| Dec 10, 2013
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress clearly like to talk. And talk.
But when it comes to sitting on a plane next to a passenger jabbering on the phone through a long flight, a lot of lawmakers prefer silence, so much so they are contemplating...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Amid debate over safety, air rage and courtesy in the air, the Federal Communications Commission approved the first step in allowing passengers on airplanes to use cellphones in flight.
The “notice of rule making” approved by a 3-2 vote...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:46 PM
A federal appeals court swept aside government regulations designed to ensure equal access to the Internet, raising the prospects of higher fees for consumers and more barriers for start-ups seeking to compete online.
The decision Tuesday could allow...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Bloomberg TV may finally be getting better real estate on Comcast's cable systems.
The Federal Communications Commission has upheld a decision it made last year ordering Comcast to put Bloomberg TV -- a financial news outlet -- within the same...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:02 AM
The federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday struck down important segments of the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order, which had kept service providers from blocking or slowing down users' Internet connections to certain...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 1:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators moved Thursday to expand the ability of people to send texts to 911 in emergencies, and are working on rules that would require wireless carriers to enable such messages by the end of the year.
The Federal Communications...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Ronald Coase, a British-born University of Chicago economist whose Nobel Prize-winning work on the role of corporations stemmed from visits in the early 1930s to American companies including Ford Motor Co. and Union Carbide Corp., has died. He was 102....
| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:37 PM
In the mid-1970s a vision came to Paul Crouch, but it wasn't what a man of the cloth might have expected.
A map of North America had appeared on his ceiling, glowing with pencil-thin beams of light that shot in every direction. "Lord," asked Crouch, a...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Frank L. Fouce, an impresario of Spanish-language entertainment who turned downtown's historic Million Dollar Theater into a prestigious venue for a burgeoning Latino market and helped launch the television network that became Univision, died Sept. 22...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:37 PM
If your wireless phone keeps ringing with annoying automated calls from businesses you'd rather not talk to, you now may have the power to stop some of them.
All you have to do is ask.
A federal appeals court in Pennsylvania recently ruled that...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:11 PM
A day after the Federal Communications Commission said it is considering lifting the ban on cellphone calls on planes, the head of the panel said he would prefer that cellphones remain silent on planes.
"We understand that many passengers would prefer...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Mayor Gary Resnick was first elected to the Wilton Manors City Commission in 1998, and after several re-elections, was first elected Mayor in November 2008, and re-elected in subsequent elections. Mayor Resnick is very active representing municipal...