Government Regulation

Pot Stocks on the Move After New Ontario Licensing Deal

Pot stocks were a little higher on Friday after the Ontario government announced that it will abandon the current lottery system for cannabis retail. As a result, it will move ...
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Online Sales of Fake Products a $1 Billion Issue for US Consumers

Between September 1 and November 27 of this year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Louisville, Kentucky, seized 164 shipments of fake goods valued at more than $95 million ...
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Boeing, FAA Get Roughed Up in House Hearing

At a hearing Wednesday before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson said that FAA recertification of Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) 737 Max is ...
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European Union Bans Pesticide That EPA Recently Approved

The European Union on Friday voted to ban the use of a chemical that the Obama administration put on a path to banning but that continues to be available and ...
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Should Frackers Be Worried About California Ban Being Copied in Other States?

When people who work within or invest in oil and gas within the energy sector hear about a ban on hydraulic fracturing and steam injection, they are probably thinking about ...
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FCC Bigfoots Satellite Companies

There's nothing like getting bigfooted by the federal government to send investors fleeing. That's what happened yesterday to Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) following a tweet by Federal Communications Commission Chair ...
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FDA Poised to Drop the Hammer on Dollar Tree

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday revealed that it had sent a letter to Gary Philbin, CEO of Greenbrier International, which does business as Dollar Tree Inc. ...
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737 Max Deliveries May Restart This Year: Boeing

In an announcement Monday morning, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) said that the company could begin delivering its backlog of 737 Max passenger jets and that the plane may be certified ...
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Rhode Island Rejects New Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant

A proposed 850 to 1,000 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant was denied a siting permit Tuesday following a four-year process that may still not be over. The proposed Clear ...
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Can $5 Contact Lenses Ruin Halloween?

The final touch to a top-notch Halloween costume could be contact lenses that change eye color or provide some special effect like a cat-eye-shaped iris. While such lenses can be ...
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Is This the News That’s Propping Up Boeing’s Share Price After Earnings?

Shares of Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) traded up about 1.5% at noon on Wednesday, following the company's third-quarter earnings report. The uptick has more to do with the first delivery ...
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The Growing War on Federal Land Officers No One Is Talking About

Law enforcement officials working for the four federal land management agencies faced 360 incidents of threats and assaults in the five-year period between 2013 and 2017, according to a new ...
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Breathalyzer to Detect Marijuana Use Ramping Up Production

Tests for marijuana use depend on a sample (urine, blood, saliva, hair), and the results of those tests indicate historical marijuana use. A small company in Oakland, California, has developed ...
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Student Debt Nears $1.5 Trillion, 5 Times 2003 Level

As of the end of the second quarter of this year, U.S. student loan debt outstanding amounted to $1.48 trillion, a total more than five times the amount borrowed in ...
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What Facebook Would Look Like If It Were Broken Apart

Social media and technology companies alike have been under more intense scrutiny by the public, by Washington and by industry watchers and foreign governments in recent months and years. Whether ...
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