Industry regulation

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a meeting with restaurant industry executives about the coronavirus response, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, May 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 19, 2020 - 3:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will likely come under tough questioning from senators Tuesday about a small business lending program included in the government's $2 trillion relief package. Lawmakers from both parties have criticized the Payroll Protection Program, which...
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Mauricio Montalvo, an employee of Mexico's electric company, wears a respirator mask for protection as he walks in a street in the Coyoacan district of Mexico City, Friday, April 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
May 17, 2020 - 4:45 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government has cited the coronavirus pandemic as a justification for new rules that will reduce the role of renewable energies like solar and wind power, granting a reprieve to the government's own ageing, fossil-fuel power plants. The decree over the weekend has...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2013, file photo, Kansas City Royals bench coach Chino Cadahia (15) and St. Louis Cardinals first base coach Chris Maloney (37) exchange line-ups with home plate umpire Rob Drake (30) before a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The exchange of lineup cards would be eliminated, fielders will be encourages to space themselves from baserunners between pitches and managers and coaches must wear masks while in the dugouts under Major League Baseball's proposed operations manual for starting the coronavirus-delayed season. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
May 16, 2020 - 6:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will look somewhat like high school ball this year under protocols to deal with the new coronavirus, with showers at ballparks discouraged and players possibly arriving in uniform, like they did when they were teenagers. Team personnel will be banned from...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020 file photo shows Kevin Hart during an interview in Pasadena, Calif. Hart offered a walk-on role in a future film to a health-care worker in the COVID-19 fight. New Jersey anesthesiologist Henry Law, was randomly selected as the winner in an All In Challenge contest. The challenge raises money for organizations that are feeding the hungry during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
May 16, 2020 - 10:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Hart found an upside to putting his name to a charitable cause during the coronavirus pandemic: the comedian offered a walk-on role in a future film to a health-care worker in the COVID-19 fight. Henry Law, an anesthesiologist in New Jersey, got the call from Hart (“...
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FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Facebook, Google, YouTube and other platforms are taking unprecedented steps to protect public health as potentially dangerous coronavirus misinformation spreads around the world. The companies are removing potentially dangerous misinformation promoted by politicians and others, while directing users to credible information from sources like the World Health Organization. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 15, 2020 - 8:06 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Federal and state regulators in the U.S. are preparing to file antitrust lawsuits alleging Google has abused its dominance of online search and advertising to stifle competition and and boost its profits, according to a report published Friday. The Wall Street Journal...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2005 file photo a sign posted outside a water well indicates perchlorate contamination at the site in Rialto, Calif. The Environmental Protection Agency has said since last year it is considering four options for dealing with perchlorate contamination in drinking water, including not adopting any regulation at all. EPA spokeswoman Corry Schiermeyer denied reports that the Trump administration had decided to go with the do-nothing option. She confirmed, however, that the agency expected to send a recommendation to the White House Office of Management and Budget “shortly.” (AP Photo/Ric Francis, File)
May 14, 2020 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Environmental Protection Agency proposal to drop any federal regulation of a water contaminant shown to damage infant brains would translate to lower IQs and other problems for an unknown number of American babies, pediatrician and public health groups say. The EPA has said...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows the Trans-Alaska pipeline and pump station north of Fairbanks, Alaska. The future of Alaska's unique program of paying residents an annual check is in question, with oil prices low and an economy struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
May 14, 2020 - 9:41 am
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has no income or statewide sales taxes, and it cuts residents a check every year from its oil wealth. But the future of that unique payout is in question amid low oil prices and an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic. The size of the check — expected to be...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2020 file photo a Frontier Airlines jetliner taxis to a runway for take off from Denver International Airport in Denver. There are thousands of airline customers who have canceled bookings because of the coronavirus epidemic and haven't gotten their money back. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and four other Senate Democrats proposed legislation on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 that would require airlines to give full cash refunds to passengers during the pandemic, even if it was the customer who canceled. Frontier has offered only a travel credit instead of a full refund. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 13, 2020 - 6:34 pm
When her Las Vegas hotel shut down and returned her money, and both Nevada and her home state of Ohio issued stay-home orders, Helen Moon canceled the flight that she and her husband had booked on Frontier Airlines and asked for a cash refund. No dice. Frontier offered only a travel credit instead...
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This April 24, 2020 file photo shows the empty outdoor seating area at the closed Franciscan Crab Restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Restaurant owners and executives across the country fear they’ll have to repay thousands of dollars in potentially forgivable loans from the Paycheck Protection Program because rules written by the Small Business Administration are out of sync with the reality these businesses face _ many are still shut down by state and local government orders, and those that have reopened have drastically reduced revenue. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, file)
May 13, 2020 - 2:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Restaurants owners across the U.S. are worried that a loan from the government’s coronavirus relief program could wind up being a burden instead of a blessing. The Paycheck Protection Program has disbursed more than 4.3 million loans worth more than half a trillion dollars to small...
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Senators listen as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks remotely during a virtual Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Seated from left are Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., center, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)
May 12, 2020 - 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee hearing on the coronavirus pandemic (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney is taking a swipe at the Trump administration’s pandemic response, and also questioning President Donald Trump...
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