Panelists at a financial regulatory roundtable in Washington on Thursday asked regulators to be cautious in defining who and what are swap dealers or swap market participants, voicing worries about the ripple effects of bringing smaller entities under the definition.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States will strive to match export financing deals from emerging economies in order to remain competitive in trade and stymie unfair competition in world markets, the bank's leader said Wednesday in Washington.
The American Antitrust Institute urged the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to push standard-setting organizations to adopt tougher measures to curb the ability of a patent holder to manipulate the process of picking an industry standard.
California lawmakers on Wednesday passed a $150 million reduction in the state judicial branch's budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, a move the state's top judge said would be “devastating and crippling" for the court system.
The Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday preliminarily passed a measure aimed at reforming the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association that includes a controversial prohibition on punitive damages in suits against the nonprofit insurer.
While reverse mergers can be a boon for investors, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is right to warn against such transactions as they are often shortcuts to accessing the public's money without the rigors of filing for an initial public offering, lawyers said Wednesday.
A European Parliament committee on Wednesday recommended expanding a proposed ban on phosphates in laundry detergents to include household dishwasher detergents, part of an ongoing effort to boost water quality in the European Union.
A U.S. House of Representatives panel approved legislation Wednesday that would speed up the permitting of a planned $13 billion pipeline to carry crude oil from Canada to refineries in the United States.
The European Commission revealed its plans Wednesday to further update how the European Union makes decisions about the implementation of trade legislation, including measures regulating textile and steel trade and sanctions imposed against the U.S.
The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday denied an effort by Dow Chemical Co. to change a 2009 settlement it made with the agency regarding its $18.8 billion merger with Rohm and Haas Co.
The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Senate allies on Wednesday touted the health benefits of the Clean Air Act and proposals targeting power plant emissions and cross-state air pollution, fighting arguments that such looming regulations will harm the economy.
Trek 2000 International Ltd. asked the U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday to investigate whether several thumb drive manufacturers — including Kingston Technology Co. Inc. — import devices that infringe four of the Singapore-based company's patents.
The U.S. International Trade Commission said Wednesday that it had launched an investigation into the global competitiveness of the U.S. business jet aircraft industry at the request of a U.S. House of Representatives committee.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to up the audit and reporting requirements for broker-dealers holding customers' assets.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed Tuesday that it had warned Matrixx Initiatives Inc. over the company's marketing of two Zicam products as cold remedies without the agency's approval.
Former U.S. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey told lawmakers Tuesday that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the federal statute outlawing corporate bribery and corruption overseas, is unfair to businesses and needs to be overhauled.
The world's largest foam cup manufacturer and an industry group sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington on Friday, attacking the department's decision to include the chemical styrene on list of cancer-causing substances.
The U.S. Senate shot down a measure Tuesday aimed at repealing roughly $6 billion in annual tax breaks and an import tariff supporting the nation’s producers of corn-based ethanol products.
The Federal Trade Commission on Monday cleared Spanish food company Ebro Foods SA to take over the rice divisions of SOS Corporacion Alementaria SA, including an American subsidiary, in a €205 million ($297 million) deal.
Two nominees for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told a U.S. Senate committee Tuesday that the financial overhaul has given the agency more tools to regulate the industry, but that its expanded role could strain its budget.