Government Regulation

Is GE Up Off the Ropes?

It's pretty hard to deny that General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) stockholders suffered a bloodbath on Thursday. The company's shares had dropped 11% by the closing bell, following a scathing ...
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Whistleblower Sends GE Shares to the Doghouse

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is having a bad day. The stock traded down nearly 14% early Thursday following a report from whistleblower Harry Markopoulos, the guy who brought down ...
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United Airlines Wants Its Pilots to Stay Sober Longer

We all know the dangers of driving when we’ve been drinking. Just imagine how perilous flying an airplane under those circumstances would be -- for the passengers and crew as ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued five new safety alerts since the end of July, four related to product recalls and an update to previously issued alerts ...
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Americans Want the Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco Raised

In many states, people under 21 years old can buy tobacco products. Most Americans don't approve of this and want the age barrier to be above 21. This, in turn, ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued six new safety alerts since mid-July, four related to product recalls and two safety communications, one of which is related to ...
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Could Amazon Lose the Pentagon JEDI Project?

New Secretary of Defense Mike Esper apparently wanted to start his term by making some noise. He accomplished that on Thursday by announcing a review of the bidding for a ...
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What’s the Difference Between Well Water and City Water?

Drinking water has become an increasingly larger issue as more cases of severe contamination make their way into the news. The most pronounced example of this is the Flint water ...
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Freddie Mac Sees More Home Buying, but There’s a Catch

Freddie Mac, a government-run corporation that buys home mortgages and packages them into mortgage-backed securities, said Tuesday in its monthly forecast on the mortgage market that low mortgage loan rates, ...
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Automakers Choose California Over Trump

Last Thursday, four automakers struck a deal with the state of California maintaining stricter fuel-economy and emissions standards than those proposed by the Trump administration. The companies involved in the ...
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Does $5 Billion Fine Cause Facebook Any Pain?

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday announced that it has settled charges against social media giant Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) related to the user privacy rights violations. The ...
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Equifax Strikes a $671 Million Deal Over 2017 Data Breach

Investigations by 48 states; Puerto Rico; Washington, D.C.; the Federal Trade Commission; the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and the New York Department of Financial Services into the 2017 data breach ...
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If Washington Breaks Up Amazon, It May Look Like This

Management from Amazon, Google and Facebook have been called to Washington this week. The primary reason is for Congress to probe whether they are too powerful in their current states. ...
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Many Top Pharma & Biotechs Rise as Drug Price Disclosure Thrown Out

While the public wants more pharmaceuticals and biotech advancements to treat the endless number of ailments or to extend their lives, there is a simultaneous push to make drugs more ...
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What the Judge Did and Didn’t Say in the Drug Price Ruling

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in May published a final rule that required drug makers to show the price of drugs costing more than $35 a ...
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