Mary Jo White, President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, was vague on many issues in her confirmation hearing, but at least she was clear on the importance of implementing the Dodd-Frank Act in a timely manner, according to The Economist. "Many of the rule-writing jobs dumped in the lap of agencies are on issues that were too complex for Congress to resolve, from the operations of credit-rating agencies to the definition of proprietary trading," the magazine notes. "Ms White's SEC career will only get tougher from here."

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