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There's good news, with caution, for commercial real estate under President Trump

There's good news, with caution, for commercial real estate under President Trump

President Donald Trump's initial actions appear to create positive tail winds for commercial real estate.

February 14, 2017 | 06:00 am
Senate confirms Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary

Senate confirms Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary

Steven Mnuchin was confirmed by the Senate late Monday as U.S. Treasury secretary.

February 13, 2017 | 05:17 pm

Fed’s Daniel Tarullo announces resignation

Daniel K. Tarullo, a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, is resigning, Mr. Tarullo announced in a brief letter to the White House on Friday.

February 10, 2017 | 03:25 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
SEC to reconsider CEO pay ratio rule

SEC to reconsider CEO pay ratio rule

Acting SEC Chairman Michael Piwowar has called for reconsidering a controversial rule on CEO pay ratio disclosure.

February 07, 2017 | 12:15 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
Employer groups happy with high court nominee

Employer groups happy with high court nominee

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's legal positions are reassuring employer groups that they will have a pro-business ally critical of regulators and investor lawsuits if he is confirmed to replace...

February 06, 2017

Investor protection must be top priority

The transition in leadership at the Securities and Exchange Commission leaves the future course on numerous regulatory issues unclear, particularly as it relates to investor protection.

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
Pension clash looms as Ukraine opposes IMF on retirement age

Pension clash looms as Ukraine opposes IMF on retirement age

Ukraine signaled a showdown is coming with the International Monetary Fund over a pension revamp that's needed to maintain disbursements from the country's $17.5 billion bailout.

February 03, 2017 | 10:38 am
Cerberus' Steve Feinberg in talks to leave for role under Trump

Cerberus' Steve Feinberg in talks to leave for role under Trump

Cerberus Capital Management's Steve Feinberg is in discussions to join Donald Trump's administration in a senior role, a move that would boost another private equity executive to the top ranks...

February 02, 2017 | 04:10 pm