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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. David Pogue)
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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