Government regulations

FILE In this Friday, May 9, 2014, file photo, people smoke at a designated area in Tokyo. Japan has approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless. The legislation aims to lower secondhand smoking risks ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid international calls for smoke-free games, but was largely watered down by the reluctant ruling party. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 18, 2018 - 8:47 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Wednesday approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the watered-down measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless. The legislation aims to lower secondhand smoking risks ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid...
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Aries Layton, seated left, and her aunt Kelsy Layton pose as Debra Layton, Aries' grandmother and Kelsy's mother, foreground, takes photos outside a Victorian home made famous by the television show "Full House" in San Francisco, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Tour buses will no longer be swinging by the San Francisco house made famous in the popular 1990s sitcom "Full House." The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency voted Tuesday to ban commercial vehicles from Broderick Street after neighbors complained. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 17, 2018 - 8:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tour buses will no longer be swinging by a San Francisco house made famous in the popular 1990s sitcom "Full House." The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency voted Tuesday to ban commercial vehicles from Broderick Street after neighbors complained. Vehicles that seat...
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July 17, 2018 - 5:02 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest received a jolt of new life Tuesday as the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that state regulators had wrongly rejected it. The ruling is a major victory in the quest by Clean Line Energy Partners...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on 'The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress', at Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
July 17, 2018 - 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers Tuesday that strong economic growth will keep the central bank on a path to gradually raise interest rates. But he noted that President Donald Trump's get-tough trade policies run the risk of dampening future growth if they...
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In this April 11, 2018, photo, production workers stack newspapers onto a cart at the Janesville Gazette Printing & Distribution plant in Janesville, Wis. Members of Congress are warning that newspapers in their home states are in danger of cutting coverage or going out of business if the United States maintains recently imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP)
July 17, 2018 - 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — About a dozen members of Congress warned Tuesday that newspapers in their home states are in danger of cutting coverage, laying off workers or going out of business if the United States maintains recently imposed tariffs on Canadian newsprint. The Trump administration ordered the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building is shown in Washington. Democratic lawmakers are joining scientists in denouncing an industry-backed proposal to dramatically limit what kind of science the Environmental Protection Agency can consider. Industry backers say the rule would increase regulatory transparency. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 17, 2018 - 12:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers joined scores of scientists, health and environmental officials and environmental activists Tuesday in denouncing an industry-backed proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency that could limit dramatically what kind of science the agency considers in...
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FILE - This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the Uber app on an iPad in Baltimore. U.S. employment regulators are investigating allegations that Uber set up a pay scale that discriminated against women working for the ride-hailing service. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 16, 2018 - 7:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing service set up a pay structure that discriminated against its female workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission opened the probe in August 2017, according to a person familiar...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, bettors wait to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J., hours after it began accepting sports bets. New Jersey regulators have received five additional applications from gambling companies seeking to start offering sports betting before football season starts in September. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
July 16, 2018 - 7:07 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey regulators have received five additional applications from gambling companies seeking to start offering sports betting before football season starts in September. David Rebuck, director of the state Division of Gaming Enforcement, told The Associated Press that...
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July 16, 2018 - 12:55 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament has passed three controversial draft bills regulating the press and media. The draft bills, which won the parliament's approval on Monday, will also regulate the Supreme Media Regulatory Council, the National Press Authority and the National Media Authority. The...
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FILE- In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, people walk by a branch office of Bank of America in New York. Bank of America Corp. reports earnings Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 16, 2018 - 7:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America is reporting a 33 percent jump in second-quarter profits as it cut expenses and benefited from the new tax law. The banking giant, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, said Monday it earned $6.78 billion, or 63 cents per share, up from $4.75 billion, or 44 cents a...
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