Senators Think Stock Buybacks Might Be Manipulative
Some politicians, like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin, think that stock buybacks are bad and that the SEC should forbid them as market manipulation.
DOL Fiduciary Rule Out by May 2016: Lawyer
DOL must finalize a rule in the next year in order to implement it before another president takes office, ERISA lawyer Steve Saxon says.
DOL Shouldn't Rubber-Stamp Waivers for Guilty Banks, Democrats Say
Sen. Warren and others want DOL to hold a hearing on waivers requested by four megabanks to remain “qualified professional asset managers” despite guilty pleas.
Sen. Warren Slams SEC Chief for ‘Broken Promises’
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., lambasted SEC Chairwoman White in a 13-page letter about her “broken promises” of agency action on major consumer protection issues.
There's No Shortage of Bad Ideas on Social Security
Social Security is an emotional topic, made more so by misinformation.
Dodd-Frank Rollback Bill Advances in Senate
The Senate Banking Committee passed on a sharp party-line vote Thursday the Financial Regulatory Improvement Act. Democrats including Sen. Warren blasted the bill.
Senate Democrats Push Back on DOL Fiduciary Plan
The Obama administration plan to tighten rules on brokers is facing blowback from the president’s own party.
Social Security Expansion Advocates Target Presidential Candidates
As millions of Americans prepare this year for one of the biggest milestones in their lives – retirement – the program that they have come to most depend on in retirement its celebrating its own milestone. The Social Security program turns 80-years-old on August 14.
Late-Night Social Security Votes Have Major Political Ramifications
Three recent Senate votes related to Social Security benefits may hold clues to how candidates will line up on the issue in the presidential campaigns.
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.