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The Regulatory Week in Review: January 17, 2014

| Jan 17, 2014 | Week in Review
    • silverman backgroundThe U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments in the recess appointment power case, National Labor Review Board v. Noel Canning.
    • President Barack Obama told state governors that he plans to use executive authority and regulations to advance his agenda.
    • Federal financial regulators agreed to ease Volcker rule restrictions on CDOs for small banks.
    • The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs discussed concerns over Wall Street banks’ ownership of physical commodities.
    • Paul Volcker, former Chair of the Fed, called for tighter oversight of the municipal bond market.
    • The Fed sought external input on how to regulate banks in commodity markets before upcoming hearing.
    • British officials asked the European Union (EU) not to move forward with legislation regulating shale gas exploitation.