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.


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.


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.


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.