The SEC’s “Regulation Best Interest” Is in the Best Interest of Wall Street, Not Retirement Savers and Other Investors

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by Monique Morrissey and Heidi Shierholz, Economic Policy Institute On Wednesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued over 1,000 pages of proposed regulations relating to the conduct of financial professionals. Among other things, the proposals specify that brokers must act in...
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Tell the EPA to Protect the Bees Before April 21

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By Kara Cook-Schultz, U.S. PIRG April 21 is the deadline to submit public comments asking the EPA to ban bee-killing, food-supply-risking pesticides. Take action before it’s too late! A new scientific study shows that we’re risking our food supply. A big part of the problem: the use of...
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Internal EPA Emails Confirm that Scott Pruitt’s Secret Science Proposal Is Entirely Driven By Politics

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By Yogin Kothari, Union of Concerned Scientists Newly released documents obtained by the Union of Concerned Scientists under three separate Freedom of Information Act requests and first reported on by POLITICO demonstrate that the Trojan horse “secret science” proposal being floated by...
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What Are We to Make of the CFPB’s Billion Dollar Wells Fine?

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By Jeff Sovern, St. John’s University School of Law As Allison posted earlier, the CFPB has levied a $1 billion fine on Wells.  Some first reactions: A person inclined to give acting director Mulvaney the benefit of the doubt might say that this shows that the Bureau is keeping Mr....
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Three Ways the House Farm Bill Would Hurt America’s Land, Water and Wildlife

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By Ryan Richards, Center for American Progress America’s farmers and ranchers have a proud tradition of conservation stewardship, working their lands with the goal of passing on their way of life to their children. Over the years, the Farm Bill has provided a strong foundation for farmers,...
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New Rule on Investment Advice Leaves Working People Vulnerable

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By Heather Slavkin Corzo, AFL-CIO Workers depend on investments in the financial markets to finance our retirements and grow our other long-term savings. That means we need sound investment advice, provided by experts who are looking out for our best interests. While it seems obvious that the...
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How a GOLIATH Act Could Restore Consumer Rights

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By Joe Valenti, Center for American Progress A year ago this month, David Dao, a then-69-year-old doctor, was forcibly removed by police from an overbooked United Airlines flight in Chicago. Graphic video footage of his severe injuries prompted an immediate backlash against the airline, changes...
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