The EU and Japan signed a trade deal known as the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Tuesday that eliminates almost all tariffs on products traded between them. The agreement was finalized in December and agreed upon at the EU-Japan summit held in Tokyo this week. According to an EU statement the EPA, which the EU [...]

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The European Parliament voted down a highly-debated copyright bill Thursday, which would have made sweeping changes to the copyright regulation of online media. It was a bill big firms such as Google and Facebook argued would stifle creativity and sharing, as it aimed to regulate these companies’ monitoring more closely for infringements. License holders — publishers, [...]

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US President Donald Trump announced  Thursday the resignation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency . “Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this,” Trump said. Trump noted that current Deputy Adminstrator Andrew Wheeler will serve as acting administrator. “I have [...]

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A federal judge on Friday blocked a proposed Kentucky Medicaid plan that would include work requirements as a condition of receiving the state’s subsidized health coverage. Under the proposed Kentucky plan, titled Kentucky HEALTH, the state would impose “community-engagement” requirements for both traditional and expansion Medicaid populations. It also included a new mandate that would [...]

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California lawmakers passed and Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Consumer Privacy Act Thursday, granting broad online privacy protections to consumers. Assembly member and bill sponsor Ed Chau said in a statement , “Today, California took a historic step in enacting legislation to protect children and consumers by giving them control over their own personal data. Consumers [...]

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The American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) filed a lawsuit in the US Court of International Trade  on Wednesday against the United States and US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan against steel tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump in March. The lawsuit seeks an order from the court enjoining the US from [...]

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