Government Regulation

The US Government Owns 80% of the Land in This State

The federal government owns more than 27% of the land in the United States. Some land is set aside as wildlife refuges. Some has been reserved for national parks. The ...
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Could DC Become the 51st State?

No states have been admitted to the United States since 1959, when both Alaska and Hawaii joined. Many lists of the 50 states include the District of Columbia as an ...
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FDA, CDC Step Up Investigations Into Vaping

Last Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement regarding investigations by the agency and other state and federal officials into "distressing incidents" of severe respiratory disease ...
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Opioid Verdict: A Possible Victory for Johnson & Johnson and Loss for Everyone Else?

When companies run into legal issues in which they face potentially endless numbers of trials in numerous venues in America, it can create a tough time managing them. Johnson & ...
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Endo Benefits Greatly From Potential Ohio Opioid Case Settlement

The opioid crisis has been devastating to many families and communities throughout America. After years of making major profits from the sale of opioids, many drug companies have come under ...
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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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