21st Century

Sorry...What Is Net Neutrality Again? A Handy Q&A

You know you should already know this. It’s been in the news for more than a decade. But it’s complicated. We get it. Here’s what you need to know about why this arcane subject is back in the press, and what it’s all about.<p>What is net neutrality?<p>Net neutrality is the idea that companies that sell …

Net Neutrality

Surprise! The SEC Is Here! Are You Prepared?

How RIAs should handle the SEC’s unannounced examinations.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Neil Gorsuch’s First Chance to Undermine the Administrative State

A sleeper case could rein in the SEC.<p>When Neil Gorsuch was nominated to the Supreme Court, pundits focused on two aspects of his judicial record: his …

Conservative View

Bankrupt Toys "R" Us asks court to okay huge executive bonuses

Bankrupt retailer Toys "R" Us disclosed in court papers that it paid CEO David Brandon a $2.8 million retention bonus just before filing for Chapter …

Bankruptcy

Stop Using Excel, Finance Chiefs Tell Staffs

Ubiquitous spreadsheet software that revolutionized accounting hasn’t kept up, CFOs say<p>By<p>Tatyana Shumsky<p>Tatyana Shumsky<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@MissShumsky<p>Tatyana.Shumsky@wsj.com<p>Adobe Inc.’s . finance chief Mark Garrett says his team struggles keeping track of which jobs have been filled at …

SAP SE

Woolworths workers win big wage rises, farm supply chain gets overhauled

Thousands of Woolworths warehouse workers have won substantial wage increases, defying the recent trend of sickly wages growth, by using the …

Philip Lowe

Woolworths workers win wage increase

The video selected is not currently available.<p>Thousands of Woolworths workers have won marginal wage increases - after threatening to strike right …

Philip Lowe

Aussie businesses drastically underpaying migrants and foreign students, new report reveals

Businesses across the country are exploiting migrant workers and international students, according to a new report released this week.<p>The report, …

Canberra

Tech billionaires sank $170 million into a new kind of school — now classrooms are shrinking and some parents say their kids are 'guinea pigs'

• <b>A new kind of school crafted by the minds and wallets of Silicon Valley influencers is struggling to keep parents happy and students in seats.</b>• <b><br>AltSchool shuttered more than half of the schools it's opened since 2013.</b>• <b><br>Parents of former and current students at AltSchool told Business Insider the</b> …

Technology

Grieving Mother’s Firing Sparks Backlash Against Chinese Education Startup

This year, Misty Heitman began teaching Chinese kids online at night to help support her family. Early one morning in her home west of Nashville, the …

Business

FCC Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules Sets Up Win for Cable, Wireless Firms

Chairman Ajit Pai outlines plan to dismantle rules on equal access, clearing way for media alliances, creative pricing<p>WASHINGTON—Federal regulators’ plans for dismantling Obama-era open-internet rules would clear the way for a range of new deals between internet-service providers and online media …

Internet

Trump Won’t Be Able to Defang the CFPB Without a Fight

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is extremely popular with the American public. The regulatory agency dedicated to preventing …

Government

Hong Kong tribunal upholds record fine for HSBC

HSBC's Swiss private bank will have to pay HK$400m, the largest fine the Securities and Futures Commission has ever handed out<p>A Hong Kong tribunal on …

Hong Kong

FTC reportedly probing TripAdvisor for deleting rape reports

Travel recommendation site found censoring reports of rape and assault from users' reviews of resorts.<p>The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly investigating TripAdvisor after the travel recommendation site was accused of censoring users' reports of rape and assault in reviews of resorts on the …

Technology

There’s No Antitrust Case Against AT&T

The merged firm would get nothing from withholding ‘Game of Thrones’ or selling ‘CNN exclusivity.’<p>The Justice Department announced Monday that it would file an antitrust lawsuit in federal court to stop the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner. In the days before the news broke, experts …

Antitrust Laws

Nasa to be hit by CSIRO engineers' stop-work action over pay

CSIRO is limiting pay rises for Australians whose work supports Nasa despite the fact they are paid out of Nasa’s budget<p>​A group of Australian engineers whose work supports the Nasa deep space network are targeting the space agency with industrial action at a communication centre in Canberra.<p>The …

Harvard Faces DOJ Probe Over Affirmative-Action Policies

Justice Department accuses university of failing to cooperate in investigation of whether its admission policies discriminate against Asian-Americans<p>The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the use of race in Harvard University’s admissions practices and has accused the university of …

Education

SEC looks to regulate cryptocurrencies, crowdfunding

The Securities and Exchange Commission said it was looking to put regulations and guidelines on crowdfunding and the trading of cryptocurrencies.

Philippines

Zions to Challenge Its ‘Big Bank’ Label

Bank will petition regulators to remove it from the group of big financial firms that are subject to heightened regulation<p>Zions Bancorp has long insisted it isn’t the same as bigger rivals with Wall Street businesses. Now it wants federal regulators to say so, too.<p>The Salt Lake City-based bank said …

Richard Cordray Won't Be Around To See The Court Decision That Would Have Gotten Him Fired

Richard Cordray’s sudden departure as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will likely have no impact on a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding the bureau’s structure, says a consumer finance attorney.<p>Richard J. Andreano Jr. is the …

Richard Cordray

Sexual harassment at the SEIU? Say it isn't so!

So we have sexual harassment investigations in Hollywood, in the media and even in Congress. But surely they don’t have such foul behavior taking …

Conservative View

The Perfect Coda for Cordray's Tenure: Nullifying the Payday Lending Rule

Richard Cordray, the first official director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), will step down at the end of November. That’s great news because now the Trump administration can insert its own director and implement its own policy agenda.<p>But reversing course at the Bureau will be a …

Opinion

MPs push for new gig economy laws with rise of Uber and Deliveroo

A group of cross-party MPs are seeking to to introduce new rules for the gig economy aimed at giving Uber drivers, Deliveroo riders and others …

Confederation of British Industry

Zions to Challenge Its 'Big Bank' Label -- 3rd Update

Zions Bancorp has long insisted it isn't the same as bigger rivals with Wall Street businesses. Now it wants regulators to say so too.<p>The Salt Lake City, Utah-based bank confirmed Monday that it will petition regulators to remove it from the group of big financial firms that are subject to …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Elections Regulator Fines Conservative Groups Over Finance Infraction

FEC finds that American Conservative Union illegally funneled money from nonprofit to a super PAC<p>By<p>Julie Bykowicz<p>WASHINGTON—The Federal Election Commission has levied a fine on three conservatives groups, a rare move for an agency where partisan gridlock in recent years has meant less enforcement …

Corruption

Plimoth Plantation Workers Seek Better Pay And Job Security

Support the news<p>Workers at a Massachusetts living history museum that depicts 17th century life at the time of the Pilgrims are asking to be treated …

Nebraska Regulators Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Landowners, environmental advocates and others still can challenge the project in state court<p>Nebraska officials approved the Keystone XL pipeline, removing its last major regulatory hurdle, though the future of the long-delayed project remains far from certain.<p>The Nebraska Public Service Commission …

Keystone XL

MPs seek to end gig economy worker 'exploitation'

A draft Bill by the Parliamentary Work and Pensions and Business Committees aims to tackle what MPs say are loopholes in employment law that allow …

UK News

Honda to use Facebook to find owners with defective Takata airbags

Honda Motor Co Ltd said on Monday it will use Facebook Inc's custom audiences tool to find car owners with defective Takata airbags.<p>The tool, which …

Takata

Business groups doubt need for Liberals' labour bill on first-contracts

Unions say bill will provide security to new unions<p>Business groups are pushing back against the Liberal government's first-contract legislation, a …

Business (Canada)