Government Regulation

Canadian Government Greenlights Pipeline Expansion

Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and his Liberal government have approved the proposed expansion of the controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline that carries crude oil from the oil sands of western ...
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SEC Seeks Comments on Mom-and-Pop Access to Hedge Funds

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday issued a request for comment on a concept release document that the agency says is intended to "simplify, harmonize, and improve ...
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More Bad News for Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Ambitions

The proposed acquisition of Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) by T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) has been handed some more bad news. As far as regulators looking out for consumers, this ...
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Beyond Bitcoin: The Utility Settlement Coin From Global Banks

The world has gone from being puzzled about cryptocurrency and blockchain to being obsessed with them, and then the excitement was crushed after seeing bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies fall ...
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Another Problem With the Boeing 737 Jet

On Sunday, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) notified the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that the company had determined that as many as "148 parts manufactured by a Boeing sub-tier supplier" ...
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This Is What Google Looks Like Broken Into Pieces

Press reports have started to surface that the U.S. Department of Justice may investigate Google under antitrust laws. Most of the conversation has centered around whether Google has a monopoly ...
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This Is What Amazon Looks Like Broken Into Pieces

Press reports have surfaced that claim the Federal Trade Commission will begin an examination of Amazon's business practices. As is often the case in antitrust investigations, the question will arise ...
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Oil Producers Have Finally Found a Way to Appear Environmentally Friendly — and It Doesn’t Cost Them a Thing

At its annual general meeting in Aberdeen, Scotland, this week, just over 99% of BP PLC (NYSE: BP) shareholders approved a binding resolution proposed by investor group Climate Action 100+ ...
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Qualcomm’s Not So Good, Very Bad Day Could Get a Lot Worse If Apple Demands a Do-Over

Last month, Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced a settlement in the long-running dispute between the two companies over Qualcomm's licensing fees for its modem chips. ...
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Wireless and Communications Firms Face More Uncertainty in Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Saga

The pending acquisition of Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) by T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) has taken yet another turn. After Monday's news that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chair would ...
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US Export-Import Bank’s Future Still Cloudy

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate confirmed three of President Trump's nominees to serve on the board of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im). The appointments bring to four the total number ...
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FINRA Brings Additional Rules to Protect Investors Against Troubled Brokers

Brokerage firms with a history of misconduct or that employ a high number of brokers and advisors with red flags may about to face even more regulatory scrutiny. FINRA has ...
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Wells Fargo Retirement & Trust Sale Seems to Be Reaching for Regulatory Concession Hopes

When companies go afoul of regulators and when they have taken a serious reputational hit, sometimes they make bad reactionary decisions. News broke on Tuesday that Wells Fargo & Co. ...
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Will a Presidential Order Slow Online Sales of Fake Goods?

On Wednesday, President Trump signed an order directing the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, to prepare a report on the importation and sale of counterfeit goods ...
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Boeing Admits MCAS Failure in 737 MAX Crashes

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Thursday issued a statement accepting responsibility for the two 737 MAX 8 crashes that killed 346 people. His statement came after the ...
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