Saturday, February 4, 2012

Stock act

  • WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Burrs vocal opposition to the STOCK Act raised some eyebrows in Washington this week, and with good reason.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Tim Walz, DFL-Mankato, is looking forward to a vote in the House next week on a bill that would tighten rules on insider trading by members of Congress.
  • (Marketplace.publicradio.org)
  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-7th, said he will bring to the House floor next week a measure intended to block members of Congress, staff members and executive branch officials from using insider information for financial gain.
  • (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
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  • (Motley Fool)
  • U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) yesterday voted for final passage of the STOCK (Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge) Act, a measure that would prohibit members of congress and their staff from using inside knowledge to profit by trading on Wall Street.
  • (Williamson Daily News)
  • Washingtons political intelligence class is none to happy about a provision of the STOCK Act that would force them to register under the lobbying disclosure law. Theyre all on tenterhooks, said a policy adviser to Wall Street investors.
  • (NationalJournal.com)
  • WASHINGTON - One of the most sweeping ethics bills covering the personal financial activities of congressional and executive branch employees is now headed to the House after the Senate gave overwhelming approval as lawmakers try to repair their public image.
  • (Boston Herald)
  • WASHINGTON – Following a better-than-expected jobs report that propelled stock markets higher Pat Meehan said The need for Washington to act on jobs is as urgent as ever. Mr.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) seems to think so. The third-ranked Senate Democrat made the taunt hours before the chamber's overwhelming 96-3 approval of the President Obama-backed STOCK Act Thursday, which aims to crack down on congressional insider trading.
  • (TPMDC (blog))
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  • (YAHOO!)

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