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11 Jul 2011, 6:00 am by Susan Dudley
Although regulations affect every aspect of our lives, they rarely reach the attention of voters (and consequently of elected officials) because, unlike their spending cousins, their effects are often not visible. [read post]
17 Jul 2013, 9:30 pm by Christina Reichert
The abortion bill the Texas Senate passed last week, despite state senator Wendy Davis’s filibuster efforts, has garnered extensive attention in the media. [read post]
20 Aug 2012, 9:30 pm by Brian Ryoo
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should increase its use of cost-benefit analysis in making and reviewing its regulations, argues George Mason University Law School Professor Henry G. [read post]
8 Oct 2013, 9:30 pm by Pooja Agarwal
At least 23,000 people die every year in the United States due to infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria. [read post]
11 Sep 2012, 9:30 pm by Jenna Shweitzer
The Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced that it would invest $10 million to fund research projects that would improve concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, which use mirrors to direct sunlight onto receivers and convert it into heat energy. [read post]
9 Jul 2012, 9:30 pm by John J. DiIulio, Jr.
I began as a political science graduate student at Harvard in 1980. [read post]
25 Nov 2012, 9:30 pm by Donald R. Arbuckle
“Job killing regulations” is an epithet commonly heard this year, with unemployment at persistently high levels and a presidential election cycle just completed. [read post]
22 Apr 2013, 9:30 pm by Aimee Martin
Borrowers who faced foreclosure actions during the financial crisis are finally starting to see some long-awaited relief, although many may receive less compensation than they might have hoped for. [read post]
26 Nov 2012, 9:30 pm by Lauren-Kelly Devine
A federal court recently approved the $22.5 million settlement reached three months ago between Google and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on charges that Google improperly tracked the user “cookies” on Apple’s Safari browser. [read post]
16 Jul 2012, 9:29 pm by Craig N. Oren
This December, the Obama Administration will again have to decide how much air quality is needed to protect public health and welfare. [read post]
27 Oct 2013, 9:30 pm by Abena Yeboa
Are you are being over-charged on your monthly phone bill? [read post]
6 Jun 2012, 9:30 pm by James Hobbs
The International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce last week issued a preliminary ruling that wind turbine towers imported from China are subsidized and priced at an unfair level that hurts other competitors in the American market, adding to rising tension between the US and China over green technology trade. [read post]
30 Dec 2012, 9:30 pm by Vaclav Graf
Bootlegged alcohol mixed with lethal methanol has resulted in at least thirty-one confirmed deaths. [read post]
4 Jan 2012, 12:00 am by Samson Chen
Neither the law nor lawyers have traditionally been concerned with preventing obesity. [read post]
29 Sep 2013, 9:39 pm by Simone M. Sepe
In the lead up to the banking crisis of 2007–2008, U.S. banks engaged in systemic, excessive risk-taking that drove the economy to the verge of collapse.How this was possible is still puzzling. [read post]
The potential of the retrospective review of rules adopted by federal agencies has been hailed by both the right and the left as a way to improve regulation and increase efficiency: by collecting information on what works and what does not, we can make better choices in the future. [read post]
26 Aug 2013, 10:10 pm by Adam C. Schlosser & Reeve T. Bull
After more than a year of courtship, the United States and European Union took the first steps towards making their longstanding trade relationship official by kicking off in July the first round of negotiations for the U.S. [read post]
28 Jul 2013, 10:20 pm by Anita K. Krug
For many of us, thinking about financial services regulation means thinking about the financial crisis and, more specifically, how best to prevent its recurrence. [read post]