Government Regulation


E-Cigarettes Under Attack by World Health Organization

If the tobacco industry thought it had solved all its legal problems with the introduction of electronic cigarettes, the industry is very likely rethinking its original conclusion. While some of ...
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Defense Department Awards Contracts to FedEx, UPS, Alaska Air

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Thursday the award of more than a dozen contracts for everything from environmental rehabilitation work to repair and maintenance work for missiles going ...
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FCC Wants Answers — Now — From Comcast, Time Warner, Charter

Last Thursday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sent Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) requests for more information related to the proposed $45 billion merger ...
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United Airlines

GE Engine Gets OK for 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) said on Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified for commercial flights the company’s 787-9 Dreamliner equipped with engines from General Electric Co. (NYSE: ...
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Consumers Union Rips Comcast-Time Warner Merger

In a filing on Thursday with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Consumers Union (CU), the public policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, urged the commission to deny the proposed ...
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TARP Payback Scorecard

Following the financial crisis of 2008, the U.S. Treasury was authorized to commit up to $700 billion to a troubled asset relief program -- TARP -- in an effort to ...
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Bank of America

What $16.65 Billion Really Means to Bank of America

Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) saw its shares rally late on Wednesday on news that it has reached a $17 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice. Shares ...
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A New Way to Find Out If Your Car Has Been Recalled

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday unveiled a new website that will allow car buyers, owners and lessees to check to see if their vehicle has had ...
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Minimum Wage Battle Not Over in San Diego

With a population of around 1.34 million, San Diego is the largest city in the United States to have passed an ordinance to raise the minimum wage beyond the federally ...
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Who Needs Russia? Ukraine Will Destroy Itself With New Gas Tax

By James Stafford of Ukraine doesn't need Russia to take it down -- Kiev is doing fine destroying itself, most recently with a new tax code that doubles taxes ...
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787 Dreamliner Engine Fails Over the Atlantic

The pilot of a 787 Dreamliner was forced to shut down one of the plane’s two engines about one and a half hours into a scheduled nine-and-a-half hour flight from ...
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Colorado Collects $6.5 Million In Taxes On Marijuana Sales

Colorado collected $6.5 million in taxes and fees from marijuana in July, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue. The sum may not approach that of the fees many states collect for ...
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GM Adds Another Fire Warning to Previous Recall

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) issued a recall in late June on about 184,000 SUVs that the company had identified as being susceptible to a fire caused by a short ...
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Patent Office Rejects Apple Claim of Samsung Infringement

Samsung Electronic has filed a document with the trial court citing a recent ruling from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that the court’s decision released in May that ...
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Will Labor Uprisings Deter New Restaurant Franchises or Hurt Sales?

The pressure for higher wages in low-cost labor has been front and center in the fast-food and casual dining industry. A recent ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ...
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