Obama picks former US attorney to head SEC; first prosecutor ever to lead the agency

  • Article by: MARCY GORDON and JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 24, 2013 - 10:43 PM

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sent his strongest signal yet Thursday that he wants the government to get tougher with Wall Street, appointing a former prosecutor to head the Securities and Exchange Commission for the first time in the agency's 79-year history.

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tooty123Jan. 24, 13 9:56 AM

Great choice! The people on Wall Street and the banks have been left alone too long with no oversight what to speak of the little investors were left out to dry. There needs to be trust in the investments we make.

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evldedJan. 24, 1312:25 PM

She had better practice her "looking the other way" movements because that's what she'll be doing. A lot. All window-dressing. Wall Street owns this country. The rest of us are just here as long as they allow it.

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