Should Energy Deregulation Be In Every State?

Over the past couple decades, a historic shift has slowly taken place within the $220 billion electric industry, much like the airline, trucking and telecommunications industries before it. Federal and state governments have chipped away at what has been referred to as the last government-sanctioned monopoly. Today, nearly half of all states have some version […]

McCain: Cybersecurity Bill Ineffective Without NSA Monitoring the Net

By Kim Zetter | After three years of haggling to produce bipartisan cybersecurity legislation that addresses the security of the nation’s critical infrastructure systems, the Senate finally got a bill this week that seemed destined to actually pass. That is, until a hearing on Thursday to discuss the bill in which Sen. John McCain […]

FBI wants businesses watching for customers paying with cash

Government calls buying ‘night flashlights,’ making ‘extreme religious statements’ indicators of terrorism Just days after the White House announced a community-based approach to combating terrorism in the United States, the FBI and other agencies are asking managers of surplus stores to spy on their customers, watching whether they pay in cash, make “extreme” religious statements […]

Obama orders federal labs to help businesses create new products

(THE HILL)   President Obama ordered federal government laboratories to accelerate the process of turning scientific discoveries into commercial products. The move is part of an effort to create jobs and strengthen competitiveness, according to the White House. “One driver of successful innovation is technology transfer, in which the private sector adapts federal research for use […]

Florida businesses to pay out more for unemployment

By GARY FINEOUT, Bloomberg Businessweek Florida’s businesses that are already grappling with the toll of the recession and a high unemployment rate could get hit with a massive tax hike next year. In a move that some fear could hamper a fragile recovery now under way, nearly 460,000 businesses across the state will have to […]

California bill would wipe out independent and private businesses

(Freedom Advocates) This is an announcement from September 4, 2011 Say “No” to Buddies and Beneficiaries, Governor Must VETO B Lab’s AB 361 Contributions to this report from Stephen Poole and Wynne Coleman. There are big bills pending in California right now that will ultimately wipe out independent and private businesses. One of them is […]