Oct 19, 2015

Will the law tackle fantasy sports for a loss?

The fantasy sports industry is under siege. Almost every day another lawmaker or agency announces a hearing on its legal foundations or an investigation into its business practices. Last week, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. and Sen. Robert Menendez, both New Jersey Democrats, argued for new safeguards. The Wall Street Journal reported that the FBI […]

Mar 19, 2015

Baltimore steelmaker urges Senate to overhaul regulations

The president of a Baltimore steelmaking company told a Senate panel Thursday that unneeded and poorly drawn federal regulations are hampering the abilities of the manufacturing industry to make a comeback in the United States.

Feb 26, 2015

Commission approves Uber regulation deal

The ride sharing company will now have to provide the names of drivers using the app to pickup customers.

Jan 15, 2014

Mayor draws the line: No Schmoking

She won’t wave the “Schmoke flag.” That’s how Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake responded Wednesday to a question about her stance on a budding debate in the General Assembly over decriminalizing marijuana in Maryland.

Nov 25, 2013

Frederick group urges Md. to regulate biolabs

FREDERICK — A watchdog group in Frederick is urging state licensing and registration of laboratories that handle certain deadly pathogens. The Frederick News-Post reports that the Containment Laboratory Community Advisory Committee filed comments last week with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The state agency is accepting public comments through Saturday on its recent […]

Sep 24, 2013

40 attorneys general urge tight regulation of e-cigarettes

BOSTON — Forty attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday urging the agency to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products. The letter, co-sponsored by Massachusetts Attorney Martha Coakley and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, says e-cigarettes are being […]

Sep 19, 2013

JPMorgan pays $920M, admits fault in trading loss

WASHINGTON — JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pay $920 million and has admitted that it failed to oversee trading that led to a $6 billion loss and renewed worries about serious risk-taking by major banks. U.S. and U.K. regulators said Thursday that the largest U.S. bank’s weak oversight allowed traders in its London office to […]

Aug 15, 2013

Report finds Maryland scores well in fight against cancer

Only 12 states, including Maryland, and Washington, D.C. are making progress, according to a report released Thursday.

May 3, 2013

Tighter rules follow Frederick Tough Mudder chaos

FREDERICK — The city of Frederick is tightening its regulation of large outdoor events after last year’s chaotic Tough Mudder competition. The Frederick News-Post reports that the Board of Aldermen voted Thursday to require city permits for private events where more than 2,000 people are expected. Frederick police say the requirement will help them provide […]

Apr 1, 2013

More humane for horses?

Oklahoma says it’s OK to slaughter horses for meat, but that doesn’t mean it will start to happen yet.

Feb 26, 2013

Berger Cookies coming back soon?

Berger Cookies hopes to get its product back on store shelves quickly.

Feb 12, 2013

Government seeks changes for malt liquor Four Loko

WASHINGTON — The makers of a popular carbonated alcoholic drink guzzled on college campuses are going to be changing the look of their Four Loko cans to settle the government’s charges of deceptive marketing. The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that Chicago-based Phusion Projects will be required to put an “alcohol facts panel” on the […]

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