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Monday, March 5, 2018

A deregulation wish list

'Conflict minerals' sourcing: The 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law requires companies to disclose whether their use of four minerals found in common consumer electronics — tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold — helps fund rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring countries. Companies complain that the costs of complying are massive, and the Securities and Exchange Commission suspended some enforcement last year. House-passed legislation would permanently nix the rule.

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