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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Agencies Issue Final Rules Implementing the Volcker Rule

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/bcreg/20131210a.htm

Press release which announces approval for publication of the final regulations prohibiting banking institutions from engaging in risky, short-term proprietary trading with their own funds.  The rules, an attempt to prevent another financial crisis like the 2008-2009 one, also limit bank investments in hedge or other private equity funds. Includes links to the regulation text, preamble, and a fact sheet.   From the Federal Reserve and other federal banking regulators.

 

2013 Annual Report on the Condition and Needs of Public Schools in Virginia

Categories: Education,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD3672013/$file/RD367.pdf

Includes analysis of student academic performance, school divisions’ compliance with the Standards of Quality, the extent to which the objectives of the comprehensive plan have been met, and other statutory requirements.  From the Virginia Board of Education