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The FTC seeks to make it easier to cancel subscriptions

Mar 28, 2023
The agency has proposed new rules that would require companies to make unsubscribing less onerous.
Federal Trade Commission chair Lina M. Khan. The agency is eyeing rules that would require companies to make unsubscribing from services easier.
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EPA proposes new limits on forever chemicals in drinking water

Mar 16, 2023
PFAS are linked to health issues including cancer. Critics are concerned about the costs of complying with the proposed standards.
The Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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For Community Development Financial Institutions, new rules are on the way

Mar 7, 2023
The Treasury is changing the certification process for the first time in more than two and a half decades.
New requirements by the Treasury Department would tighten the mission of CDFIs by requiring money to go toward the most financially underserved groups.
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Sen. Klobuchar proposes sweeping change in antitrust law

Feb 4, 2021
Government has the burden of proving an acquisition harmful. This bill would shift the challenge of disproving that to companies.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar at a 2018 Senate hearing. Her bill would raise the bar for approval of  corporate mergers.
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Why does it cost so much to build new houses?

Mar 11, 2020
We break down one builder's complaint: government regulations.
A new development in Lanham, Maryland, where rowhouses start at $355,000. The builder chalks up about 11% of that price to regulatory costs.
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Five things to look for in the 2019 tech industry

Dec 26, 2018
More data breaches? Multiple versions of the internet? Here's what to keep an eye on.
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Beautycounter CEO wants more regulation for safer products

"I set out to get safer products into the hands of everyone," Gregg Renfrew says.
“You may buy something that says all natural or botanical or pure, but it may be none of the above, and so consumers are misled by companies today,” says Beautycounter CEO Gregg Renfrew.
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