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Congress turns up the heat on the nation’s credit rating agencies. A House committee investigates how inaccurate credit ratings contributed to last year’s financial meltdown and whether new regulations are needed.
- Michael Hirsh senior editor at Newsweek.
- Floyd Abrams partner at the law firm Cahill, Gordon and Reindel, LLP.
- Congressman Edolphus Towns chairman, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
- Frank Partnoy George E. Barrett professor of law and finance, University of San Diego.
- Alex Pollock resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and former president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago.
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