Washington -- The General Accounting Office has submitted 12 recommendations to the Securities and Exchange Commission in its effort to resurrect investor confidence and strengthen the listing standards of the three largest securities markets -- the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq.

In a 125-page report, the auditor general, who examined the issue of restoration of investor confidence after the Sept. 11 attacks, advised the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations to:

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