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Why the Postal Service Can't Capitalize on the Christmas Shipping Woes

Why the Postal Service Can't Capitalize on the Christmas Shipping Woes

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This should be the time for the Postal Service to shine, but regulations and Congress won't let it seize competitive ground.
December 27, 2013 in Management & Operations
Regulations Get Sticky as the Danes Ban the Danish

Regulations Get Sticky as the Danes Ban the Danish

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Cinnamon is a health risk in Europe, and that threatens the warm, sweet goodness that Denmark is known for.
December 26, 2013 in Business Management
Transportation Department Wants to Ban In-Flight Calls

Transportation Department Wants to Ban In-Flight Calls

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Yes, cellphone use on planes would be annoying. But is that annoyance worth a whole new set of rules and regulations?
December 12, 2013 in Mobile
Bitcoin Gets Slammed by China as BofA Touts its Potential

Bitcoin Gets Slammed by China as BofA Touts its Potential

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On the same day that China decided to forbid financial companies from processing Bitcoin-related transactions, Bank of America gave the virtual currency some love.
December 5, 2013 in News and Trends
In Taking Aim at 23andMe, Regulators Missed the Mark

In Taking Aim at 23andMe, Regulators Missed the Mark

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The controversy over genetic-testing company 23andMe begs the question: Is knowledge really that dangerous?
November 26, 2013 in Health & Fitness
The Ridiculous Thing One Congressman Said About Self-Driving Cars

The Ridiculous Thing One Congressman Said About Self-Driving Cars

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Recent comments from a congressman in New Jersey are an example of how some regulatory schemes are downright scary.
November 25, 2013 in News and Trends
Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Ahead of Hearings

Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Ahead of Hearings

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The virtual currency skyrocketed above $600 on the Mt. Gox exchange as a Senate panel prepares to discuss Bitcoin regulation.
November 18, 2013 in Payments & Collections
In Google Glass Case, Laws Again Lag Innovations

In Google Glass Case, Laws Again Lag Innovations

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A California woman was issued a summons for driving while wearing Google Glass. Is it really akin to a television strapped to your head?
November 1, 2013 in News and Trends
Big Business Risks Alienating Small Business by Shunning Tea Party

Big Business Risks Alienating Small Business by Shunning Tea Party

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Maintaining an alliance with small-business owners is in the best interests of big-business leaders. Instead, there is a fight brewing.
November 1, 2013 in Tax Center
How the U.S. Can Hold Foreign Laws Against You

How the U.S. Can Hold Foreign Laws Against You

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The Lacey Act was the first real American conservation law, but changes in the law have made it too dangerous to conserve in its present form.
September 30, 2013 in Innovation
Why the SBA Should Be Abolished

Why the SBA Should Be Abolished

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Perhaps there was a time when the Small Business Administration served a purpose for businesses, but that time has passed, writes Ray Hennessey.
September 4, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
Taxi Company Weaves Out of L.A.'s Regulatory Traffic Jam

Taxi Company Weaves Out of L.A.'s Regulatory Traffic Jam

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A taxi company in Los Angeles has found a way to allow passengers to hail cabs through their smartphones, notching a victory in the city's regulatory civil war.
August 19, 2013 in Innovation
Regulators Keep Punishing Square for Doing Nothing Wrong

Regulators Keep Punishing Square for Doing Nothing Wrong

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The mobile-payment processor has been fined by yet another state for operating without a money-transmission license though it doesn't actually transmit money.
August 16, 2013 in News and Trends
U.S. Regulators Aim to Close 'Wild West' Frontier of Bitcoin

U.S. Regulators Aim to Close 'Wild West' Frontier of Bitcoin

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Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have the U.S. government in a tizzy. Here's our deep dive on what recent developments mean for digital currencies.
August 14, 2013 in News and Trends
Why the EPA and FAA Are Killing Musk's Better Idea

Why the EPA and FAA Are Killing Musk's Better Idea

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Along with pushing the Hyperloop, Elon Musk ponders supersonic air travel. Trouble is, it is against the law.
August 14, 2013 in Innovation
Why California Can't Be Home to the Hyperloop

Why California Can't Be Home to the Hyperloop

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Forget Los Angeles to San Francisco. Given California's brutal regulatory climate, Elon Musk has a much better chance linking Austin to Dallas, writes Ray Hennessey.
August 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Bitcoin Companies Subpoenaed Over Regulatory Concerns

Bitcoin Companies Subpoenaed Over Regulatory Concerns

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New York state financial regulators have issued subpoenas asking Bitcoin-related companies for information into whether safeguards are in place to prevent the virtual currency from being used in illegal activities such as money laundering.
August 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Six Flags as Regulator: Why It Matters

Six Flags as Regulator: Why It Matters

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In a single move, Six Flags Entertainment could usher in a new era of smart regulation or set the free markets back decades.
July 24, 2013 in Management & Operations

In Defense of the Revolving Door

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Is Robert Khuzami's move from the SEC to Kirkland & Ellis such a bad move for government or the private sector?
July 23, 2013 in Leadership
Regulators Wrangle Over How to Protect Crowdfunding Investors

Regulators Wrangle Over How to Protect Crowdfunding Investors

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Debate over investor protection intensifies as rule makers hammer out guidelines for the JOBS Act equity crowdfunding regulations.
June 17, 2013 in Financing
FDA Steps up Oversight on Medical Apps

FDA Steps up Oversight on Medical Apps

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Until now, the the Food & Drug Administration has taken a largely hands-off approach to medical apps. For those entrepreneurs who are subject to FDA scrutiny, however, the process can be daunting.
June 13, 2013 in Apps & Software
It's the Uncertainty, Stupid (Opinion)

It's the Uncertainty, Stupid (Opinion)

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Washington policy makers would like nothing more than for small business to boost hiring and investment. The best thing they could do is come to some agreement on the deficit and enact rules about all the laws they've passed.
January 14, 2013 in Tax Center
Romney vs. Obama: Reigniting the Regulation Question

Romney vs. Obama: Reigniting the Regulation Question

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When it comes to regulations, small businesses may feel the sting the most. Here, we parse how each of the candidates might alleviate those pressures.
September 25, 2012 in Cash Flow & Money Management
Health Care, Taxes Top Political Concerns for Small Business (Infographic)

Health Care, Taxes Top Political Concerns for Small Business (Infographic)

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As the Presidential campaign takes center stage, here's a look at the issues entrepreneurs care about the most.
August 21, 2012 in Tax Center
The Twisted Logic Behind the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act (Opinion)

The Twisted Logic Behind the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act (Opinion)

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To spur job creation, Congress is voting soon on a moratorium on regulation. Columnist Scott Shane says it's not the answer to our business problems.
July 18, 2012 in Growing Your Business

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