The Securities and Exchange Commission’s unprecedented new rulemaking is likely to subside in coming months, the Associated Press reports. Still, Chairman William Donaldson is expected to remain in his position in President Bush’s second term, which will mean a more active Commission overseen by a man who does not balk at fighting big business.

As Barbara Roper, director of investor protection for the Consumer Federation of America, put it: "If Donaldson is staying, that’s very good news for investors."

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