President Obama signed into law on Thursday the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, also known as the JOBS Act, which lowers the regulatory and auditing barriers for companies to seek funding and enter the capital markets.

Congress passed the bill late last month with strong bipartisan support, despite opposition from several investor groups and accounting organizations warning that the bill would weaken auditing safeguards and investor protections (see Congress Passes JOBS Act for Small Business).

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