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Proposed updates to Federal Trade Commission rules governing franchise operations have the potential for tipping the balance of power between the franchiser and franchisee.

Past Columns
Business Looks to Panel's New Leader for Relief (Post, April 12, 2005)

Model Planes May Soar at Former Superfund Sites (Post, April 5, 2005)

Definition of 'Ditch' Is Muddy at Best (Post, March 29, 2005)

OMB to Reconsider Some Rules (Post, March 22, 2005)

Redrafting Handicap-Access Guidelines (Post, March 15, 2005)

Phony Internet Moving Brokerages Take Consumers for a Ride (Post, March 8, 2005)

Questioning the Cattle Call (Post, March 1, 2005)

Strapped Automaker Appeals NHTSA Rule on Air Bags (Post, Feb. 22, 2005)

Antiperspirant Makers Sweat Out FDA's Data Request (Post, Feb. 15, 2005)

Salt Institute's Case Shakes Up Preliminary Rulemaking (Post, Feb. 8, 2005)

OSHA Slow to Act on Beryllium Exposure, Critic Says (Post, Feb. 1, 2005)

Report Sheds Light on Changing Role of Regulation (Post, Jan. 25, 2005)

Medicare Reconsiders Claims Criteria for Wheelchairs (Post, Jan. 18, 2005)

Small-Business Advocate Plays Big Role in Rulemaking (Post, Jan. 11, 2005)

A Gutsy David Takes On a Goliath (Post, Dec. 28, 2004)

Stocking Stuffers: Red Tape and American Caviar (Post, Dec. 21, 2004)

Aviation Emissions Reform Has Trouble Taking Off (Post, Dec. 14, 2004)

Charting Progress of Rule Reviews Proves Difficult (Post, Dec. 7, 2004)

A Red Light on Runway Incursion (Post, Nov. 23, 2004)

Mining Safety Rules Got the Shaft, Workers Union Says (Post, Nov. 16, 2004)

OSHA Slow to Issue Standards, Critics Charge (Post, Nov. 9, 2004)

Future of Federal Rulemaking Caught Up in Election (Post, Nov. 2, 2004)

Hearse Makers No Longer Strapped Under Car-Seat Law (Post, Oct. 26, 2004)

Keeping Mad Cow Out of Cosmetics (Post, Oct. 19, 2004)

USDA Rule on Pallets and Pests Leaves Some Fuming (Post, Oct. 12, 2004)

OSHA Withdraws More Rules Than It Makes, Reviews Find (Post, Oct. 5, 2004)

Park Service Retiree Group Wades Into Political Waters (Post, Sept. 28, 2004)

Feud Ferments Between Soy Sauce Makers (Post, Sept. 21, 2004)

AT&T's Calling Card: Reach Out and Pitch Someone (Post, Sept. 14, 2004)

New USDA Rule Changes Barbecue Standard (Post, Sept. 7, 2004)

About this Series (Post, Aug. 17, 2004)

Appalachia Is Paying Price for White House Rule Change (Post, Aug. 17, 2004)

'Data Quality' Law Is Nemesis Of Regulation (Post, Aug. 16, 2004)

Data Recorders in Cars Might Open Pandora's Black Box (Post, July 27, 2004)

You Say Potato, I Say It's Processed (Post, July 20, 2004)

Consumer Group Says OMB Is Meddling With Fuel Efficiency (Post, July 13, 2004)

Business, Labor Fight Over Hazmat Handling (Post, July 6, 2004)

Businesses Look to Congress to Fix Faxing Jam (Post, June 22, 2004)

Business Groups Jump at Chance to Scratch Regulatory Itches (Post, June 15, 2004)

Under Reagan, Scrutiny of Rules Became the Rule (Post, June 8, 2004)

Small-Business Owners Say They're Up to OSHA's Challenge (Post, June 1, 2004)

Interest Grows in Resurrecting Administrative Conference (Post, May 25, 2004)

Setting a Standard for Inefficiency (Post, May 18, 2004)

Cattlemen Have Beef With USDA Signals on Canadian Imports (Post, May 11, 2004)

Alligator Industry Fights Fees for Promotions (Post, May 4, 2004)

Short-Circuited by DOT, Utilities Take Time Limit Case to Hill (Post, April 27, 2004)

Automakers, Feds Diverge on Air-Bag Test Dummies (Post, April 20, 2004)

Collectors Want More, Not Less, FTC Regulation (Post, April 6, 2004)

Project Aims for One-Stop Online Shopping for Federal Rules (Post, March 30, 2004)

Panel Weighs Letting OSHA 'Pierce the Corporate Veil' (Post, March 23, 2004)

Pushing to Close Gaps in Compiling Vehicular Deaths (Post, March 16, 2004)

Approval of Irradiated Sweet Potatoes Has Critics Steamed (Post, March 9, 2004)

Highway Bill Comes Wrapped in Safety Groups' To-Do List (Post, March 2, 2004)

FTC Searches for a More Explicit E-Mail Warning (Post, Feb. 24, 2004)

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