Industry regulation

January 05, 2021 - 1:08 pm
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is banning emotional-support animals in a move that will force most owners to pay extra if they want their pets to travel with them. The airline said Tuesday that it will allow animals in the cabin free of charge only if they are trained service dogs. The change...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, founder of Alibaba group Jack Ma arrives for the Tech for Good summit in Paris. Ma hasn't been seen in public since he angered regulators with an October 2020 speech. That is prompting speculation about what might happen to the billionaire founder of the world's biggest e-commerce company. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
January 05, 2021 - 5:09 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s best-known entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, made his fortune by taking big risks. The former English teacher founded Alibaba Group in 1999, when China had few internet users. Online payments service Alipay launched five years later, before regulators said such...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump poses for a photo after signing the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Thousands of minority-owned small businesses were at the end of the line in the government’s coronavirus relief program as many struggled to find banks to accept their applications. Or, they were disadvantaged by the program's terms. Data from the Paycheck Protection Program analyzed by The Associated Press show many minority owners desperate for a loan didn’t receive one until the PPP's last weeks. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 03, 2021 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of minority-owned small businesses were at the end of the line in the government’s coronavirus relief program as many struggled to find banks that would accept their applications or were disadvantaged by the terms of the program. Data from the Paycheck Protection Program...
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U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga.,talks to supporters during a campaign event Friday, Dec. 31, 2020 at McCray's Tavern in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)
January 01, 2021 - 3:17 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The merchandise featured in Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s online campaign store includes T-shirts and bumper stickers bearing Donald Trump’s name and the message: “Still my president.” The Georgia Republican is running television ads ahead of Tuesday’s Senate runoff elections that lambastes...
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South Korea's Vice Justice Minister Lee Yong-gu speaks during a briefing at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 31, 2020. South Korea has enforced its toughest physical distancing rules at correctional facilities across the country after a major cluster of coronavirus infections flared at a Seoul prison. (Lee Jung-hun/Yonhap via AP)
December 30, 2020 - 11:09 pm
SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea has enforced its toughest physical distancing rules at correctional facilities across the country after a major cluster of coronavirus infections flared at a Seoul prison. The Justice Ministry says that 792 people — 771 inmates and 21 staff — at Seoul’s Dongbu...
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Women farmers pray during a gathering in protest against new farm laws at the Delhi-Haryana state border, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. From students, teachers and nurses to housewives and grandmothers, women are now holding the front lines at the massive protests that have blockaded key highways leading to India's capital for more than a month, demanding the repeal of new farm laws. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
December 29, 2020 - 9:51 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — The men arrived first. And they arrived with a bang. Tens of thousands of them, marching like an army, driving trucks and trailers, prepared to choke key highways that feed into India's bustling capital. But once the male farmers hunkered down and laid a siege of sorts around New...
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An N train moves through the Long Island City neighborhood Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
December 29, 2020 - 5:49 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The railroad industry has installed an automatic braking system on nearly 58,000 miles of track where it is required ahead of a yearend deadline, federal regulators said Tuesday. Federal Railroad Administration chief Ronald Batory said railroads worked together over the past 12...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, a drone flies in a residential neighborhood in Upper Moreland, Pa. Federal officials are outlining new rules that will let operators fly small drones over people and at night. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 28, 2020 - 10:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say they will allow operators to fly small drones over people and at night, potentially giving a boost to commercial use of the machines. Most drones will need to be equipped so they can be identified remotely by law enforcement officials. The final rules...
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Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient Alford Washington, Sr., receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Alanna Williams at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System's gymnasium in New Orleans, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Washington was part of the Pathfinder Unit in Vietnam where he survived a plane crash that killed 7 people in Oct. 28, 1967. He said he had no concerns receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. (Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)
December 27, 2020 - 11:53 pm
The massive, year-end catchall bill that President Donald Trump signed into law combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill and reams of other unfinished legislation on taxes, energy, education and health care. Highlights of the measure with overall funding...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2020, file photo, a view of the signage of Ant Group in the headquarters compound of the fintech giant in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. The People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, summoned Ant executives on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, and ordered them to formulate a rectification plan and an implementation timetable of its business, including its credit, insurance and wealth management services, the regulators said in a statement Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020.(Chinatopix Via AP, File)
December 27, 2020 - 7:50 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese regulators have ordered Ant Group, the world’s largest financial technology company, to rectify its businesses and comply with regulatory requirements amid increased scrutiny of anti-monopoly practices in the country’s internet sector. The People’s Bank of China, the...
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