEC chair nominee has ties to several Obama bundlers

By Laurie Bennett

January 25, 2013 at 8:12am

Those who regard Wall Street financiers as thugs have reason to be pleased by President Obama’s choice to head the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Report: SEC won’t pursue charges against Buffett aide

By Laurie Bennett

January 4, 2013 at 9:03am

Federal regulators have decided not to file insider trading charges against David L. Sokol, former right-hand man to Warren Buffett, the New York Times reports.

Government surveillance impinges on left and right

By Laurie Bennett

December 30, 2012 at 6:50am

David Petraeus and Occupy Wall Street may seem unlikely bedfellows.

Revolving door at Commodity Futures Trading Commission

By Laurie Bennett

December 13, 2011 at 10:38am

Jon Corzine and his top execs are not the only ones on the hot seat because of the bankruptcy of his firm, MF Global.

Allison to head Solyndra probe

By Laurie Bennett

October 29, 2011 at 10:11am

Herbert Allison, the business executive who oversaw the TARP program, will direct an investigation of government loans to energy companies.

SEC officials find partnerships at Davis Polk

By Laurie Bennett

June 20, 2011 at 7:49am

Top officials at the Securities and Exchange Commission have found a warm welcome at the New York law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Federal prisons director leaves for job with contractor

By Laurie Bennett

June 7, 2011 at 5:38pm

The revolving door keeps turning, this time at the Bureau of Prisons.

Issa has questions about FCC commissioner’s move to Comcast

By Laurie Bennett

May 21, 2011 at 10:52am

Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is questioning the job change of former FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker.

FCC revolving door keeps turning

By Laurie Bennett

May 12, 2011 at 7:59am

Another day, another dollar for a federal regulator joining the industry being regulated.

Federal regulators target drug company CEO

By Laurie Bennett

April 26, 2011 at 7:58am

In his twilight years as chairman & CEO of drugmaker Forest Laboratories, Howard Solomon finds himself in the midst of a storm that could affect the entire pharmaceuticals industry.

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