New Research Finds Excessive Stock Option Compensation Leads CEOs to Ignore Product Safety Problems

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By Scott Klinger, Center for Effective Government When CEOs receive a large quantity of stock options in their pay packages, they are more likely to ignore safety problems with the products they market, concludes a new study, Throwing Caution to the Wind, by a trio of professors at Not...
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Five Things to REALLY Like About the CFPB’s Announcement on Forced Arbitration in Consumer Financial Contracts (And One Item That Should Give Us Pause)

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By the National Association of Consumer Advocates A consumer can hardly hope to purchase a financial product or service without being subject to fine-print terms that require them to surrender their right to go to court and privately arbitrate any dispute that might come up between them and...
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New Project Helps Bank Workers Blow the Whistle on Corruption and Abuse

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By Alexis Goldstein, Americans for Financial Reform October marks the seven year anniversary of the passage of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), which bailed out the financial sector during the 2008 economic meltdown. Given that the nation’s biggest banks have only gotten larger since...
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New National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: A Primer

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By Robin Kundis Craig, Center for Progressive Reform Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone pursuant to the federal Clean Air Act. See 42 U.S.C. § 7409. The new regulation reduces both the primary and...
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