Latest Christopher Cox Stories

2011-05-16 19:29:46

Surrogate decision-makers faced with the difficult task of overseeing loved ones' medical care may find help thanks to a new decision aid aimed at patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation. According to a study conducted by researchers in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Washington who developed and tested the aid, surrogates reported the aid significantly improved the often daunting decision-making process. The study results will be presented at the ATS 2011 International Conference in...

2010-12-29 13:30:00

According to media reports, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking into trading in privately-held Internet companies like Facebook and Twitter. The Wall Street Journal reported that the SEC has sent letters to several people trading in the stock of these companies, seeking information about topics that include how such funds are valuing shares of those firms. A growing group of online trading services like SharesPost and SecondMarket facilitate share trading of unlisted...

2009-06-01 13:49:35

Christopher Cox's policies while he led the Securities and Exchange Commission frequently stalled or diluted corporate penalties, several SEC officials said. Clearly some people wonder, 'If they don't want these kinds of cases, why should I bother doing them even though they're very important,' James Coffman, a former assistant director of the SEC's enforcement division, told The Washington Post Monday. Other officials spoke anonymously, as they were unauthorized to speak to the press, the...

2009-03-25 11:05:00

After weeks of user complaints, Facebook Inc. has announced it will make minor modifications to its recently released home page design. Changes are expected to come within the next couple of weeks, said Christopher Cox, Facebook's director of product. "Before we launch any new product, it first must pass a process of design, development and testing with a more limited user audience. If those results are satisfactory, we then release it for all of you to use," Cox said on the social network's...

2008-12-24 08:24:52

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox said remaining calm in the midst of a financial meltdown was the SEC's greatest achievement. What we have done in this current turmoil is stay calm, which has been our greatest contribution, said Cox, who has been criticized for failing to respond aggressively to the financial collapse, while the U.S. Treasure and the Federal Reserve scrambled to assemble solutions, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. There were panicked...

2008-12-17 18:55:37

The New York financier accused of perpetrating an alleged $50 billion fraud was ordered by a judge Wednesday to be detained in his Manhattan apartment. Bernard Madoff is accused of running a decades-long Ponzi scheme. He was allowed to remain in his $7 million New York apartment rather than going to jail, The Financial Times reported. In light of this order and the agreement of both the defendant and the government to the changes in the bail conditions, there is no need for a further hearing...

2008-12-17 10:54:51

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox has ordered an investigation to see why the agency missed signs of a massive fraud case. Cox said the SEC dismissed credible and specific allegations repeatedly brought to the attention of SEC staff, concerning the case of New York trader Bernard Madoff, who is accused of defrauding investors of $50 billion in a Ponzi scheme, The Washington Post reported. Our initial findings have been deeply troubling, Cox said. Sen....

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