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Flower bouquets for delivery in the flower district in New York City.

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Flower bouquets for delivery in the flower district in New York City.

SEC Valentine’s Day: Hold the Flowers

There is still time to send Valentine’s flowers to your favorite officials at the Securities and Exchange Commission. And thanks to some quick action by the agency’s employees’ union, recipients might actually get them. In what even the regulator’s management...

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People walk outside the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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People walk outside the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Speedy Lunches Urged at SEC as Union Decries Time-Clock Watching

Add the ability to eat quickly to the list of skills needed to work at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In a dispute that has sent pangs of resentment — and perhaps hunger — across the agency, the SEC’s...

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) speaks at a news conference March 21, 2012 at the Capitol March 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) speaks at a news conference March 21, 2012 at the Capitol March 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Democrats Want Shareholders to Approve Corporate Political Spending

Companies could not make political donations unless a majority of their shareholders agreed under legislation introduced by Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Rep. Michael Capuano of Massachusetts, both Democrats. The bill mirrors one first introduced by Capuano in...

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Secretary of State John Kerry, center, is welcomed and escorted by U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Sung Y. Kim, left, and deputy director general of South Korea's Foreign Ministry, Moon Seoung-hyun, in front of a traditional honor guard at Seoul air base on April 12, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry, center, is welcomed and escorted by U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Sung Y. Kim, left, and deputy director general of South Korea's Foreign Ministry, Moon Seoung-hyun, in front of a traditional honor guard at Seoul air base on April 12, 2013.

Washington Daybook: Definitely Maybe

Will budget cuts reduce U.S. economic growth? No, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg whose median forecast is solid 3 percent growth in the first quarter. Yes, says the International Monetary Fund, which lowered its forecast for U.S. growth for...

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A cyber security analyst works in the "watch and warning center" during a tour of the government’s cyber defense lab in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

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A cyber security analyst works in the "watch and warning center" during a tour of the government’s cyber defense lab in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Rockefeller Seeks SEC Guidance: ‘Insufficient’ Cybersecurity Reporting

A Senate leader is asking the new Securities and Exchange Commission chairman to give more authoritative guidance to companies on disclosing cyber attacks, calling reporting so far “insufficient.” “While the staff guidance has had a positive impact on the information...

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Abbott Laboratories' AndroGel testosterone gel.

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Abbott Laboratories' AndroGel testosterone gel.

Washington Daybook: ‘Pay for Delay’

The Supreme Court hears arguments today on whether drugmakers and their would-be rivals who make generic versions of medicines are engaged in what the U.S. calls anti-competitive “pay for delay” practices when they sign deals to delay introduction of lower-cost...

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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.

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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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