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Law Legislation


  • NYSE And NASD: There's A New Sheriff In Town Tuesday, 28 Nov 2006 | 3:43 PM ET

    A new stock market regulatory agency is about to ride into town. The New York Stock Exchange and the NASD are announcing plans to combine their regulatory operations--and make the world's largest securities watch dog.

  • CNBC's Greenberg: Sarbanes-Oxley Not So Bad On IPOS Monday, 27 Nov 2006 | 1:57 PM ET

    There's more than just a little rumbling over the Sarbanes-Oxley act--since it's become law in the U.S. Many say it's hurting companies with all of its compliance requirements--and hurting the stock market--particularly IPO's.

  • There’s legislation being debated in the U.S. Senate on whether to allow more oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. It's not just the oil--but the oil revenues coming in that's a big part of this. The benefit for nearby states is the chance of collecting federal royalties – as much as $650 million for each state.