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THE OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. have approved a move to ease the Volcker Rule’s controversial ban on banks making speculative investments. Wall Street has largely sought a roll back of the rules.. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Volcker rule trading revamp approved in win for Wall Street

WASHINGTON – Wall Street watchdogs handpicked by President Donald Trump eased the Volcker Rule’s controversial ban on banks making speculative investments, wrapping up a...
THE SEC is seeking public comment on a proposal that would exempt companies with less than $100 million in annual revenue from the so-called auditor attestation requirement. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ZACH GIBSON

Enron-era accounting rules could be eased for small companies

NEW YORK – A United States regulator proposed freeing small companies from a Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirement that an auditor sign-off on their internal controls...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP said that he has ordered the Securities and Exchange Commission to to study ending quarterly reporting for United States businesses. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/T.J. KIIRKPATRICK

Trump seeks SEC study of 6-month reporting instead of quarterly

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump said he’s asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to study ending quarterly reporting for United States businesses in order...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE Board has introduced a proposal to scale back several elements of the Volcker Rule. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Fed releases proposal for easing Volcker Rule trading limits

NEW YORK - Wall Street’s long campaign to chip away at the toughest trading restriction imposed on banks after the financial crisis is finally...
JAY CLAYTON is chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which recently proposed to overhaul its conflict of interest rules for brokers. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Trump’s SEC proposes rewrite of Obama-era broker conflict rules

NEW YORK – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday proposed overhauling its conflict of interest rules for brokers, a move likely ensuring...

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