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February 5, 2013
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  • Banks ease credit for some types of loans, Fed says
    U.S. banks are narrowing profit margins and loosening auto-loan requirements to bring in more business, the Federal Reserve says. Consumer demand for car loans is up compared with October, but home-mortgage applications are flat. Banks told the Fed that they aren't significantly relaxing credit standards for business loans or commercial real estate loans. USA Today (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Conflicts of interest at the top stymie SEC prosecution
    For the Securities and Exchange Commission to prosecute a case, three out of five commissioners must agree. As more commissioners recuse themselves from cases, those votes get harder to come by. Analysts say cases involving more than 20 companies affect at least one commissioner, and that number is likely to rise as the Dodd-Frank Act increases the SEC's regulatory scope. The Wall Street Journal (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Aim for the stars -- but keep an eye on the road ahead
    It's fine to have sky-high ambitions, but you should make sure your hopes and dreams don't distract you from the banal but vital process of running a business, says John Baldoni. "Aspiration is a process of reaching for the stars. But before you can reach for the stars, you check the ground upon which you are standing," he says. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • Best Practices and Pitfalls To Avoid in Corporate Internal Investigations
    Corporations are being scrutinized today as never before. Public and private companies face pressure not only from government entities but also from private plaintiffs calling conduct into question. On the Securities Law Practice Center, check out Jones Day's new resource guidebook, which will serve as a reference for corporate clients facing key decisions on how and when to perform internal investigations. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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