President Bush Speaks to Corporate America

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The President declared today that it is time to "end the days of cooking the books, shading the truth and breaking the laws." When he called for "a new era of integrity in corporate America," a thousand corporate executives gave him a hand. Will investors who've lost faith in the system join the applause? What of Bush's "financial crimes SWAT team" that is supposed to help expose and root out Wall Street corruption? We join political analysts Kevin Phillips, New York Times editorial writer Frank Rich, the CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership and others for a look at the substance and symbolism of a promised crack-down on business by a business-friendly President, and look at the President's own brush with corporate accountability 10 years ago.
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President Bush's Speech on Corporate Responsibility

Competitive Enterprise Institute

Greater Houston Partnership

Los Angeles Times

New York Times

Property Matters

Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002: SB 2673

Securities and Exchange Commission

Wealth and Democracy



Warren Olney