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Tuesday May 19 | via Washington Examiner
Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee have countered Republican Chairman Richard Shelby's proposal to overhaul banking regulation with a plan of their own, one that would limit deregulation to small banks and credit unions. The outline, released by the panel's ranking Democrat, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, two days before a scheduled mark-up, mostly retains the community bank provisions of Shelby's reform, while dropping a range of other items that liberals had criticized as giveaways to Wall Street. Comment?
Thursday | via Los Angeles Times
A Senate committee Thursday voted to ease some of the financial regulations enacted in 2010, approving legislation that Republicans said would help small banks avoid burdensome rules but that Democrats charged would help big Wall Street firms as well. The 12-10 vote in the Senate Banking Committee split along party lines, demonstrating the sharp partisan divisions that still exist nearly five years after the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was approved in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Comment?
Thursday | via Insurance News Net
A bill that would significantly reduce federal agencies' authority to regulate insurance companies was reported out of committee today, despite it being unlikely to win enough votes in its present form to become law. The bill will likely need significant narrowing before it can win enough votes to be enacted. Comment?
Monday May 18 | via Press
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has proposed more changes to the state's formula for farmland valuation, saying the reforms would result in more accurate valuations that reflect the economic conditions the agricultural sector is facing. In a May 13 letter to the Ohio Department of Taxation, the Farm Bureau contends the changes to the Current Agricultural Use Valuation program would also encourage more participation in conservation practices. Comment?
Thursday May 14 | via Paulding Progress
COLUMBUS Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has offered a second set of recommended changes to the state's Current Agricultural Use Valuation program, which should result in more accurate valuations that reflect the current economic conditions faced by landowners are facing. An additional benefit should be to encourage more participation in conservation practices and programs. Comment?
8 min ago | via Door Reminder
North Shore and NorthCoast expand Green Bay media company merges with De Pere photo studio Check out this story on greenbaypressgazette.com: http://gbpg.net/1Hp0su7 The new North Shore Bank branch on West Mason Street will open in June. A Cellcom store is in the other half of the building fronting Michaels and Burlington retail stores. Comment?
16 min ago | via Times Herald-Record
Some financial gurus say consumers should live 100 percent debt-free. No credit cards. Comment?
26 min ago | via Forbes.com
I write about living your richest life while transitioning to retirement, working in retirement and personal finance. I firmly believe that we can have it all - a rewarding career and fulfilling personal life while planning for retirement. Comment?
28 min ago | via Edhat
Coastal Housing Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community by assisting local employees with their home buying needs. When the area's cost of housing is out of reach of the local workforce, the challenge of attracting and retaining a quality workforce intensifies. Comment?
31 min ago | via Canada.com
A court battle has erupted over millions of dollars in the estate of murdered West Vancouver businessman Gang Yuan, with a lawyer for the victim's family suggesting a dispute about money may have played a role in Yuan's killing. Yuan, 42, was found dead inside a British Properties home at 963 King Georges Way on May 3 after police received information about a violent confrontation at the home. Comment?
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