Free and efficient financial markets are essential to a diverse and growing economy. They allow businesses to succeed and individuals to build financial security. To support that system, we need smart regulation that ensures access to capital and credit, enables companies to go public, incentivizes innovation, and provides choice and access for investors while protecting consumers.
U.S. legislative proposals could undermine U.S. economic and security interests and strengthen foreign rivals without any apparent benefit to U.S. consumers.
What small businesses and corporations need to know about financing and financial regulations, including information about accessing credit, raising capital, and the role of government agencies and financial institutions.
- How Bank Mergers Promote CompetitionBank mergers help drive innovation and access to products and services for consumers. But proposed legislation could stifle deals at a time when new technologies and entrants are creating more competition than ever before.
- Why Selling Your Business Might Get HarderProposed antitrust legislation could impact the ability of everyone from individual entrepreneurs to multi-million-dollar companies to be acquired.
- 3 Things You Need to Know About Stock BuybacksWith the potential for new legislative developments, now is a good time to take a closer look at stock buybacks: what they are, what they do, what motivates a company to make investment decisions, and who benefits when companies buy back their stock.
The U.S. Chamber promotes policies that ensure U.S. capital markets remain the fairest, most efficient, and innovative in the world. We advocate for legislation and regulation that strengthens our capital markets, allowing businesses—from the local flower shop to a multinational manufacturer—to mitigate risks, manage liquidity, access credit, and raise capital.
Small business advice from CO—
- Mar 09, 2022Industrial Concentration in the United States: 2002-2017
This whitepaper analyzes U.S. economic census data to empirically expose the faulty premise that underlies the Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy.
- Mar 09, 2022U.S. Chamber Study: Industrial Concentration in the U.S. Economy is Declining, Not Increasing
Chamber’s Bradley: “Industrial concentration is a myth that underpins the administration's executive order on competition, its narrative around inflation, and serves as its excuse to overregulate."
- Mar 07, 2022Coalition Letter on a Hearing Related to Arbitration in Financial Service Products
This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on a hearing entitled "Examining Mandatory Arbitration in Financial Service Products.”
- Feb 23, 2022Understanding the FTC's Monetary Toolkit
The FTC should have the authority to seek compensation for consumers harmed by unfair practices, but that compensation should remain focused on the actual harm.
- Feb 23, 2022Proportionality and Due Process: Sensible Ways to Consider the FTC's Remedial Authority
This report outlines approaches Congress should take as it considers changes to the FTC’s monetary toolkit in order to protect consumers and preserve a healthy competitive landscape.
- Feb 16, 2022U.S. Antitrust Legislative Proposals: A Global Perspective
This report cautions against current U.S. legislative proposals that could undermine U.S. economic and security interests and strengthen foreign rivals without any apparent benefit to U.S. consumers and workers.
- Feb 15, 2022U.S. Chamber Report: Antitrust Legislation Threatens U.S. Competitiveness and National Security
Antitrust legislation would weaken U.S. technology companies’ ability to compete in the global marketplace and undermine our national security interests, according to a new report from the U.S Chamber of Commerce.
- Feb 15, 2022How Antitrust Legislation Threatens U.S. Competitiveness and National Security
New antitrust legislative proposals would specifically target leading American companies, while doing little to actually protect consumers.
- Feb 15, 2022Comments on Bank Merger Competitive Analysis
The Chamber submitted comments to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division as to whether and how to revise the 1995 Bank Merger Competitive Review Guidelines.
- Feb 15, 2022The CFPB is Attempting to Limit Innovation and Consumer Choice
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) recent actions against financial service providers may hurt innovation and consumer choice in the marketplace.