News tagged with federal legislation

White House backs Internet sales tax bill

The White House Monday backed a Senate bill to force online retailers like Amazon and eBay to collect state and local sales taxes, hoping to end a cost disadvantage hampering bricks and mortar businesses.

dateApr 22, 2013 in Business
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Conflicts of Interest Affect Conservation Science

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a perfect world, scientific research is supposed to be completely objective and free of conflicts of interest. But University of South Florida researchers say that politics can overtake facts, with potentially ...

dateMay 06, 2010 in Other
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FTC seeks law to shed more light on data brokers

(AP) -- The Federal Trade Commission is calling for a new law that would allow people to review the vast amounts of information being collected about them as the Internet, smartphones and other technology make it easier ...

dateMar 27, 2012 in Internet
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Luggage screening standards prove their value

Every month, between 50 and 70 million passengers travel through U.S. airports, toting more than 30 million pieces of luggage destined for aircraft cargo holds. Since 2004, federal legislation requires that every one of those ...

dateJun 11, 2013 in Engineering
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