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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: 4th Week in March

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The Good

  • SAC Capital will pay a record fine of $616 Million for insider trading with more possible charges to come. Could very well get filed under bad since, they don’t have to admit wrongdoing. Peter Lattman at The New York Times. March 15, 2013

The Bad

  • Regulators agree with the nation's four biggest banks that they need not conduct shareholder votes on over whether or not they are too big. David Henry at Reuters. March 22, 2013

The Ugly

  • Wow. Less than a week after Carl Levin delivers a scathing report on the “London Whale” derivative trades, the House Agriculture Committee holds a mark-up session on new bills that would gut the few Dodd-Frank regulations regarding derivatives. (And, yes, the Agriculture Committee has the jurisdiction) David Dayen at Salon. March 20, 2013

This was originally posted at Occupy the SEC.

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