President Obama took to Wall Street on Monday to tout his administration's efforts to save the economy from collapse, pledge that government intervention in the markets is beginning to unwind, and make another pitch for regulatory reform.

With Capitol Hill now consumed by the healthcare debate, the speech appeared to be an attempt to mark the one year anniversaries of the failure of Lehman Brothers and rescue of American International Group by shifting the spotlight back to an overhaul of the financial services sector.

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