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NAR partnered with the the Hogan Lovells Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Group to host a webinar on the regulatory and business hurdles to operating unmanned aircraft systems (drones).
In preparation for Regulation A+ to take effect, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance released answers for some frequently asked questions regarding the changes.
The White House announced a new partnership with the Department of Energy that increases the availability of solar power to low-income Americans.
The House voted 262-167 to approve Arkansas Republican Rep. Bruce Westerman's "Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015," which will improve forest health and resilience to wildfires by expediting logging sales on national forestland and limiting environmental lawsuits that slow restoration projects.
The Department of Labor is proposing to change rules governing required overtime payment for salaried employees.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a proposed amendment to delay implementation of the RESPA/TILA Integration or TRID rule due to issues with the Administrative Procedures Act and also to push implementation further into the fall after school starts.
The Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare’s insurance premium credits can go to eligible residents of any state, including those states that chose to use a federally-facilitated exchange.
Real estate professionals have reported an upswing in a particular wire scam: a hacker will break into a real estate professional’s e-mail account to obtain information about upcoming transactions.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it would propose to delay the RESPA/TILA Integration or TRID until October 1 due to issues with the Administrative Procedures Act and also to push implemementation further into the fall after school starts.
This week, both House and Senate Appropriations Committees passed a provision that would prohibit the EPA from using any funds in FY 2016 to implement the now-finalized Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. At this time, there is no word yet on when either measure may reach the floor for a vote. Other spending bans in the bills included the EPA's Clean Power Plan, which restricts carbon emissions from power plants, and placing the greater sage grouse on the endangered species list.