Gig Economy Regulations Stifling Businesses And Consumers, Chamber Charges

Ted Knutson on January 09, 2020.

Aggressive new gig economy regulations in the states will suppress business opportunities and limit consumer choice and services, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce charged today…

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Proposed US Hemp Regulations Worry Booming Industry

Gillian Flaccus on January 13, 2019.

Hemp growers and entrepreneurs who were joyous a year ago after U.S. lawmakers reclassified the plant as a legal agricultural crop now are worried their businesses could be crippled if federal policymakers move ahead with draft regulations….

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Opinion: Why you should worry about drug companies’ reliance on Chinese ingredients

Henry I. Miller and John J. Cohrssen on Decembneer 10, 2019.

China has become the world’s largest producer and exporter of “active pharmaceutical ingredients,” the base components drug companies use to manufacture most of the medications we rely on. China’s dominance puts both the health of Americans and our national security at risk…

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What we’ve learned from California’s Consumer Privacy Act so far

Eric Goldman on January 11, 2019.

In June 2018, California passed a major consumer privacy law called the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). CCPA was the first comprehensive consumer privacy law passed in the United States. It gives consumers several important new rights, including the right to know more about a company’s privacy practices, a right to see, delete, and download the personal information stored about them, restrictions on a company’s right to sell their personal information, restrictions on discrimination against consumers for exercising their privacy rights, and the right to sue companies for certain types of data breaches…

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DOT Asserts More Control Over Regulatory Traffic

Susan Dudley on December 19, 2019.

The Department of Transportation is among the most active regulatory agencies (exceeded only by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture in number of regulations issued each year). It tends to be at the vanguard of regulatory practice, having been an early mover in e-rulemaking—sharing information and soliciting public comment online, and it conducts quite rigorous retrospective review of its regulations. So, it shouldn’t be too surprising that the Department is poised to publish a final rule on “Administrative Rulemaking, Guidance, and Enforcement Procedures.”

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Uncertainty holding back farm businesses with red tape also stifling growth

Cedric Porter on November 09, 2019.

Despite the rise, farms still lag behind other smaller businesses when it comes to market uncertainty, with 39 per cent of general businesses saying it is a barrier to growth…

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Why 2020 will be an easy year for small businesses

Gene Marks on December 31, 2019.

The one thing I’ve learned from writing about small business owners is that it’s never smart to generalize. There are 30 million of us around the country. You can’t just make a blanket comment like “things are good” or “things are not good” for small businesses, because all of that depends on what industry the business is in, where they’re located or what specific circumstances a business owner may be facing that’s unique to what they do…

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In California, New Year Brings New Regulations for Businesses

Christine Mai-Duc on January 01, 2020.

California ushered in a host of laws Wednesday—the first day of the year—that will mean major changes for consumers, workers and businesses…

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Quantum Supremacy and the Regulation of Quantum Technologies

Walter G. Johnson on December 30, 2019.

After a false-start in September, Google provided the first peer-reviewed evidence of “quantum supremacy” a month later in the prestigious journal Nature. The announcement was the latest crescendo in the development of quantum computers—emerging technologies that can efficiently solve complicated computational problems with hardware that takes advantage of quantum mechanics…

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10 predictions for health-care regulation and legislation in 2020

Michael P. Strazzella on December 27, 2019.

As presidential hopefuls jockey for position leading up to election day, health care is set to be perhaps the most hotly debated topic in 2020…

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