A trio of conservation groups has sued the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and two heads of the Rural Utilities Services wing of the department over federal funding for what it calls an environmentally irresponsible and unnecessary coal plant.
The nation's second largest loan consolidator agreed Tuesday to pay $2 million to end New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's investigation of it as part of his larger probe of the $85 billion student loan industry.
The U.S. Food and Drug Association on Tuesday launched a new program to enhance states’ individual food safety programs in the hopes of strengthening food safety regulation across the United States.
After a contentious day of hearings, a panel of U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers has overwhelmingly voted to keep Avandia on the market despite data that suggests the controversial diabetes drug leads to more cardiovascular risks.
A not-for-profit organization has sued the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and others, alleging they are wrongly keeping a prostate cancer drug from patients who desperately need the treatment.
European Union stem cell researchers have sent a letter to several members of European Parliament, pleading for an end to the regulatory barriers that prevent them from sharing research with colleagues across member state borders.
Responding to the food and consumer product scares that have plagued the country in recent months, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Friday revealed plans to step up safety enforcements for all of China's imports and exports.
An appeals court on Friday knocked down Exxon Mobil Corp.'s bid to overturn federal rules that govern access to a yet to be built multibillion-dollar pipeline that would transport natural gas between Alaska and the lower 48 states, telling the oil giant that it could not restrict access from other companies.
A union comprising air traffic controllers has suffered a setback in its long-running crusade to stop the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation from privatizing about 200 facilities, with an appellate court remanding the case for lack of jurisdiction.
A Nigerian court has delayed further proceedings in a case brought by the northern state of Kano against Pfizer Inc. that alleges the drug giant carried out illegal clinical trials that killed or disabled children, giving the government more time to study documents filed by Pfizer in the case.
Consumers who have recently bought fresh ginger should throw it out, California officials warned over the weekend after discovering contamination in yet another product imported from China.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the new self-regulatory organization for U.S. securities brokers and dealers, opened for business Monday, promising to streamline oversight of public companies.
A commissioner with the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a dire warning on Thursday, cautioning that the agency may soon lack the staff needed to adequately protect the public.
An Australian federal judge has reportedly assailed the country's competition regulator over its handling of a doomed price-fixing case against a group of gas station operators.
A few months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered it pulled from the market amid concerns about causing heart problems, Novartis AG's controversial drug Zelnorm will return under a restricted access program.
American Airlines is facing $231,000 in potential fines proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor for alleged violations of federal workplace safety standards at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
Bankrupt paper company Marcal Paper Mills and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reached a $3 million settlement over pollution claims involving the Diamond Alkali Superfund Site.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday granted approval to the merger of the National Association of Securities Dealers Inc. and NYSE Group Inc.’s regulatory bodies, creating one overarching organization that will oversee member firm regulation.
The U.S. Environmental Policy Administration should stop dragging its feet in deciding whether to allow California to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and take action soon, Democrats have told the agency's chief.
Kaiser Permanente was slapped with a $3 million dollar fine on Thursday for what a state regulator called a failure to provide appropriate oversight of programs designed to address patient complaints and review doctor performance.