Sen. Elizabeth Warren “loves” markets — just not ones without competition. Within the last month, the Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential candidate has unveiled proposals to address the consolidation of power in the technology and agriculture sectors, which she says is hurting consumers and competitors. But are Big Tech and Big Ag the only industries Warren would like to break up? Maybe not. In a 2016 speech at the Open Markets Institute, an anti-monopoly think tank, Warren said that the concentration problem is “hiding in plain sight all across the American economy” and called on government to address it. She also mentioned several specific industries — in addition to tech and agriculture — that federal regulators should address. In another Open Markets speech in 2017, Warren called for “a new breed of antitrust enforcers,” who would more strictly enforce the existing monopoly rules and apply closer scrutiny to … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Big Tech and Big Ag. What industries could be next?
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State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried took a peek into the innards of a convenience-store fuel pump Wednesday as part of an awareness campaign warning Floridians that scammers are after their card numbers. Visiting a Tallahassee gas station alongside inspectors from the state consumer-fraud agency, Fried highlighted a rapidly growing avenue for fraud seen statewide — gas pump credit card skimming. Skimming is a technique by which criminals internally install or externally overlay devices to payment terminals, usually those of gas pumps or ATM machines, to steal encoded credit card data from users. The event was held halfway through National Consumer Protection Week, a nationwide effort by the Federal Trade Commission to raise consumer awareness about scams. "Please be aware of the situation and make sure you're protecting yourself," Fried said. "We are going to do our part, but make sure that you are doing your part, too." "More than 2,250 gas pump skimmers have been located … [Read more...] about Florida Ag Commissioner Warns of Gas-Pump Skimming Fraud
By Maria Anglin Published 12:00 am CST, Saturday, January 5, 2019 A new California law would require pet stores to only deal in rescue animals rather than buy from puppy mills. A new California law would require pet stores to only deal in rescue animals rather than buy from puppy mills. Photo: File Photo Photo: File Photo Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A new California law would require pet stores to only deal in rescue animals rather than buy from puppy mills. A new California law would require pet stores to only deal in rescue animals rather than buy from puppy mills. Photo: File Photo Make pet stores havens for pets in need of rescuing 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The new … [Read more...] about Make pet stores havens for pets in need of rescuing
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