Full frontal disclosure

Several news agencies report that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating, inquiring, reviewing, and/or -- my favorite -- "probing" Apple's recent disclosures about the health of its messianic CEO, Steve Jobs. It's not that they "have seen evidence of wrongdoing," an anonymous source explained to Bloomberg. They're just, you know, looking into it. 



I don't know which is more troubling, the notion that the SEC just "probes" people based on hunches, or the specter of future 10K filings being accompanied by health reports detailing the minutia of executive prostate removals and colonoscopies. Perhaps "probe" is exactly the right word. 


In any event, it's nice to know the SEC ship is being righted after that whole Madoff thing. Unless investigative resources are limited, that is. But maybe high-salience investigations are more important to the SEC right now than getting down to the business of rooting out serious criminals.
Presented by

The Best 71-Second Animation You'll Watch Today

A rock monster tries to save a village from destruction.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Best 71-Second Animation You'll Watch Today

A rock monster tries to save a village from destruction.

Video

The Case for Napping at Work

Most Americans don't get enough sleep. More and more employers are trying to help address that.

Video

A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

Video

Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

Video

Stunning GoPro Footage of a Wildfire

In the field with America’s elite Native American firefighting crew

More in Business

Just In