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SEC Adopts Credit Rating Agency Reform Rules
The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted new requirements for credit rating agencies to enhance governance, protect against conflicts of interest, and increase transparency to improve the quality of credit ratings and increase credit rating agency accountability.  The new rules and amendments, which implement 14 rulemaking requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, apply to credit rating agencies registered with the Commission as ...
Source: SEC

Lt. Gov. Abramson and State, Local Leaders Tout Success of ?Close the Deal,? Announce 2014/2015 School Participants
Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson today joined state and local business and education leaders to launch the third round and tout the success of ?Close the Deal,? a yearlong initiative that challenges high school seniors to pursue additional education after graduation. Kerri RichardsonTerry Sebastian502-564-2611

Multi-Purpose Outdoor Shelters Recalled By Sunjoy Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at BJ's Wholesale Club (Recall Alert)
The fabric canopy on the shelters fails to comply with the voluntary flammability standard.
Source: CPSC

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Josh Earnest en route Charlotte, NC, 8/26/2014
Aboard Air Force One En Route Charlotte, North Carolina 10:44 A.M. EDT MR. EARNEST:  This afternoon, as you know, the President will be addressing the National Convention of the American Legion, where he’ll discuss keeping our commitment to America’s veterans isn’t just a policy priority, it’s also a moral obligation.  That’s why the President, when he took office, dedicated additional resources to mental health care for veterans, benefits for those ...

I-65 widening project wins regional transportation award
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 27, 2014) ? A project that increased traffic capacity, improved safety and reduced congestion along a major artery in southcentral Kentucky has been recognized with a regional transportation award for coming in under budget. Lisa TolliverLisa.Tolliver@ky.govOffice of Public Affairs502.782.4827 ? DIRECT502.564.3419 ? OFFICE

Goodman Company Recalls Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Burn and Fire Hazards
The power cords on the units can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.
Source: CPSC

NRS Recalls Water Sports Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury
The rivets holding the chin strap to the helmet can fail and cause the helmet to fall off, posing a risk of head injury.
Source: CPSC

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Turkey to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdo?an
President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Ankara, Turkey to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, President-elect of the Republic of Turkey on August 28, 2014. Mr. Jess L. Baily, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the United States to the Republic of Turkey, will attend the Inauguration.

SEC Announces Pilot Plan to Assess Stock Market Tick Size Impact for Smaller Companies
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that the national securities exchanges and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) filed a proposal to establish a national market system plan to implement a targeted 12-month pilot program that will widen minimum quoting and trading increments (tick sizes) for certain stocks with smaller capitalization.  The Commission plans to use the pilot program to assess whether such changes would enhance market quality for smaller ...
Source: SEC

Remarks by the President to the American Legion National Convention
Charlotte Convention Center Charlotte, North Carolina 12:07 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much.  Please, everybody, have a seat.  Hello, Legionnaires! AUDIENCE:  Hello! THE PRESIDENT:  I want to thank Commander Dellinger for the introduction, but more importantly, for your service in the Army.  And as you conclude your tenure as Commander, thank you for your tireless commitment to America's veterans.  I want to thank the entire leadership team for ...

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