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March 4, 2013
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  • Banks express concerns about consequences of regulations
    A Citigroup securities filing says a Dodd-Frank Act provision forcing overseas branches to comply with U.S. derivatives rules might cost the bank customers. Clients "have expressed an unwillingness to continue to deal with overseas branches of U.S. banks if the rules would subject them to these requirements," according to Citigroup. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs says ring-fencing subsidiaries would force the bank to hold more capital. Bloomberg (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Legislative Dispatch 
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  Employment Focus 
 
  • ACA's employer mandate is targeted in GOP bills
    Republicans in the House and Senate have introduced bills that seek to void the provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires employers to provide health insurance to workers. "The employer mandate is a drag on our economy, forcing too many of our nation's job creators to stop hiring," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said in a statement. The Hill/Healthwatch blog (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Impress your interviewer with these questions
    Ask your interviewer what the top item on your to-do list would be if you started the job tomorrow, Kelly Gregorio writes. A bolder approach is to ask the interviewer if they're having any misgivings about you. "Not only does [this question] give you a chance to redeem any hesitations the employer might have about you; it also demonstrates that you can take constructive criticism and are eager to improve," Gregorio writes. Brazen Careerist (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • One job skill to rule them all
    Emotional intelligence is one of the most powerful factors to determine whether a person will be successful, Amanda Ebokosia writes. To enhance it, you should focus on five areas, including motivation. Ebokosia suggests creating notes that describe what drives you so that you don't lose sight of your goals. Black Enterprise (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  PLI News 
  • Emerging Trends Based on Recent Enforcement Actions and SEC Statements Regarding Valuation
    For the past year, top officials of the Securities and Exchange Commission have repeatedly identified the valuation of illiquid assets held by registered funds and private equity and hedge funds as one of the regulatory agency's top five areas of enforcement and examination focus. Learn more at the March 14 audio briefing SEC Focus on Asset Valuation: What Fund Managers Should Know. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • A Comprehensive Guide to Intellectual Property Law by Members of the Country's Top Law Firms
    Intellectual Property Law Answer Book 2013 is an easy-to-use resource for practitioners facing a trademark, copyright or patent issue for the first time or looking for a refresher on IP law. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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