Diamonds and pearls

Diamonds and pearls

Blood money gets mixed up in SEC's Dodd-Frank debate



(From The New York Times) An iPhone can do a lot of things. But can it arm Congolese rebels?

That is the question being debated by a battalion of lobbyists from electronics makers, mining companies and international aid organizations that has descended on the Securities and Exchange Commission in recent months seeking to influence the drafting of a Dodd-Frank regulation that has nothing to do with the financial crisis.

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