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FCC Staff Report Finds AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Contrary to Public Interest

FCC Staff Report Finds AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Contrary to Public Interest

AT&T calls report “obviously one-sided” and questions whether its authors were “predisposed.”

Judge to SEC: The Court Is Not Your “Handmaiden”

Judge to SEC: The Court Is Not Your “Handmaiden”

Judge Rakoff rejects Citigroup deal and questions SEC’s settlement practices.

Google Draws Attention of Senate Subcommittee

Google Draws Attention of Senate Subcommittee

Internet executives and antitrust experts discuss the need to regulate Google.

The Costly Effects of Regulatory Burdens

The Costly Effects of Regulatory Burdens

Countries should follow the North American lead in requiring cost-benefit analyses of new regulations.

Republican Presidential Candidates Blame Economic Woes on “Obamacare” and Dodd-Frank Act

Republican Presidential Candidates Blame Economic Woes on “Obamacare” and Dodd-Frank Act

Candidates repeat their claims that regulation is preventing job creation.

What Can We Learn From the Unified Regulatory Agenda?

What Can We Learn From the Unified Regulatory Agenda?

Semiannual government report speaks to timely debate over federal regulations.

Senator Franken Supports Bloomberg’s Battle Against Comcast

Senator Franken Supports Bloomberg’s Battle Against Comcast

The FCC considers whether the cable provider is favoring its own news channels.

FINRA Executive Compensation Challenged by Member Firms

FINRA Executive Compensation Challenged by Member Firms

Recent report details last year’s compensation.

Senators Debate the Merits of Blocking the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Senators Debate the Merits of Blocking the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Sen. Kohl argues that consumers would lose a low-priced option while Sen. Lee claims the merger would generate efficiencies.

FTC Holds Workshop on Preventing Patent Hold-Ups

FTC Holds Workshop on Preventing Patent Hold-Ups

Workshop participants considered mandating disclosure and restricting license terms.

Rulemakings at the Fed, CFPB Need White House Supervision

Rulemakings at the Fed, CFPB Need White House Supervision

After Dodd-Frank, financial regulations of independent agencies should be subject to OIRA review.

Do Americans Care About the Debt Ceiling?

Do Americans Care About the Debt Ceiling?

The government should not resolve the debt ceiling crisis, as it did the financial crisis, by manipulating the rule of law.