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Cuba After the Castros

Description: This report discusses the resignation of Raul Castro as president of Cuba and the appointment of a new president who is not a part of the Castro family and possible implications of the change in leadership.
Date: April 17, 2018
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S. Postal Service Governors: And Then There Were None

Description: This report discusses the U.S. Postal Service's Board of Governors and the current state of the board having no governors on it. The workings of the board and the implications of the board's lack of members is also discussed.
Date: January 12, 2018
Creator: Christenson, Michelle D. & Stuessy, Meghan M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Venture Capital Funds: Proposals to Expand Investor Thresholds Required for Registration (Section 504 of S. 2155, Section 471 of H.R. 10, H.R. 1219, S. 444, and Section 914 of H.R. 3280)

Description: This report discusses venture capital funds and the rules regarding information they must release to investors along with recent legislation related to the issue.
Date: March 30, 2018
Creator: Shorter, Gary
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Commerce Determines Steel and Aluminium Imports Threaten to Impair National Security

Description: This report discusses the Commerce Department's recommendations regarding actions to take to protect American industries from foreign competition in the steel and aluminium industries. Commerce recommendations on tariffs and quotas for steel and aluminium imports are included.
Date: March 2, 2018
Creator: Fefer, Rachel F. & Jones, Vivian C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Has the Economy Reached Full Employment? If So, Will It Stay There?

Description: This report considers the question of whether the U.S. has reached full employment (defined as the lowest level of unemployment that is sustainable for the economy without over-inflating wages) and provides statistical charts of the unemployment rate and labor force participation rates along with analysis of the data.
Date: February 15, 2018
Creator: Labonte, Marc
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Reinsurance, and Catastrophe Bonds

Description: This report discusses the use of reinsurance to transfer some of the risk of an insurance policy from the primary insurer to a secondary insurer and the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) decision to use reinsurance through the issuance of catastrophe bonds (which pay out when a particular type of disaster set out in the bond agreement occurs) by the secondary private insurers.
Date: April 17, 2018
Creator: Horn, Diane P. & Webel, Baird
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Financial Regulation: The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155)

Description: This report discusses the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) which was reported by the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on December 18, 2017. The bill generally aims to provide regulatory relief to banks, relax mortgage lending rules, and provide additional consumer protections related to credit reporting and other areas. This report briefly highlights major policy proposals.
Date: March 6, 2018
Creator: Perkins, David W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Employee Ownership of Registration-Exempt Company Securities: Proposals to Reform Required Corporate Disclosures (Section 507 of S. 2155, S. 488, H.R. 1343, and Section 406 of H.R. 10)

Description: This report discusses SEC registration requirements and the exemption from registration for small and mid-size companies. Recent legislation regarding the rules in the House and Senate is also included.
Date: April 3, 2018
Creator: Shorter, Gary
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department