News bites: Post-collapse, financial regulator now drowning in data

A top official the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said his agency has been inundated with new data from the banks it regulates, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Thus far, however, the CFTC doesn’t know exactly how to make sense of the influx, generated by requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law.

Energy industry groups and environmental groups have struck a deal on tough but voluntary new standards for fracking in the Northeast, according to The Associated Press.

The Federal Reserve has plans to tighten its easy-money policies, but not until the national economy is in better shape, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Industry groups are getting behind new legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s auto-enrollment provision, according to The Hill’s Healthwatch.