Two cases challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may require the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve conflicts between earlier decisions reached by judges in lower courts.
The Federal Reserve and Trump administration agencies will solicit public comments on a proposed change to the Volcker Rule, a provision of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, commonly referred to as “Dodd-Frank.”
The Tennessee Senate unanimously approved a resolution requesting Gov. Bill Haslam (R) to apply for a federal waiver authorizing a pilot program for individuals who want to opt out of TennCare, the state’s Medicaid program.
Lawmakers in Congress are proposing an alternative to a federal agency’s proposed regulation on the investment industry, which they say will balance consumer protection and address compliance cost concerns. The U.S.
The State of Montana underestimated the number of newly and previously eligible individuals who would sign up for its expanded Medicaid program under the Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership Act (HELP), which will now cost much more than predicted.
A new study released by an independent government watchdog agency says a financial regulatory bill intended to help consumers is actually reducing choices and services and lowering the quality of service provided by smaller banks and financial
Peter Ferrara, Lennie Jarratt, Gary MacDougal, Isaac Orr, David L. Applegate, Bette Grande, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Christopher Garbacz, James H. Rust, Kenneth Haapala, Marc Morano, Jeff Stier, Mischa Popoff, Clifford Thies
President Barack Obama on Tuesday night delivered his final State of the Union Address, touching on climate change, energy policy, education, health care, the economy, and his legacy after nearly two terms in the White House.
There is an emerging consensus about the destructiveness of excessive land use regulation, both with respect to its impact on housing affordability but also its overall impacts on economies. This is most evident in a recent New Zealand commentary.
Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union, a public sector union representing more than 200,000 current and former United States Postal Service (USPS) employees, is calling on Postmaster General Megan Brennan to allow the
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted 363–64 to approve $325 billion in spending on highway projects. The bill also reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank and approves selling off part of the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve.The U.S.
After approving a bill placing Bitcoin and other digital cryptocurrencies under the authority of the state’s financial regulatory commission, North Carolina lawmakers are now putting the brakes on the plan.
The U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee approved a bill to prevent government agencies from using regulatory powers to force businesses in disfavored industries, such as adult entertainment or firearm sales, to stop doing business.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers are demanding the return of money seized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from a Maryland dairy farmer as part of a criminal investigation into his alleged violations of federal banking laws.
An electric truck manufacturer that was awarded $32 million from President Obama’s stimulus program has informed one of its investors that it is on the verge of bankruptcy, if it did not raise $4.5 million by Friday and $10 million by the end of October.
This is the abstract from a new report “Putting People First: An Alternative Perspective with an Evaluation of the NCE Cities ‘Trillion Dollar’ Report,” authored by Wendell Cox and published by the Center for Opportunity Urbanism.
As the calendar pages turn from September to October, thoughts shift from summery Independence Day fireworks and Labor Day cookouts to the spooky parade of Halloween trick-or-treaters.This year, coinciding with All Hallows’ Eve, U.S.
Last year (2014), China overtook the United States in gross domestic product adjusted for purchasing power (GDP-PPP, see point 4 for explanation), according to both the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (Note 1).
Cause of Action, a nonprofit, nonpartisan government accountability organization, is suing the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) and demanding a congressional investigation into the alleged improper deletion of public records.
According to the new United Nations World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision, the population of the world is projected to rise from 7.3 billion in 2015 to 11.2 billion in 2100. This represents a 53 percent increase.
For decades, California's housing costs have been racing ahead of incomes, as counties and local governments have imposed restrictive land-use regulations that drove up the price of land and dwellings.
China's cities continue to add population at a rapid rate, despite a significant slowdown in population growth. Although overall population is expected to peak around 2030, the urban population will continue growing until after 2050.