Business

Court Strikes Down IRS Program Regulating Tax Professionals

Court Strikes Down IRS Program Regulating Tax Professionals

Ruling creates confusion during tax season.

Time to Abolish Patents?

Time to Abolish Patents?

New paper says it’s time to get rid of the broken U.S. patent system

Empowering the SEC to Stop Corporate Fraud

Empowering the SEC to Stop Corporate Fraud

Scholars propose SEC response to the failure of private anti-fraud mechanisms.

Three Thousand Whistleblowers Alert SEC to Wrongdoing

Three Thousand Whistleblowers Alert SEC to Wrongdoing

Annual report reviews first year of a securities whistleblower program.

FTC Launches Investigation into Data Brokerage Companies

FTC Launches Investigation into Data Brokerage Companies

Agency to determine whether more regulation is needed to protect consumers.

FTC Initiates Review of Fred Meyer Guides

FTC Initiates Review of Fred Meyer Guides

Agency reconsiders guidance on law helping small retail businesses.

House Bill Aims to Merge the SEC and CFTC

House Bill Aims to Merge the SEC and CFTC

New “Securities and Derivatives Commission” proposed by Barney Frank.

Crackdown Forces Intrade to Drop Americans

Crackdown Forces Intrade to Drop Americans

CFTC charges Intrade with illegal off-exchange options trading.

Using Transnational Commercial Contracts to Regulate Business

Using Transnational Commercial Contracts to Regulate Business

New research examines how such contracts can influence so-called soft-law policies.

Federal Reserve Board Issues Instructions for 2013 Stress Tests

Federal Reserve Board Issues Instructions for 2013 Stress Tests

Banks can lower planned distributions to meet capital requirements.

SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro is Stepping Down

SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro is Stepping Down

President Obama names SEC Commissioner Elisse Walter to assume role of Chairman.

Regulation’s Impact on Jobs

Regulation’s Impact on Jobs

Why requiring a regulatory impact analysis on jobs is ill-advised.