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Now the Really Hard Work Begins

Sara Hanks | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business
Sara Hanks

With the ink still drying on the just signed JOBS Act, we are witnessing a new phase in America's economy that will democratize access to capital and change the landscape for investors.

Santorum's Grand Plan Easier Said Than Done

Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON--Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum's vow to reverse all regulations enacted under President Barack Obama tha...

Boehner's Plan To Win 2012 Elections Hides In His Coat Pocket

Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

By Richard Cowan and Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON--Tucked in his left breast-coat pocket where he can pull it out to wave before TV cameras is ammunit...

Food Trucks Are a Win-Win

Leland Morris | Posted 04.11.2012 | DC
Leland Morris

The D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs' newly proposed vending regulations reflect a number of compromises. On the whole, however, we believe they are a positive step forward.

The Right to Reopen an Adverse Decision From Abroad

Aggie R. Hoffman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Aggie R. Hoffman

Our highest law is the U.S. Constitution, defining rights of citizens, of those who are present within our jurisdiction, and controlling issues of national importance such as the making of treaties, protection of our borders, and immigration.

D.C. Food Trucks Gathering Support For New Regulations

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's barely taken 24 hours, but the D.C. Food Trucks Association has already assembled more than 500 signatures in support of new regula...

Marcus Baram

Volcker Rule Limps To Finish Line

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

"The Watchdog" is back off the leash, with more bark and bite. After a six-month break to focus on some other duties here at HuffPost, I'm happy to be...

Republican Nonsense on Regulation

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The GOP's attack on regulation is part of a larger attempt to discredit the idea that government can play a positive role in people's lives. That attack is itself based on a fantasy -- that in the absence of government, human action would yield generally optimal outcomes for society as a whole.

Federal Judge Rudolph Randa Rules SEC Agreement Too Soft

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

A federal judge in Milwaukee has criticized the Securities and Exchange Commission for being too soft with corporate enforcement, marking the second t...

More Than a Desperate Housewife, Eva Longoria Talks Activism

Avital Andrews | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Avital Andrews

Eva Longoria, who plays the self-involved Gabrielle Solis on ABC's Desperate Housewives, takes on extracurricular projects that set her far apart from her shallow onscreen persona.

CFPB Ratchets Up Consumer Complaint Surveillance

Kevin L. Petrasic | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business
Kevin L. Petrasic

As the CFPB continues the process of ramping up its supervisory operations and consumer protection programs, a unique brand of consumer complaint supervision is emerging.

Bazinga! 5 Ways Washington Can Screw Up My Small Business In 2012

Gene Marks | Posted 02.05.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Look, I can do a great job screwing up my business on my own. I don't need any help this year. Especially from Washington.

America Deserves a Government That Works

Joel Kelsey | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Joel Kelsey

Agency reforms should insulate federal agencies from the industries they are charged with overseeing, not make them more susceptible to capture, corruption and capitulation.

Children On Farms: A Conceit Over Fatalities

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Paul Schwennesen

By making it virtually impossible to be a young employee in agriculture, we drive the further exodus of youth from an agrarian way of life.

What BofA Learned From The Debit Fee Debacle

Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

(Rick Rothacker) - Bank of America Corp learned a lesson from its abandoned debit card fee and will work to provide transparency and fair pricing to c...

Republican Congressman Can't Prove Regulations He's Against

La Mesa Patch | Ken Stonr | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter on Monday called for deregulation, saying it’s “impossible” to keep up with rules on the city, state and federal levels....

Obama Approved Fewer Regulations Than Bush

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

President Barack Obama has signed fewer regulations than President George W. Bush had at this point in his presidency, but it's putting a bigger dent ...

Religion, Morality And The Financial Industry: An Interview With Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 12.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

"We are caught in the perennial tension between the drive to good, and instinct to self-preservation that sees everyone as a means to our ends."

World Bank: U.S. Regulations More Business Friendly Than Most

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

As U.S. politicians wrangle over the best way to create jobs and spur economic growth, one international agency is indicating that changing the regula...

In Europe, Fatigued Pilots Could Be 'Drunk' Pilots

Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel

Under proposed new aviation rules in the European Union, pilots could see their duty hours go from nine to 13 hours, reports the Daily Mail. That mean...

How The FDA May Be Stifling Medical Innovation At Healthcare Startups

Ray Leach | Posted 01.14.2012 | Small Business
Ray Leach

Regulatory burdens and healthcare reform are causing big uncertainties for venture investors that could limit the capacity of drug and medical device startups to bring products already in the pipeline to market.

The TRAIN Act Cuts the Heart out of the Clean Air Act

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, the TRAIN Act, made it through the House of Representatives. But as Yogi Berra would say, "It ain't over 'til it's over."

Republicans: US CEOs Are Wimpy, Girly-Men; Obstacles to Growth. Question: Has Corporate Welfare Made Them Lazy?

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Listening to Republicans, it appears as if America's major affliction is a generation of wimpy, girly-men CEOs.

Small Businesses See Green in Stiffer Clean Energy Laws

John Arensmeyer | Posted 11.21.2011 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Lawmakers continue to bang the anti-regulation drum. But what do the actual small business owners who are purportedly being crushed by regulations think? They think its hogwash.

Is The Startup America Initiative Moving Fast Enough?

Ray Leach | Posted 11.21.2011 | Small Business
Ray Leach

While I do wish that the macroeconomic situation in the country wasn't making it so hard for the Startup America initiative to generate outcomes more quickly, I actually couldn't be more impressed with the speed and the implementation of the White House's program.