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The Anti-Main-Street President

The Anti-Main-Street President

Most of this administration's policies have been hostile to the interests of Main Street business owners, particularly those running labor-intensive businesses with low-wage employees.
High Hopes and Blunt Truths for the $2.3 Billion Legal Marijuana Market

High Hopes and Blunt Truths for the $2.3 Billion Legal Marijuana Market

Like it or not, legal marijuana is here and the market is growing. Find out who stands to profit, what opportunities exist in this emerging market and what barriers these entrepreneurs have to overcome.
To Help Small Business, Cut Regulation

To Help Small Business, Cut Regulation

The regulatory burden on small businesses is now higher than it was when President Obama took office. Circumstances must change.
Why Our Job Market Is Dying Before Our Eyes

Why Our Job Market Is Dying Before Our Eyes

The latest jobs numbers prove a point: Putting government policy over business interests has been a disastrous failure for the American worker.
Game On: China Lifts 14-Year Ban on Video Game Consoles

Game On: China Lifts 14-Year Ban on Video Game Consoles

Leading video game manufactures are cautiously optimistic on China's easing of a ban on gaming consoles such as PlayStation, Xbox and Wii.
Fast Food CEO: U.S. Government Making it Hard for Us to Grow

Fast Food CEO: U.S. Government Making it Hard for Us to Grow

Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, has found it easier to set up shop in countries like Brazil and China rather than contend with U.S. government regulations.
India's No. 1 Bitcoin Exchange: Shutdown 'In No Way' Reflects Bitcoin's True Potential

India's No. 1 Bitcoin Exchange: Shutdown 'In No Way' Reflects Bitcoin's True Potential

As India's central bank considers what to do about digital currencies, Bitcoin businesses in India are suspending operations.
Why the Postal Service Can't Capitalize on the Christmas Shipping Woes

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

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

Regulations Get Sticky as the Danes Ban the Danish

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

Transportation Department Wants to Ban In-Flight Calls

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

Bitcoin Gets Slammed by China as BofA Touts its Potential

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.
In Taking Aim at 23andMe, Regulators Missed the Mark

In Taking Aim at 23andMe, Regulators Missed the Mark

The controversy over genetic-testing company 23andMe begs the question: Is knowledge really that dangerous?
The Ridiculous Thing One Congressman Said About Self-Driving Cars

The Ridiculous Thing One Congressman Said About Self-Driving Cars

Recent comments from a congressman in New Jersey are an example of how some regulatory schemes are downright scary.
Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Ahead of Hearings

Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Ahead of Hearings

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

In Google Glass Case, Laws Again Lag Innovations

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

Big Business Risks Alienating Small Business by Shunning Tea Party

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

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

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.
Why the SBA Should Be Abolished

Why the SBA Should Be Abolished

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

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

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.
Regulators Keep Punishing Square for Doing Nothing Wrong

Regulators Keep Punishing Square for Doing Nothing Wrong

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

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

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

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

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

Why California Can't Be Home to the Hyperloop

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.
Bitcoin Companies Subpoenaed Over Regulatory Concerns

Bitcoin Companies Subpoenaed Over Regulatory Concerns

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.
Six Flags as Regulator: Why It Matters

Six Flags as Regulator: Why It Matters

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

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