Industry regulation

December 14, 2017 - 5:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A human rights law firm has sued the Louisiana governor's office and a sheriff's office for records involving a crude oil pipeline proposed across the Atchafalaya (uh-CHAF-uh-LY-uh) Basin. The Center for Constitutional Rights' lawsuit against St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg...
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December 14, 2017 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration says it is trying to accommodate consumers as hold times grow for those seeking to enroll in insurance under the federal health care law. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Thursday that some callers to HealthCare.gov are...
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Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, presents the Assembly's budget proposal in his office at the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. California Assembly Democrats say they want to use the windfall from a growing economy to expand a tax credit for the working poor and extend health coverage to immigrants living in the country illegally. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
December 14, 2017 - 11:49 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers. The proposal would eliminate legal residency...
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. The Fed said Wednesday that it's lifting its short-term rate by a modest quarter-point to a still-low range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent. It is also continuing to slowly shrink its bond portfolio. Together, the two steps could lead over time to higher loan rates for consumers and businesses and slightly better returns for savers. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 13, 2017 - 5:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession. The Fed said Wednesday that it's...
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December 12, 2017 - 7:14 pm
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation announced Tuesday that it's suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking practices that targeted and harmed tribal members. In a statement, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said the tribe's lawyer has been directed to...
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This Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, photo shows the Chicago Board Options Exchange website announcing that bitcoin futures will start trading on the CBOE on Sunday evening, Dec. 10. Bitcoin futures will start trading a week later on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
December 11, 2017 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street got its first taste of bitcoin on Monday, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the digital currency jumping 20 percent. It's a step forward for the bitcoin, which has soared this year despite concerns that the surge of investor interest has transformed...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 file photo, a general view of the headquarters of the TVN independent and popular tv network in Warsaw, Poland. Poland's media regulator has imposed a fine of nearly 1.5 million zlotys ($420,000) on a private news channel for what it alleges was unfair reporting during street protests last year, it was reported on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
December 11, 2017 - 4:04 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's media regulator fined a private news channel nearly 1.5 million zlotys ($420,000) Monday for what it alleged was unfair reporting during a political crisis last year, but some saw the penalty as an attack on press freedom. The National Broadcasting Council said in a...
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December 11, 2017 - 2:43 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, consumer advocates and others have reached a settlement with Xcel Energy over the utility's plans to add more wind power for customers in New Mexico and parts of Texas. The proposed agreement was filed Monday with New Mexico...
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In this Sept. 26, 2016, photo, a Tibetan bitcoin miner poses with his shelves of bitcoin mining computers at a bitcoin mine built beside a hydropower station in a remote valley of Aba prefecture in southwestern China's Sichuan province. The launch of a U.S. futures contract for bitcoin on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, underscores the virtual currency's increasing mainstream acceptance, including in many parts of Asia, where it already has a wide following among speculators and investors .(Chinatopix via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 3:14 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The weekend launch of a U.S. futures contract for bitcoin reflects widespread acceptance of the virtual currency, especially among investors in Asia, though regulators are wary. Japan and South Korea are among the world's top five markets for bitcoin trading, according to sites...
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December 11, 2017 - 3:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress. Republicans are determined to deliver the first revamp of the nation's tax code in three decades and prove they can govern after their failure to dismantle Barack Obama's health...
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