Industry regulation

A shop owner stacks editions of the "The Press" newspaper, owned by Fairfax Media, for sale in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The New Zealand Commerce Commission announced Wednesday that they have rejected a proposed merger between New Zealand's two main newspaper publishers, saying the benefits of saving money and extending the life of some newspapers don't outweigh the harm it would cause to democracy. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
May 02, 2017 - 8:28 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Regulators on Wednesday rejected a proposed merger between New Zealand's two main newspaper publishers, saying the benefits of saving money and extending the life of some newspapers did not outweigh the harm it would cause to democracy. The Commerce Commission...
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Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones warms up before the team'sw baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Boston. Boston Red Sox President Sam Kennedy is apologizing to Jones after fans at Fenway Park taunted him with racial slurs. Kennedy apologized Tuesday after Jones said someone also threw peanuts at him during Monday night's game. Kennedy said the organization is "sickened by the conduct of an ignorant few." (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 02, 2017 - 8:24 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. GOVERNMENT 'NEEDS A GOOD SHUTDOWN,' TRUMP TWEETS The president rails against a bill to keep operations running which he praised earlier as a sign of his masterful negotiating with...
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Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones warms up before the team'sw baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Boston. Boston Red Sox President Sam Kennedy is apologizing to Jones after fans at Fenway Park taunted him with racial slurs. Kennedy apologized Tuesday after Jones said someone also threw peanuts at him during Monday night's game. Kennedy said the organization is "sickened by the conduct of an ignorant few." (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 02, 2017 - 8:18 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. GOVERNMENT 'NEEDS A GOOD SHUTDOWN,' TRUMP TWEETS The president rails against a bill to keep operations running which he praised earlier as a sign of his masterful negotiating with...
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May 02, 2017 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney chosen by President Donald Trump to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission. The vote was 61-37 to give Clayton the job of running the independent agency that oversees Wall Street and the financial markets...
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FILE- In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington. The Trump administration got an earful Tuesday, May 2, 2017, from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren't tough enough, even as it was seeking suggestions about what environmental regulations it should gut. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 02, 2017 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration got an earful Tuesday from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren't tough enough, even as it was seeking suggestions about what environmental regulations it should gut. The Environmental Protection Agency held a three-hour "...
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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, left, accompanied by United Airlines President Scott Kirby, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, to testify before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 02, 2017 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief executive of United Airlines apologized Tuesday on Capitol Hill for an incident in which a passenger was dragged off a flight, calling it "a mistake of epic proportions" as frustrated lawmakers warned airline executives to improve customer service or face congressional...
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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, left, prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 02, 2017 - 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a House hearing on customer service at U.S. airlines (all times local): 1 p.m. Some lawmakers — and frequent flyers — are acknowledging that airline executives are in a tough spot as they testify before lawmakers at a hearing on problems with U.S. air travel...
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May 02, 2017 - 12:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A respected moderate Republican lawmaker dealt a significant blow Tuesday to the languishing GOP health care bill, saying he opposes it even as House leaders seek support from holdouts in hopes of pushing the measure through the chamber this week. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., who...
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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, left, accompanied by United Airlines President Scott Kirby, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, to testify before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 02, 2017 - 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz apologized Tuesday on Capitol Hill for an incident in which a passenger was forcibly removed from a flight and vowed to do better as he and other airline executives faced tough questions from lawmakers. "It was a mistake of epic proportions, clearly...
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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, left, prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 02, 2017 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a House hearing on customer service at U.S. airlines (all times local): 11:16 a.m. A congressman says United Airlines put its own needs above its passengers' needs when it forcibly removed a passenger after he refused to get off a flight to accommodate a crew member...
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