Tag: Regulation/Government Policy

Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally edges above 6 million and FDA head says he won’t be pressured to rush out a vaccine

The number of confirmed U.S. cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 edged above 6 million on Monday, and the head of the U.S. Food...

Student-loan borrowers can skip payments until 2021, but that may not be long enough

It’s official: Millions of student loan borrowers won’t have to make payments on their debts through the end of this year, the Department of Education...

Coronavirus update: Global case tally above 24.5 million, U.S. nears 6 million and White House testing strategy dismays experts

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide rose above 24.5 million on Friday, while the U.S. tally neared 6 million, and...

Tougher noise-reduction rules for passenger planes might not be worth cost, study shows

Commercial airplanes are already required to keep noise at levels similar to a subway train and tougher rules to make them even quieter might not...

Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 24 million, U.S. tally above 5.8 million and experts say testing and tracing is crucial

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 24 million on Thursday, and the U.S. tally topped 5.8 million, as...

TikTok to sue Trump over order banning transactions with app

TikTok is preparing to mount a legal challenge as early as Monday to President Trump’s executive order prohibiting transactions with the popular short video app...

Should I have gotten my stimulus check by now? Why some people are still waiting — and what to do about it

In Washington D.C., lawmakers are debating a second batch of stimulus checks in another coronavirus rescue bill. In Blairstown, N.J. Frank Natoli is scratching his...

Microsoft’s Nadella is making a smart bet with TikTok — there’s more to gain than some realize

This summer has been eventful for ByteDance, the owner of the rapidly growing social network TikTok. First, the Indian government banned the application from distribution...

Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 4.8 million as Trump contradicts health experts to claim virus will ‘go away’

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in the U.S. rose above 4.8 million on Thursday, a day after President Donald...

Four ex-FDA commissioners urge U.S. to step up efforts to collect blood plasma for clinical trials as COVID-19 treatment

A group of four former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioners is arguing for the U.S. to step up efforts to collect blood plasma from...

Domestic abusers are taking survivors’ stimulus checks — and lawmakers want the IRS to do something about it

While millions of Americans have saved, spent or invested their stimulus checks, some domestic-violence survivors have found themselves deprived of the financial lifeline and often...

How a basic income would help close the racial wealth gap and give Americans needed financial security

On my commute to City Hall in Atlanta, I pass $1 million duplexes next to the largest block of Section 8 housing in the Southeast...

Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 150,000 as Florida, California, North Carolina and Idaho set one-day records

The U.S. counted more than 1,400 deaths from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 on Wednesday, boosting the total to more than 150,000, as Florida, California, North...

Did the extra $600 unemployment benefit stop people from job hunting? These Yale economists say they finally have an answer

The supplemental $600 a week that unemployed Americans have been receiving as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act expires this month. It has been...

Get ready for a second round of stimulus checks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday the next round of stimulus would include another round of direct payments to help American families. Source: Getty...

Here’s the stock sector you want to be in if the Democrats sweep the November elections

People — and investors — can become very emotional as a presidential election heats up, and this time around, feelings are obviously running high. According...

Money alone won’t close America’s racial and wealth gaps. We first need to wipe out the value gap — ‘the belief that white people matter more than others’

There’s a ride at Disney World called the Carousel of Progress in which a cast of animatronic Americans on a revolving stage tell of all...

What I learned as an immigrant CEO in the Deep South

“ It’s important for all leaders to identify, call out, and correct biases and prejudices that may exist within their organizations. ” I’m an immigrant...

Coronavirus update: U.S. counts more than 1,000 fatalities for a fourth straight day as virus spread accelerates in South and West

The coronavirus illness COVID-19 claimed another 1,100 lives in the U.S. in a single day to push the death toll above 145,000 on Saturday, marking...

Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 3.9 million as Trump finally urges Americans to wear face masks

The number of U.S. cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 3.9 million on Wednesday, a day after President Donald Trump finally encouraged Americans...

‘Fed Accounts’ for all — with automatic and recurring payments triggered by economic crises

Wealthy interests have thrived during the pandemic. The CARES Act authorized trillions in spending to support wealthy people and corporations. Most of the money was...

Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 3.8 million; President Trump appears to have changed his view on face masks

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 in the U.S. rose above 3.8 million on Tuesday, and President Donald Trump appeared to...

Inside the $5 billion ‘shadow’ student debt market that helps keep for-profit colleges afloat

A new report highlights the $5 billion ‘shadow’ student debt market. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) Roughly 44 million Americans are coping with $1.6...

That Supreme Court ruling on the Louisiana abortion case wasn’t a big win for pro-choice advocates after all

When the Supreme Court handed down its ruling striking down a Louisiana law that would have limited abortion access in that state, progressives celebrated. Their...

Coronavirus update: U.S. reports yet another record case tally for a single day while global cases top 14 million

The U.S. counted yet another a daily record number of COVID-19 cases on Saturday, while the number of cases globally climbed above 14 million and...