NEW YORK-- Many small business owners are still finding it hard to get loans and credit, and that's creating problems for their companies, according to a survey released Monday by the American Sustainable Business Council.» Read More
JACKSON, Miss.-- A number of utilities and consumer groups say they support proposed rules that would require Mississippi electric and gas utilities to implement programs to save energy. However, Mississippi Power Co. says it opposes the rules because bills could rise for customers who don't make homes or businesses more efficient.
OTTAWA/ TORONTO, May 28- Canada is pushing ahead with plans to create a new but watered-down version of a national securities regulator as its campaign to create a more powerful watchdog like the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission appears to be headed toward failure.
May 23- The U.S. regulator of corporate auditors said on Thursday that the U.S. arm of global accounting firm Ernst& Young failed to fix quality control problems found in earlier reviews. The report from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is a blow for the firm, which markets itself as a global leader in audit quality.
LONDON, May 13- Two of the world's biggest market infrastructure companies are joining forces to help banks track down enough cash to underpin their derivatives trades, spurred by new regulation that aims to make safe a traditionally risky area of business.
BRUSSELS, April 15- Google's rivals could get the chance to ramp up pressure for tougher concessions from the search giant when they are asked, possibly as early as this week, to study its proposals for ending an EU antitrust investigation. Google spokesman Al Verney said the company continued to work cooperatively with the EU antitrust watchdog.
BRUSSELS, April 11- Google has formally submitted a package of concessions to European Union competition regulators in a strong signal that the world's No. 1 search engine may be able to settle a two-year antitrust investigation without a fine.
BRUSSELS, April 9- Companies including Microsoft and Nokia have stepped up pressure on EU antitrust regulators to take action against Google, accusing it of blocking competition in mobile telephony.
BEIJING, April 2- China will strengthen supervision of new financial products, particularly ones with complex structures and high leverage, to combat potential risks to the banking sector, the industry's regulator said.
LONDON, March 27- Prudential, Britain's largest insurer, has been fined 30 million pounds for failing to tell the UK financial regulator about its ill-fated takeover attempt of Asian rival AIA around three years ago.
BRUSSELS, Feb 1- Google has offered to take specific steps to ally competition regulators' concerns about its business practices, in a major move towards ending a two-year investigation and avoiding billions of dollars in fines.