Chamber of Commerce News

Businesses Come Out on Top in Current Supreme Court Term

The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with business interests in a series of cases in its current term, which began in October and is due to end next week. In 19 business-related cases that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce participated …

Businesses Appeal U.S. Judge’s Ruling Upholding Broker Fiduciary Rule

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce appealed a Texas federal judge’s ruling upholding a Labor Department’s regulation aimed at putting retirement savers’ interest first on Friday, the latest salvo in the securities industry’s fight against the regulation. Earlier this month, Chief …

Top 10 ‘Most Ridiculous’ Lawsuits of 2016: Chamber of Commerce

Too much ice in an iced coffee? Too much lip balm left in the tube? Too much environmental damage from thousands of red balloons? Lawsuits complaining about those situations made this year’s list of unnecessary litigation as judged by the …

U.S. Adjustments to Rules on Tax Inversions Include Exemption for Insurers

The U.S. Treasury Department softened new rules aimed at preventing multinational companies from shifting their profits offshore to lower-tax countries — a response to sustained criticism from big business and from members of Congress, who’d asked that they be delayed …

Viewpoint: Fiduciary Rule Fight Isn’t About the ‘Little Guy’

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants you to believe it is looking out for the little guy in its fight against new government regulation of the retirement investment advice industry. But that is a facade – as one consumer advocacy …

Supreme Court Term Could Be Big for Business

Big business is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to curb class action litigation in a series of cases that dominate the nine justices’ business docket in the coming months. The court returns for its new term on Monday with three …

Flood of Regulations Coming from Obama Administration

Over the next 12 months, the Obama administration is due to issue regulations governing everything from e-cigarettes to smoke-stack emissions in what experts predict will be a second-term rush to put rules in place before leaving office. “In every administration, …

Florida Insurers, Businesses Take Aim at PIP Fraud

Insurance companies are taking to the Internet to combat auto insurance fraud in Florida. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of American has launched www.InsuranceFraudUncovered.com, a Web site designed to highlight Florida’s problems with auto personal injury protection — or PIP– …