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  • Federal Election Commission says District Court issues opinion in McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC

    Federal Election Commission says District Court issues opinion in McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC | site |


    (October 20, 2020) - - Today, October 20, 2020, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order in McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 20-2485) on Monday, denying Plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction.
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  • FTC Issues Annual Report to Congress on Protecting Older Adults

    FTC Issues Annual Report to Congress on Protecting Older Adults

    Federal Trade Commission Issues Annual Report to Congress on Protecting Older Adults| site |



    (October 19, 2020) - - Today, October 19, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information:

    The Federal Trade Commission’s annual report to Congress on protecting older adults, issued today, provides a detailed look at the scams that most often affect adults over 60, as well as the FTC’s research, law enforcement, and education efforts aimed at protecting older consumers—a top priority for the agency.

    As part of the FTC’s efforts to understand how fraud is affecting older adults, the report, Protecting Older Consumers 2019-2020: A Report of the Federal Trade Commission, includes analysis of FTC consumer complaint data. In 2019, as in prior years, older adults (aged 60 and older) were less likely than younger adults (aged 20 to 59) to report losing money to fraud, but reported much higher individual dollar losses. In
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  • SEC Updates Auditor Independence Rules

    SEC Updates Auditor Independence Rules

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Updates Auditor Independence Rules | site |



    Amendments Reflect Staff Experience Applying the Auditor Independence Framework



    (October 16, 2020) - - Today, October 16, 2020 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information:

    Washington D.C., Oct. 16, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it adopted final amendments to certain auditor independence requirements in Rule 2-01 of Regulation S-X. Informed by decades of staff experience applying the auditor independence framework, the final amendments modernize the rules and more effectively focus the analysis on relationships and services that may pose threats to an auditor’s objectivity and impartiality.

    The final amendments reflect updates based on recurring fact patterns that the Commission staff has observed over years of consultations in which certain relationships
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  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says a COVID-19 Halloween Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Urges Families to Follow CDC Halloween Advice for Safe Celebrating; a COVID-19 Halloween Doesn’t Have to Be Scary | site |



    (October 6, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging families to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advice for Halloween this year. Among the key guidance: A Halloween mask is not an appropriate substitute for a protective cloth mask. CPSC joins with CDC in recommending that consumers wear a protective cloth mask of at least two layers of breathable fabric—not a costume mask. Protective masks should never be worn under a costume mask because it can become hard to breathe. If children or adults wear costumes this Halloween, be aware that costume fabrics and loose, billowy clothing (such as capes or gowns) can easily catch fire.
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  • Federal Election Commission publishes Statistical Summary of 18-Month Campaign Activity of the 2019-2020 Election Cycle

    Federal Election Commission publishes Statistical Summary of 18-Month Campaign Activity of the 2019-2020 Election Cycle | site |


    Presidential candidates raised nearly $2.8 billion

    Congressional candidates collected approximately $1.9 billion



    (September 18, 2020) - - Today, September 18, 2020, the (United States) Federal Election Commission (FEC) published the following information: Presidential candidates raised nearly $2.8 billion and spent over $2.5 billion in the first 18 months of the 2019-2020 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission that cover activity from January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Congressional candidates collected approximately $1.9 billion and disbursed approximately $1.2 billion, political parties received $1.4 billion and spent nearly $1.1 billion, and political action committees (PACs) raised over $5.2 billion and spent over $4.4 billion in the 18-mont...
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  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Subminimum Wages Report

    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Subminimum Wages Report

    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report: Subminimum Wages: Impacts on the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities| site |



    (September 17, 2020) - - The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published today (September 17, 2020) the following information:

    WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released Subminimum Wages: Impacts on the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities. The report examines an exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act—the section 14(c) waiver program—which permits employers to pay less than the minimum wage to individuals with disabilities, and the federal enforcement of the civil rights of individuals in the program. The Commission found persistent failures in regulation and oversight by the Department of Labor and Department of Justice of the 14(c) program that have allowed, and continue to allow, it to operate without satisfying its legislative goal to meet the needs of people with disabilities. The
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges Ponzi Scheme Targeting African Immigrants

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges Ponzi Scheme Targeting African Immigrants | site |




    (August 28, 2020) - - Today, August 28, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information:

    Washington D.C., Aug. 28, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two Maryland companies and their principals for a scheme that allegedly defrauded approximately 1,200 investors, many of them African immigrants, of more than $27 million.

    According to the SEC’s complaint, Dennis Jali, John Frimpong, and Arley Johnson, directly and through their companies 1st Million LLC and The Smart Partners LLC, falsely told investors that their funds would be used by a team of skilled and licensed traders for foreign exchange and cryptocurrency trading, promising risk-free returns of between 6% and 42%. The complaint alleges that the defendants often targeted vulnerable African immigrants
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Agenda for May 27 Meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Agenda for May 27 Meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee | site |



    (May 21, 2020) - - Today (May 21, 2020), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information: Washington D.C., May 21, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today released the agenda for the May 27 meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee (AMAC). AMAC was formed to provide the Commission with diverse perspectives on asset management and related advice and recommendations. The meeting will include a discussion of matters relating to AMAC’s subcommittees and to COVID-19 and the asset management industry. The meeting will be held by remote means and is open to the public. The meeting will be webcast live on SEC.gov and will be archived on the website for later viewing. Members of the public who wish to provide their views on the matters to be considered by AMAC may submit comments either
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  • Federal Communications Commission Approves Seventh Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications

    Federal Communications Commission Approves Seventh Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications | site |


    Commission Continues Approving Telehealth Funding During Coronavirus Pandemic, Surpasses $50 Million in Total Funding


    (May 20, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the following information: WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau today approved an additional 43 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $16.87 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic. To date, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the CARES Act, has approved funding for 132 health care providers in 33 states plus Washington, DC for a total of just over $50 million in funding. Below is a list of health care providers that wer...
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Provides Temporary Additional Flexibility to Registered Investment Companies Affected by Coronavirus

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Provides Temporary Additional Flexibility to Registered Investment Companies Affected by Coronavirus | site |


    Permits Funds to Use Additional Funding and Other Tools to Manage their Portfolios for the Benefit of Investors



    (March 23, 2020) - - Today (March 23, 2020), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information: Washington D.C., March 23, 2020 —The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced temporary flexibility for registered funds affected by recent market events to borrow funds from certain affiliates and to enter into certain other lending arrangements. Today’s relief is designed to provide funds with additional tools to manage their portfolios for the benefit of all shareholders as investors may seek to rebalance their investments. “Today’s temporary action will provide an additional tool that funds can use to manage their portfolios for the bene...
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  • Federal Communications Commission Announces Preventive Measures Related To Coronavirus

    Federal Communications Commission Announces Preventive Measures Related To Coronavirus| site |



    (March 4, 2020) - - On March 4, 2020 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice titled, "FCC Announces Preventive Measures Related To Coronavirus".

    The Public Notice may be viewed at https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachme...C-362836A1.pdf

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    Press here: | Docx | pdf | txt |
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Updates List of Firms Using Inaccurate Information to Solicit Investors

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Updates List of Firms Using Inaccurate Information to Solicit Investors | site |



    Enhanced Website Improves Main Street Investor Experience



    (February 24, 2020) - - Today (February 24, 2020), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information:

    Washington D.C., Feb. 24, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it updated its Public Alert: Unregistered Soliciting Entities (PAUSE) list by adding 25 soliciting entities and four fictitious regulators. Additionally, the SEC is announcing enhancements to the PAUSE website, where the SEC provides the list of entities that falsely claim to be registered, licensed, and/or located in the United States, as well as entities that impersonate genuine U.S. registered securities firms and fictitious regulators, governmental agencies, or international organizations. This will allow Main Street
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  • Federal Communications Commission announces tentative Agenda for February Open Meeting

    Federal Communications Commission announces tentative Agenda for February Open Meeting | site |




    (February 7, 2020) - - Today (February 7, 2020), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information:

    WASHINGTON, February 7, 2020—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the February Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Friday, February 28, 2020:

    Expanding Flexible Use of the C-band – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Proposed Order of Modification that would reform the use of the 3.7-4.2 GHz band, also known as the C-band, to promote U.S. leadership in the next generation of wireless services, including fifth-generation (5G) wireless and other advanced spectrum-based services, and close the digital divide. (GN Docket No. 18-122)

    C-band Auction Bidding Procedures – The Commission will consider a
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Investor Advisory Committee to Meet on February 27

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Investor Advisory Committee to Meet on February 27| site |



    (February 7, 2020) - - Today (February 7, 2020), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following:

    The Securities and Exchange Commission's Investor Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Feb. 27. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. ET in the Multipurpose Room at SEC headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C., and is open to the public. The meeting will be webcast live and archived on the committee's website for later viewing.

    The committee will hold two panel discussions: an update for investors regarding accounting and auditing trends, and a discussion regarding the potential impact of the LIBOR transition on investors. The full agenda is available here. Members of the committee represent a wide variety of investor interests, including those of individual and institutional investors, senior citi
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  • Federal Communications Commission launches 20 Billion Dollars Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to expand Rural Broadband Deployment

    Federal Communications Commission launches $20 Billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to expand Rural Broadband Deployment | site |



    FCC says this Represents FCC’s Largest Investment Ever to Close Digital Divide


    (February 7, 2020) - - Today (February 7, 2020), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information: WASHINGTON, January 30, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission today took its single biggest step to date to close the digital divide by establishing the new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to efficiently fund the deployment of high-speed broadband networks in rural America. Through a two-phase reverse auction mechanism, the FCC will direct up to $20.4 billion over ten years to finance up to gigabit speed broadband networks in unserved rural areas, connecting millions more American homes and businesses to digital opportunity. Without access to broadband, rural Americans cannot participate in the digi...
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    Federal Election Commission says District Court issues opinion in McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC
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    Federal Election Commission says District Court issues opinion in McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC | site |


    (October 20, 2020) - - Today, October 20, 2020, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order in McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 20-2485) on Monday, denying Plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction.
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    10-22-2020, 09:37 PM
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    FTC Issues Annual Report to Congress on Protecting Older Adults
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    Federal Trade Commission Issues Annual Report to Congress on Protecting Older Adults| site |



    (October 19, 2020) - - Today, October 19, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information:

    The Federal Trade Commission’s annual report to Congress on protecting older adults, issued today, provides a detailed look at the scams that most often affect adults over 60, as well as the FTC’s research, law enforcement, and education efforts aimed at protecting older consumers—a top priority for the agency.

    As part of the FTC’s efforts to understand how fraud is affecting older adults, the report, Protecting Older Consumers 2019-2020: A Report of the Federal Trade Commission, includes analysis of FTC consumer complaint data. In 2019, as in prior years, older adults (aged 60 and older) were less likely than younger adults (aged 20 to 59) to report losing money to fraud, but reported much higher individual dollar losses. In
    ...
    10-22-2020, 05:58 PM
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    SEC Updates Auditor Independence Rules
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Updates Auditor Independence Rules | site |



    Amendments Reflect Staff Experience Applying the Auditor Independence Framework



    (October 16, 2020) - - Today, October 16, 2020 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information:

    Washington D.C., Oct. 16, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it adopted final amendments to certain auditor independence requirements in Rule 2-01 of Regulation S-X. Informed by decades of staff experience applying the auditor independence framework, the final amendments modernize the rules and more effectively focus the analysis on relationships and services that may pose threats to an auditor’s objectivity and impartiality.

    The final amendments reflect updates based on recurring fact patterns that the Commission staff has observed over years of consultations in which certain relationships
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    10-22-2020, 06:51 AM
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    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says a COVID-19 Halloween Doesn’t Have to Be Scary
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Urges Families to Follow CDC Halloween Advice for Safe Celebrating; a COVID-19 Halloween Doesn’t Have to Be Scary | site |



    (October 6, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging families to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advice for Halloween this year. Among the key guidance: A Halloween mask is not an appropriate substitute for a protective cloth mask. CPSC joins with CDC in recommending that consumers wear a protective cloth mask of at least two layers of breathable fabric—not a costume mask. Protective masks should never be worn under a costume mask because it can become hard to breathe. If children or adults wear costumes this Halloween, be aware that costume fabrics and loose, billowy clothing (such as capes or gowns) can easily catch fire.
    ...
    10-06-2020, 07:52 PM
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    Federal Election Commission publishes Statistical Summary of 18-Month Campaign Activity of the 2019-2020 Election Cycle
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    Federal Election Commission publishes Statistical Summary of 18-Month Campaign Activity of the 2019-2020 Election Cycle | site |


    Presidential candidates raised nearly $2.8 billion

    Congressional candidates collected approximately $1.9 billion



    (September 18, 2020) - - Today, September 18, 2020, the (United States) Federal Election Commission (FEC) published the following information: Presidential candidates raised nearly $2.8 billion and spent over $2.5 billion in the first 18 months of the 2019-2020 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission that cover activity from January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Congressional candidates collected approximately $1.9 billion and disbursed approximately $1.2 billion, political parties received $1.4 billion and spent nearly $1.1 billion, and political action committees (PACs) raised over $5.2 billion and spent over $4.4 billion in the 18-mont...
    10-06-2020, 02:14 AM

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