The Regulatory Week in Review: January 30, 2014

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The DOL delayed the silica rule, the OCC proposed guidelines on minimum risk standards for certain banks, and more…

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  • The White House announced “big block of cheese day,” a public outreach effort using social media.
  • Insurance firms campaigned against stricter regulation due to the financial crisis, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • New York and California announced that they are putting Bitcoin state regulations on paper, Bloomberg News reports.
  • Chicago introduced electronic cigarette regulation and banned indoor e-cigarette use, according to The Chicago Tribune.
  • A study found that DDT and its byproduct DDE may cause a greater risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, reported Bloomberg News.