The Rev. Jesse Jackson was in New York on Wednesday to kick off the third annual conference sponsored by his Wall Street Project, a high-profile attempt to get financial services companies involved in social change.

Flanked by Citigroup Inc. chairman and co-chief executive officer Sanford I. Weill and AT&T Corp. chairman C. Michael Armstrong, Mr. Jackson said this year's conference would focus on "expanding access to capital" to working-class people and the poor under the new financial modernization law.

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