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Industry Trade Associations Oppose Potential New Cyber Claims Data-Sharing Rules

Insurance industry trade associations said they do not want “misguided provisions” related to cyber claims data sharing in the next National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2023. The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA), National Association of Mutual …

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Federal Power to Curb Carbon Emissions

Conservative justices power 6-3 ruling; liberals dissent Ruling curbs EPA ability to regulate power plant emissions Biden vows to tackle climate change despite the ruling The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday imposed limits on the federal government’s authority to issue …

Investors Ask SEC for More ESG Disclosures as Companies Resist: Analysis

Investor groups have asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for more corporate disclosures on climate change and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues while business interests have pushed back, a Reuters review of correspondence published by the regulator …

Supreme Court May Overturn Tradition of Courts Deferring to Regulatory Agencies

The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative justices expressed doubts about a precedent that business groups and the Trump administration say gives federal agencies too much power to change regulations without notice. In an hour-long argument in Washington on Wednesday, the court …

Corporate Fines, Penalties Plummet Under Trump Administration

While Donald Trump has positioned himself as a tough, “law and order” president, he has mostly excluded one group of offenders from his sights: those of the corporate class, according to a report released Wednesday by Washington-based watchdog Public Citizen. …

Regulation, Deregulation and the Markets: Bloomberg View

From the very start of his presidency, Donald Trump has made it a high priority to reduce the level of federal regulation. And in 2017, the stock market has boomed. Many business leaders believe that this is hardly a coincidence, …

Lucky to Be Alive, Calling for a Revolution in Road Safety

Three weeks ago, I was walking home on a dark, snowy night in Concord, Massachusetts. The next thing I knew, I was in a hospital, hooked up to some kind of machine. I could not lift my legs or even …

Federal Insurance Chief McRaith Leaving Post on Jan. 20

Michael McRaith, who has served as director the Federal Insurance Office since its creation in 2011, is resigning his post as of Jan. 20. as the Trump Administration begins. McRaith announced his plan to leave the agency during a Jan. …

Republican Platform Under Trump: Reinstate Glass-Steagall, Go Slow on Trade Pacts

Republican National Convention delegates approved a platform Monday that calls for reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act and scaling back the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul, calling it the Democrats’ “legislative Godzilla.” The Glass-Steagall measure puts presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump and his party …

Treasury Names 12 to Federal Insurance Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has named 12 individuals including several insurance industry executives, a professor, a consumer advocate and six state regulators to serve on the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI). The FACI was established to provide …