Familiar Face Returns to SEC as Two Commissioners Plan Exit
A familiar face with deep roots on Wall Street has returned to the Securities and Exchange Commission to help the agency draft its fiduciary rulemaking just as two agency commissioners are planning to exit.
Fiduciary Rule Crucial for Protecting Middle Class: DOL Chief
Labor Secretary Perez says DOL is sharpening its thinking on the fiduciary rule thanks to comments; FPA plans to weigh in in "very comprehensive" fashion.
Repealing Obamacare Would Cost $353 Billion Over Next Decade
The new CBO estimate comes as the Supreme Court is expected to decide on an important Affordable Care Act-related case.
House Panel Votes for Deep Cut to IRS Budget
The funding bill includes provisions to stop the IRS from further implementing the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act; SEC's budget stays flat.
Maria Bartiromo: More ‘Money Hammer’ Than ‘Money Honey’
The Fox anchor talks to ThinkAdvisor about her advice for FAs, why business news is sexy and why beauty only gets a journalist so far.
House Panel to Keep SEC Budget Flat as Lobbyists Lose Hope on User Fees
The advisory industry needs “to move on to other [exam] options” like third-party audits and raising the AUM threshold for state-examined advisors, says TD's Schweiss.
EPA’s Fracking Study Bolsters Energy Industry, Undercuts Environmentalists
Industry groups said that the result vindicated what they have been arguing for years: drilling activity has risks, but fracking doesn’t deserve new federal oversight.
What a Non-Middle Class Economy Looks Like
“Pay to play” increasingly dominates American life.
FINRA’s Ketchum Blasts DOL Fiduciary Plan; White House Says ‘Work With Us’
FINRA CEO Richard Ketchum talked at the regulator's conference about what's wrong with the DOL plan and offered an alternative approach to putting customers first.
Washington Governor OKs Small Business Retirement Marketplace
Law uses Obama's MyRA plan to provide small business employees with access to retirement plans.