Customs officials struggle with the uptick in volume of goods shipped into the U.S.

Dec 28, 2018
A 2016 law that allows goods from abroad to enter the U.S. duty free as long as they are valued at $800 or less has opened up the door to more counterfeiters.
Customs officers in the DHL warehouse at JFK Airport.
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U.S. tightens foreign investment rules

Oct 10, 2018
Some sensitive industries — everything from technology to defense firms — will face tougher federal scrutiny under new regulations formalized Wednesday. The Committee of Foreign Investment in the U.S., or CFIUS, announced its pilot program will take effect in 30 days. The announcement has some innovation, defense and tech companies scrambling to comply so they […]

Here’s why regulating tech companies like Facebook is really hard to do

Apr 10, 2018
Washington, D.C. lawmakers grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today over issues of data privacy and political manipulation of users. One possible outcome of Washington’s anger at the social media giant: new federal regulations that would clamp down on companies that trade in personal data. But regulating technology companies can be a daunting task, because tech […]

Automakers step up autonomous car plans

Jan 16, 2018
The future of driving may be closer than we thought. General Motors has announced plans to mass produce a fully autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals in 2019 — if it gets the go-ahead from federal regulators. Ford and other manufacturers aren’t far behind.  Click the audio player above to hear the full […]

The White House was busy while you weren't looking

Jan 3, 2018
President Trump issued a slew of regulatory rollbacks over the holidays.
President Donald Trump cuts red tape tied between two stacks of papers representing the government regulations of the 1960s, left, and the regulations of today at the White House on Dec. 14, 2017.
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Regulatory “Ping-Pong” no game for businesses

Dec 15, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission voted yesterday to get rid of Obama-era net neutrality rules that were just over two years old. It was a similar story over at the National Labor Relations Board, where some Obama-era rules that unions liked, and companies didn’t, have gone away. Politics aside, this kind of big switch, when a […]