Government Regulation

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit alleging that Altria Group's $12.8 billion investment in e-cigarette maker Juul violated various U.S. antitrust laws.
Paul Ausick
Everything was looking perfect for the banks at the start of 2020. Interest rates were expected to remain stable for the year, business was booming and regulators seemed to be easing up. Then the...
Jon C. Ogg
Congressional negotiators have struck a deal with the Trump administration on a $2 trillion stimulus package to offset some of the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Investors are finding winners...
Paul Ausick
Hopes for a political agreement on how to stimulate the U.S. economy has provided a boost to downtrodden utility stocks.
Paul Ausick
Should the Social Security Administration be allowed to invest in stocks? If so, what should the limits be?
Jon C. Ogg
Thomas Barrack, CEO of commercial real estate firm Colony Capital, has a few suggestions on how to help both homeowners and real-estate companies get through the economic slowdown caused by...
Paul Ausick
Boeing stock was hammered in Wednesday's premarket session after the company argued that a $60 billion liquidity package was needed to support the U.S. aerospace manufacturing industry that consists...
Paul Ausick
It is becoming increasingly obvious that traditional fiscal policies from central banks just aren't adding up to be enough to stop the economy from moving rapidly from a raging bull market into a...
Jon C. Ogg
The Saudi-Russian oil price war and potentially increased availability of supply from Saudi Arabia delivered enough of a knockout blow on Monday that the U.S. government figured out it better stop...
Jon C. Ogg
The FTC has asked five large technology firms to provide information about prior acquisitions that were not reported to the antitrust agencies under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.
Jon C. Ogg
Investors of Aurora Cannabis, like investors everywhere, are an impatient lot. Wall Street expects profits, and none of these marijuana companies is anywhere near profitability.
Paul Ausick
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released a list of recommended actions for dealing with the growing problem of counterfeit goods. Will it help?
Paul Ausick
When most investors and consumers think of antitrust issues and monopolies, they probably think of big giant multinational companies with billions of dollars in sales and assets and likely even...
Jon C. Ogg
Researchers at Washington State University have developed a process that makes a road de-icer from grape skins and other organic waste.
Paul Ausick
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected the bankruptcy reorganization plan PG&E submitted earlier in the week. What the governor wants is directly at odds with what the company wants...
Paul Ausick