Since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act) authorized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to regulate lending practices in the credit market, the CFPB has addressed the mortgage market with several amendments to existing mortgage regulations under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and the Homeowner Equity Protection Act (HOEPA). The TILA and […]
Archive | September, 2014
Part 3: TTIP Negotiations on Foreign Investment Rules
By David Bullock and Anabelle Couleau on September 10, 2014 in International
In this third post, we consider the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) rules about foreign direct investment (FDI). In 2013 the governments of all European Union member states presented guidelines to the European Commission to include provisions for investment protection in the TTIP negotiations. These rules have been heatedly debated in the EU’s […]
Mandatory Nutrition Labels on Restaurant Menus: Coming Soon?
By Brenna Ellison on September 3, 2014 in Food and Nutrition
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which was passed in 2010, contains a clause that requires a standardized menu labeling system in chain restaurants and vending machines across the country. This clause is likely a result of the combined increases in eating away from home and U.S. obesity/overweight rates. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has […]