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U.S. Issues Rule Requiring Banks to Identify Shell Company Owners
Finance

U.S. Issues Rule Requiring Banks to Identify Shell Company Owners

The Customer Due Diligence rule, in the works since 2012, and the proposed legislation are meant to hinder criminals from using shell companies to hide ownership and launder money, finance terror, and commit other threats to the global financial system.
Congress Passes Legislation to Protect Firms' Trade Secrets
Congress

Congress Passes Legislation to Protect Firms' Trade Secrets

The 'Defend Trade Secrets Act' protections include manufacturing processes and computer methods.
Deeply Divided White House Will Not Support Encryption Legislation
Legislation

Deeply Divided White House Will Not Support Encryption Legislation

The political debate over the limits of encryption rages on.
After Business Backlash, Georgia Governor to Veto Bill Seen as Anti-Gay
Legislation

After Business Backlash, Georgia Governor to Veto Bill Seen as Anti-Gay

Under the bill, faith-based groups could not be forced to hire or retain an employee whose beliefs run counter to the organization's.
Salesforce CEO Threatens to Take Business Out of Georgia If 'Anti-Gay Bill' Is Signed
Civil Rights

Salesforce CEO Threatens to Take Business Out of Georgia If 'Anti-Gay Bill' Is Signed

Marc Benioff has fought for gay rights before, and he's been supportive of equal pay for men and women.
Why We Don't Want to See a Total Solar-Panel Eclipse Over Nevada
Solar Energy

Why We Don't Want to See a Total Solar-Panel Eclipse Over Nevada

A controversial ruling regarding solar energy in Nevada challenges business leaders on ethics, the environment and corporate social responsibility.
Peter Gasca
Businesses in Seattle Are Now Required to Make Some Bathrooms 'Gender Neutral'
Seattle

Businesses in Seattle Are Now Required to Make Some Bathrooms 'Gender Neutral'

Single-stall restrooms are now all-gender facilities in Seattle.
Kate Taylor
Congress Is Trying To Pump the Brakes On Hackers Who Can Control Your Car Wirelessly
Automakers

Congress Is Trying To Pump the Brakes On Hackers Who Can Control Your Car Wirelessly

The explosion of Internet-connected computer features in automobiles give hackers a doorway into the control system of your car.
Catherine Clifford
San Francisco's Law Targeting Sugary Sodas May Mean Trouble for Starbucks
Starbucks

San Francisco's Law Targeting Sugary Sodas May Mean Trouble for Starbucks

As the city contemplates a law that will require warnings on soda advertising, the Frappuccino comes under fire.
Kate Taylor
U.S. Tech Industry Appeals to Obama to Keep Hands Off Encryption
Performance Ignited

U.S. Tech Industry Appeals to Obama to Keep Hands Off Encryption

The companies say new policies would weaken increasingly sophisticated encryption systems designed to protect consumers' privacy.
What Obama's Proposed Anti-Hacking Legislation Means for Entrepreneurs
Cyber Attacks

What Obama's Proposed Anti-Hacking Legislation Means for Entrepreneurs

Law seeks to create a unified, federal breach-notification standard that would streamline the requirements for companies in the face of a breach.
Alicia Gilleskie
Obama's Immigration Plan Offers Some Relief, Risk for Tech Sector
Hiring

Obama's Immigration Plan Offers Some Relief, Risk for Tech Sector

Modest changes to make it easier for technology companies to retain high-skilled workers frustrated by long and unpredictable waits for green cards.
Unlocking America's Innovation Warehouse
Patents

Unlocking America's Innovation Warehouse

Legal complexities have resulted in a system where only a judge can determine what a patent covers.
Jay Walker