Government Regulation

FCC Kills Net Neutrality on Party-Line Vote

Even though the room had to be cleared once for security purposes, nothing could stop the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from taking a vote on what FCC chairman Ajit Pai ...
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Canada Retaliates Against Boeing Over Trade Case — UPDATED

The government of Canada is opening the bidding on a contract for 88 military fighter jets to replace its aging fleet of CF-18s, and one likely bidder already faces a ...
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How Soon Can We Expect a Bitcoin ETF?

Now that the Chicago Board of Options Exchange has launched its bitcoin futures exchange — and the world didn't end — what's next for the digital currency? A spate of ...
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Tipped Workers Could Lose $5.8 Billion Under Proposed Change — UPDATE

UPDATE: On December 14, the Economics Policy Institute issued a correction to its calculation "due to a revised analysis of state laws prohibiting employers from pocketing workers' tips. The initial ...
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Global Spending on Data Security to Top $96 Billion in 2018

New regulations, increased awareness of new threats and increasing adoption of digital business strategies will drive worldwide enterprise spending on data security to $96.3 billion next year, an increase of ...
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Net Neutrality Protests to Ramp Up Before FCC Vote

In more than 700 U.S. towns and cities, from Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, to San Francisco, people took to the streets Thursday to protest the proposed changes to net neutrality regulations. ...
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Kinder Morgan Illinois Pipeline Explodes, Kills 2

A natural gas pipeline jointly owned by Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and operated by Kinder Morgan exploded Tuesday morning in Lee County, Illinois, killing two ...
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Will Amazon Now Reward You for Watching Ads?

Advertising on the worldwide web has been around nearly as long as the web itself. Being forced to view advertising is part of the price we all pay for the ...
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Opposition Grows to Net Neutrality Rules Change

Ten days from now, on December 14, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is scheduled to vote on a proposal from Chairman Ajit Pai that opponents say would rescind the ...
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Qualcomm 5G Royalty Rate Shines Light on Dispute With Apple

Without a lot of fuss, Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) last week announced its royalty rate to smartphone makers wanting to license the company's 5G technology for new devices. The company ...
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Calling Net Neutrality Rules ‘Heavy-Handed’ and a ‘Mistake,’ FCC Chairman Proposes Changes

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday released a memo revealing that he has shared with other members of the commission a draft order to replace existing net ...
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Are Fuel-Efficiency Standards Really Driving Vehicle Prices Higher?

In late July, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) filed a notice of the agency's intention to review and potentially revise the so-called Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard ...
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Has the Trump Administration Killed Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Plan?

Earlier this month, AP reported that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had killed an Obama administration proposal to equip all light ...
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Massive New Ransomware Attack Hits Eastern Europe

A new variation of the "NotPetya" ransomware that hit thousands of government and private computer systems in June has been reported to have struck hundreds of targets in Eastern Europe. ...
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FAA Wants Ban on Laptops in Checked Airline Luggage

At a session later this week of the Montreal meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is presenting a working paper that recommends ...
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