Government Regulation

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Will Fraud Investigation Weigh on New Airbus Orders?

Over the past weekend, the U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said it had launched a formal criminal investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption against Airbus. At issue in ...
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Amazon’s $24.99 Drone

In late July, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) received government approval to expand its tests of drone delivery in the United Kingdom. The company has been testing drone deliveries in Australia ...
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Could Fiat Chrysler Become the Valeant of the Auto Industry?

Reports are now emerging that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is being investigated by both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Department of Justice. The former ...
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3 Companies That Destroyed Shareholders This Past Week

The markets have made their comeback from the initial shock of Brexit, and the S&P 500 and Dow are near their all-time highs. Also with earnings season about to begin, things ...
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6 Impressive Bank Dividend and Buyback Hikes After Fed-CCAR Results

It was just last week that investors learned that all of the major banks were shown to have passed their Federal Reserve stress tests. Now the capital return plans (CCAR) ...
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How SIFI (and TBTF) Designation Removal Will Help GE Ahead

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) keeps moving closer and closer to being an industrial conglomerate rather than a conglomerate that is part industrial and part bank. While the company has ...
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Volkswagen Reportedly to Pay $15 Billion in US Settlement

Automaker Volkswagen AG and U.S. government regulators have reportedly struck a deal in which the company will pay upwards of $15 billion to compensate U.S. owners of the company's diesel-powered ...
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Are Businesses More Worried About Regulation and Health Care Than About the Economy or Low Energy Prices?

Have you ever heard that politicians will only give the answers to the questions they want to answer, regardless of the question? It seems that businesses may now be in ...
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Loan Cap Appeal Rejected by US Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from a branch of the Encore Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ECPG) to stop a class-action lawsuit against the firm ...
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Banks Likely To Raise Dividends After Stress Tests

The Federal Reserve has finally released the results of the 2016 stress tests. If there is one thing you need to take away from this, it is that all of ...
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Federal Court Boots Obama Administration Fracking Rules

A federal district court in Wyoming on Tuesday struck down tough U.S. Department of the Interior rules related to hydraulic fracturing  (fracking) of oil and gas wells in the United ...
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Microsoft Partners With KIND Financial for Marijuana ‘Seed-to-Sale’ Tracking

Software behemoth Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is getting into the legal cannabis industry through a partnership with startup firm KIND Financial that will be known as KIND Government Solutions. According ...
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Boeing Nears Matching Airbus Deal With Iran

Back in January, Airbus announced an agreement with Iran's flag carrier, Iran Air, for 118 new aircraft at a list price total of around $27 billion. On Tuesday, word got ...
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FCC Net Neutrality Rules Upheld by Court

The federal court of appeals for Washington, D.C., on Tuesday upheld a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule that internet service providers must treat all web traffic equally. The so-called net ...
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LendingClub Just Can’t Stop the News Flow

When LendingClub Corp. (NYSE: LC) CEO Renaud Laplanche resigned a month ago, the company's stock dived more than 25%. A rumor Wednesday morning suggested that Laplanche was interested in putting ...
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