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UK Watchdog Criticizes Crowdfunding Platforms for Misleading Investors

UK financial regulatory body finds fault with some crowdfunding promotions.

European Union Reveals Plan to Build Capital Markets Union

EU Commission invites public feedback on private lending consolidation plan.

Regulating Away Housing Bubbles

Two scholars argue for measures to reduce the incidence and magnitude of housing bubbles.

Obama Pushes for Paid Leave Policies for Workers

President tries to push Congress towards more generous paid sick leave for all American workers.

European Central Bank to Expand Asset Purchase Program

Eurozone bank adds sovereign debt purchases to stimulus plan.

Housing Department Tries to Remedy Past Errors, Prevent Wrongful Foreclosures

HUD policy aims to correct mistaken interpretation of statute causing senior citizens to lose their homes.

Global Banking Committee Announces New Priorities

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision publishes its agenda for 2015–2016.

Should Local Governments Support the Sharing Economy?

Despite regulatory controversy, two legal scholars argue that state and local governments should actively subsidize the sharing economy.

In Defense of Soft Law Accounting Standards

Scholars argue that the diffusion of soft law norms throughout the European Union promotes reliable accounting practices.

An SEC Commissioner Highlights Global Challenges to U.S. Financial Markets

Speech by U.S. regulator highlights complex issues facing U.S. capital markets.

Helping the IRS Keep Track of Tax-Exempt Charitable Groups

The GAO recommends the IRS improve oversight of tax-exempt charitable organizations.

Can We Finally Fix “Too Big to Fail”?

Recently passed House legislation would amend bankruptcy code for big banks.