Jul 25, 2013

Industry agrees to new mobile app guidelines

WASHINGTON — Industry groups and privacy advocates on Thursday were near agreement on voluntary guidelines for mobile apps that should make it easier for consumers to know what personal information is getting sucked from their smartphone or tablet and passed along to marketers. The plan will likely provide a brief, easy-to-read snapshot of an app’s […]

Feb 22, 2012

Lt. Gov. Brown asks lawmakers to approve insurance law bill

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown says the legislature needs approve a bill that continues to set up guidelines for a government-developed health insurance market. Brown testified Wednesday before the state Senate committee on a bill that expands laws passed last year to create a federally mandated insurance exchange. He said the marketplace, which […]

Jul 12, 2011

Barry Rosen: Health care horizontal merger guidelines are changing

Recent federal guidance should remind health care organizations to evaluate the antitrust laws carefully when considering a merger with an actual or potential competitor. The federal Clayton Act prohibits firms from merging with competitors (that is, merging horizontally) when the effect of such merger may be to lessen competition substantially or to tend to create […]

Apr 13, 2011

Maryland gets new rockfish guidelines

How much rockfish is safe to eat? Maryland environmental officials are increasing their recommendations. State officials now say it’s OK to eat three meals a month, up from two under the old guidelines. That’s for the general population and for smaller striped bass caught in the Chesapeake Bay. The new guidelines were announced Tuesday in […]

Jan 17, 2011

UBS is paring down its 44-page dress code

GENEVA — Good news for Swiss bankers: They may soon be allowed to wear red underwear, black nail polish — and even eat garlic. Swiss banking giant UBS AG said Monday it is revising its 44-page dress code telling its Swiss staff how to present themselves, which generated worldwide ridicule for its micromanagement of their […]

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