The U.S. government has officially notified the trade community of the steep new tariffs on Chinese tires, a controversial safeguard that critics say risks triggering a backlash of protectionist trade measures.
The European Commission has adopted guidelines for public funding of broadband and Next Generation Networks in what it says is an effort to foster investment and improve information technology infrastructure in areas where the marketplace does not drive sufficient interest from private telecommunications companies.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has extended an order denying export privileges to Mahan Airways, an Iranian airline found to violate U.S. trade regulations by exporting American-made planes without government authorization.
As U.S. antitrust authorities appointed under the Obama administration start to make good on promises to take a more aggressive approach toward merger review, deal makers will have to add yet another item to their checklists: a more involved antitrust review process, experts say.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously Thursday to propose a rule banning so-called flash orders, which use specialized software to help give some stock traders a split-second advantage over other market participants.
Legislation that would remove federal antitrust exemptions for health and medical malpractice insurers through a surgical repeal of the McCarran-Ferguson Act was introduced in both chambers Thursday.
A group of state securities regulators has urged a Senate panel to push forward with a legislative proposal that aims to overturn the Supreme Court's recent ruling in Stoneridge, allowing those that aid and abet securities fraud, including attorneys, accountants and bankers, to be sued by shareholders.
Representatives of derivatives trading groups warned Thursday against the Obama administration's regulatory efforts to move over-the-counter derivatives to exchanges, saying the proposed legislation would increase costs of derivatives trading.
Updated regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will force operators of medical waste incinerators to cut emissions in order to reduce the amount of lead, mercury and pollutant gases released into the air each year.
The Obama administration intends to push world leaders at the upcoming G-20 summit to keep current economic stimulus packages in place, despite recent signs of hope that the economy is on the path to recovery.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has told Allergan Inc. that it has made misleading claims and downplayed potential side effects about its drug Latisse, used to lengthen and darken eyelashes.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has created a new unit to analyze risks in the financial markets and has appointed a law professor to head up the division.
China's request for World Trade Organization consultations with the U.S. over President Barack Obama's decision to impose tariffs on Chinese tires claims that the U.S. cannot justify the move because the statute authorizing the tariffs is flawed and Chinese imports were not a “significant cause” of injury to domestic industry.
The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed an exemption to employment law that would allow General Motors Co., or “New GM,” to transfer securities that include a $2.5 billion promissory note to a health plan covering 700,000 dependents and retirees.
Hundreds of trade groups, companies and other stakeholders weighed in ahead of a deadline for public comment on whether the pending U.S. free trade agreements with South Korea and Colombia are in line with global trade goals.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has said that the Bureau of Land Management frequently violated and misinterpreted an energy law between 2006 and 2008, potentially leading to the approval of more oil and gas drilling than should have been allowed.
Continuing talks begun by their predecessors, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Schapiro and Hector Sants, chief executive of the U.K.'s Financial Services Authority, on Wednesday announced plans to explore common approaches to reporting and other regulatory requirements as the amount of capital flowing back and forth across the Atlantic continues to grow.
A House panel has unanimously approved a measure aimed at extending the compulsory copyright licenses that allow cable and satellite television operators to retransmit television signals.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told a federal appeals court Wednesday that it would reconsider national smog standards implemented last year by the Bush administration, thus likely putting on hold litigation filed by states and a number of health and environmental advocacy groups.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has given its blessing to several newly amended Financial Industry Regulatory Authority rules designed to disclose conflicts of interest and expand into the realm of new media a 60-year-old prohibition against payments made in connection with published information meant to influence market prices.