Government Regulation

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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Is GE Up Off the Ropes?

It's pretty hard to deny that General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) stockholders suffered a bloodbath on Thursday. The company's shares had dropped 11% by the closing bell, following a scathing ...
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Whistleblower Sends GE Shares to the Doghouse

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is having a bad day. The stock traded down nearly 14% early Thursday following a report from whistleblower Harry Markopoulos, the guy who brought down ...
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United Airlines Wants Its Pilots to Stay Sober Longer

We all know the dangers of driving when we’ve been drinking. Just imagine how perilous flying an airplane under those circumstances would be -- for the passengers and crew as ...
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America’s Unsafe Medical Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued five new safety alerts since the end of July, four related to product recalls and an update to previously issued alerts ...
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Americans Want the Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco Raised

In many states, people under 21 years old can buy tobacco products. Most Americans don't approve of this and want the age barrier to be above 21. This, in turn, ...
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