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28 Mar 2013, 9:30 pm by RegBlog
A federal bankruptcy judge approved the merger between US Airways and American Airlines.Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski announced that he will step down after four years.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it is expanding its searchable database of publicly available consumer financial complaints.The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved Nasdaq’s settlement addressing Facebook IPO.The Food and Drug… [read post]
27 Mar 2013, 9:30 pm by Christina Reichert
Getting a college education is part of the American dream. [read post]
26 Mar 2013, 10:30 pm by Bianca Nunes
Each year, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps around 45 million low-income Americans put food on the table. [read post]
25 Mar 2013, 9:30 pm by Brian Ryoo
In the 1980s, the national school lunch program found itself stuck in a demoralizing quandary: not enough poor children were qualifying, or even applying, for the program because it was too difficult to apply. [read post]
24 Mar 2013, 9:30 pm by Abigail Slater
Late last month, a bipartisan bill aimed at tackling the so-called patent troll issue was referred to the House Judiciary Committee by Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). [read post]
21 Mar 2013, 9:30 pm by RegBlog
See related RegBlog Post.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) cautioned lenders on biases in auto loans.The FDA requested comments and information about the tobacco industry and its manufacturing.The Health and Human Services Department (HHS), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) proposed a rule prohibiting 90-day waiting periods for group health plans and group insurance coverage.A commissioner at the Commodity Futures… [read post]
20 Mar 2013, 11:00 pm by Lorenzo Allio
Managing risks related to public health and safety while protecting the environment is now one of the principal functions that public opinion expects from the European Union. [read post]
19 Mar 2013, 10:45 pm by Elisa Solomon
As taxes and budget deficits continue to dominate the legislative agenda in Washington, D.C., a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report suggests the government could raise additional revenues by reallocating enforcement resources. [read post]
18 Mar 2013, 9:30 pm by Lauren-Kelly Devine
Last year, entrepreneurs across the country cheered the announcement of the CROWDFUND Act, a federal statute that will enable start-up businesses to raise funds from investors through specialized Internet portals. [read post]
17 Mar 2013, 9:30 pm by Eric Lorber
Since the passage of the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA), which facilitates the integration of unmanned aerial aircraft into American airspace, government watchdogs have voiced concerns about whether the use of these aircraft by police for surveillance purposes violates the due process rights of U.S. citizens. [read post]
14 Mar 2013, 9:30 pm by RegBlog
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) defended policy change allowing small knives on planes.The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sent a proposed regulation to the Federal Register to bring student loan services under their supervision.The Obama Administration called on China to regulate commercial cyber espionage.A New York court blocked the implementation of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sugary drinks.The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accused the state of… [read post]
12 Mar 2013, 10:30 pm by Wistar Wilson
Goodbye, cheese puffs and gummy bears. [read post]
11 Mar 2013, 10:30 pm by James Hobbs
Last summer, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule defining “pre-existing condition” for the purpose of implementing President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA). [read post]
10 Mar 2013, 9:30 pm by Fiona Haines
Regulation inhabits contested political terrain. [read post]
7 Mar 2013, 10:00 pm by RegBlog
The acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced plans to form a new business organization, independent of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as the foundation for a restructured mortgage market.The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported that it will relax some post-9/11 restrictions and allow small pocket knives and other previously prohibited items in carry-on luggage, drawing opposition from flight attendant and airline worker unions.Attorney General Eric Holder… [read post]
6 Mar 2013, 9:30 pm by Lauren-Kelly Devine
In a mobile industry growing at what former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Jon Leibowitz described as “breathtaking speed,” the FTC staff issued a new report setting forth guidelines to ensure that consumer privacy protection keeps pace with technological innovation. [read post]
5 Mar 2013, 9:30 pm by Brady Sullivan
While Congress fought last week over sequestration, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took on bagged lettuce, raw onions, and E. coli. [read post]
4 Mar 2013, 9:30 pm by Alberto Alemanno
Although the current horse meat scandal was initially depicted as an isolated instance of fraud and mislabeling generated by a single source of contamination, it is progressively escalating into a much broader food safety crisis. [read post]
3 Mar 2013, 9:30 pm by Howard Kunreuther and Mark Pauly
Insurance is an extraordinarily useful tool to manage risk. [read post]