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July 26, 2016
GOP Issues Blueprint for Tax Reform
House Republicans—led by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep.
FIRE
August 13, 2018
CFPB Lawsuits Could Create ‘Circuit Split’
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.
FIRE
July 12, 2018
Federal Reserve Proposes Banking Rule Reform
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.”
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Regulation
June 15, 2018
Vatican Criticizes Banking, Calls for ‘New Economy’
The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development published a magisterial teaching calling for governments to increase financial regulation.
FIRE
May 16, 2018
U.S. House to Move on Dodd-Frank Reform Bill
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a Senate-approved bill to ease federal restrictions on banks and reduce the cost of regulatory compliance.
FIRE
January 11, 2018
An Entertaining Defense of the Morality of Finance
Review of In Pursuit of Wealth: The Moral Case for Finance, by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins (Ayn Rand Institute, 2017), 250 pages, ISBN-13 978-0996010115, $14.93 on Amazon.com.

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FIRE
August 13, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
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.
July 12, 2018
By Brandi Wielgopolski
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.”
June 15, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development published a magisterial teaching calling for governments to increase financial regulation.
May 16, 2018
By Brandi Wielgopolski
The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a Senate-approved bill to ease federal restrictions on banks and reduce the cost of regulatory compliance.
January 11, 2018
By Jay Lehr
Review of In Pursuit of Wealth: The Moral Case for Finance, by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins (Ayn Rand Institute, 2017), 250 pages, ISBN-13 978-0996010115, $14.93 on Amazon.com.
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January 10, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
The online cryptocurrency exchange company Coinbase lost a legal battle against Internal Revenue Service (IRS) efforts to gain access to users’ private data and metadata.
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December 3, 2017
By Andrea Dillon
The U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee approved a bill to prevent government agencies from using regulatory actions to force out business owners working in disfavored industries such as adult entertainment and firearm sales.
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September 7, 2017
By S.M. Chavey
The U.S. Department of the Treasury called for public comments on potential revisions to the Volcker Rule, a provision of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank).
September 6, 2017
A Milwaukee County, Wisconsin ordinance requiring software developers to pay permit fees and security costs to allow people to play cell phone games in government parks is on hold after a federal judge blocked its enforcement.
September 6, 2017
By Jeff Reynolds
Time ran out for a proposed bill to require Oregon local governments to complete neighborhood zoning reviews in a timely manner. The Oregon House of Representatives Subcommittee on Natural Resources held up the bill until the legislature adjourned.