At a meeting with officials from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, U.S. officials have underscored a push to expand the partnership between the U.S. and the African economic organization on issues such as biotechnology development and trade-related food security issues.
Recent regulatory actions by the U.S. and Canada imposing sweeping restrictions on the manufacture and sale of flavored cigarettes have prompted the expected protests from the tobacco industry, but experts say the bans are also causing potentially damaging trade friction with producers in foreign markets.
The U.S. government has welcomed an official announcement by the Taiwanese government that it will expand access for American beef importers to the Taiwan market.
Southern Co. and American Electric Power Co. Inc. will likely be among the biggest losers under a U.S. cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases, even though their emissions are well below that of oil giants such as Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp., according to a newly released report.
Maryland regulators cleared the way Friday for a $4.5 billion proposed deal under which power giant Electricite de France International SA will snap up 49.99 percent of Constellation Energy Group Inc.'s nuclear power assets, but the companies were circumspect as to whether they would pull the trigger given new conditions imposed on the deal.
A Chinese representative to the World Trade Organization told reporters that plans to penalize imports from countries with lax carbon dioxide emission standards, currently on the table in both the European Union and U.S., would result in unworkable and unfair global trade restrictions.
A federal judge on Thursday voided the Federal Trade Commission's enforcement interpretation of the controversial Red Flags Rule in the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, which the American Bar Association claimed would have jeopardized lawyers' time-honored methods of billing clients.
The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee voted Thursday to set a five-person commission at the helm of the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency, putting it at odds with the single-regulator system approved by the House Financial Services Committee last week.
Controversial chemical atrazine is among seven pesticides that will undergo preliminary screening by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for potential effects on human and animal endocrine systems, the agency announced Thursday.
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have pitched a revised health care reform bill that proponents say would extend coverage to 96 percent of Americans, create a health insurance exchange with a public option, and call on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate drug prices on behalf of Medicare.
Japan's antitrust authority has released guidelines on exclusionary conduct under its competition laws as part of its stepped up efforts to regulate monopolies and promote fair trade.
As the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee readies for a vote on climate-change legislation, energy and manufacturing representatives urged senators on Thursday to soften the bill's tough carbon reduction goals to avoid creating a devastating “energy gap."
The Federal Trade Commission will have the authority to investigate anti-competitive practices in the health insurance industry without congressional approval under the U.S. House of Representatives' proposed health care bill, according to a news report Thursday.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Thursday defended a proposal to create a new wind-down authority for "too big to fail" companies, which critics in the U.S. House of Representatives said could stretch federal authority too far while changing too little about future bailouts.
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced legislation to make it easier for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to debar clinical investigators who have been convicted of crimes.
Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., introduced a bill Wednesday that would reinstate Super 301 authority under the Trade Act of 1974, an attempt to reshuffle enforcement priorities and give trade officials new powers to combat violations of U.S. trade agreements.
A key U.S. House of Representatives panel has approved a measure that would create tough new rules for credit rating agencies and expose the firms to additional legal liability.
If breakthrough clean technology developments are unable to match carbon reduction goals mandated in the U.S. Senate's climate change bill, consumer costs will rise and manufacturers could lose ground to foreign competitors, industry experts warned Wednesday.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will continue to propose tightening regulation on dark pools, the agency told a U.S. Senate subcommittee Wednesday.
The European Commission formally debuted long-awaited legislation Wednesday for new emissions limits on commercial cargo vans, sticking to ambitious targets despite vocal opposition from automakers across the European Union.