The U.S. asked the Eleventh Circuit on Thursday to reject a request from 26 states for initial en banc review of their fight over health care reform, saying the states are merely rushing to bring the challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The U.S. Department of Defense has not taken sufficient steps to document and reduce its rate of accidental overpayments to contractors, employees and others, according to a report released Wednesday by the bureau's internal auditor.
The U.S. Department of Defense on Thursday announced it was adopting a new rule that authorizes it to enter into a renewable energy contract for a period of more than five years, but only if the purchase is deemed cost-effective.
A panel in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday that a ban on menthol cigarettes would benefit public health, even though the products pose no greater health risks than nonmenthol cigarettes.
A state judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the implementation of a Wisconsin law that would restrict collective bargaining for the state's public workers, handing an early victory to a district attorney challenging the measure.
U.S. regulators have subpoenaed Bank of America NA, Citigroup Inc. and Barclays Capital Inc., according to Wednesday news reports, as they continue investigating whether the banks, UBS AG and others tried to manipulate interbank interest rates used as a global benchmark.
The Federal Acquisition Regulation Council published an interim rule Wednesday requiring a written justification and approval for issuing federal contracts in excess of $20 million to small businesses, despite objections from Native American corporations claiming they would be disproportionately impacted.
A European Union trade regulator on Wednesday imposed preliminary anti-dumping duties of up to 73 percent on ceramic tiles imported from China.
The U.S. government has lost a motion to stay a putative class action brought by California state employees and their same-sex spouses accusing state and federal agencies of restricting access to long-term care insurance from the state retirement system.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has tapped Illinois Department of Insurance Director Michael McRaith to head the newly created Federal Insurance Office.
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., called out the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday over a DHS employee allegedly demoted for blowing the whistle on political interference with the agency's Freedom of Information Act requests.
The European Union and Canada signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday that will provide a temporary solution to their long-running dispute over hormone-treated beef, which is banned in Europe.
The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday again stressed to lawmakers the value of its proposed $4.4 billion budget for 2012, telling a U.S. Senate panel the funding boost was vital to enforcing a new food safety law.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced proposed new rules Wednesday that would increase the maximum size standards for small businesses and allow nearly 10,000 additional companies to work with federal agencies.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to send President Barack Obama legislation extending federal spending authority through March 18, narrowly averting a government shutdown amid growing dissatisfaction over the recent string of stopgap budget measures.
The U.S. International Trade Commission on Thursday launched an investigation to determine if Hospira Inc. and affiliated pharmaceutical suppliers are importing generic versions of Eli Lilly & Co.’s cancer drug Gemzar.
Amid concern over Japan's ongoing nuclear crisis, President Barack Obama has directed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to investigate all U.S. nuclear facilities to assess their capacity to withstand catastrophic natural or man-made disasters.
The chief U.S. watchdog of independent auditing firms has launched an investigation into whether those auditors failed in their duties in advance of the 2008 financial crisis, the organization’s chairman said Wednesday.
A New York state senator introduced a bill on Thursday that would exempt large commercial insureds from certain rate and policy form requirements, a move aimed at improving the business climate within the state.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday approved a landmark compensation rule central to smart grid technology that will pay consumers to reduce energy consumption during peak usage.