Industry regulation

July 18, 2018 - 4:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge is blocking a third attempt in as many years by Gov. Tom Wolf and state lawmakers to take at least $200 million in surplus cash from a state-chartered medical malpractice insurer of last resort. U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner on Wednesday sided again...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2012 file photo, TVA contract workers remove coal ash from the edge of the Emory River next to the Kingston Fossil Plant in Kingston, Tenn. as part of the cleanup from a December 2008 spill. The Trump administration is easing rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-fired power plants across the U.S. after utilities objected to regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Wednesday, July 18, 2018, the changes will save utilities roughly $30 million annually. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
July 18, 2018 - 4:52 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday eased rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 U.S. coal-fired power plants after utilities pushed back against regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew...
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EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager holds a press conference on a Competition Case involving Google Android at the European Commission building, in Brussels on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. he European Union's antitrust chief has fined Google a record $5 billion for abusing the market dominance of its Android mobile phone operating system. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
July 18, 2018 - 4:11 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps. The European Union said Google's practices...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell attends a House Committee on Financial Services hearing, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 18, 2018 - 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's congressional appearance to deliver the Fed's semi-annual monetary policy report. (all times local) ___ 11:50 a.m. Powell is getting praise from lawmakers for his efforts to avoid economic jargon in explaining what the Federal...
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July 18, 2018 - 4:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless. The legislation aims to lower secondhand smoking risks ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid international calls for...
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July 17, 2018 - 5:02 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest received a jolt of new life Tuesday as the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that state regulators had wrongly rejected it. The ruling is a major victory in the quest by Clean Line Energy Partners...
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File - In this March 23, 2017, file photo, health care professionals join hundreds of people marching through downtown Los Angeles protesting President Donald Trump's plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. California and 17 other states that sued the Trump administration over its decision to cut off Affordable Care Act subsidies say a workaround has largely succeeded. The assessment came in a court filing late Monday, July 16, 2018, in which the states asked U.S. Judge Vince Chhabria to put their lawsuit on hold. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
July 17, 2018 - 4:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A workaround by states to counter Trump administration cuts to Affordable Care Act subsidies has largely succeeded in protecting consumers from higher costs, California and 17 other states said. The assessment came late Monday in a court filing asking U.S. Judge Vince Chhabria...
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In this July 11, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a meeting Wednesday. Some Democrats are warning that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could spell doom for the Affordable Care Act. This is even as some conservatives are portraying him as sympathetic to President Barack Obama’s landmark health care legislation. The heated debate may not matter, though. As long as five past defenders of the ACA remain on the nation’s highest court, the odds tilt in favor of the law being allowed to stand. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 17, 2018 - 1:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. As long as five past defenders of the health care law remain on the nation's highest court, the odds tilt in favor of it being allowed to stand. Some Democrats are...
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July 16, 2018 - 12:55 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament has passed three controversial draft bills regulating the press and media. The draft bills, which won the parliament's approval on Monday, will also regulate the Supreme Media Regulatory Council, the National Press Authority and the National Media Authority. The...
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July 16, 2018 - 9:38 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it's banning a long list of popular video games after allegations surfaced that two children killed themselves after being encouraged to do so in an online game. The Saudi General Commission for Audio-Visual Media said Monday it was banning 47 games,...
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