Regulatory Rumblings Archive

November 2015


ICANN 54 Meeting in Dublin: Next Steps

Posted: Nov 30, 2015 9:00am ET

In late October, ICANN once again convened its global meeting, this time in Dublin. As usual, there was no consensus on the way forward.

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AMA’s Proposal on Prescription Drug Advertising is Wrong and Misguided

Posted: Nov 19, 2015 9:00am ET

In a surprise vote on Tuesday at the Interim Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA), the physician group adopted a policy aimed at banning direct-to-consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical advertising. The group will now begin lobbying Congress for a ban on these ads.

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Advertising’s Key Role

Posted: Nov 16, 2015 3:45pm ET

A new report released today examines advertising’s contribution to U.S. GDP and the economy in general. The report found that advertising contributed an astounding $3.4 trillion to the U.S. GDP in 2014, comprising 19 percent of the nation’s total economic output. This is roughly equal to the total GDP of Germany.

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Changes in House Leadership Increase Prospect for Tax Reform

Posted: Nov 5, 2015 3:00pm ET

Congress has just experienced some exceptionally significant changes in the past weeks. John Boehner’s retirement led to the elevation of Paul Ryan (WI-1) as the new Speaker of the House last week, vacating his former position as Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee. Now, Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-8) has become the new Committee Chair.

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