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Ackerman’s Take: Outmoded Fees Helped Kill SEC’s Default to Digital

wsj.com — The SEC is abandoning a proposal to switch to default electronic delivery of mutual-fund reports, The Wall Street Journal reported last week, after consumer groups and the paper industry protested. But another factor contributed to the measure's downfall, people familiar with the agency's thinking say: esoteric fees brokers are allowed to charge funds for distributing such reports.

Senate Panel Seen Advancing CFTC Nominees in September

wsj.com — Senate lawmakers are preparing to hold a hearing next month on two long-delayed nominations to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, though the likelihood the Senate will ultimately confirm the pair remains slim, according to people who spoke with committee staff.

SEC Moves Closer to Finishing Asset-Management Rules

wsj.com — U.S. securities regulators are inching closer to completing postcrisis rules designed to boost oversight of the asset-management industry.

SEC Seeks Review of Treasury Market Trading Rules

wsj.com — U.S. securities regulators are reviewing whether restrictions on certain types of trading and other rules should apply to traders in the U.S. Treasury market, the latest step toward extending tighter scrutiny to a crucial market that has long been treated with a hands-off approach.

SEC Drops Plan to Boost Electronic Fund Reports, in Victory for Paper Lobby

wsj.com — The SEC has dropped a contentious proposal that would have made it easier for mutual funds to deliver reports electronically to investors. The reversal follows an intensive lobbying campaign from the paper industry, backed by consumer groups, opposing the rule.

Print Is Dead? Not in Mutual-Fund Reports

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-American mutual funds estimate they spend more than $300 million every year chewing up 2 million trees to print and send investors 440 million densely written reports-which many recipients promptly toss out unread.

Sunshine Law Hits Regulators Unevenly

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Only in Washington: Have Your Lawyer Tell My Lawyer to Tell Me What You Think

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-At the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, where two of the five seats are vacant, the remaining commissioners are experiencing a level of gridlock remarkable even for Washington. They have largely stopped speaking to one another. About work. Not only are the commissioners restricted from one-on-one meetings, they try not to get caught alone anywhere in the building.

CFTC Completes Measure to Boost Safety of Futures and Swaps Users

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Decision Making at the Tipping Point

cpexecutive.com — You hear it from investors all the time: "I would love to sell, but there is nothing to buy." We all recognize that real estate values are cyclical and the market will have its ups and downs. Currently, prices are at an all-time high in almost every asset class.
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Aug 31, 2016

Trump's weakness among Hispanics "has damaged his standing in Colo., Nev. & Fla. * & made Ariz. competitive."  http://on.wsj.com/2crI29z 

Aug 31, 2016

@MikeCraft6 Yeah, don't see what's wrong w/MARC to BWI, which costs maybe $10 and takes 25 minutes on the express trains from DC.

Aug 30, 2016

RT @DanGallagherGrp: Very important speech by Commissioner Piwowar regarding prudential versus market regulation. Kudos, Commissioner!  https://www.sec.gov/news/speech/speech-piwowar-2016-07-20.html 

Aug 30, 2016

President of American Airlines leaves, moves into same role at rival United Continental  http://on.wsj.com/2c0C1xj 

Aug 30, 2016

@munilass I dunno, tough for Congress to ignore 55,000+ issuers bombarding their lawmakers


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