Thursday, July 31, 2014

BNA INSIGHTS: SEC Overhauls Registration Form for Investment Advisers … And Misses an Opportunity

The Dodd-Frank Act was on the minds of the five Commissioners of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as they voted in July to overhaul Form ADV, the application and…

Energy Department Commits $1 Billion to FutureGen2 Carbon Capture Project

September 29, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Department of Energy announced Sept. 28 that it has completed a formal agreement to provide $1 billion to the FutureGen2 project to build a…

Key Senator to Introduce Clean Energy Bills; Seeks ‘Priority Attention’ from Congress

September 29, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee plans to introduce a package of energy legislation, possibly as soon as Sept. 29, that would…

House Adopts Bill to Expand Cellulosic Biofuel Producer Tax Credit to Algae-Based Biofuels

September 29, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The House of Representatives Sept. 28 passed by voice vote legislation (H.R. 4168) that in part would expand qualifying biofuels for…

BNA INSIGHTS: Dodd-Frank Reform Law’s Impact on Financial Firm Liquidation

September 28, 2010 in Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

The primary stated goal of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act” or the “Act”) 1 is to prevent the failure of the…

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Proposes Requirement to Report Cross-Border Electronic Fund Transmittals

September 28, 2010 in Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced Sept. 27 that it submitted a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require certain…

Obama Signs Small Business Bill That Includes $30 Billion Lending Fund

September 28, 2010 in Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

President Obama signed a small business bill Sept. 27 that enables small businesses to take advantage of new and extended tax incentives, including an extension of…

Administration to Unveil Plans to Increase Fuel Efficiency, Cut Emissions from Vehicles

September 28, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Obama administration is expected to unveil by Oct. 1 plans to increase fuel economy and cut greenhouse gas emissions from cars, light trucks, and…

Congress Moves Quickly to Approve Repeal of Dodd-Frank’s SEC Confidentiality Provision

Under suspension of the rules and by voice vote, the House late Sept. 23 passed the Senate’s proposal—S. 3717—to repeal certain exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act provided to…

Supreme Court’s Honest Services Decision Will Hamper Prosecution of Corporate Fraud, Lawyers Say

NEW YORK—A recent U.S. Supreme previous hitCourtnext hit decision effectively limiting the breadth of the honest-services theory of fraudulent behavior will likely lead to fewer criminal cases launched against senior…

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