Monday, May 29, 2006

Gee, I missed this one

But then, I don't think we were supposed to notice it. Toni Straka of the Prudent Investor blog pointed out a recent Business Week story that I'd like to include here. It says that John Negroponte, the "White House's top spymaster", has been given broad authority to excuse publicly traded companies from reporting certain disclosure obligations.

Notice of the development came in a brief entry in the Federal Register, dated May 5, 2006, that was opaque to the untrained eye.

Securities-law experts said they were unfamiliar with the May 5 memo and the underlying Presidential authority at issue.

Pretty under-the-radar stuff, no? Even the experts are faced. See the article link for the full story.