A Securities and Exchange Commission proposal to place caps on registered investment firms' exposures to derivatives is showing the hallmarks of a classic Washington battle -- the industry is trying to tamp down advocacy groups' requests for broad regulations.
A Securities and Exchange Commission proposal to place caps on registered investment firms' exposures to derivatives is showing the hallmarks of a classic Washington battle -- the industry is trying to tamp down advocacy groups' requests for broad regulations.
It has been two years since the Supreme Court invalidated an electronic escrow service patent in Alice v. CLS Bank. The economy has not ground to a halt as some feared it might. New products continue to be invented; new services continue to be introduced; entrepreneurs continue to make progress. Some point to this and call Alice a success. However, while the sky has not fallen, the past two years have revealed corrosive implications, with indiscriminate application of the Alice decision threatening American innovation and competitiveness.
It has been two years since the Supreme Court invalidated an electronic escrow service patent in Alice v. CLS Bank. The economy has not ground to a halt as some feared it might. New products continue to be invented; new services continue to be introduced; entrepreneurs continue to make progress. Some point to this and call Alice a success. However, while the sky has not fallen, the past two years have revealed corrosive implications, with indiscriminate application of the Alice decision threatening American innovation and competitiveness.
Hillary Clinton called the massive increase in the price of EpiPens “outrageous” on Wednesday, joining a growing group of lawmakers and industry groups responding to the latest drug pricing scandal.
Hillary Clinton called the massive increase in the price of EpiPens “outrageous” on Wednesday, joining a growing group of lawmakers and industry groups responding to the latest drug pricing scandal.
Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania picked up two key endorsements from national gun-control groups this week, but his opponent, Katie McGinty, is doubling down on attacks that he has failed to be a leader on the issue.
Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania picked up two key endorsements from national gun-control groups this week, but his opponent, Katie McGinty, is doubling down on attacks that he has failed to be a leader on the issue.
The automobile industry is among those poised to be a key player in the burgeoning world of the Internet of Things, with technology that could enable vehicles to communicate with one another and infrastructure such as smart traffic lights. But those developments bring with them added vulnerabilities for carmakers.
The automobile industry is among those poised to be a key player in the burgeoning world of the Internet of Things, with technology that could enable vehicles to communicate with one another and infrastructure such as smart traffic lights. But those developments bring with them added vulnerabilities for carmakers.
The House GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan would decrease coverage over the next 10 years, but lower individual insurance premiums and decrease the federal deficit by $481 billion, according to an analysis by the Center for Health and Economy.
The House GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan would decrease coverage over the next 10 years, but lower individual insurance premiums and decrease the federal deficit by $481 billion, according to an analysis by the Center for Health and Economy.
The Food and Drug Administration regulates 20 cents out of every dollar spent by American consumers on products, though, despite their relevance to the economy and their impact on the health of every American, the FDA is generally not high on Washington’s political radar.
The Food and Drug Administration regulates 20 cents out of every dollar spent by American consumers on products, though, despite their relevance to the economy and their impact on the health of every American, the FDA is generally not high on Washington’s political radar.
A political action committee supporting Republican Sen. John McCain's primary opponent has spent big this month, its leader said, even though it has not reported that spending to federal election regulators.
A political action committee supporting Republican Sen. John McCain's primary opponent has spent big this month, its leader said, even though it has not reported that spending to federal election regulators.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold its first-ever live-streamed lease sale for offshore oil and gas drilling on Wednesday, prompting protests from environmentalists who say the public has been cut out of the process.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold its first-ever live-streamed lease sale for offshore oil and gas drilling on Wednesday, prompting protests from environmentalists who say the public has been cut out of the process.
Voters of all stripes think their preferred presidential candidate winning the White House is the most important thing this year. But aside from that, they want their party to be able to implement its economic agenda and to pick at least two new justices for the Supreme Court.
Voters of all stripes think their preferred presidential candidate winning the White House is the most important thing this year. But aside from that, they want their party to be able to implement its economic agenda and to pick at least two new justices for the Supreme Court.
The recent proposal for a large-scale test of payment reforms for Medicare Part B “physician-administered” drugs has generated broad opposition from many patient groups, physician specialty societies and pharmaceutical companies. While many consumer organizations that represent Medicare beneficiaries have expressed support, the future of the proposed reforms is unclear.
The recent proposal for a large-scale test of payment reforms for Medicare Part B “physician-administered” drugs has generated broad opposition from many patient groups, physician specialty societies and pharmaceutical companies. While many consumer organizations that represent Medicare beneficiaries have expressed support, the future of the proposed reforms is unclear.
Voters are split on the Obama administration delaying a $400 million payment to Iran until it secured the release of four American hostages, according to a new Morning Consult poll, which also shows that nearly a majority of voters back the nuclear deal with the Middle Eastern country.
Voters are split on the Obama administration delaying a $400 million payment to Iran until it secured the release of four American hostages, according to a new Morning Consult poll, which also shows that nearly a majority of voters back the nuclear deal with the Middle Eastern country.
A coalition of 28 civil rights and technology advocacy groups wrote a letter Monday to the Department of Homeland Security opposing the agency's proposal that would give visa-waiver applicants the option to submit information on their social media profiles when filling out forms to come to the U.S.
A coalition of 28 civil rights and technology advocacy groups wrote a letter Monday to the Department of Homeland Security opposing the agency's proposal that would give visa-waiver applicants the option to submit information on their social media profiles when filling out forms to come to the U.S.
Donald Trump took drastic measures this week with a campaign shakeup after seeing his polling numbers plummet since the national political conventions in late July, but is it too little, too late?
Donald Trump took drastic measures this week with a campaign shakeup after seeing his polling numbers plummet since the national political conventions in late July, but is it too little, too late?
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Tech Brief: Clinton Expands Network of Tech, Telecom Advisers

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has built a network of more than 100 tech and telecom advisers to develop a policy agenda that includes many of Silicon Valley’s priorities, such as taking on patent trolls and doing away with laws that in their view limit innovation. The outreach marks a significant difference with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has alienated much of the tech industry with his position on immigration.

Health Brief: Struggling ACA Could Hurt Clinton’s Health Care Plan

Hillary Clinton has made tackling drug prices a central part of her presidential campaign, but some health analysts think that could be complicated by potentially having to negotiate major fixes to the Affordable Care Act. Her ability to tackle the changes to Obamacare, prescription drug costs and other must-pass health bills up next year could be dependent on how far she intends to go in addressing the ACA.

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