Government Regulation

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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Boeing Scorched by NTSB Report on 737 Max Crashes

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Thursday announced that it has issued seven safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) related to the NTSB's continuing investigation of two ...
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Federal Royalties on Energy Resources Remain at 1951 Levels

When an oil company wants to drill on federal land, it does so by participating in an auction for lease rights to land that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ...
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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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