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Business Groups: Don’t Let Cybersecurity Bill Stall Out

Officials in the retail and financial sectors were able to push the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act through the House earlier this year, but the Senate has proved to be more challenging. Part of the reason is that privacy advocates have ramped up their criticism of the law—at times using unusual methods to make their point.

Overnight Finance: Tough start for highway deal; Dodd-Frank at five – The Hill

FIDUCIARY FIGHT - - BIZ COMMUNITY PROPOSES NEW PLAN. Former Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty is touting a new plan that he says will better protect consumers that would be at risk from the Department of Labor's proposed fiduciary requirements for financial advisers.

The Case for Easing Up on Financial Regulation

TIM PAWLENTY: Companies around the world finance their operations in many ways. Some companies borrow from banks or sell bonds, others sell company stock, and still others use alternative means to ensure they have capital needed to operate effectively, hire staff and produce goods or services.

Let’s protect investors’ ‘best interest’ — the right way

The president is right: financial advisers and companies that take advantage of hardworking Americans saving for retirement by recommending financial products that benefit themselves more than their clients don’t deserve to be in business. They should absolutely be held accountable -- through fines, by being barred from working in financial...

Congress must act against cyber crime

When consumer expectations don’t match reality, things can go terribly wrong. Americans expect companies with which they do business to protect their sensitive personal and financial data. Yet, the reality is American consumers are under constant threat of identity theft and fraud due to lax security practices that leave the door open to...