Trump admin announces rollback of Obama-era regulation that outlawed certain light bulbs

Nate Madden on September 04, 2019.

Light bulbs that were set to be outlawed under an Obama-era regulation will stay on store shelves thanks to regulation rollback from the Trump administration…

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Bad medicine: The value of monitoring banned drugs

Chirantan Chatterjee on August 28, 2019.

These are tough times around the world when it comes to regulating flawed medicines that are banned from the marketplace…

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Alaska regulation limiting events at breweries, distilleries sparks calls for law change

Sean Maguire on September 02, 2019.

A draft regulation that would restrict events at breweries and distilleries is again sparking calls for the Legislature to rewrite the state’s alcohol laws.

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Opinion: Bill Targeting ‘Gig Economy’ Will be ‘Death Knell’ for 80,000 California Franchise Businesses

Mike Lee on August 31, 2019.

When I opened my first franchise business, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of San Diego County, in 2012, I made the same considerations most entrepreneurs do when considering a major investment: What kind of foot traffic could I expect in our location? What were the estimated earnings? What was my responsibility as an employer? And, perhaps most importantly, what laws and regulations would govern my business?

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SEC Regulation Best Interest Does Not Have Your Best Interests At Heart

David John Marotta on August 27, 2019.

Regulation Best Interest: The Broker-Dealer Standard of Conduct” requires broker-dealers to act in the best interest of the retail customer at the time the recommendation is made, without placing the financial or other interest of the broker-dealer ahead of the interests of the retail customer. This is called the “General Obligation.”

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Lessons from the Pioneers of Health Care Price Transparency

James C. Capretta on August 22, 2019.

Hospitals are complaining about the Trump administration’s latest proposed rule requiring disclosure of the prices they have negotiated with private payers. They say the burden is excessive and will undermine the ability of insurers to secure discounts for their customers. Lawsuits aimed at blocking the rule might be coming soon.

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Opinion: Atlanta shouldn’t let scooter regulation stifle innovation

Scott Jacobs on August 16, 2019.

Atlanta could be the most innovative city in America in solving the last mile problem – how people travel from public transport stations to final destinations…

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Business Groups Urge Approval of Regulatory Relief Bills

Nick Reisman on August 12, 2019.

More than two dozen local and statewide business groups on Monday will urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a letter to sign a pair of bills meant to spur regulatory relief in New York.

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Food safety rule change has small restaurant owners worried

John Finnerty on August 23, 2019.

A move to require increased safe-food handling for managers in restaurants has the proprietors of small eateries worried about how they will be able to comply…

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The Fed Has Too Much to Do

Peter J. Wallison on August 19, 2019

The Federal Reserve announced earlier this month that it will launch a real-time payment service called “FedNow” sometime in the next five years. The move demonstrates that the independent central bank, already one of the most unaccountable agencies in the federal government, is accumulating too much power. In recent years the Fed has fended off several efforts to determine whether its expenditures—which aren’t appropriated by Congress—are consistent with policies that the American people and their representatives want the central bank to pursue…

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