Senate passes bill that could ban some Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges

The bill is intended to compel all foreign companies to allow U.S. regulators access to their accounting.
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Market concentration and low competition has become the new normal in America

Dec 17, 2019
NYU finance professor Thomas Philippon argues that U.S. markets are no longer as free and competitive as they were a few decades ago.
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How grassroots activists fought Big Tobacco

Nov 25, 2019
Regulation of the tobacco industry didn't happen overnight.
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Michigan bans flavored e-cigarettes

Sep 5, 2019
San Francisco banned the sale of e-cigarettes earlier this year. Now Michigan becomes the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes.
A variety of e-cigarette flavors are viewed for sale at Vape New York in 2013 in New York City.
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Is the government ready to regulate the tech industry?

Aug 30, 2019
At a town hall discussion moderated by Kai Ryssdal, the answer seemed to be "no."
Diane Katz, left, from the Heritage Foundation, and "Marketplace's" Kai Ryssdal, right, at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech town hall on July 16, in Aspen, Colorado.
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Why your safe deposit box might not be as "safe" as you think

Jul 22, 2019
Stacy Cowley, business reporter for the New York Times, says a combination of negligence and lack of regulation has led to hundreds of people losing millions of dollars in valuables.
Close up of a man putting a will in to a bank safety deposit box circa 1950.
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Big Tech faces antitrust questions on Capitol Hill

Jul 16, 2019
The panel in the House Antitrust Committee comes amid bipartisan scrutiny of Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple.
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Facebook's new cryptocurrency prompts regulation concerns

Jun 18, 2019
Here's a look at some of the agencies that may police the digital currency.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual F8 summit in San Jose, California, last year.
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Who protects you from making a bad purchase... on your smart speaker?

Apr 29, 2019
Today's voice assistants and smart devices can act like salespeople who knock on your door.
Updated "Echo Dots" are pictured at Amazon Headquarters, following a launch event, on September 20, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.
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Delays plague China's video games industry

Mar 21, 2019
Chinese video game companies hit a snag with regulatory pause in the world's biggest video game market.
Hundreds of video game companies are fighting for the attention of cell phone users in China, where the video game market is worth more than $30 billion.
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