Editors' picks for the week include an article on State Farm's top auto competitors looking to take advantage of the rate environment and a report on the emergence of a proposed acquirer of Fidelity & Guaranty Life.
Analysts: Confirmed fiduciary rule roll-out surprised investors
The U.S. Labor Department's decision to proceed with the hotly contested Conflict of Interest Rule's June 9 partial rollout date has come as a shock, analysts said.
Consumer relief secured by embattled CFPB plunged in 2016
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray has defended his agency by pointing to nearly $12 billion in consumer relief secured in enforcement actions.
Blank-check company makes big splash with $1.84B Fidelity & Guaranty Life buy
A company that planned to consider targets in the financial, technology or services sectors for an initial business combination using the proceeds from its $690 million 2016 IPO has emerged as the proposed acquirer of Fidelity & Guaranty Life.
State Farm's top auto competitors look to take advantage of rate environment
Three of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.'s top private auto insurance rivals, each of whom made early adjustments to escalating losses since 2014, are making moves to grow their books in 2017.
Despite hostile Republicans, consumer protection agency plows ahead
The CFPB has not lightened its enforcement agenda since Republicans won the White House, but companies are increasingly fighting back in court.