SEC Vote on New Accounting Board The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted to appoint former CIA and FBI Director William Webster to head a new board that will oversee the troubled accounting industry. The deeply divided vote was split along party lines, with Republican commissioners -- including SEC chairman Harvey Pitt -- backing Webster. Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Jack Speer.
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SEC Vote on New Accounting Board

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The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted to appoint former CIA and FBI Director William Webster to head a new board that will oversee the troubled accounting industry. The deeply divided vote was split along party lines, with Republican commissioners — including SEC chairman Harvey Pitt — backing Webster. Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Jack Speer.