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FCC Chief Says Any New Internet Rules Must Withstand Lawsuits
Net Neutrality

FCC Chief Says Any New Internet Rules Must Withstand Lawsuits

U.S. regulators expect Internet service providers to sue the government over any changes in the way they are regulated and must reevaluate any proposals to make sure they stand up in court.
FCC Chief in Tough Spot After Obama Takes Firm Stance on Net Neutrality
Legal Center

FCC Chief in Tough Spot After Obama Takes Firm Stance on Net Neutrality

The president's public stance on net neutrality seems to create more questions than answers.
Nina Zipkin
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Uber, Lyft Find Ally in New York's Attorney General
Sharing Economy

Uber, Lyft Find Ally in New York's Attorney General

New York State AG Eric Schneiderman spoke out against a rule that would protect traditional car services from the competition of app-based services Uber and Lyft.
The Real Reason Starbucks Isn't Letting Employees Wear Engagement Rings
Starbucks

The Real Reason Starbucks Isn't Letting Employees Wear Engagement Rings

Sorry, baristas - there's a reason your boss is asking you to leave the ring at home.
Kate Taylor
Fed Issues Rule to Prevent Oversized U.S. Financial Firms
Financial Regulation

Fed Issues Rule to Prevent Oversized U.S. Financial Firms

The rule is designed to prevent large financial firms from becoming so big that their failure could shake the core of the U.S. financial market.
NY Considering Bitcoin Licenses for Small Businesses, Startups
Next Big Thing

NY Considering Bitcoin Licenses for Small Businesses, Startups

The 'Transitional BitLicense' would let certain virtual currency companies operate within a lighter regulatory framework.
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Tim Cook Is Wrong: You Really Can't Fire Someone For Being Gay
Free Markets

Tim Cook Is Wrong: You Really Can't Fire Someone For Being Gay

Tim Cook, in acknowledging his homosexuality, perpetuated a politically charged myth about gays in the workplace.
Ray Hennessey
U.S. Senator Asks Internet Providers to Commit to No 'Fast Lanes'
Net Neutrality

U.S. Senator Asks Internet Providers to Commit to No 'Fast Lanes'

As regulators work on new so-called 'net neutrality' rules, the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman has written to chiefs of AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Time Warner Cable Inc and Charter Communications Inc.
Is Airbnb 'Great for New York City?' New York's AG Definitely Doesn't Think So.
Airbnb

Is Airbnb 'Great for New York City?' New York's AG Definitely Doesn't Think So.

He released a scathing report, which challenges the company's presentation of itself as a benevolent force for the average New Yorker.
Laura Entis
Airbnb Will Soon Operate Legally in San Francisco
Regulations

Airbnb Will Soon Operate Legally in San Francisco

The new law, which received initial approval from the city, is expected to take effect in February and comes with a number of requirements for hosts using the site.
Laura Entis
Will the SEC Redefine Who Can Be an 'Accredited Investor'?
Jobs Act

Will the SEC Redefine Who Can Be an 'Accredited Investor'?

If the government loosened up restrictions, more money could be freely distributed to entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Kendall Almerico
Prepare for Family Leave Laws and Avoid Litigation Later
Regulations

Prepare for Family Leave Laws and Avoid Litigation Later

Laws mandating extended paid leaves are increasingly common and already prompting a surge in employee lawsuits.
Leo Corcoran
First Authorized Drone Delivery in Europe Scheduled for Tomorrow
Drones

First Authorized Drone Delivery in Europe Scheduled for Tomorrow

German delivery firm DHL will use drones to deliver medical supplies to a small island.
Laura Entis
Coming Soon: Hotel Tax on Airbnb Rentals in San Francisco
Airbnb

Coming Soon: Hotel Tax on Airbnb Rentals in San Francisco

Next month, the city will start charging renters a 14 percent occupancy tax on behalf of its hosts.
Laura Entis