Obama sends strong signal, selects ex-prosecutor to head SEC

Mary Jo White, former U.S. attorney in Manhattan, was named by President Barack Obama to head the Securities and Exchange Commission.

By MARCY GORDON and JULIE PACE Published: January 25, 2013
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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 its 79-year history.

Mary Jo White, former...

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