Labor department/EBSA

Donald Trump taps Alexander Acosta as labor secretary nominee

Donald Trump taps Alexander Acosta as labor secretary nominee

President Donald Trump has nominated Alexander Acosta for secretary of labor, a day after previous nominee Andrew Puzder withdrew.

February 16, 2017 | 11:23 am
Andrew Puzder withdraws as Trump's labor nominee amid Republican doubts

Andrew Puzder withdraws as Trump's labor nominee amid Republican doubts

Andrew Puzder withdrew Wednesday as President Donald Trump's labor secretary nominee as controversy deepened over his personal life and private-sector background.

February 15, 2017 | 03:49 pm
DOL seeks regulatory delay of fiduciary rule

DOL seeks regulatory delay of fiduciary rule

The Department of Labor is officially seeking to delay the fiduciary rule’s implementation, according to paperwork filed with the Office of Management and Budget on Thursday.

February 10, 2017 | 02:34 pm
Texas court upholds DOL fiduciary rule, denies stay

Texas court upholds DOL fiduciary rule, denies stay

A U.S. district judge in Dallas dismisses a legal challenge to the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule, saying the rule is within the Labor Department's authority.

February 08, 2017 | 05:36 pm
Department of Justice asks for stay on fiduciary rule challenge pending agency review

Department of Justice asks for stay on fiduciary rule challenge pending agency review

The Department of Justice asked the judge overseeing one of several challenges to the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule to stay the proceedings, following President Donald Trump’s...

February 08, 2017 | 03:58 pm
House resolutions introduced to undo state, city secure choice rules

House resolutions introduced to undo state, city secure choice rules

Resolutions to block Department of Labor rules allowing states to set up private-sector retirement savings programs were introduced Wednesday by two members of the House Education and the Workforce...

February 08, 2017 | 03:19 pm
Financial firms ready for fiduciary rule, Sen. Elizabeth Warren says

Financial firms ready for fiduciary rule, Sen. Elizabeth Warren says

BlackRock, Vanguard Group, TIAA-CREF and 18 other financial firms support implementation of the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said Tuesday in a letter to...

February 07, 2017 | 12:26 pm

Trump: Review Dodd-Frank, delay or replace fiduciary rule

President Donald Trump continued his push to trim federal regulations, signing on Feb. 3 an executive order that federal regulators revisit the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...

February 06, 2017
Trump calls for Dodd-Frank review, fiduciary rule delay or replacement

Trump calls for Dodd-Frank review, fiduciary rule delay or replacement

President Donald Trump continued his push to trim federal regulations Friday, signing an executive order that federal regulators revisit the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection ...

February 03, 2017 | 01:57 pm
The evolution of the ETF industry

The evolution of the ETF industry

The explosion in ETF assets is evidence of a broad shift in the way investors approach asset allocation, looking for any edge they can find to increase performance and lower volatility.

January 31, 2017 | 11:02 am
Financial industry expects quick action from Donald Trump to delay DOL fiduciary rule

Financial industry expects quick action from Donald Trump to delay DOL fiduciary rule

Financial industry lobbyists on Friday were expecting quick action by the Trump administration to delay a Labor Department investment advice rule.

January 20, 2017 | 03:50 pm
Elizabeth Warren asks financial firms whether they support delaying fiduciary rule

Elizabeth Warren asks financial firms whether they support delaying fiduciary rule

BlackRock and Vanguard Group were among 33 financial firms Sen. Elizabeth Warren has asked to declare whether they support efforts to delay or roll back the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule.

January 19, 2017 | 04:08 pm
Judge allows fiduciary breach case against Franklin Templeton 401(k) plan to continue

Judge allows fiduciary breach case against Franklin Templeton 401(k) plan to continue

A District Court judge has refused a request by Franklin Resources and its Franklin Templeton 401(k) Retirement Plan to dismiss claims of ERISA violations by a former plan participant.

January 19, 2017 | 03:50 pm
DOL's Borzi on the fiduciary rule: There is no going back

DOL's Borzi on the fiduciary rule: There is no going back

In her eight years serving in the Obama administration, Phyllis Borzi says her proudest accomplishment is the conflict-of-interest rule, which many Republicans in Congress now hope to repeal.

January 18, 2017 | 12:25 pm
DOL releases 2nd guidance on fiduciary rule

DOL releases 2nd guidance on fiduciary rule

The Department of Labor issued guidance on how its fiduciary rule will apply to investment advice provided to participants in 401(k) plans and people who have IRAs, and other retirement savings...

January 18, 2017 | 02:49 pm