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CNNMoney: SEC chief: Agency needs some secrecyupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 13:06:00

The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission told lawmakers on Thursday that her agency needs to keep its protection from some 10,000 information requests filed every year.

Fortune: Why J&J's headache won't go awayupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 07:47:00

It was a humiliating moment. Congressman Edolphus Towns was upbraiding a top Johnson & Johnson executive. Certainly Towns (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has browbeaten his share of CEOs and Wall Street titans. But it's not the sort of thing that usually happens to J&J. At this hearing in May, though, Towns laid into the health care giant. "The information I've seen during the course of our investigation raises questions about the integrity of the company," he boomed. "It paints a picture of a company that is deceptive, dishonest, and has risked the health of many of our children."

CNNMoney: Tylenol recalls referred to FDA crime divisionupdated: Thu May 27 2010 15:24:00

An FDA official hammered the maker of Tylenol for a pattern of sloppy manufacturing practices that led to a series of recalls in testimony prepared for a House hearing on Thursday.

CNNMoney: Lawmakers launch investigation into Tylenol recallupdated: Wed May 05 2010 18:46:00

Lawmakers said Wednesday they have launched an investigation into the recent recall of Children's Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl and other over-the-counter drugs.

Toyota president testifies before Congressupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 22:37:00

6:50 p.m. -- Toyoda tears up and pauses for composure as he thanks the audience for their support. He describes the hearing as an opportunity to remind customers of the company's commitment to quality and safety. "We have to rethink everything about our operations to regain customers' confidence," he says, reading from a statement in English. "We have to reassert the values that have been our hallmark."

Prius owners blame wild rides on cruise controlupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 15:49:00

The Toyota Prius sometimes accelerates while in cruise control, rocketing past the set speed and sending drivers on wild rides, according to some owners and auto safety experts.

Feds and Toyota too close?updated: Thu Feb 11 2010 15:49:00

The relationship between Toyota and the NHTSA is under scrutiny, as CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports.

CNNMoney: Toyota faces a Capitol grillingupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 14:20:00

As Toyota's troubles mount, the automaker is gearing up for a new front in the battle to salvage its once-sterling image and credibility: Capitol Hill.

CNNMoney: Life after Lewis: What's next for BofA?updated: Thu Oct 01 2009 13:51:00

The exit of Bank of America chief executive officer Ken Lewis may silence some of his staunchest critics, but his departure is raising more questions than answers about the fate of the nation's largest bank.

CNNMoney: AIG bailout 'significant' taxpayer riskupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 15:38:00

AIG has stabilized thanks to a massive government bailout, but more than $120 billion in taxpayer loans to the insurance company remain at risk, according to a report issued Monday by a bailout overseer.

GOP slams Obama stimulus as ineffectiveupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 14:27:00

Congressional Republicans tore into the Obama administration over the economic stimulus plan Wednesday, arguing that the White House is mishandling the distribution of the money while overstating the ability of the package to create jobs.

CNNMoney: Congress to AIG: We don't trust youupdated: Wed May 13 2009 16:33:00

The CEO of bailed-out insurer American International Group told Congress on Wednesday that the company has made "substantial" progress in its restructuring efforts, but lawmakers said they wanted more to show for it.

CNNMoney: Obama vows to change government contractingupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 12:20:00

President Obama signed a memorandum Wednesday designed to save the federal government $40 billion a year by overhauling what Obama calls the "broken system of government contracting."

Obama pledges to turn tide on 'era of fiscal irresponsibility'updated: Wed Mar 04 2009 12:14:00

President Obama signed a memorandum Wednesday designed to save the federal government $40 billion a year by overhauling what Obama calls the "broken system of government contracting."

Obama: Cut 'what we don't need'updated: Wed Mar 04 2009 12:14:00

President Obama announces his plan to cut back on wasteful spending including cutting "what we don't need."

SI.com: Jon Heyman: Clemens' celebrity won't save himupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 16:25:00

About the only thing Roger Clemens may have going for him these days is his celebrity, which is why I don't entirely blame him for his Campaign Across Congress, a tour meant to lobby for his no-steroid story with the aid of autographs and pictures.

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