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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- Small BusinessUnlocking the Potential of Small Businesses Accessing CapitalMonday, February 2610:30 AM EST - 11:30 AM EST
- RetirementSmall Business Retirement SummitTuesday, February 2709:00 AM EST - 05:30 PM EST
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion14th Annual International Women’s Day ForumWednesday, February 2808:00 AM EST - 05:30 PM EST
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Financial Services, on several bills to be considered at the hearing entitled, "Sophistication or Discrimination? How the Accredited Investor Definition Unfairly Limits Investment Access for the Non-wealthy and the Need for Reform."
A new study finds that under the previous approach to merger enforcement there was a strong link between mergers and innovation. A radical new approach to merger enforcement poses a severe threat to the economy.
This study evaluates the relationship between mergers and acquisitions and research and development expenditures.
Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement in response to the fourth meeting of the President’s Competition Council.
Bill Hulse, vice president of the U.S. Chamber's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness issued the following statement today regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rule amending credit card issuers’ late fee regulations.
U.S. Chamber statement in response to the release of a new National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) report on the mobile application store ecosystem.
The Federal Trade Commission’s most-recent actions to ban non-compete agreements oversteps its statutory authority under the FTC Act. If they are allowed to write this rule, here’s what might come next.
100 business groups request a comment extension on the FTC's notice of proposed rulemaking potentially banning noncompete clauses in employment contracts.
The FTC claims its proposed ban on non-competes would yield a $300 billion surplus to employees’ wages. But did the agency check its math? The Chamber’s Chief Economist Curtis Dubay takes a hard look at the numbers
This Hill letter was sent to Representative Bryan Steil, on his legislation, the "Putting Investors First Act."