U.S. solar panel manufacturers stood behind punitive tariffs on Chinese solar imports at an International Trade Commission hearing Wednesday, claiming that "China's massive government-funded solar capacity" has inflicted "material injury" against the U.S. economy, Bloomberg reports.
The Securities and Exchange guidelines for companies to disclose in future filings that intruders had breached their computer systems have become de facto rules for six companies, including Google, Bloomberg reports.
The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday voted to force public oil companies to reveal payments to foreign governments, rejecting warnings from the oil lobby that U.S. companies would lose business under the rule, EnergyGuardian reports.
The Investment Company Institute trade group and the 10 largest money-fund managers have spent $16 million in the first half of 2012 in attempts to block new Securities and Exchange Commission rules, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
WFederal regulators are urging Congress to require fuller disclosure and stricter standards for the $3.7 trillion municipal securities market to help protect investors. The Securities and Exchange Commission issued a report Tuesday after reviewing the market for bonds and other securities used to finance schools, roads and hospitals around the country, the Associated Press reports.