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Trump infrastructure council sued over transparency

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A White House infrastructure advisory council is being sued over transparency by the non-profit group Food & Water Watch.
Trump's Strategy and Policy Forum chaired by Schwarzman disbands following president's remarks

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President Donald Trump has closed both the Strategy and Policy Forum and Manufacturing Council.
Fed members divided on whether inflation objectives are being met

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Fed members were divided about whether their inflation objectives were on track enough to raise rates further this year.
BlackRock's Fink joins CEOs in denouncing Virginia violence

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BlackRock CEO Laurence D. Fink joined the group of corporate leaders condemning racial intolerance that became violent over the weekend.
Trump to speed up public works permits, drop climate order to boost infrastructure investment

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President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Tuesday designed to streamline the approval process for infrastructure projects.
Commentary: Pensions regulation and the U.S.-U.K. special relationship

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The U.S. once led in pension reform, but the nation's growing retirement woes cry out for immediate fixes. Who will answer the call?
DOL wants 18-month delay on rest of fiduciary rule

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The Department of Labor is proposing to extend the Jan. 1 applicability date for the remaining portions of the fiduciary rule.
Regulatory reforms have had limited impact on markets, SEC finds

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Access to capital and market liquidity have not been negatively affected by post-financial crisis regulatory reforms.
Appeals court tells SEC to review Options Clearing Corp.'s fee plan again

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A federal appeals court told the SEC to review more closely a plan by Options Clearing Corp. to boost its capital reserve.
Washington offers hope over retirement security

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Ideas for improving retirement security are starting to gain traction in Washington from both sides of the aisle.
Avaya seeking to transfer 1 plan to PBGC

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Avaya is seeking court approval to transfer one of two underfunded pension plans to the PBGC as part of a bankruptcy reorganization plan.
Tax reform is No. 1 priority

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President Trump must put tax reform and infrastructure spending at the top of his agenda and move health-care reform to the back burner.
New York State Teamsters Conference fund gets OK to lower benefits

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The Treasury Department approved the rescue request of the New York State Teamsters Conference Pension and Retirement Fund.
Senate confirms CFTC chairman, 2 commissioners

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J. Christopher Giancarlo on Thursday was unanimously confirmed as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
PBGC: Multiemployer insolvency still targeted for 2025

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The PBGC's multiemployer pension plan program is likely to face insolvency by the end of 2025.