Government

CEA's Shapiro Assails 'Card Check'
January 2, 2009

In an editorial published in the Washington Times, CEA President/CEO Gary Shapiro on Wednesday came out strongly against "card check" legislation, a proposed law that opponents say would deprive workers of a secret ballot vote in union elections.

FCC's Martin Gets 'Exit Interview' at CES
December 31, 2008

As the Bush Administration prepares to leave office, the head of the Federal Communications Commission for the last four years Kevin Martin, the chairman of the FCC for Bush's entire second term, will be leaving as well.

Shortage Seen of DTV Coupons
December 29, 2008

With the analog signal shutoff less than two months away, customers in need of converter boxes are being urged to apply for the government's coupon program sooner rather than later. That's because the government funds appropriated for the coupons may run out early next month.

Help for the Credit-Stressed
December 24, 2008

In a move that will hopefully alleviate some stress for U.S. consumers a report from the Associated Press says federal regulators earlier this week adopted sweeping new rules for the credit card industry that will shield consumers from increases in interest rates on existing account balances among other changes.

Issa Takes Top Committee Spot
December 18, 2008

An electronics industry veteran-turned-Congressman is getting set to take on an important new role in the House of Representatives.

AHAM Names Messner To Legislative Post
December 9, 2008

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) last week named Kevin Messner its new vice president of government relations. In the new role, Messner will supervise the group's legislative priorities, as well as regulatory, political and grassroots programs.

CEA Black Friday Web Cast Set For Thursday
December 4, 2008

The Consumer Electronics Association's economic team has announced that it will address the holiday economic climate, including the fallout form Black Friday, in a special Web cast Thursday.

Panel Proclaims Recession Official
December 2, 2008

Are we in a recession? Most Americans would say we have been for quite awhile, and on Monday a panel made it official.

SEC Could Block Mogul's Circuit City Plans
November 25, 2008

The plans of Mexican media mogul Ricardo Salinas Pliego to purchase a controlling interest in Circuit City may hit a snag- due to a settlement he reached with the SEC in an earlier case.

Tweeter to Extend Gift Cards
November 18, 2008

Under pressure from Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the bankruptcy court overseeing Tweeter has agreed to continue to accept gift cards in the stores through the end of the year, or until its stores close, whichever occurs first. The request was also made, and granted, by attorneys general in other states.