Business

Systematic Study Shows Improvement in SEC Economic Analysis

Agency sees increased effectiveness after incorporating feedback from courts and academics.

Bank Culture in the Trump Era

Scholar examines the ways in which bank culture contributed to the financial crisis—and their implications for the Trump Administration.

Treasury Pick’s Oversight of “Robo-Signing” Heats Up Nomination Proceedings

Steven Mnuchin continues to advance in U.S. Senate even as Democrats decry his role during financial crisis.

What if Dodd-Frank is Built on Faulty Assumptions?

Duke Law Professor argues for a new regulatory paradigm.

The Public Interest in Public Securities Settlements

Legal scholar argues SEC settlements after Dodd-Frank create potential costs for defendants and the public.

The Future of Occupational Licensing Reform

There has been a massive expansion in the analysis and reform of occupational licensing—a trend to be viewed with dismay.

Under Trump, AT&T-Time Warner Merger Hangs in the Balance

Despite optimism about the future for the $85.4 billion deal, a new report claims Trump remains opposed to the merger.

Agency Signals Separate Regulation of “FinTech” Companies

National financial technology companies will be regulated differently than traditional banks.

Department of Labor Establishes Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

Agency finalizes rule requiring paid sick leave for federal contractors.

Congress Take Aim at Gag Clauses in Form Contracts

Bill would crack down on clauses that ban consumers from writing negative online reviews.

Adapting Regulation for the FinTech World

A federal consumer watchdog quietly solved a big problem.

Currency Authority Proposes Ban on Bank Investments in Commercial Metals

U.S. banking regulator seeks to stop banks from trading in metals like copper and aluminum.