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Groups seek more time on fiduciary rule, but Labor Dept. holds firm


  • ThinkAdvisor

Industry groups including NAREIT have asked the U.S. Labor Department for 120 days, up from 75, to comment on a proposed fiduciary standard for financial professionals who give retirement advice. The … Read More

Supporters of cybersecurity legislation look to Senate


  • (subscription required)

This week, the House approved a couple of cybersecurity bills, shifting supporters' focus to the Senate. The starting texts for cybersecurity legislation are similar in the House and Senate, observers… Read More

Baltimore wants to make itself more founder-friendly


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A business incubator called Betamore is helping the city of Baltimore build a community that supports entrepreneurs. The incubator has shifted from for-profit status to a nonprofit model. Read More

Another cybersecurity bill gets House approval


  • Reuters

The House on Thursday passed a second cybersecurity-focused information-sharing bill. The measure would give liability protection to companies that share cyberthreat information with the Department of… Read More

Lynch expected to keep pursuing mortgage-lender misconduct


  • Bloomberg

Newly confirmed U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch likely will take up her predecessor's investigations of lender misconduct related to mortgage-backed securities and the subprime crisis, observers s… Read More