Jun 20, 2017

Trump admin to enforce Obama methane rule

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told senators Tuesday the Trump administration will be enforcing the Obama-era methane rule that targets harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production, per the AP. The Trump administration is simultaneously trying to rework the rule to be more friendly to the industry and just last week announced it is delaying parts of the rule.

Why it matters: This is a rare example of the Trump administration implicitly conceding some regulation is worthwhile, even as it seeks wholesale rollbacks.

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Why Apple may move to open iOS

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Apple may finally allow iPhone owners to set email or browsing apps other than Apple's own as their preferred defaults, according to a Bloomberg report from last week.

The big picture: Customers have long clamored for the ability to choose their preferred apps, and now Apple, like other big tech companies, finds itself under increased scrutiny over anything perceived as anticompetitive.

The NFL warms up to betting

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Starting this season, NFL teams in states with legal sports betting will be allowed to have in-stadium betting lounges and accept sponsorships from sportsbooks and betting operators, per multiple reports.

One caveat: There will not be any physical betting windows in the lounges, so they're more "hangout spots for bettors" than an actual "places to make bets."

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President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Taj Mahal. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images