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Lawmakers begin merging Wall St bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House and Senate lawmakers last week began assembling a massive financial regulation bill on Thursday, dividing sharply along partisan lines as Democrats vowed to fend off efforts to weaken its major provisions.

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SEC seeks tighter securities rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal regulators on Wednesday proposed new, stricter rules for asset-backed securities, the bundles of loans that helped spark the market’s collapse in 2008 and nearly brought down the financial system.

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Busy week on tap for IPOs

NEW YORK CITY — Next week is shaping up to be a busy one for market debuts with four companies planning IPOs — a sign that the battered sector is again picking up steam.

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Senate mulls consumer protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than a year after Lehman Brothers’ collapse set off a financial panic, U.S. Senate negotiators are laboring to seal a deal over a consumer protection dispute holding up broad legislation to establish new rules for Wall Street.

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‘Octopussy’ pleads not guilty

NEW YORK CITY — A man regulators call “the Octopussy” and six other white-collar defendants pleaded not guilty Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan to securities fraud charges in an insider trading case that has shaken Wall Street. Prosecutors have ...

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