Keith Hall Named New CBO Director, Replacing Elmendorf
Keith Hall, chief economist of the International Trade Commission, will start his four-year term on April 1.
NY Attorney General Floats Whistleblower Incentive Bill
Whistleblower law "will be the strongest, most comprehensive in the nation, and is long overdue for a state with the world’s most important financial markets."
Bill to Delay DOL Fiduciary Rulemaking Is Revived
Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., has reintroduced a bill to force the DOL to wait until the SEC makes its own fiduciary rule.
SEC Probing BDs’ Low Number of Suspicious Activity Reports
Considering the volume of transactions and the nature of the BD industry, the SEC's top cop finds the dearth of SARs a little, well, suspicious.
Tax Code Should be ‘Tossed Out,’ Expert Tells Senators
At a tax reform hearing, suggestions ranged from raising standard deductions to scrapping the whole tax code and starting from scratch.
Fed’s Yellen: Rate Hike Not Likely Coming Soon
FOMC will consider a rate hike on a "meeting-by-meeting basis," Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen tells the Senate Banking Committee.
Obama Endorses DOL Fiduciary Redraft, Girds for Fight
“If you want to give financial advice, you have to put your clients’ interest first,” Obama said Monday, blasting “backdoor payments” and high fees.
Obama Tells DOL to Move Forward With Its Fiduciary Redraft
President Obama to speak at AARP about DOL’s fiduciary redraft; White House to also release its report on redraft.
SEC’s Gallagher: 4 Things White House Fiduciary Memo Got Wrong
The White House memo supporting the DOL measure is "thinly veiled propaganda designed to generate support for a widely unpopular rulemaking," the SEC commissioner said.
SEC Chief to Break Her Silence on Fiduciary in ‘Short Term’
SEC has been providing "technical assistance" to the DOL on its fiduciary rulemaking, Chairwoman Mary Jo White said Friday morning.