United States Securities and Exchange Commission Internship Profile
Congress created the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after a Wall Street stock market crash caused the Great Depression in the 1930s. According to its website, SEC’s mission is “to enforce the newly passed securities laws, to promote stability in the markets and, most importantly, to protect investors.” The SEC has been under fire during the current recession because of a lack of enforcement; however, it’s not sitting on its laurels, as the commission’s workload has increased significantly since the economic crisis hit.
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