News bites: Regulators prepared to dismantle failing banks

The government shutdown has dealt an uneven blow to financial regulators, with at least one agency running on fumes and others seemingly unscathed, according to RegWatch

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President Obama’s new cybersecurity standards could lead to more stringent regulation of the way businesses use personal information, The Washington Post reports.

The White House says the shutdown has halted important operations at the nation’s research agencies, where four of five Nobel Prize-winners in the federal government’s employ have been furloughed, according to RegWatch



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