AdvaMed says its plan is designed to reinvigorate an industry that's been facing tough times of late. FDA red tape and the medical device tax are chief among the things the trade group would like to eliminate.
With patent lawsuits becoming more prominent than ever—and in one recent case, costing Apple big bucks—it's easy to lose sight of the way that so-called patent trolls take down the little guys. But one association has been working on a solution for small app makers hit by patent lawsuits.
The commission's long-expected ruling net neutrality in favor of reclassifying internet service as a public utility drew strong reactions from throughout the association sector—and a unique response from Verizon. Long story short? This isn't over yet.
The American Medical Association, after a period of sharp downturns in membership, is seeing a reversal of that trend. Part of the reason? A focus on attracting students and easing some of the biggest annoyances for members.
In a letter to a state-banking regulatory body, the American Bankers Association suggested that a national database of Bitcoin firms be included as part of a regulatory framework. The group has expressed concern that the currency's fluctuating value and lack of regulations could have ripple effects on traditional banking.
One of the greatest American success stories in recent years has been the strong recovery of the independent bookstore—despite a huge surge in online competition. But in the United Kingdom, an industry group is working overtime to fix a staggering decline in its indie bookstores.
A leading international music trade group is on the verge of announcing a uniform release date for new albums—one inspired, by the way, by Beyoncé—but releasing albums on Friday isn't everyone's idea of rocking out.
The state law, which was to take effect later this year, is now on hold after a plastics-industry group led an effort to launch a referendum against the law. But critics say the petition effort represents an attempt by outside groups to affect the state's process.
New York's plan to increase the minimum wage for tipped workers to $7.50—one of the highest levels in the country—has the New York State Restaurant Association suggesting that its members could consider doing away with tips altogether.
The International Council of Shopping Centers says that the Mall of America and the organization's other member malls have been preparing for the worst long before a recent threat surfaced from a Somalian terror group.