Business

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 Takes 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.

Hard Brexit Makes Hard Law for EU Financial Services Regulation

A hard Brexit may require an overhaul of the EU’s rules governing its relationship with non-member states.

New Reporting Requirements Imposed on Treasury Market

In the wake of bizarre market behavior, regulators move to expand disclosure on Treasury trades.

$85 Billion AT&T Deal Takes Center Stage as Election Nears

Recently proposed mega-merger falls in the crosshairs of presidential race.

Financial Regulators Take Stock and Look Ahead

Wall Street Journal conference in New York brings together prominent regulators and industry insiders for wide-ranging discussions.

Evaluating Germany’s Success in Regulating High-Frequency Trading

Scholar argues that ambitious German regulation on computer trades, although imperfect, is beneficial.

The Home-Sharing Industry Attempts to Fight Off Regulators

The outcome of a lawsuit filed by Airbnb may define the regulatory limits of the sharing economy.