White House Memo Offers a Peek at DOL Fiduciary Strategy
Two top Obama economic advisors write in an internal memo that DOL should tighten broker rules; they share some details from the long-awaited fiduciary redraft.
GOP to Warren: That Dodd-Frank Rollback Was Just the Appetizer
The Republican sponsor of a measure easing a bank regulation is planning to pick new fights in 2015.
DOL Fiduciary Survey ‘Bogus,’ Advocate Warns Lawmakers
Foes of a revised DOL fiduciary rule are using a survey showing a harmful impact to win senators to their side, an industry official says.
DOL Fiduciary Redraft Opposed by 90% of FSI Advisors: FSI Poll
Advisors say the DOL should not redefine fiduciary under ERISA, according to an FSI poll. Most advisors also think the GOP will win the Senate.
White House Getting Involved With DOL Fiduciary Redraft
The White House’s National Economic Council will be performing “industry outreach” regarding the DOL's fiduciary redraft, according to industry officials.
Fed Governor Stein Resigns to Return to Teaching at Harvard
Jeremy Stein is a known as a thought leader on the linkage between monetary policy and financial stability.
Obama’s Budget Drops Plan to Limit Social Security Increases
The so-called chained-CPI formula was part of a bid by the president to engage in deficit-reduction negotiations with Republicans.
GOP Jumps on Minimum Wage Job-Loss Report
The CBO report said boosting the minimum wage may cost as many as 500,000 people their jobs.
CBO: Immigration Reform Would Cut Deficit, Boost Economy
The Senate plan would reduce the U.S. deficit by about $200 billion and increase real GDP by 3.3% in the next 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Advisors May Still Lose Right to Earn Commissions on IRA Advice
The Department of Labor will likely issue a reworked version of its fiduciary proposal in late Q1 or early Q2, and concerns about its potential impact remain very real.