Illinois cracks down on AI interviews

Jan 2, 2020
A new law requires greater disclosure when companies use artificial intelligence technology to sift through job candidates.
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Impeachment inquiry will likely stall legislative agenda

Sep 26, 2019
Priorities are expected to shift in the coming weeks and months.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces a formal impeachment inquiry on September 24, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
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There's net neutrality legislation in Congress... but don't get too excited

Mar 8, 2019
The future of net neutrality may hinge on how internet service is defined.
Rally organizers carry away props following a protest outside the Federal Communication Commission building against the end of net neutrality rules on December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Waymo self-driving vehicles are displayed at the Google I/O 2018 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater in  Mountain View, California, in May.
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How #MeToo has (or hasn't) changed business as usual, one year later

Oct 4, 2018
"There are lots of different kinds of remedies between doing nothing and firing," ACLU attorney Gillian Thomas says.
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No more bailouts: The lawmakers behind Dodd-Frank say that taxpayers won’t foot the bill the next time a bank fails

Sep 19, 2018
In a rare interview, Chris Dodd and Barney Frank joined Marketplace to discuss the financial crisis and whether the Dodd-Frank Act is under threat.
President Barack Obama signs the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act alongside Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), center; Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), second from right; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), second from left; and Vice President Joe Biden, far left, at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., in 2010.
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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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Shouldn’t a company have to tell you when it’s been hacked?

Mar 1, 2018
Here are three reasons why there should be breach-notification law.
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Cities find few regulatory answers for industrial odors

Feb 8, 2018
An Arkansas town has little authority over smells it says comes from a meat-rendering plant.

Senate wrestles with consequences of Paygo Act on the tax reform bill

Nov 29, 2017
It looks like the Senate is going to vote on its ever-in-flux tax plan this week. Even though this bill could add up to $1.5 trillion to the deficit, there are consequences beyond just adding to the national debt. The…