Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Category

April 10, 2019

DealBook: To Purge Some of Social Media’s Ugliness, an Unlikely Lesson From Wall St.

A simple rule that bolsters the banking system — “know your customer” — could help combat fake news and hate speech online if companies like Facebook and Twitter embraced it.

April 10, 2019

Net Neutrality Bill Passes House, Fulfilling Promise by Democrats

The legislation, called the Save the Internet Act, faces long odds in the Republican-led Senate.

April 10, 2019

Automakers Plan for Their Worst Nightmare: Regulatory Chaos After Trump’s Emissions Rollback

The matter is increasingly urgent because the Trump administration is said to have settled on the details of its rollback plan, which would quite likely split the American auto market.

April 8, 2019

Britain Proposes Broad New Powers to Regulate Internet Content

A growing number of countries are now eager to punish Facebook and other internet companies for harmful material on their platforms.

April 5, 2019

Bits: The Week in Tech: Facebook Is Desperate to Shape Tech Regulation. Should It?

Asking tech leaders how to regulate their own industry might be like “asking the foxes how best to guard the henhouse.”

April 4, 2019

Gun Control Group’s Report Card on U.S. Banks’ Firearms Ties Has Several Fs

Guns Down America graded 15 large consumer banks on their commitment to gun safety and their relationships to the gun industry.

April 4, 2019

Risky Stem-Cell Treatments Come Under F.D.A. Scrutiny — Again

Warning that unapproved stem-cell treatments put patients at risk, the F.D.A. is notifying clinics and manufacturers that flout its rules.

April 3, 2019

A.I. and Privacy Concerns Get White House to Embrace Global Cooperation

In technology, the Trump administration has departed from its anti-regulatory, nationalist approach.

April 3, 2019

A.I. Experts Question Amazon’s Facial-Recognition Technology

At least 25 prominent researchers are calling on the company to stop selling the technology to law enforcement agencies, citing concerns that it has built-in biases.

April 2, 2019

Drug Sites Upend Doctor-Patient Relations: ‘It’s Restaurant-Menu Medicine’

A new wave of websites turns physicians into mere gatekeepers for popular lifestyle drugs, increasing public health risks, experts say. The sites say they ease connections with doctors.

April 2, 2019

Amid Bitcoin Uncertainty, ‘the Smart Money Knows That Crypto Is Not Ready’

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts thought big financial institutions would lend credibility to their work. But last year’s crash has cooled their interest.

April 1, 2019

U.S. Moves to Limit Wage Claims Against Chains Like McDonald’s

The Labor Department offered a view far narrower than the Obama administration’s regarding companies’ liability for workplace violations by franchisees.

March 31, 2019

Mark Zuckerberg’s Call to Regulate Facebook, Explained

Here’s why the Facebook chief executive invited Congress to regulate his company in a post on Saturday.

March 29, 2019

Wells Fargo C.E.O. Could Be Banking’s Worst Job. It’s Open.

Filling the job held by Timothy F. Sloan, who resigned abruptly, could only add to the troubled bank’s challenges.

March 29, 2019

A Texan’s Big Bet on a Fossil-Fuel Future for California

Andrew Beal, a poker-playing billionaire and major Trump backer, could upend California’s carbon-free power goals with a case before federal regulators.

March 29, 2019

Your Money Adviser: With Funeral Home Rules Due for an Update, There’s a Push for Online Prices

Federal regulations that took effect 35 years ago don’t require them — a disadvantage for people who are shopping when they’re most vulnerable.

March 29, 2019

In This Tech I.P.O. Wave, Big Investors Grab More of the Gains

Unicorn companies like Lyft are finally going public, after large gains have been captured by elite early investors.

March 28, 2019

The Mounting Federal Investigations Into Facebook

The giant social network faces scrutiny of its business practices by numerous federal agencies.

March 28, 2019

Huawei Security ‘Defects’ Are Found by British Authorities

Britain bolstered White House claims that the Chinese company poses a cybersecurity risk. But the report stopped short of calling for a ban on Huawei products.

March 28, 2019

JPMorgan’s Role in Nigerian Oil Deal Has Come Back to Haunt It

A JPMorgan Chase account in London was used to send roughly $900 million to government officials involved in a scheme to profit from an offshore oil field.

March 28, 2019

Boeing Faces Capitol’s Glare as It Presses to Fix the 737 Max

The changes would give pilots more control and make it less likely that faulty data can set off a reaction, two issues at the center of investigations into two crashes.

March 27, 2019

Is Gig Work a Job? Uber and Others Are Maneuvering to Shape the Answer

Lobbyists are pressing legislatures, and sometimes working around them, to keep workers from being deemed employees and save the companies billions.

March 26, 2019

Europe Adopts Tough New Online Copyright Rules Over Tech Industry Protests

The strict copyright law will require Google and other technology companies to compensate musicians, authors and news publishers.