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Fed Official Urges Greater Scrutiny of Clearinghouses — WASHINGTON-Global regulators must take greater steps to ensure clearinghouses-the plumbing seen as a key safety net for the financial system -can withstand another crisis, a top Federal Reserve official said Thursday. Fed Gov. Jerome Powell said regulators must do more to coordinate stress testing of clearinghouses-entities that are supposed to help prevent a market-wide collapse by ensuring either party in a derivatives transaction...

Consumer Regulator, Financial Stability Council Likely Targets of Senate Republicans — WASHINGTON - Two institutions created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law are likely to be targets of a Republican-controlled Senate: the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Sen.

Hedge funds and investor groups hammer swaps ‘stays’ — Hedge funds, insurers and other companies said global regulators shouldn't implement new rules aimed at protecting the financial system against the failure of big banks.

Gap narrows in access to SEC filings — A time lag that could give some investors early access to market-moving documents from the Securities and Exchange Commission has all but disappeared, according to an academic tracking the data. Breaking industry news & commentary 10 year searchable archive FN Powerlists & Special Reports FN on mobile and iPad

CFTC’s Mark Wetjen Says Regulators Should Act to Help Bitcoin Fulfill Potential — Bitcoin and other virtual currencies have potential to reshape the financial-services industry, but policy makers should act to establish a framework for their regulation, the CFTC's Mark Wetjen said in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal.

SEC Weighs Bringing Back Fractions in Stock Prices — The move would at least partly undo an 11-year-old rule that replaced fractions of a dollar in stock prices, like 1/8 and 1/16, with pennies.

SEC Inches Closer to ‘Five-Cent Tick’ Test — WASHINGTON-U.S. securities regulators took a step toward establishing a one-year test of trading some stocks in five-cent increments, after more than a decade of trading in pennies. The Securities and Exchange Commission said late Monday it was releasing for public comment a highly-anticipated plan to determine whether trading the stocks of smaller companies in wider "tick sizes," or the difference between what traders bid and offer...

Gap Narrows in Access to SEC Filings — WASHINGTON-A time lag that could give some investors early access to market-moving documents from the Securities and Exchange Commission has all but disappeared, according to an academic tracking the data. Delays between the time a private data feed publishes regulatory filings to the SEC and when the filings appear on the agency's website have diminished since Wednesday afternoon, said Prof.

Workers at Top U.S. Swaps Regulator Vote to Unionize — WASHINGTON-Workers at the top U.S. swaps regulator voted to join a large union of federal employees. The National Treasury Employees Union said Thursday it won an election to represent 370 out of 677 employees at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Management and employees at one of the regulator's regional offices, in New York, were excluded.

U.S. Chamber warns cyberattack disclosures could hurt corporate profits — WASHINGTON-The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is trying to head off efforts to force publicly traded firms to share more information about cyberattacks, warning policy makers that such disclosures could unduly harm corporate profits.
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Nov 24, 2014

Tunnel ensured security of Templer credit biz MT @HistoryTime_: Acre, Israel. Templar tunnel between fortress & port

Nov 24, 2014

Here's our September story on the SEC's plans for mutual funds (confirmed in the RegFlex agenda released Friday)

Nov 24, 2014

Finra fines Citigroup $15 million over failures related to equity research

Nov 24, 2014

RT @SaraMurray: Wanted: Next SecDef. Position includes: Brutal confirmation hearings, managing wars w/out calling them wars, public firings. Takers?

Nov 22, 2014

RT @felschwartz: House report finds no attempt to mislead public over Benghazi; military, CIA responded properly via @WSJ

Nov 20, 2014

RT @joel_schectman: Goldman accused of manipulating metal prices by delaying shipments from warehouses.…

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