Industry Regulation

Congress grills Big Tech over competition, money and power

Jul 17, 2019

Big Tech got some big questions on Tuesday during congressional hearings called to address their size, power and ambition, ranging from anti-competitive business practices to plans to create a digital currency

EU probes Amazon over use of retailer info to gain edge

Jul 17, 2019

The European Union is opening an antitrust probe into U.S. online shopping giant Amazon to see how it uses data from independent retailers

APNewsBreak: NRC looking at reducing inspections at reactors

Jul 17, 2019

Nuclear Regulatory Commission to look at cutting back on inspections of the country's nuclear reactors

Planned Parenthood to defy Trump abortion referral rule

Jul 16, 2019

Trump administration says family planning clinics that receive federal money are no longer allowed to refer women for abortions

NY expands pay equity law on day honoring US soccer team

Jul 10, 2019

New York state is expanding a state law that prohibits gender pay discrimination, making it illegal to pay someone less based on characteristics including race, religion, disability or gender identity

UK, Canada launch push to protect media freedom

Jul 10, 2019

Britain and Canada are leading a call for more protections for journalists, saying a free press "protects society from the abuse of power."

Validity of Obama health care law at issue in appeal hearing

Jul 9, 2019

An appeals court will hear arguments on whether President Barack Obama's signature health care law known as "Obamacare" is still valid after Congress zeroed out the tax people had to pay who didn't have insurance

23 US governors join Calif. in opposing Trump mileage freeze

Jul 9, 2019

Citing climate-damaging tailpipe emissions, 23 US governors sign a pledge backing California leaders in their showdown with the Trump administration over its plans to relax vehicle mileage standards

Seattle Children's Hospital cited for safety violations

Jul 4, 2019

Seattle Children's Hospital cited for multiple federal safety violations related to mold that led to patient death and five other infections

Show of hands on immigrant health care belies a thorny issue

Jul 3, 2019

Democrats' show of hands on health care for unauthorized immigrants would reverse longstanding policies