Biden’s Transition Teams Suggest Tougher Wall Street Oversight

Alan Rappeport and Jeanna Smialek

November 17, 2020

For four years, Wall Street has benefited from the Trump administration’s push to loosen bank rules and weaken post-crisis financial regulations. President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. appears ready to shift things in the opposite direction, bringing back stricter oversight of the financial industry.

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Commerce Department Announces Stay of TikTok Shutdown Order

John D. McKinnon

November 12, 2020

The Commerce Department said Thursday that it won’t enforce its order that would have effectively forced the Chinese-owned TikTok video-sharing app to shut down, citing a federal court ruling in Philadelphia.

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The 10 most and least heavily regulated states

Kaia Hubbard

November 3, 2020

Rules that make up how states and their industries function aren’t equally distributed; some states are home to far more of those regulations than others, according to a recent report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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Banks navigate hazy regulations to serve cannabis businesses

Mengqi Sun

October 29, 2020

Many financial institutions looking to offer banking services to the expanding number of legal cannabis growers and distributors in the U.S. are still limited by spotty regulations and expensive compliance efforts.

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Dodd-Frank undermines the fight against Covid

John Berlau and Seth Carter

October 28, 2020

As U.S. manufacturers race to produce new vaccines, therapeutics and medical equipment to combat the pandemic, their efforts are impeded by a misguided decade-old government mandate enacted, ironically, for humanitarian purposes.

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$10 billion crypto firm Ripple considers relocating to London over U.S. regulation

Ryan Browne

October 23, 2020

Ripple, the $10 billion financial technology company best known for cryptocurrency XRP, is considering relocating its headquarters overseas due to frustration with the U.S. regulatory environment.

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San Francisco Voters Will Have a Chance To Undo Regulations Strangling Small Businesses

Christian Britschgi

October 22, 2020

Prop H will make it easier for businesses to set up shop or readapt their space, all while preventing nosey neighbors from bringing everything to a halt.

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Trump administration launches antitrust salvo against Google

Leah Nylen

October 20, 2020

The Justice Department and several Republican-led states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google on Tuesday, unleashing the might of the U.S. government against one of Silicon Valley’s most powerful companies.

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Free market labor policy: superior in the New Deal era and in the 21st century

Norbert Michel

October 9, 2020

The economic policies that the far left and far right support for boosting wages are doomed to fail, just as they have in the past. Such policies, for instance, prolonged the Great Depression.

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Uber adapts to Covid and ‘Laborism’

Allysia Finley

October 5, 2020

Dara Khosrowshahi finds himself leading another successful enterprise that has become a target of government. Last year California’s Legislature passed a law known as AB5, which aims to make “gig companies” like Uber reclassify workers who are now independent contractors as employees.

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