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President Donald Trump signs a bill repealing a rule passed last July that required oil, gas and mining companies to disclose payments to overseas governments. The rule was meant to promote transparency. Critics of the repeal argue it served as an important national security tool since corruption often leads to violence, instability and terrorism. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Repeal Of Anti-Corruption Rule May Hurt National Security, Critics Warn

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Donald Trump has nominated Jay Clayton, a Wall Street lawyer, to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Critics say it's another example of Trump packing his Cabinet with Wall Street insiders. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Can An SEC Nominee With Ties To Goldman Regulate Wall Street Impartially?

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The Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-2 Wednesday to adopt a rule that would require many public companies to list their chief executives' total annual compensation as a ratio to their workers' median pay. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Whale Of A Fine: JPMorgan Chase To Pay $920M In Penalties

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A year ago, before the initial public offering of stock, Nasdaq and Facebook were quite excited. Emmanuel Dunand /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mary Jo White, then U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks during a May 2001 press conference following guilty verdicts in the trial of four followers of Osama bin Laden that bombed two U.S. embassies in East Africa in 1998. President Obama intends to nominate White to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Doug Kanter/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Can An Ex-Prosecutor Make The SEC Tougher On Wall Street?

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Mary Jo White, who President Obama wants to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission. Brendan McDermid /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Mary Schapiro, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, before a June congressional hearing. Both agencies adopted hundreds of pages of rules this week. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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