Government Regulation

Why People Don’t Get Their Tax Refunds On Time

The federal government shutdown could cause some people to experience a delay in getting their refunds, as measured against what the Internal Revenue Service says is the normal period. There ...
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Southwest Airlines vs Mechanics: How Much Is It Costing Investors?

Early Wednesday morning, Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) filed a statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) raising its estimated year-over-year revenue decline in the first quarter of ...
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FTC, FDA Warn Makers of Alzheimer Cure Supplements

In what is probably no surprise to most people, dietary supplements probably neither help nor cure diseases like Alzheimer's, symptoms of attention-deficit disorder (ADD), and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The U.S. ...
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Walgreens ‘Top Violator’ Among Pharmacies for Selling Tobacco Products to Minors: FDA

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites tobacco use as the nation's leading cause of preventable disease and death, noting that nearly all tobacco use begins during ...
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The Federal Government Services Americans Hate Most

Americans' satisfaction with the federal government may rely more on political party affiliation than on how the various government agencies actually perform. Since reaching a 20-year nadir in 2015, the ...
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Is Brazilian Dam Failure an Existential Threat to Mining Giant Vale?

Brazilian iron-ore mining behemoth Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) suffered its second major disaster in just over three years last Friday when a company-owned dam failed, flooding the town of Brumadinho. ...
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10 Student Loan Servicers With the Most Complaints

U.S. student loan debt reached a record high total of $1.465 trillion in November of 2018. That's more than double the $675 billion in total debt outstanding in 2009, the ...
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GM Will Hit Electric Vehicle Incentive Limit in 2018

When General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) reports fourth-quarter sales on Thursday, the company is also expected to announce that it has sold more than 200,000 all-electric or plug-in hybrid electrics, ...
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2019 Will Be a Year of Regulation for Big Tech

By Doug Clinton of Loup Ventures Whether big tech and little tech like it or not, 2019 will be a year of regulation. Virginia Senator Mark Warner’s 15-point framework is ...
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Hemp May Be Legal Now, but Products Still Need to Jump Through FDA Hoops

Last week, the U.S. president signed the 2018 Farm Bill, which included changes to federal law governing growing and distributing hemp. The bill removes hemp from the list of Schedule ...
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Feds to Shut Down Illegal Contact Lens Seller

If you want to turn your brown eyes blue, your choices of places to shop for cosmetic contact lenses has just been shortened. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on ...
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Renault Refuses to Remove Ghosn Following His Arrest

French automaker Renault on Tuesday refused to remove chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn who has been arrested and detained in Japan on charges of tax evasion for underreporting his income ...
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Nissan Chairman Ghosn Booted for Bogus Financial Reporting

Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. has removed chairman Carlos Ghosn and director Greg Kelly from their roles in the company following a months-long whistleblower investigation into allegations of financial ...
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As God Is My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly!

The U.S. Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) expects more than 25 million travelers to pass through airport screening checkpoints during the Thanksgiving holiday travel season. And because Thanksgiving is about food, ...
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Business Roundtable Says Growth, Consumer Privacy Are Compatible

The Business Roundtable, a group comprising CEOs of U.S. companies with more than 16 million employees and more than $7 trillion in annual revenues, on Friday sent a comment letter ...
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