ALBANY, N.Y. — Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and alarmed by rumours of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores nationwide to keep shelves stocked and even putting a pinch on some local law enforcement departments.
There’s been a lot of public and private handwringing within the legal establishment in recent years. There’s anxiety — and outrage — over the spiraling cost of legal education and the diminishing opportunities and salaries for recent law school grads.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese radio and television stations are to ban advertisements for expensive gifts such as watches, rare stamps and gold coins, the Xinhua state news agency said on Wednesday, as part of a push by the government to crack down on extravagance and waste.
It's a fermented, pungent tea, but it's the alcohol that can lurk inside of kombucha that's causing a stink. Regulators and retailers are concerned that the ancient and trendy tea may need to be regulated as an alcoholic drink.
OTTAWA — Gun owners who have had their licence renewal fees waived since Stephen Harper’s Conservatives came to power in 2006 will pay about $18 million annually in licence fees as the amnesty ends next month.
New changes to the firearms regulations were quietly posted in the Canada Gazette on the weekend that restore the $60 licence fee for non-restricted weapons.
The Conservatives implemented a two-year waiver on the fees in May 2006 and had renewed it every year until now.
With the looming debt ceiling pigfight consuming a lot of financial media bandwidth, some important stories are not getting the attention they warrant. One is on the hard fought and finally settled qualified mortgage rules just finalized by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Georgetown law professor Adam Levitin in a new post describes how the new QM rules are a defacto usury law for the 21st century.