Administration extends veterans benefits to same-sex couples, CFPB releases report on credit reporting, and more…
- The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it would extend veterans benefits to married same-sex couples.
- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed a
settlement with a Thailand-based trader accused of insider trading violations in connection with the acquisition of Smithfield’s Foods.
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a bulletin notifying companies supplying information for credit reports of their duty to investigate consumer disputes.
- The Financial Stability Board issued a report to the G-20 exploring ways to mitigate the threat posed by financial institutions that are “too big to fail.”
- In a settlement, Duke Energy promised environmental groups that it would retire five coal power plants and direct additional funding to renewable energy projects.
- The DOJ announced it would not sue to block the legalization and regulation of marijuana use by various states.
- A federal District Court judge set a trial date to examine the proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines, which is opposed by the DOJ.
- A Japanese nuclear energy regulator criticized the operator of the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant for releasing misleading data.
- Advocates for Bitcoin met with British officials to ask the government to create a regulatory scheme for the alternative, digital currency system.