Even Facebook's founder says regulation of social media platforms is 'inevitable.' A new EU privacy law may also push corporations to adopt similar practices universally.
Carmakers haven't issued a unified call to roll back regulation to improve fuel economy, yet the EPA appears headed in that direction. With high stakes surrounding climate change, the courts could have the final say.
Cambridge Analytica used Facebook data on 50 million Americans for the Trump campaign. The revelation offers a glimpse into how 'big data' is eroding privacy and reshaping politics.
Lighter regulation could make loans more accessible and help level the playing field for small banks against big ones. But critics warn of risks in legislation rolling back Dodd-Frank protections against a financial crisis.
President Trump's tax reform has put high-tax Democratic states in a quandary: Should they tax more as Uncle Sam taxes less? Or will that push the rich to leave?
With a globalist mind-set, big corporations are often wary of rocking the boat in trade dealings with others nations. By contrast, Trump's stance is confrontational, and the departure of top economic adviser Gary Cohn suggests a widening rift.
Proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum spark fear of a trade war, but many policymakers admit the status quo of globalization isn't satisfying, either.
The message that workforce diversity deserves a conscious (even proprietary) effort has begun to resonate throughout US boardrooms – boosting bottom lines and responsiveness to concerns of women employees and others. Part 7 of Reaching for Equity, a global series on gender and power.
There is broad agreement that the nation's bridges, water mains, and airports are in need of work. But President Trump wants state and local governments combined with private partnerships to take the lead, while Democrats see a bigger role for the federal government.
Most Americans can expect a modest tax cut, but changes in deductions and other measures will create new winners and losers, especially in later years.
Interest rates have stayed so low for so long, consumers and investors may have forgotten what happens when rates go up. The Federal Reserve's rate boost Wednesday and prospects for 2018 increases may change mind-sets.
The official unemployment rate may be low, but the GOP says tax cuts will help reverse tepid growth of the economy and wages.
Passage of the GOP plan looks anything but smooth, in part due to concerns about where the benefits flow. The rich do better than the poor, and the bill may favor taxpayers in low-tax states, as well as big business.
Both parties have called for a rethink of business taxes to boost global competitiveness. New House and Senate plans deliver part of the equation – lower tax rates – but stir controversy in the process.
Senate and House leaders say their tax cuts will boost economic growth and household incomes. But Senate plan would undercut Obamacare and allow middle-class tax cuts to expire, while making cuts for corporations permanent.
If confirmed by the Senate, Federal Reserve chair nominee Jerome Powell is expected to continue the current policy of gradually raising interest rates. But in a break with tradition, he's not an economist.
Many economists say tax changes can give a short-term boost, or sometimes longer-run gains. But the growth goals behind a new House plan run up against tricky math of rising national debt.
Monetary transactions leave a tangible paper trail, which explains why tax-evasion charges may give Robert Mueller leverage in his investigation of alleged Trump-Russia ties.
Desperate for a legislative win, Republicans are preparing to push through a tax-cut package that analysts say could add considerably to the deficit. Voices on the right expressing concern about red ink have been few and far between.
Men are voicing support for women who speak out against sexual harassment or assault. The next step, experts say, is follow-through by taking a stand against it when it surfaces in the workplace.
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