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SEC Considers Insiders to Head Audit-Industry Watchdog

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is evaluating two former agency officials to fill the year-old vacancy at the top of the board that oversees auditors of public companies.

James R. Doty, who served as SEC general counsel from 1990 to 1992, and John J. Huber, who headed the agency’s corporation finance division in the 1980s, are the leading candidates to head the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, said three people familiar with the matter who declined to be identified because the process isn’t public.