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January 7, 2020
Organization Tracks Lawsuits Challenging Colleges’ Sexual Misconduct Policies
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December 27, 2019
Legal Challenge to Campus Speech Codes Settled
University of Michigan Eliminates Its "Bias Response Teams"
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September 13, 2019
More Colleges Are Adopting Free-Speech ‘Chicago Principles’
The Report of the Committee on Freedom of Expression was composed by the University of Chicago to set a standard for protecting freedom of speech.
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February 13, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: New Study Outlines Fallacies of So-Called ‘Sustainable’ Investments
‘Fiduciaries have a moral obligation — and, in some cases, a legal obligation — to avoid sustainable investment practices’
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August 13, 2018
CFPB Lawsuits Could Create ‘Circuit Split’
Two cases challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) may require the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve conflicts between earlier decisions reached by judges in lower courts.
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July 12, 2018
Federal Reserve Proposes Banking Rule Reform
The Federal Reserve and Trump administration agencies will solicit public comments on a proposed change to the Volcker Rule, a provision of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, commonly referred to as “Dodd-Frank.”

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FIRE
September 8, 2016
By Leo Pusateri
A Florida appeals judge ruled in favor of a man accused of using digital cryptocurrencies to conceal illegal activity, saying state monetary regulations did not define Bitcoin as money.
August 16, 2016
By Lindsey Curnutte
A new study reports the costs of complying with a 2010 federal law passed to protect consumers from economic instability have accumulated at an accelerating rate over the law’s lifespan.
July 19, 2016
By Jordan Finney
Insurers in Maine are proposing to raise individual health plan premiums by as much as 22 percent to cover rising costs imposed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
July 11, 2016
InHealth Mutual, Ohio’s nonprofit Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is shutting down due to losses sustained while insuring 22,000 people.
July 7, 2016
By Jordan Finney
Covered California, the State of California’s health insurance exchange, projects insurance premiums in the state will rise by about 8 percent in 2017, plus an additional 5 percent per year through 2020.
July 5, 2016
By Ben Johnson
Thirteen health insurance companies in Washington State are seeking government approval for premium increases, which would go into effect in 2017, averaging 13.
July 1, 2016
By Jenni White
A new Vermont law protects vision care providers from retribution by insurance companies when providers recommend or sell products and services not covered by their patients’ insurance plans.
June 30, 2016
By David Grandouiller
Michigan state lawmakers approved an omnibus spending bill after removing a requirement for the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to implement a money-saving pilot program enrolling Medicaid recipients in direct primary care agreements.
June 23, 2016
By Ben Johnson
Massachusetts lawmakers are considering two bills that would institute a statewide single-payer health care system.
June 22, 2016
By Ben Johnson
The Louisiana State Legislature failed to advance two Republican-sponsored bills designed to limit the cost of Gov.
June 15, 2016
By Kate Patrick
The U.S. House of Representatives has rolled out a plan to ease federal restrictions on banks in an effort to reduce the cost of regulatory compliance and start to decrease federal government control over the economy.
June 10, 2016
By Danedri Herbert
The U.S. Senate tabled a legislative amendment filed by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) intended to block funding for a program requiring federal government central planning of local communities.
June 9, 2016
By Marcus Rech
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has signed legislation protecting patients from receiving bills with higher-than-expected charges from providers outside their insurance networks.
June 8, 2016
By Matt Hurley
Congress has approved a resolution to block the Obama administration’s restrictions on retirement investment planners. The U.S.
May 31, 2016
By Steve Stanek
MF Global Inc. had a shortfall in customer-segregated funds beginning on Oct. 26, 2011, and that shortfall grew until the broker-dealer’s bankruptcy filing five days later, according to a preliminary report by James W.
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May 31, 2016
By DepositAccounts.com
Savings The average savings account rate in the United States decreased by more than 3 percent in January, from 0.266 percent in January to 0.257 percent in February.
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May 31, 2016
By Steve Stanek
Federal charges filed in late January against a “criminal club” of investors who made money trading on insider information has raised the issue of what, exactly, is insider trading and whether it should be a crime.
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May 31, 2016
David Black has resigned as director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance, the department announced in a media advisory. No reason was given for Black’s departure, which comes just 11 months after he was named to the post by Gov. Nikki Haley (R).
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May 31, 2016
By Phil Britt
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is considering mandating technology that would automatically disable cell phones in cars.
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May 31, 2016
By Matthew Glans
The decision by the Appeals Court of Maryland to allow Allstate to stop writing policies along the Atlantic Coast, while unpopular, was done for the right reason ("Court Upholds Hurricane Insurance Decision", Jan. 27).
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May 31, 2016
By Peter Ferrara
Larry Kudlow, as usual, said it best. Writing in Investor's Business Daily on September 14, he said:About 30 years ago, Paul Volcker launched a monumental monetary effort to bring down inflation.
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May 31, 2016
By Steve Stanek
If you have a home mortgage and have dutifully paid it each month, as you promised you would do when you signed the loan papers, you’re a chump.
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May 31, 2016
By James L. Johnston
The stories about the failure of Enron that appeared in The Wall Street Journal of October 17, 2011 missed out on several interesting points in law and economics.
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May 31, 2016
By Steve Stanek
President Obama apparently has noticed home mortgage interest rates are at or near record lows. Hints from the White House suggest he may soon announce a new mortgage refinancing program for people who owe more on their loans than their houses are worth.
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May 31, 2016
By Steve Stanek
President Obama apparently has noticed home mortgage interest rates are at or near record lows. Hints from the White House suggest he may soon announce a new mortgage refinancing program for people who owe more on their loans than their houses are worth.
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May 31, 2016
The Essential Air Service Program, a truly lame-brained government subsidy whose fate played a role in the recent near-shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, deserves its place on the chopping block.
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May 31, 2016
By Don Brown
Hurricane Irene, the first storm of the 2011 hurricane season to threaten the mainland United States, appears likely to make landfall in the Carolinas sometime in the next few days.
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May 31, 2016
By Dan Miller
January 29, 2009 State Farm Insurance Cos. will drop all homeowner insurance policies in Florida because it is prohibited from raising rates to cover its costs. The Bloomington (Ill.
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May 31, 2016
By Benita Dodd
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed into law House Bill 965, The Honorable Jimmy Carter Cancer Treatment Access Act, which is intended to allow more cancer patients in Georgia to receive the treatment given to the former president.
May 30, 2016
By Dustin Siggins
A federal court has ruled unconstitutional the Obama administration’s reimbursement of insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in a lawsuit the U.S. House of Representatives brought against U.S.
May 27, 2016
By Michael Hamilton
Republican leaders in the US House of Representatives will release a conference-wide plan to repeal and replace Obamacare by mid-July, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) office told Health Care News days after Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Sen.
May 18, 2016
By Kimberly Morin
A pair of online health insurance cost trackers, released approximately six years after President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law on March 23, 2010, show health insurance premiums and deductibles offered on the Obamacare
May 5, 2016
By Ben Johnson
After oral arguments concluded in the most significant U.S. Supreme Court case this term dealing with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Zubik v.
April 29, 2016
By Josh Brown
A bill now being considered by the Ohio House of Representatives would create a legal presumption firefighters with certain cancers became ill as a result of their work. Senate Bill 27, sponsored by state Sen.
April 15, 2016
By Alyssa Carducci
In a controversial move, the California Coastal Commission (CCC), which controls development along 1,100 miles of the state’s coast, removed CCC Executive Director Charles Lester from his position in the government organization’s leadership.
April 15, 2016
By Michael McGrady
Twelve of the 23 nonprofit health insurers, which received a total of $1.
April 14, 2016
By Marcus Rech
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) has signed into law Senate File 49, which will exempt direct primary care practices from state insurance code regulations.
April 11, 2016
By Luke Karnick
In one of the Idaho Legislature’s final votes in its 2016 session, House lawmakers rejected a proposed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) designed to provide health insurance coverage to the 78,000 individuals in Idaho’s so-called