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Trump says drug companies should include prices in TV ads. Good luck with that

October 18, 2018 |

The Trump administration told the drug industry this week that it wants the prices of prescription meds included in TV ads.

The drug industry said no.

I could end this column right there. But why let either side off the hook?

For all of President Trump’s bluster about drug companies’ scandalous…


L.A. Times – Business

Gregg Jarrett: Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein should leave their top Justice Department jobs soon

October 12, 2018 |

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Rod Rosenstein should lose their jobs because of enormous harm they’ve caused.
FOX News

Here’s why two siblings who inherited mom’s house should prepare for an ugly family feud

October 7, 2018 |

Dear Liz: My mother left her house to my brother and me. He wants to use it as a rental property. I have no interest in being a landlord or in ownership. He doesn’t want to buy me out, so I’d like to sell my half interest. What are the tax issues I need to prepare for, and does my brother need…


L.A. Times – Business

Kavanaugh: ‘I Said a Few Things I Should Not Have Said’

October 5, 2018 |

Brett Kavanaugh admits he “might have been too emotional at times” when he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week—but he says he will be an impartial judge if confirmed to the Supreme Court. “I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been,” he…
Newser

How much should you pay your financial advisor?

September 30, 2018 |

Dear Liz: With my advisor’s blessing, I took one of my brokerage accounts and converted it from stocks to mutual funds that charge an aggregate fee of 0.26%. Not too bad, but my advisor insists that he still must charge his standard 1% fee on top. I know of other people whose advisors dropped their…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

Trump’s worldview should worry anyone who understands history

September 26, 2018 |

US President Donald Trump came late to the podium at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning. And within moments, he had the gathered world leaders laughing.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

RBI Argues Supreme Court Should Not Interfere With Its Crypto Decision

September 23, 2018 |

RBI Argues Supreme Court Should Not Interfere With Its Crypto Decision

The Reserve Bank of India has filed an affidavit with the country’s supreme court in response to one of the petitions against its crypto banking ban. The central bank reportedly argues that it has acted within its power and that none of the petitioners have shown reasonable grounds for the supreme court to intervene.

Also read: 160 Crypto Exchanges Seek to Enter Japanese Market, Regulator Reveals

No Reasonable Grounds

RBI Argues Supreme Court Should Not Interfere With Its Crypto DecisionLast week, the Supreme Court of India was scheduled to hear all of the petitions against the crypto banking ban by the country’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India. However, the case was postponed the second week in a row from the original hearing date of Sept. 11. According to industry participants, the court is now scheduled to hear the case on Sept. 25.

In response to a petition filed by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), the central bank filed an affidavit with the supreme court on Sept. 8, Inc42 reported on Sept. 21. “Inc42 has the copy of the petition filed by IAMAI as well as the response filed by RBI on September 8, 2018.”

RBI Argues Supreme Court Should Not Interfere With Its Crypto DecisionIn its affidavit, the central bank argues that the IAMAI petition, along with other petitions challenging its ban, “is not maintainable either in law or on facts and, hence, liable to be dismissed as such,” the publication noted.

Since the RBI issued its April 6 circular banning banks from providing services to crypto businesses, a number of petitions have been filed against the ban. They allege that the central bank’s action “violates Articles 19 (1) (g) and 14 of the Indian Constitution,” which “will lead to the closure” of affected firms, the news outlet explained. However, the RBI detailed in its affidavit:

The impugned circular and the impugned statement neither violate the right to equality guaranteed under Article 14 or the right to trade and business guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution…The petitioner cannot seek to exercise the extraordinary jurisdiction of this Hon’ble Court to avail a right which they do not have.

RBI’s response further reads, “There is no statutory right, much less an infringed one, available to the petitioner to open and maintain bank accounts to trade, invest or deal in virtual currencies.” In addition, the central bank claims that IAMAI and others “haven’t got any reasonable or tenable ground for interference by this court.”

RBI Defends Its Circular

The central bank argues that its April 6 circular is in line with its three previous statements regarding cryptocurrencies – one in 2013 and two in 2017.

RBI Argues Supreme Court Should Not Interfere With Its Crypto DecisionCalling the circular an essential step, the RBI claims that cryptocurrencies “are associated with multiple risks such as lack of customer protection, high volatility, vulnerability of wallets and exchange houses to cyber-attacks, money laundering, etc,” the news outlet conveyed.

“Unlike a currency which is defined as something that can be a medium of exchange, a store of value and a unit of account,” the central bank asserted that cryptocurrencies, “given their volatility, lack of intrinsic value and low adoption, satisfy none of these criteria.” Emphasizing that “Their value is merely derived from the parties to a transaction willing to pay a particular amount” for them, the RBI maintained:

The impugned circular and the impugned statement have been issued in a manner that is consistent with the powers conferred on the RBI by the law and the same are legal and valid.

What do you think of RBI’s response to the petitions against its ban? Let us know in the comments section below.


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CNN

Mother of 7-year-old rape victim in India says attacker should be hanged

September 20, 2018 |

After raping the 7-year-old girl with a water hose in New Delhi, the attacker handed her 10 rupees and a piece of chocolate in exchange for her silence, according to her mother. He then left her — a towel around her waist and bleeding — near her home.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Kristen Bell’s Sober Hubby Says She Should Have ‘Ecstasy Party’

September 19, 2018 |

Dax Shepard has been sober for 14 years, but his wife, Kristen Bell, still vapes weed around him, she explained in a recent appearance on the WTF With Marc Maron podcast. (Maron, E! notes, is also sober.) “I smoke around my husband and it doesn’t seem to bother him,…
Newser

The Latest: Lawyer: Arrest should be made in shooting

September 9, 2018 |

The Latest on a deadly shooting involving an off-duty Dallas police officer (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Dallas’ police chief says a warrant for manslaughter hasn’t been issued for an officer who killed a man in his home because the Texas Rangers asked her department to wait.
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