Week in Review

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Inspector General criticizes EPA study methodology, new pool safety rules, SEC proposes changes to market circuit breakers, and more.

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  • The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a proposal to tighten “circuit breaker” rules which halt trading if the markets fall by certain percentages. Under the proposal, the halts on trading would be shorter than they are currently, and the thresholds for triggering them would be recalculated every day.
  • In a speech in Stockholm, Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren detailed the large impact the housing market has on the U.S. economy and suggested policies that would prevent a severe housing market decline in the future.
  • Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) called for a reduction of “onerous” federal regulations in the private sector during the GOP weekly address.