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.
U.S. legislative proposals could undermine U.S. economic and security interests and strengthen foreign rivals without any apparent benefit to U.S. consumers.
What small businesses and corporations need to know about financing and financial regulations, including information about accessing credit, raising capital, and the role of government agencies and financial institutions.
- 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.
The U.S. Chamber promotes policies that ensure U.S. capital markets remain the fairest, most efficient, and innovative in the world. We advocate for legislation and regulation that strengthens our capital markets, allowing businesses—from the local flower shop to a multinational manufacturer—to mitigate risks, manage liquidity, access credit, and raise capital.
Small business advice from CO—
- Sep 20, 2022Lina Khan’s Unfair and Deceptive Approach to Antitrust
Congress never envisioned the FTC to serve as the morality police over the market. Lina Khan thinks otherwise.
- Sep 13, 2022The Numerous, Significant Flaws in the American Innovation and Choice Online Act
Given the American Innovation and Choice Online Act’s numerous and significant flaws, it is no wonder that there is a range of diverse voices who oppose its passage.
- Aug 31, 2022Why FTC’s Lawsuit Against Meta Is Concerning for the Entire Business Community
Rather than economics, the FTC’s complaint against Meta seems grounded in the malleable concept of “potential future competition.” Here's why the business community should be concerned.
- Aug 12, 2022How State and Local Governments Can Get the Most Out of ARP Housing Funds
New guidance from the Treasury grants state and local recipients of American Rescue Plan funds more flexibility to increase the supply of affordable and available homes. We break down their “how-to” guide here.
- Jul 29, 2022The CFPB Is Making it Harder to Hire and Train Employees
The CFPB is targeting a common business practice that makes it easier for employers to find, develop, and retain talent.
- Jul 27, 2022U.S. Chamber Sues to Stop Securities and Exchange Commission Reversal of Proxy Advisor Rule
Reversing the 2020 Proxy Advisor Rule will undo investor protections and create disincentives for companies to go, and stay, public
- Jul 21, 2022Voters to Congress: Lower Prices, Leave Tech Alone
A new poll reveals that voters oppose Congressional proposals to add new antitrust regulations for technology companies, and a majority of voters are more likely to oppose candidates who support such regulations.
- Jul 21, 2022New National Poll: Voters Oppose Proposed Antitrust Regulations for Technology Companies
Voters less likely to support candidates that vote for the American Innovation and Choice Online Act
- Jul 20, 2022Private Companies Face New Challenge Raising Capital
A new interpretation of a rule originally intended for public companies will have unintended consequences for private companies by making it more difficult and costly to raise capital.