The National Association of Securities Dealers collected roughly half the amount of  fines in 2006 compared to 2005, according to the Associated Press.

The self-regulatory groups’ annual report showed that the organization collected $84.9 million in 2006, compared to $134.3 million in 2005, and issued another $75 million in fines 2006, compared to $148.5 million in 2005. 

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