What the Supreme Court’s Vaccine Case Was Really About

The justices are turning around long-established law giving government agencies running room to do their jobs.

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Biden Will Nominate Three New Fed Officials

The nominees would bring more diverse leadership to the Fed, which has struggled to expand its ranks.

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Spike in Inflation Reignites Debate on Price Controls

A discussion over whether price controls would work to stem inflation is sweeping progressives. So far, it has little political acceptance.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #inflation-economics, #nixon-richard-milhous, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumsfeld-donald-h, #shortages, #united-states-economy

Senate Panel OKs Califf Nomination for F.D.A. Chief

A key committee was split mainly on party lines over the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf, foreshadowing divisions in the full Senate for a vote on confirmation.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #califf-robert-m, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-healthcare

F.D.A. to Stop Regulating French Dressing

Since 1950, the federal government has defined French dressing and its composition. An industry group said that the standards were outdated and should end.

#association-for-dressings-and-sauces, #consumer-protection, #food-and-drug-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #salad-dressings, #salads, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

Sometimes, Life Stinks. So He Invented the Nasal Ranger.

For Chuck McGinley, an engineer who devised the go-to instrument for measuring odors, helping people understand what they smell is serious science.

#content-type-personal-profile, #environmental-protection-agency, #nose, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors

Libor, Long the Most Important Number in Finance, Dies at 52

Bankers used it until the end. Regulators say good riddance after its infamous fall.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #interest-rates, #libor-london-interbank-offered-rate, #quarles-randal-k, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #securities-and-commodities-violations

Robert Birnbaum, Architect of Modern-Day Financial Markets, Dies at 94

He was renowned for his steady hand during the 1987 stock market crash. He later helped design circuit breakers to calm future panics.

#american-stock-exchange, #birnbaum-robert-j, #deaths-obituaries, #financial-crisis, #new-york-stock-exchange, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #stocks-and-bonds

New York Could Make History With a Fashion Sustainability Act

The state would be the first to pass legislation setting broad sustainability regulations for the industry.

#corporate-social-responsibility, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #your-feed-fashion

As Beijing Takes Control, Chinese Tech Companies Lose Jobs and Hope

The crackdown is killing the entrepreneurial drive that made China a tech power and destroying jobs that used to attract the country’s brightest.

#china, #computers-and-the-internet, #entrepreneurship, #iqiyi-com-inc, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #unemployment, #xi-jinping

Verizon and AT&T Agree to Delay 5G Plans Over Airline Safety Concerns

The companies will wait two weeks and work with the government.

#5g-wireless-communications, #att-inc, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #federal-aviation-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #transportation-department-us, #verizon-communications-inc

Why Banks Are Slow to Embrace Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is slowly changing how Wall Street banks handle their business, but concerns with security remain.

#amazon-com-inc, #bank-of-america-corporation, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #capital-one-financial-corporation, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #google-inc, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #microsoft-corp, #morgan-stanley, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Founder of CrowdTangle Hopes to Bring Transparency to Social Media

The co-founder of CrowdTangle has been working with Congress on legislation to make tech companies disclose their inner workings.

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Verizon and AT&T Decline Regulators’ Request to Delay New 5G Services

Transportation officials said they feared a risk to flight safety. The standoff could complicate a tumultuous travel period filled with cancellations.

#5g-wireless-communications, #airlines-and-airplanes, #att-inc, #federal-aviation-administration, #federal-communications-commission, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #verizon-communications-inc

These Prenatal Tests Are Usually Wrong When Warning of Rare Disorders

The false positives aren’t mentioned in the brochures for these blood screenings, which are sold by some of the biggest labs in the country.

#advertising-and-marketing, #amniocentesis, #babies-and-infants, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tests-medical

Trump Appointee Resigns After Fight With Democratic Bank Regulators

Jelena McWilliams, the chairwoman of the F.D.I.C., said in a letter to President Biden that she would step down effective Feb. 4. Her departure adds a second vacancy on the five-member board.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #deposit-insurance, #federal-deposit-insurance-corp, #mcwilliams-jelena, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

On Slaughterhouse Floor, Fear and Anger Remain

Workers say factories are still glossing over virus safety, as the meatpackers that dominate beef production harvest record profits.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jbs-sa, #labor-and-jobs, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Britain’s Crossbow Rules in the Cross Hairs After Windsor Castle Breach

Britain’s Home Office said it was “considering options to strengthen controls” on the weapons, part of a continuing review, after a man was arrested in castle grounds with one.

#buckingham-palace, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #great-britain, #law-and-legislation, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #royal-families

Crash Test Dummies Made Cars Safer (for Average-Size Men)

Designers and researchers are now trying to leverage cutting-edge technology to create a system that better protects every body, women’s included.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #future-of-transportation, #law-and-legislation, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #research, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #women-and-girls

OneTrust Grows While the Internet Breaks Apart

Companies have sprouted up to help others navigate the varied laws around the world governing websites.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #start-ups

Tesla Agrees to Stop Letting Drivers Play Video Games in Moving Cars

A federal regulator said the electric vehicle maker agreed to disable the feature after an investigation was opened.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #computer-and-video-games, #musk-elon, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tesla-motors-inc

Despite Reforms, the Texas Electricity Grid Is Still Vulnerable to Cold

Gov. Greg Abbott has promised the lights will stay on this winter. But many of the problems that led to the power system failure in February remain.

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Public Streets Are the Lab for Self-Driving Experiments

When the U.S. ordered companies to report accidents involving driver-assistance tech, Tesla was thought to be the motivation. But 108 companies were listed, showing how widespread the testing may be.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #national-transportation-safety-board, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tesla-motors-inc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

How the Building Industry Blocked Better Tornado Safeguards

Engineers know how to protect people from tornadoes like the ones that recently devastated parts of Kentucky, but builders have headed off efforts to toughen standards.

#building-construction, #disasters-and-emergencies, #engineering-and-engineers, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-code-council-inc, #joplin-mo, #kentucky, #national-assn-of-home-builders, #national-institute-of-standards-and-technology, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tornadoes

How China’s CATL Became the Top Electric Car Battery Maker

Beijing gave CATL lavish subsidies, a captive market of buyers and soft regulatory treatment, helping it to control a crucial technology of the future.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #batteries, #bhr-partners, #biden-hunter, #byd-co-ltd, #china, #cobalt, #contemporary-amperex-technology-ltd, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #general-motors, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lithium-metal, #ningde-china, #qinghai-province-china, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #robin-zeng, #stocks-and-bonds

Biden Administration Promises Stricter Regulation of Lead in Drinking Water

The administration says it aims to replace all of the lead pipes and service lines in the country, an effort that could cost up to $60 billion.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lead, #natural-resources-defense-council, #regan-michael-s-1976, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #water-pollution

Populism Has Reached the Supreme Court, Too

Judicial populism justifies the exercise of power without accounting for its real-world effects.

#american-hospital-assn, #constitution-us, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #law-and-legislation, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supreme-court-us

Business Groups Sue Over California Law They Say Could Keep Pork Off Plates

A 2018 ballot initiative creating minimum space requirements for livestock is set to go into effect on Jan. 1. Food industry interests are warning of possible shortages and price increases.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #pigs, #pork, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

Senators Question Califf, the F.D.A. Nominee, on Opioid Crisis and Pandemic Response

A Senate panel hearing on Tuesday signaled that Dr. Robert Califf, who briefly led the agency during the Obama administration, had some bipartisan support.

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A Squabble at the F.D.I.C. Is Actually a Fight Over Biden’s Entire Economic Agenda

The current chairwoman could effectively run out the clock on the president’s first term.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #federal-deposit-insurance-corp, #mcwilliams-jelena, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Bank Regulators Are Trying to Oust a Trump Holdover

Jelena McWilliams, the FDIC’s chairwoman, doesn’t always go along with President Biden’s agenda. Other regulators want to push her out.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #boards-of-directors, #chopra-rohit, #federal-deposit-insurance-corp, #gruenberg-martin-j, #mcwilliams-jelena, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

We Need Less Talk and More Action From Congress on Tech

Mosseri talks while Congress dithers.

#childrens-online-privacy-protection-act, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #internal-sub-only-nl, #meta-platforms-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #senate-committee-on-commerce-science-and-transportation

Doctors and Hospitals Make Late Bid to Change Surprise Billing Ban

A lawsuit says the Biden administration’s faulty interpretation of the law will harm medical providers.

#arbitration-conciliation-and-mediation, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #law-and-legislation, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Nursing Homes’ Worst Offenses Are Hidden From the Public

Thousands of problems identified by state inspectors were never publicly disclosed because of a secretive appeals process, a New York Times investigation found.

#centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elder-care, #medicare, #nursing-homes, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Gig Worker Protections Get a Push in European Proposal

A proposal with widespread political support would entitle drivers and couriers for companies like Uber to a minimum wage and legal protections.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #deliveroo-roofoods-ltd, #delivery-services, #europe, #european-commission, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #uber-technologies-inc, #wages-and-salaries

N.Y.C. Looks to Impose New Regulations on Illegal Airbnbs

New legislation will require hosts of short-term rentals to register with the city — the latest move in a long battle between New York and the rental companies.

#airbnb, #city-council-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #inside-airbnb, #kallos-benjamin, #new-york-city, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Senate Votes to Scrap Biden Vaccine Mandate as Republicans Eye 2022

The action was largely symbolic, but it allowed Republicans to press an attack on Democrats that is likely to be central to their midterm election campaigns.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Group Backed by Top Companies Moves to Combat A.I. Bias in Hiring

The organization has created a format for evaluating the technology, which is often used to screen job candidates.

#artificial-intelligence, #chenault-kenneth-i, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #hiring-and-promotion, #race-and-ethnicity, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Saule Omarova, Biden’s Pick for Key Banking Regulator, Backs Out

Saule Omarova withdrew herself from consideration to be comptroller of the currency after attacks from Republicans and banking lobbyists that labeled her a communist.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #office-of-the-comptroller-of-the-currency, #omarova-saule, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

China Cuts RRR as Evergrande, Kaisa Face Deadlines

Evergrande and Kaisa must come up with hundreds of millions of dollars in days. Beijing sought to reassure markets overall, but signaled it might let Evergrande fail.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #china, #china-evergrande-group, #credit-and-debt, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #kaisa-group-holdings-ltd, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #stocks-and-bonds

Didi of China Moves to Delist From New York Stock Exchange

The ride-hailing giant made an abrupt shift as officials in Washington and Beijing have grown increasingly skeptical of Chinese corporate access to Wall Street’s money.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #china, #didi-chuxing, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #initial-public-offerings, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-international-relations

Jack Dorsey Steps Down and Other Silicon Valley Transitions

Twitter’s new boss needs to boost the company’s value, or someone else will.

#blockchain-technology, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #return-to-office, #square-inc, #tungsten, #twitter, #workplace-environment

Biden and Trump S.E.C. Chiefs Trade Tips on How to Regulate Crypto

Gary Gensler and Jay Clayton are aligned on at least one thing: Many types of crypto tokens fall in the agency’s domain.

#bitcoin-currency, #clayton-walter-j, #gensler-gary-s, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #securities-and-exchange-commission, #virtual-currency

Big Tech ‘Amplification’: What Does That Mean?

Some lawmakers from both parties argue that when social media sites boost the performance of hateful or violent posts, the sites become accomplices.

#computers-and-the-internet, #constitution-us, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #house-committee-on-energy-and-commerce, #law-and-legislation, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government

In China, Buying That Toy Gun Could Get You Arrested

San Cheng bought toy guns online as props for video game design. Then the police arrived, and he was jailed under China’s strict but messy gun laws.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #firearms, #gun-control, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #shopping-and-retail, #taobao, #toys

The Build Back Better Plan and American Economic Policy

The root causes of rising costs for things like housing and health care are mostly regulatory. We need a strategy to address that. 

#democratic-party, #inflation-economics, #land-use-policies, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #zoning

F.D.A. Plans to Authorize Pfizer Boosters for All Adults This Week

Regulators are set to clear extra doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine as soon as Thursday, after states began expanding eligibility on their own.

#biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #pfizer-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Pfizer Asks F.D.A. to Authorize Covid Pill For Unvaccinated People

The treatment, Paxlovid, is the second antiviral pill to show effectiveness in treating Covid, and works differently from the first.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #pfizer-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states

Climate Promises Made in Glasgow Now Rest With a Handful of Powerful Leaders

In Washington, Beijing, New Delhi and beyond, governments face conflicting forces — political, social and economic — that will shape their next steps in the effort to avert a climate crisis.

#carbon-dioxide, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-nations

Biden to Choose Robert Califf to Lead F.D.A., Despite Drug Industry Ties

Dr. Robert M. Califf, an academic and clinical trial researcher who ran the agency in 2016, has also consulted for pharmaceutical companies.

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