A bill introduced Wednesday in the New York State Assembly is seeking to amend public health and insurance laws to establish protections against toxic mold.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday defeated an effort to strip language from patent reform legislation that would transition the U.S. to a first-to-file patent system, as Senate leaders teed up a vote to end debate on the entire bill for Monday.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., introduced legislation on Wednesday to reauthorize the Generalized System of Preferences legislation aimed at boosting poor countries’ exports that he blocked from passing in December.
A New York state lawmaker introduced legislation Monday that would provide $48.2 million for judicial salary increases and create two commissions on salary increases for state judges, who have been fighting for an increase in wages that have been stagnant since 1998.
The U.S. Department of Defense released two proposed rules Wednesday aimed at boosting fixed-price incentive contracts and keeping better track of contractors’ independent research and development projects, in an ongoing effort to improve the agency’s efficiency and productivity.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing whether to reduce its planned $1.3 billion Superfund cleanup for the Coeur d’Alene Basin in Idaho by more than $500 million.
The Ohio Senate on Wednesday passed sweeping labor legislation that would outlaw strikes for public workers and limit their ability to bargain over benefits and working conditions.
The U.S. Senate clashed Wednesday over an amendment to remove provisions switching the country to a first-inventor-to-file system from patent reform legislation, as lawmakers pushed forward with votes on additional measures to overhaul the nation's patent process.
California produce company Taylor Farms Pacific is recalling 64,000 pounds of chicken and pork products made with broccoli potentially tainted by listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday, warning the pathogen can sometimes kill children and the elderly.
Companies being investigated by the U.K.'s Office of Fair Trading will soon be able to take disputes over the agency's procedures to a new adjudicator, under a pilot program announced Wednesday.
The head of the New York judiciary announced Wednesday that he had reduced the court system's $2.7 billion budget request for the 2011 fiscal year by $100 million at the request of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that the benefits of the Clean Air Act have outstripped its costs by a staggering $1.2 trillion, with even the most conservative estimates still showing benefits three times greater than costs.
A bill introduced Tuesday in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would impose new taxes on natural gas drilling, after similar efforts in the state stalled last year.
Republic Bank & Trust Co. sued the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Monday in Kentucky over the agency's decision to curtail the practice of refund anticipation loans, which allow taxpayers to borrow against their federal income tax refunds.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission elected Wednesday to reopen the comment period on an October rule proposal governing conflicts of interest in the operation and governance of clearing agencies, while approving a rule proposal on incentive-based compensation practices.
As federal agencies begin implementing a more proactive strategy to fight Medicare fraud before claims are paid, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee eyed a trio of legislative proposals Wednesday that would help further empower preemptive enforcement efforts.
European Union competition regulators on Wednesday approved Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson's $65 million purchase of bankrupt Nortel Networks Corp.’s multiservice switch business, saying the transaction would not significantly impede competition.
The U.S. International Trade Commission announced Wednesday that it would review anti-dumping duties on brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, Italy and Japan.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered that about 500 cold, cough and allergy prescription drugs be removed from the market Wednesday, saying the medications had not been approved for safety and effectiveness under current health regulations.
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday to continue funding government operations for two weeks, narrowly avoiding a partial shutdown on March 4 while setting the stage for more spending battles as a longer-term solution is sought.