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Dave Michaels


Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints points out the defense of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints points out the defense of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.

SEC Nominee vs. Saints Defensive Line

Written with Cheyenne Hopkins How can a U.S. senator score easy points with home-state voters? Focus on football when others are talking about the minutiae of Wall Street regulation. Sen. David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, plans to cross-examine Mary Jo White next week...

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Dan Gallagher, SEC Commissioner.

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Dan Gallagher, SEC Commissioner.

Turf Battle Over Money Funds

  A unique Washington turf war spilled into public this week as some regulators worry the Securities and Exchange Commission could see its authority to regulate money-market mutual funds usurped by the Obama administration. The SEC partisans are worried the...

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Steve Bartlett, president and CEO of The Financial Services Roundtable, moderates a panel discussion on free enterprise, capitalism and emerging markets for the 2012 HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit.

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Steve Bartlett, president and CEO of The Financial Services Roundtable, moderates a panel discussion on free enterprise, capitalism and emerging markets for the 2012 HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit.

Financial Roundtable’s Bartlett Joins Levick Consulting Firm

Steve Bartlett, the longtime president and chief executive officer of the Financial Services Roundtable, has landed at Levick, a communications firm that has represented clients ranging from Rosie O’Donnell to the Principality of Liechtenstein. Bartlett, a 65-year-old Texan, presided over...

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