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500 Days: A Housing Industry Snapshot

500 days

Which rules and regulations have impacted the housing industry since the Trump administration came to power in January 2017? Click through to learn the impact of this administration’s legislation and nominations on the industry.

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SIFMA CEO Anticipates New Year in an Uncertain Industry

As the year draws to a close and many of us reflect on its events, make predictions, and set goals for the new year, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) is doing the same. In an interview included in SmartBrief's 2012 Best Of reports, SIFMA CEO Tim Ryan spoke of the regulatory progress and the lack thereof that has taken place in 2012 and his organization's concerns and expectations for the year ahead.

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Two Years in Review for the CFPB and Dodd-Frank

Financial reform advocates have two birthdays to celebrate on Saturday. This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the watchdog Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the two-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act, the sweeping financial reform law that spawned it. Their stories run parallel to each other ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô and rightly so. The consumer bureau squeaked past partisan gridlock this time last year, just one year after Democrats, then in the majority of both houses of Congress, cleared Dodd-Frank for the president├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔÇ×┬ós signature.

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Dodd-Frank Comes Under Fire at Congressional Hearing

The Dodd-Frank Act fell under scrutiny at a hearing of the Senate Banking Committee Wednesday, with lawmakers from the right charging that the reform law will impose arbitrary rules that limit consumer choice and prevent an economic recovery. Much of the light fell on interagency efforts to finalize the controversial Volcker Rule, a rulemaking requirement under Dodd-Frank that bans short-term proprietary trading by systemically important financial institutions like Chase. Witnesses included Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Richard Cordray.

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