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2005-07-25 14:47:16

By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Christopher Cox, the White House's pick to head the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will face tough questions on stock option accounting and his record as a private-sector lawyer at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, congressional aides said. But these and other flashpoints, like mutual fund governance and hedge fund regulation, look unlikely to derail Cox's bid to become the nation's top market cop, they said. With Congress focused on...

2005-07-25 11:50:11

By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. Christopher Cox, the White House's pick to head the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will face tough questions on issues such as stock option accounting and his record as a private-sector lawyer at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, congressional aides said. Controversies about mutual fund governance and hedge fund regulation are also likely to feature in the Senate hearing, but ultimately should not pose serious obstacles for Cox or two...

2005-07-22 15:27:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush on Friday nominated Roel Campos and Annette Nazareth to be members of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the White House said, agreeing to a request from Senate Democrats. The nominations are scheduled to be considered on Tuesday by the Senate Banking Committee in a public hearing, along with Bush's nomination of California Republican Rep. Christopher Cox to be chairman of the market-regulating SEC. "We're glad that the nominations are...

2005-07-22 12:48:27

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush on Friday nominated Roel Campos and Annette Nazareth to be members of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the White House said, agreeing to a request from Senate Democrats. The nominations are scheduled to be considered on Tuesday by the Senate Banking Committee in a public hearing, along with Bush's nomination of California Republican Rep. Christopher Cox to be chairman of the market-regulating SEC. Campos is already an SEC commissioner and...

2005-07-22 11:22:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush has decided to nominate Roel Campos and Annette Nazareth as members of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the White House said on Friday, agreeing to a request from Democrats. Campos, an SEC commissioner, is being renominated. Nazareth, director of the SEC's division of market regulation, is being nominated to replace Commissioner Harvey Goldschmid, who is resigning. Both Campos and Nazareth are Democrats. Senate Democratic leaders,...

2005-07-19 13:07:55

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Senate committee that oversees the Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday he hopes the panel will review next week White House nominations to fill three SEC seats. "We're going to try to bring all the nominees up," Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby told Reuters, adding he hoped to schedule confirmation hearings some day next week. The White House has sent Shelby's panel one nomination -- that of Republican Rep....

2005-06-30 17:29:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cynthia Glassman, the seniorRepublican member of the U.S. Securities and ExchangeCommission, has been designated acting SEC chairman, the WhiteHouse said in a statement on Thursday. William Donaldson has stepped down as SEC chairman andPresident Bush has said he will nominate Republican CaliforniaRep. Christopher Cox to replace him. But Cox's nomination hasnot yet been formally transmitted to the Senate for review. "I'm honored that the president has designated me to...

2005-06-29 22:58:48

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Following a federal indictmentimplicating law firm Milberg Weiss, a specialist in classaction suits, the firm's allies are portraying the case as apartisan attack by a Republican administration trying to do incourt what it could not accomplish in Congress. Milberg Weiss was implicated in a federal indictmentunsealed last week against a client of the firm who allegedlytook secret kickbacks to act as a plaintiff in more than 50class action suits...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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