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Congress probes bank commodities, warehouse investments

Jul 23, 2013
The Senate Banking Committee is holding a hearing today on bank investments in things like warehouses and oil refineries, and commodities such as metals and oil.
Posted In: banking, Congress, regulation, Goldman Sachs

Piecing together the Volcker rule 4 years later

Jul 17, 2013
It's been four years since Congress passed the Volcker Rule, a sweeping law aimed at fixing the financial system following its great collapse. But regulators still haven’t figured out how to implement it.
Posted In: regulation, bank regulations, Volcker Rule, banking

FDA urges drug companies to make a safer pain killer

Jan 29, 2013
With addiction to pain pills at epidemic levels, the Food and Drug Adminstration is taking action
Posted In: regulation, FDA, painkillers, prescription

Unlock your phone? You're breaking the law

Jan 28, 2013
If you're the type of tech savvy person who likes to hack your own electronics, you might be interested to know that unlocking your own cell phone without your provider's permission actually became illegal over the weekend.
Posted In: smart phones, telecom, regulation

Do Americans like financial regulations?

Sep 13, 2012
One of the big election issues this year is government regulation of business. A lot of new rules have been added since the financial crisis four years ago. How do your fellow Americans feel about it?
Posted In: regulation

When regulations change: From baseball to banking

Jul 20, 2012
Two years after the Dodd-Frank Law was enacted, many in the banking sector are still grumbling about the change in regulation. How does that compare to when the rules change in another American pastime: Baseball?
Posted In: baseball, regulation, Banks, Dodd-Frank law

Peregrine Financial shakes futures industry

Jul 11, 2012
The allegations against brokerage firm Peregrine Financial shed light on weak regulations of the futures industry. Analysts point to MF Global missing funds similarities.
Posted In: bankruptcy, Peregrine Financial, regulation

The newest pizza wars

Jun 20, 2012
Big pizza chains like Domino's and Papa John's have banned together in a coalition called The American Pizza Community to stop proposed calorie-labeling regulations.
Posted In: pizza, calorie, regulation

Regulation at the state level

May 3, 2012
States are trying to make it harder for new regulations and rules to be enacted in the first place.
Posted In: regulation, state government

Facebook to face more regulation

Feb 2, 2012
Becoming a public company also means Facebook will be facing more scrutiny, from investors, sure -- but also from government regulators.
Posted In: Facebook, IPO, regulation

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