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August 2012

Federal rules putting ‘Big Brother boxes’ in cars take effect Sept. 1

“New federal standards for ‘black boxes’ that record information leading up to auto accidents will will take effect Sept. 1, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ruled on Tuesday,” The Hill reports. “The federal standards will apply only to cars that are voluntarily outfitted with event data recorders (EDRs), also known as black boxes. […]

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Small business owners’ confidence in Obama economy plunges again

“U.S. small business owners’ optimism declined in July, with the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index at 17,” the polling firm Gallup reports. “The Future Expectations Dimension of the index, which consists of owners’ ratings of their businesses’ expectations for the next 12 months in several respects, declined to 18 in July from 24 in April […]

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