Regulation

4 Bank Stocks to Buy Now

<b>Strategas's Jason DeSena Trennert</b> has an update on the firm's strategy today, writing that it's overweight the Financials, the Industrials, and Tech …

Finance

Ripple Founder Favors Government Regulation of Cryptocurrencies | Investopedia

As governments including China, South Korea, and Russia make moves to regulate cryptocurrencies, the industry as a whole has been unsure how to …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin ETF Could Actually Be on Horizon Says Prominent Investing Firm

Bitcoin users had lost hope of having an Bitcoin ETF when the Winklevoss twins' application was rejected. However, the CEO of ARK Investment …

Bitcoin

Trump is not threatening the First Amendment; Americans' ignorance of what it means most definitely is

For the second time in as many months, Americans are demonstrating a profound ignorance of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But this time, it’s not about the NFL and freedom of speech; it’s about our sacrosanct freedom of the press.<p>Backlash followed swiftly Thursday after President …

Opinion

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes proposal to codify federal regulations on campus sexual harassment

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has vetoed a California bill (SB169) that would have changed California law to embody certain Obama-era federal regulations related to campus sexual assault proceedings; I thought his veto message was worth passing along:<p>To the Members of the California State …

News (U.S.)

Two Chinese Firms Bidding for Chicago Exchange Withdraw From Controversial Deal

Chongqing Jintian Industrial Co., Ltd. and Chongqing Longshang Decoration Co., Ltd. exited after SEC sought more details about bid<p>WASHINGTON—Several Chinese investors vying for a piece of the U.S.’s last regional stock exchange have dropped out of the deal, people familiar with the matter said, …

China

Sessions: Chicago will lose grant money if police don't cooperate with ICE agents

In the on-going battle over grant money for law enforcement, the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions put Chicago on notice Thursday.

Immigration

AT&T slides amid warning on video subscribers

AT&T was among the biggest decliners on the S&P 500 after the group said it expected to report a loss of video subscribers in the third quarter and …

Markets

How world sees Gupta-cursed McKinsey: SA protests to ‘test loyalty of many clients’

<i>EDINBURGH — McKinsey bosses have remained steadfast in their denials of wrongdoing in a major corruption scandal that has erupted in South Africa.</i> …

South Africa

Trump Will Undermine Obamacare with His Pen

President Trump “is trying to do with the stroke of a pen what Republicans in Congress could not — bring about the end of the Obamacare markets,” …

ObamaCare

AT&T Warns Investors of Heavy Q3 DirecTV Subscriber Losses

AT&T will report heavy subscriber losses at DirecTV in its third-quarter earnings later this month, bleeding that the telco giant chalked up to …

Televisions

Artificial Intelligence and government regulation

onOctober 12, 2017 in Federal, ICT, Opinion, Technology<p>We are moving rapidly towards a world where robots and artificial intelligence (AI) systems …

Intelligence

Misdirections in Informed Consent — Impediments to Health Care Innovation

To increase colorectal cancer screening rates, ABC Health System decides to send birthday cards to patients when they turn 50. The cards read, "It’s …

Research

Applied Optoelectronics Announces Preliminary Third Quarter 2017 Results

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- <b>Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.</b> (AAOI)<b>,</b> a leading provider of fiber-optic access network products …

Markets

SEC warns against “Pluggle” investment scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) warned the investing public against dealing with a group of persons representing an entity called …

Philippines

IBM Introduces Industry Platform Designed Specifically for Insurers

ARMONK, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it is building an industry-first insurance platform on the IBM Cloud that aims to improve the processes and economics for new product development, underwriting, and benefits delivery.<p>Built in collaboration with MetLife …

Insurance

Trump Has Backdoor Way to Lift Obamacare Regulations

“President Trump, desperate for a health-care win that Congress couldn’t hand him, is pursuing a backdoor way of letting more Americans buy insurance …

Administrative Law

As times change, a group practice enters the modern EHR era

Richland Medical Center, an independent 26-provider group practice with three sites in rural southwest Wisconsin, has used a legacy electronic health …

Medical Technology

Facebook stock just hit a near-record high despite the specter of government regulation

Facebook’s dynamic advertising business is facing an increased threat of government regulation amid a Russian ad scandal that has spiraled out of control, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at its stock performance. Shares of Facebook Inc. were trading at a near-record high of $174.30 this …

Administrative Law

New ETF to only hold companies determined to be supportive to veterans - MarketWatch

Investors looking for a way to indirectly support women and men in the military may soon have a new option they can enlist in their portfolios.<p>A new …

Business

Forrester data breach: Hackers stole sensitive reports from leading market research company

"We recognise that hackers will attack attractive targets – in this case, our research IP," said George F Colony, Forrester's CEO and chairman.<p>One of …

Security

Trump to sign order rolling back health insurance regulations: report

President Trump will sign an executive order next week aimed at rolling back health insurance regulations put in place by former President Obama in …

Health Care

How the Trump administration wants to dial back capital market regs

The Treasury Department is expanding its calls for overhauling regulation of the financial services sector, this time focusing on changes to the most …

Economy

'Bump stock' regulations discussed after Vegas shooting

Bipartisan support, including from the NRA, is growing for discussions of additional regulations for the gun accessory used in the Las Vegas mass …

Las Vegas

Courts Thwart Trump Effort to Rescind Regulations

New York Times: “The rapid-fire push by the Trump administration to wipe out significant chunks of the Obama environmental legacy is running into a …

New York Times

Treasury recommends looser financial market controls to encourage growth

The Treasury Department issued a report Friday that laid out guidelines for loosening regulation in order to encourage the growth of U.S. capital …

Finance

Treasury Report Calls for Sweeping Changes to Financial Rules

The Trump administration is again taking aim at the Dodd-Frank Act, releasing a Treasury Department report on Friday that recommended a vast reworking of Wall Street rules adopted in response to the financial crisis.<p>Some of the proposed overhauls would do away with a requirement for companies to …

U.S. Politics

Forrester website hacked for financial research - MarketWatch

Forrester Research Inc. FORR, -0.11% announced late Friday that its website had been attacked by criminal hackers who accessed the markets data it …

S&P 500 Index

Trump Pick for Fed's Bank Regulation Chief Wins Senate Confirmation

Randy Quarles, a Bush-era regulator whom Democrats criticized for not doing enough to prevent the 2008 financial crisis, has been confirmed by the …

Business

Fed's Powell: More Regulations Are Not Always the Answer

Increased rules and regulations are not always the soundest resolutions to problems in the financial markets, and it is imperative that government …

Investing