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The Case Against the SEC’s Final Climate Rules Begins in Earnest (and What It Means)

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Paul Davies, Sarah Fortt, and Betty Huber, Latham & Watkins LLP, on Saturday, April 20, 2024 Editor's Note: Paul Davies , Sarah Fortt , and Betty Huber are Partners at Latham & Watkins LLP. This post is based on their Latham memorandum. On March 21, 2024, the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit was selected as the court that will hear challenges against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) over its final climate disclosures rules, which were adopted

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Comment on Fannie Mae to Maryland: DROP DEAD by Spencer Paul

Appraisers Blog

Big Short 2 is coming soon to a theater near you. I can help be see FNMA as a just a CDO manger that create a crappy product to put out in the market with no care to risk of the general public because too much money can be made in the secondary markets masquerading B’s and under as AAA – with the whores at the ratings agencies backing them up.

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Sports investor Arctos to focus on US deals after raising $4.1bn fund

Financial Times M&A

Shareholder of Paris Saint-Germain targets predictable returns of home market where teams are not relegated and share profits

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Comment on AI to Counter Flawed Appraiser Bias Narrative by PD

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Vince Slupski. Missing from this equation is the banking industry and unscrupulous mortgage industry participants who put pressure on appraisers. If anyone thinks this isn’t going on anymore is living in a perfect world and the world is far from perfect. A vast majority of appraisers are honest, hardworking individuals. Focusing on the few outliers discredits the industry as a whole.

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How to Leverage Intent Data for Better Outcomes

Speaker: Susan Spencer, Principal of Spencer Communications

Intent signal data can go a long way toward shortening sales cycles and closing more deals. The challenge is deciding which is the best type of intent data to help your company meet its sales and marketing goals. In this webinar, Susan Spencer, fractional CMO and principal of Spencer Communications, will unpack the differences between contact-level and company-level intent signals.

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The big tech firms want an AI monopoly – but the UK watchdog can bring them to heel | John Naughton

The Guardian M&A

Microsoft, Meta and Google are snapping up small players in the burgeoning industry – but the Competition and Markets Authority is demanding fair play “Monopoly,” said Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley’s answer to Darth Vader, “is the condition of every successful business.” This aspiration is widely shared by Gamman, the new acronynm for the Valley’s giants – Google, Apple, Microsoft, Meta, Amazon and Nvidia.

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Comment on AI to Counter Flawed Appraiser Bias Narrative by David Ziccardi

Appraisers Blog

In reply to Baggins. I want to borrow a lot of your language – I completely agree that market participators make their own judgments, their own decisions, in their own best interests. I would add that, despite our best efforts, appraisers are also participants in the market. I also agree that we, as a profession, have to be very careful with the implementation of our principals.

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US seeks alliance with Abu Dhabi on artificial intelligence

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Biden administration brokers talks between Microsoft, OpenAI Google and the UAE, as Washington seeks edge over China

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