SEC Seeks More Disclosures From Private-Equity and Hedge Funds

Paul Kiernan

January 26, 2022

Federal regulators proposed measures that would significantly increase their visibility into private-equity funds and some hedge funds, the first in a range of plans to expand oversight of private markets.

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Federal Judge Rejects Facebook’s Request to Dismiss FTC’s Latest Antitrust Lawsuit

Brent Kendall

January 11, 2022

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled the Federal Trade Commission can move forward with its revised antitrust case alleging Meta Platforms Inc.’s Facebook unit is abusing a monopoly position in social media

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Biden Orders Federal Vehicles and Buildings to Use Renewable Energy by 2050

Lisa Friedman

December 10, 2021

President Biden on Wednesday set in motion a plan to make the federal government carbon neutral, ordering federal agencies to buy electric vehicles, to power facilities with wind, solar and nuclear energy, and to use sustainable building materials.

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Biden’s pick to lead major banking regulator drops out

Courtenay Brown

December 7, 2021

President Biden’s pick to head one of the country’s most powerful banking regulators is dropping out of consideration for the post…

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Prospects of Intellectual-Property Waiver on Covid-19 Vaccines Fade

November 19, 2021

An agreement to waive the intellectual-property rights underpinning Covid-19 vaccines—a prospect poor countries have hoped would ease supplies to the developing world—is becoming increasingly unlikely, say people familiar with the situation…

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Biden picks his broadband vanguard at FCC and Commerce Department

October 26, 2021

President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his plans to tap acting Federal Communications Commission Chair Jessica Rosenworcel as the agency’s permanent chief…

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FDA authorizes an e-cigarette for first time, saying benefit for smokers outweighs risk to youths

Bryan Pietsch

October 13, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration authorized a set of e-cigarette products for sale in the United States for the first time on Tuesday after it concluded that the benefit to adult cigarette smokers outweighed the risk posed to young people.

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FTC Weighs New Online Privacy Rules

John D. McKinnon and Ryan Tracy

September 30, 2021

The Federal Trade Commission is considering strengthening online privacy protections, including for children, in an effort to bypass legislative logjams in Congress.

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FDA’s bans on flavored e-cigs create chaos for small vape shops

Katherine Ellen Foley

September 22, 2021

Small- and medium-sized e-cigarette makers and vendors are fighting to keep their doors open after the Food and Drug Administration ordered them to stop selling more than 6 million flavored vapes.

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U.S. Revives Facebook Suit, Adding Details to Back Claim of a Monopoly

Cecelia Kang

August 20, 2021

The Federal Trade Commission took new aim at Facebook on Thursday, beefing up its accusations that the company was a monopoly that illegally crushed competition…

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