Government Regulation

US Drivers Learn More About Self-Driving Cars, Like Them Less

Over the past two years, U.S. drivers have become more aware of autonomous (self-driving) vehicles. More than three-quarters (78%) have some knowledge of autonomous vehicles that a human driver may ...
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California Calls Out ‘Stupidity’ of Trump’s Proposed Changes to Auto Standards

The state of California was primed for Thursday's announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a proposed rule that would amend ...
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Pipeline MLPs Get a Reprieve on Taxes

Last Wednesday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its final rule (subject to comments) on the treatment of income taxes for natural gas or liquids cost-of-service pipelines. The final ...
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Crypto Exchange Coinbase Tells a Fib, Forms a PAC

Last Monday, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase told Bloomberg News that both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) had approved the company's proposed purchase ...
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FCC Chief Wants to Send Sinclair Bid for Tribune Media to Administrative Law Judge

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai issued a statement Monday morning expressing "serious concerns" about the proposed $3.9 billion merger of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI) and Tribune ...
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Wells Fargo Gets Off Cheap in Fed’s Stress Tests

Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) has been under more than its historical scrutiny after multiple scandals and self-inflicted management blunders. In fact, the company is even now advertising that ...
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California Proposes Rule to Remove Coffee from Cancer Risk List

The California Office of Environmental Health and Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) on Friday issued a notice seeking public comment on a proposed regulation that would lift a court ruling that coffee ...
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The 6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) will start to trade energy futures. According to Reuters: Exxon Mobil Corp is pushing deeper into energy trading, building a global cadre of experienced traders and ...
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Tesla to Offer First ‘Full Self-Driving Features’ in August

The next version of Tesla Inc.'s (NASDAQ: TSLA) Autopilot software scheduled to be released in August includes "full self-driving features," according to company CEO Elon Musk. Version 9 is the ...
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General Electric Announces Venture to Manage Drone Traffic

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) announced Thursday morning that it has created a new company called AiRXOS to provide management and control services for unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV, aka drone) ...
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SEC Appoints First Cryptocurrency Chief

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday announced the appointment of Valerie Szczepanik as Associate Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and Senior Adviser for Digital Assets ...
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FCC Wants Amazon, eBay to Stop Selling Fake Set-Top Boxes

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last Friday sent a letter to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY), asking the ...
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Robocall Operation Hit With $120 Million Fine

Annoying robocalls are difficult for consumers to kill, and in some cases bilk people out of money. One of the robocall companies, which sells timeshares among other things, was hit ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) has stopped marketing on Alphabet Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) YouTube. According to Reuters: Network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc is pulling all online ads from YouTube ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Crude prices rocketed higher after the United States pulled out of the Iran deal. According to Reuters: Oil prices clocked up more multi-year highs on Thursday as traders adjusted to ...
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