Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., has introduced a bill that would boost the minimum wage for the first time in two decades for employees who live off tips.
Singapore investment company Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd. has paid a 15 billion rupiah ($1.7 million) fine to resolve claims that it breached Indonesia's anti-monopoly laws by holding a minority stake in two of the country's largest cell phone operators.
The U.S. Department of Defense unveiled a proposed rule Friday that would increase the monetary thresholds for submitting and processing contract appeals before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.
U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, has introduced legislation to prohibit certain foreign-generated, low-level radioactive waste from being imported into the country for permanent disposal, after a similar measure died before being enacted in the last congressional session.
A Texas state representative has introduced a bill that would require all employers to use E-Verify to check employees' work eligibility, on the heels of four other bills demanding broader use of the employment eligibility database in the state.
Three trade-related programs, including the Andean Trade Preferences Act, will end Saturday after Democratic senators failed to advance a proposal to extend them.
President Barack Obama released his plan Friday to overhaul the nation's housing market, including winding down government-sponsored Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and making the private sector the primary source for mortgage credit.
Senior Democratic lawmakers reintroduced legislation Thursday to overhaul the nation’s crumbling transit system and drastically reduce transportation-generated carbon dioxide emissions.
House Democrats on Thursday introduced legislation to cut $40 billion worth of tax breaks for big oil companies and channel that money into other projects, including clean energy initiatives.
The Second Circuit has affirmed that a small, privately owned commercial airport in Connecticut cannot remove trees on protected wetlands without first getting a permit.
Federal agencies must address lingering problems that continue to plague the controversial E-Verify system despite the improvements made to the electronic database, a U.S. Government Accountability Office official told lawmakers Thursday.
If either the Deutsche Boerse AG-NYSE Euronext or the London Stock Exchange Group PLC-TMX Group Inc. deal gets killed, look for politicians in the U.S. and Canada — not antitrust regulators — to be holding the smoking gun, experts say.
Members of Congress on Thursday restarted efforts to reprimand China for allegedly suppressing the value of its currency, despite the U.S. Department of the Treasury's recent decision not to label the country a currency manipulator.
European Union officials plan to propose a law to regulate the auditing industry in November in order to make auditors more independent and encourage competition in the highly concentrated sector, the European Commission's financial services chief said Thursday.
The U.S.' top swaps and futures regulator told a congressional hearing Thursday that impending margin requirements on swaps should only pertain to transactions between financial institutions, not to so-called end users who hedge against commodity price spikes.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has scheduled a March 1 hearing to investigate federal agencies’ use of pricey public relations contracts to manage fallout from environmental disasters and other problems.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., is reviving legislation designed to attack what he calls excessive secrecy in product liability cases by limiting what information can be kept sealed in settlement and protective orders.
The South Carolina House of Representatives has passed a tort reform bill that would limit maximum punitive damage awards at $350,000 or three times the amount of actual damages awarded, whichever is greater.
A group of law professors has thrown its weight behind the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a D.C. Circuit case brought by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Business Roundtable challenging a new proxy access rule.
The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday finalized the time frame for banks and other financial companies to comply with the Volcker Rule, brushing aside calls for more leeway in implementing the controversial reforms.