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February 13, 2019
By Jim Lakely
‘Fiduciaries have a moral obligation — and, in some cases, a legal obligation — to avoid sustainable investment practices’
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Climate Change
Environment
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.
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FIRE
Regulation
Law
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.”
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FIRE
Regulation
Economy
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.
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Regulation
FIRE
June 6, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the credit union tax exemption and the debate over whether it should continue.
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FIRE
Taxes
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.
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FIRE
Regulation
Economy
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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FIRE
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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FIRE
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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FIRE
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).
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FIRE
Regulation
Economy
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.
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InfoTech & Telecom
Regulation
FIRE
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.
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Regulation
FIRE
August 8, 2017
By Dalia Marciukaityte
This paper, written by Illinois State University economics professor Dalia Marciukaityte, uses stock market data between 1996 and 2015 to study the effect of a state’s right-to-work (RTW) status on businesses’ financial growth and success.
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Economy
FIRE
June 15, 2017
By Jeff Reynolds
Three members of Congress officially called on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen to answer questions about the agency’s probe of Coinbase.
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FIRE
Taxes
June 12, 2017
By Joshua Paladino
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that would ease federal restrictions on banks, reduce the cost of regulatory compliance, and relax some federal government controls over banks and financial services.
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FIRE
Regulation
Economy
June 9, 2017
By Leo Pusateri
The Columbiana, Ohio City Council rescheduled a public hearing on a proposed ordinance “allowing” residents to maintain residential gardens on their property.
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Law
FIRE
June 7, 2017
By Michael McGrady
The government of Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States in the Caribbean Sea, began negotiating with bondholders in federal court to discharge approximately $123 billion in public debt and unfunded pension liabilities.
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Economy
FIRE
June 7, 2017
By Jay Lehr
Review of Money: Free and Unfree, by George Selgin (Cato Institute), 2017, 382 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1944424299; $16.96 on Amazon.com.
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FIRE
Economy
May 22, 2017
By Michael McGrady
Following the implementation of a ban on tobacco and e-cigarette use in Novato, California in January, lawmakers in neighboring cities are considering similar bans on tobacco and e-cigarette use in public and private spaces.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
FIRE
May 22, 2017
By Michael McGrady
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced the creation of 10 new “food truck zones” where such operations will be allowed.
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Economy
FIRE
 

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