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UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 2:45 p.m.

Report: FTC to lead possible Facebook antitrust probe

Facebook’s stock is plunging following a Wall Street Journal is report that the Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into the company as part of an arrangement that …


Nike fined $14 million by European Union regulators over antitrust violation

Nike, the iconic sports retailer, has become the latest target in the Europe Union’s crackdown on antitrust violations.


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Avista requests rate adjustments for Idaho electric customers that would result in a net reduction

Avista is asking Idaho regulators for two rate adjustments that, if approved, would result in a slight net reduction in electric rates.


China regulators free up extra $100B for bank lending

Chinese regulators have freed up an extra $100 billion for bank lending in a move financial analysts said could help to reassure investors amid trade tensions with Washington.


U.S. regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safety

U.S. health officials on Tuesday proposed steps to improve the government’s system for overseeing medical devices, which has been criticized for years for failing to catch problems with risky implants …


Regulators consider reducing Pacific halibut quota next year

Regulators are considering reducing the amount of halibut that fishermen are allowed to catch along the Pacific coast next year.


As Bitcoin, other currencies soar, regulators urge caution

The public’s interest in all things bitcoin and efforts by entrepreneurs to fund their businesses with digital currencies is starting to draw more attention from regulators.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

As Bitcoin, other currencies soar, regulators urge caution

The public’s interest in all things bitcoin and efforts by entrepreneurs to fund their businesses with digital currencies is starting to draw more attention from regulators.


Feds probe effectiveness of VW air bag wiring recall

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver’s air bag from inflating in a crash.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 6:16 p.m.

California may limit liability of self-driving carmakers

California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and other trouble, raising concerns that the proposal will put an …


Robots in finance bring new risks to stability, regulators warn

Banks and hedge funds that rely on artificial intelligence threaten to inject risks into the financial system that could exacerbate a future crisis, according to global regulators.


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 1:24 p.m.

Pot-seeking tourists look to Nevada to keep supply flowing

Tourists looking to buy newly legal pot in Las Vegas and other Nevada cities are counting on the state to make changes as overwhelming demand has started emptying shelves.


UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 5:17 p.m.

As pot comes out of black market, regulators face scrutiny

Take a black-market business that relies on cash. Move the business out of the shadows by giving it government oversight. Hire new regulators to keep watch on the business, all …