Government Regulation

Will the FTC Seek to Break Up Old Technology Mergers and Acquisitions?

When mergers close, they are supposed to become ancient history. Companies make acquisitions and then they usually roll the entities and operations up into their corporate structure. That's at least ...
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Prospects for Aurora Cannabis Stock Look Grim

When Canada opened for business with legal recreational marijuana sales in October of 2018, Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) posted an all-time high of around $12.53 a share. Since then, ...
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How to Stop the Sale of Counterfeit Products by Online Marketplaces

A new, authentic Louis Vuitton rolling carry-on bag will set a buyer back about $3,000. An admitted look-alike (i.e., a fake) could likely be purchased for around $500. A fake ...
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Gene Sequencing Merger May Be the Oddest Monopoly and Antitrust Case Ever

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 ...
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This Common Fruit Is Much Better for De-Icing the Roads Than Salt

If you live in a part of the country where icy winter roads are part of the winter driving experience, you've certainly seen the highway department's trucks spreading salt on ...
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California Governor Squelches PG&E Reorganization Plan

The Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted a week ago by PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) appeared to have moved the company along a path to retaining some shareholder value and ...
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Pot Stocks on the Move After New Ontario Licensing Deal

Pot stocks were a little higher on Friday after the Ontario government announced that it will abandon the current lottery system for cannabis retail. As a result, it will move ...
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Online Sales of Fake Products a $1 Billion Issue for US Consumers

Between September 1 and November 27 of this year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Louisville, Kentucky, seized 164 shipments of fake goods valued at more than $95 million ...
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Boeing, FAA Get Roughed Up in House Hearing

At a hearing Wednesday before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson said that FAA recertification of Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) 737 Max is ...
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European Union Bans Pesticide That EPA Recently Approved

The European Union on Friday voted to ban the use of a chemical that the Obama administration put on a path to banning but that continues to be available and ...
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Should Frackers Be Worried About California Ban Being Copied in Other States?

When people who work within or invest in oil and gas within the energy sector hear about a ban on hydraulic fracturing and steam injection, they are probably thinking about ...
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FCC Bigfoots Satellite Companies

There's nothing like getting bigfooted by the federal government to send investors fleeing. That's what happened yesterday to Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) following a tweet by Federal Communications Commission Chair ...
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FDA Poised to Drop the Hammer on Dollar Tree

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday revealed that it had sent a letter to Gary Philbin, CEO of Greenbrier International, which does business as Dollar Tree Inc. ...
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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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