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CCH Securities Analyst Issues White Paper on Farm Bill, Enron Loophole

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., May 20, 2008) – CCH Principal Securities Analyst James Hamilton, JD, has issued a new white paper: Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 Removes Enron Loophole and Reforms Electronic Energy Markets (http://business.cch.com/Jim-Hamilton-Food-Conservation-Energy-Act-2008.asp). CCH is part of the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business group.

The white paper focuses on Congress’ passage of a measure reauthorizing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and closing the Enron loophole. Provisions in the bill would end the Enron-inspired exemption from federal oversight now provided to electronic energy trading markets set up for large traders and ensure the ability of the CFTC to police all U.S. energy exchanges to prevent price manipulation and excessive speculation. These provisions would give the CFTC the ability to scrutinize these transactions in energy commodities and prosecute traders that are manipulating energy prices.

Hamilton is a prolific blogger on current issues in the securities field. Jim Hamilton’s World of Securities Regulation can be found at http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/.

Hamilton has written and spoken extensively on federal securities law and has been cited as an authority by a federal court. His analysis of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Manual: A Handbook for the Act and SEC Rules, is considered a definitive explanation of the Act. In addition to his many books and articles, Hamilton serves as a leading contributor to the industry-standard publication, the CCH Federal Securities Law Reporter.

About Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Its markets include law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is based in New York City and Riverwoods, Ill.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services globally for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2007) of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), maintains operations in over 33 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific and employs approximately 19,544 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.wolterskluwer.com.

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