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MetLife is First U.S. Insurer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

  • Jon Richter
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  • MetLife
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  • February 22, 2017

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2017– MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that it has achieved its 2015 goal of carbon neutrality, becoming the first U.S.-based insurer to do so.

MetLife achieved carbon neutrality by integrating sustainability and energy efficiency best practices across the company’s global operations, and then offsetting the remainder of emissions through investments in carbon mitigation projects around the world.

“MetLife is committed to being a

Trump Orders Financial Rules Review; MetLife Appeal Could Fall

  • Doug Sword
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  • Congressional Quarterly
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  • February 21, 2017

President Donald Trump directed the Treasury secretary Friday to report to him within four months on laws and regulations that could rein in economic growth, hamper the competitiveness of businesses or narrow Americans’ ability to make financial decisions.

In an executive order, Trump said the Treasury secretary should consult with the heads of other federal regulatory agencies to determine what laws and regulations contradict what the order called “core principles” of regulation

A Trump-Cohn Financial Rewrite

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  • WSJ (Subscription Required)
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  • February 21, 2017

President Trump is focusing early on rolling back regulation, and on Friday he took another good step with directives to peel back Dodd-Frank and the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule. Democrats are predicting another financial crisis, but it’s possible to build a sturdy system that also allows for more risk-taking to serve economic growth.

Start by repealing rules that add costs without making the system safer, such as

Here’s how Trump could dismantle Wall Street reform

  • Renae Merle
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  • Washington Post
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  • February 21, 2017

For years, Wall Street has complained that restrictions placed on the industry after the financial crisis went too far and were too costly. Those concerns didn’t generate much sympathy — until now.

President Trump has opened the door for sweeping changes to the way financial institutions — big and small — are regulated. He signed an executive order calling for a review of the laws that govern the U.S

Eakinomics: The Threat to Regulatory Reform

  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Patrick Hefflinger
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  • American Action Forum
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  • February 21, 2017

Most people — at least regular Eakinomics readers — are now aware of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), the creation of Dodd-Frank with the power to impose a stringent regulatory regime on banks and non-banks that it deems to be Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs). There are sound reasons to question whether the FSOC itself is a

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