The U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that they will begin holding public workshops early in 2010 to explore competition issues in the agricultural industry.
A top official from the U.S. Department of the Treasury told a Senate committee Wednesday that the Treasury had no intention of evaluating, regulating or interfering with credit rating agencies' methodologies for rating securities as part of its proposed financial reform efforts.
A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority hearing panel has expelled Legacy Trading Co. LLC, barred its CEO and owner from the securities industry, and fined both more than $1 million, finding that they made almost $900,000 from illegally short-selling stocks.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public comments on potential regulation of perchlorate, a toxic rocket fuel component found in drinking water that the EPA declined to regulate under the previous administration.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., has put forth a bipartisan bill that would give small-forest owners incentives to manage their land to store more carbon, the latest legislative effort to help curb global warming.
Sens. Russ Feingold, D-Wis.; Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.; and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., have revived a bid to eliminate a tax break for hard rock minerals mined on federal land, claiming that closing the tax loophole — which they say lets companies double-dip in government subsidies — could free up $250 million for mine renewal plans.
The U.S. Senate has approved a measure directing the Food and Drug Administration to study its seafood import inspection infrastructure and supply chains most vulnerable to contamination in order to fortify its ability to keep tainted foreign seafood products from reaching U.S. consumers.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is considering regulations aimed at restricting or banning so-called flash orders, which employ specialized technology to help give stock traders a split-second advantage over other market participants.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has effectively terminated an investigation into whether Sinochem Modern Environmental Protection Chemicals (Xi'an) Co. Ltd.'s refrigerants infringe a patent held by Ineos Fluor Holdings Ltd., deciding to nix an earlier ruling by an administrative law judge upholding the patent.
The International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce said Tuesday it had preliminarily determined that Hynix Semiconductor Inc. received countervailable subsidies in the dynamic random access memory semiconductor market.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that it will require a class of drugs known as tumor necrosis factor alpha blockers to include a stronger warning highlighting the possibility of an increased risk of cancer in children and adolescents.
Economic experts on Tuesday continued a debate in a U.S. Senate committee over how to distribute carbon credits under a proposed cap-and-trade framework, urging direct federal rebates to mitigate customer costs, rather than routing savings in the form of free credit allocations to local utilities.
Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., is taking aim at two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions with proposed new legislation that would allow third parties suspected of aiding and abetting securities fraud to be named as defendants in private civil suits.
A proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 that would provide grants to restore former industrial sites near bodies of water has made its way to the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce.
A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court's ruling that the U.S. government's right to protect navigable waterways supersedes a Louisiana environmental agency's responsibility to maintain a nature preserve near the Red River.
Italy's antitrust enforcer has launched a probe of MasterCard Inc. and eight banks — including the Italian units of Barclays PLC, BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank AG — over suspicions that agreements on interchange fees may run afoul of the European Union's regulations on restrictive business practices.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has appointed one-time Baker & McKenzie LLP attorney Daniel L. Goelzer to serve as acting chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, which supervises the accounting firms that audit public companies.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency have launched a joint initiative to ensure the use of safe and effective practices in clinical trials as part of the drug approval process.
As part of a health care reform package up for debate in the fall, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has voted to add a provision banning so-called pay-for-delay deals between brand-name pharmaceutical manufacturers and generics competitors.
U.S. marshals have seized skin sanitizers manufactured at Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory Inc.'s Roy, Utah, facility following the company's failure to destroy the products after an inspection by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that revealed high levels of potentially disease-causing bacteria.