Free and efficient financial markets are essential to a diverse and growing economy. They allow businesses to succeed and individuals to build financial security. To support that system, we need smart regulation that ensures access to capital and credit, enables companies to go public, incentivizes innovation, and provides choice and access for investors while protecting consumers.
Federal regulators are getting ready to implement new rules for banks. The result could be less credit and slower growth for American business.
This timeline shows the ways in which Chairwoman Khan has moved to silence dissent at the FTC and consolidated power in ways that call into question the independence of the agency.
The Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit against Amazon poses some internal inconsistencies with the company’s practices and the agency’s rules.
- How Bank Mergers Promote CompetitionBank mergers help drive innovation and access to products and services for consumers. But proposed legislation could stifle deals at a time when new technologies and entrants are creating more competition than ever before.
- Why Selling Your Business Might Get HarderProposed antitrust legislation could impact the ability of everyone from individual entrepreneurs to multi-million-dollar companies to be acquired.
- 3 Things You Need to Know About Stock BuybacksWith the potential for new legislative developments, now is a good time to take a closer look at stock buybacks: what they are, what they do, what motivates a company to make investment decisions, and who benefits when companies buy back their stock.
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The proposed rules, called “Basel III Endgame,” would significantly increase U.S. banks' capital requirements, making borrowing more expensive for Main Street.
The current no-action relief that applies to the rest of the fixed-income market will expire on January 4, 2025.
The Biden Administration’s agenda to crack down on so-called junk fees is an attempt to micromanage businesses’ pricing structures, undermining their ability to offer consumers different price points.
With economic uncertainty and international competition, now is not the time for political interference from states that would jeopardize American free enterprise.
A fragmented approach to mandatory disclosure requirements risks damaging U.S. capital markets and weakening our economy’s competitiveness.
California's new climate disclosure laws would impose significant costs and compliance burdens on businesses, threaten First Amendment rights, and could lead to a chaotic patchwork of state laws.
The year ahead is shaping up to be eventful—complete with new faces, major court decisions, and lots of regulations—in the competition and consumer protection space.
An analysis by the U.S. Chamber spotlights the potential negative effects of the new Basel III 'Endgame' banking rules on businesses nationwide.