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National park regulations pass sniff test at Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park, which is celebrating its centennial, is a monument to eye-catching natural beauty – and the value of government regulation, which deter miners, plans for dams, tramways …


Banks could face tighter scrutiny under Rep. Maxine Waters

Come January, the banking industry is going to be on Rep. Maxine Waters’ time. With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, the California representative is expected to become …


Idaho alters chinook fishing regulations after low return

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission will close chinook fishing on some stretches of the lower Salmon River and reduce bag limits and fishing days there and on the Little …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 2:10 p.m.

Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Can self-driving cars withstand first fatality?

The deadly collision between an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian near Phoenix is bringing calls for tougher self-driving regulations, but advocates for a hands-off approach say big changes aren’t …


Road to higher prices? New trucking regulation could drive up produce costs

Shoppers could see grocery prices rise because of a new federal mandate requiring most long-distance truckers to use electronic logging devices to keep track of their time spent driving.


Fifty senators endorse resolution to restore FCC net neutrality regulations

Fifty Senate lawmakers have endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry, top Democrats said Monday.


My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

The federal government says grass and guns don’t mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana – and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump – in …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

Trump health pick wary of government drug price negotiations

President Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary said Tuesday he’s wary of a broad government role in negotiating prescription drug prices, arguing that it may lead to reduced access for …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

Trump reconsiders rules protecting miners from black lung

President Donald Trump’s mining regulators are reconsidering rules meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust – the cause of black lung – and diesel exhaust, which …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 5:35 p.m.

Interior delays Obama-era regulation on methane emissions

The Interior Department said Thursday it is delaying an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands.


Years after Lehman: final rules set on strengthening banks

A global forum of banking regulators has finished its years-long work on rules that aim to keep weak banks from needing taxpayer bailouts and setting off financial crises like the …


Florida regulators say 23 nursing homes yet to follow rules

Florida regulators say 23 nursing homes are not following new rules put in place after residents died in a South Florida nursing home.


Outside View: Russia exposed social media’s vulnerability

The very attributes that make social media sites such effective advertising platforms are also what made them susceptible to a foreign influence campaign.


Funeral home horrors put spotlight on spotty U.S. regulations

Funeral home regulations vary across the U.S., with some states requiring annual inspections and several requiring no inspections at all.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

Yellen: Fed committed to easing regulations on smaller banks

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed is committed to making sure that the regulations it imposes on the nation’s community banks are not unduly burdensome, noting a proposed …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 1:27 p.m.

U.S. demands big NAFTA changes, setting stage for tough talks

The United States won’t settle for cosmetic changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, the top U.S. trade negotiator said, as negotiations to rework terms of the pact began.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:27 a.m.

Dakota Access developer granted hearing delay in dispute

North Dakota regulators on Tuesday granted a request by the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline to postpone a public hearing on whether the company violated state rules, though not …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Postal Service may get more freedom to raise stamp prices

Regulators appear likely to accept the financially beleaguered Postal Service’s request for more freedom to raise the price of mailing letters. It would be the biggest change in the Postal …


NYSE sounds warning about regulations choking off U.S. IPOs

Regulations have made it more difficult to raise capital through stock sales, choking off access to vital capital for fledgling companies, the New York Stock Exchange’s chief told members of …


UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

How hot is too hot aboard an airliner? The law doesn’t say

Every day, tens of thousands of U.S. airline passengers settle into their seats, lower the window shades and reach up to twist the air vents without the benefit of something …


Republican window to roll back Obama’s rules closes with record

Republicans efforts to rescind a myriad of Obama-era rules ended with one failure but 14 regulations eliminated from the books.


UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

EPA asks what rules to cut, gets earful about dirty water

Seeking suggestions about what environmental regulations it should gut, the Trump administration on Tuesday got an earful from people who say federal rules limiting air and water pollution aren’t strict …


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

A look at how Trump’s moves on coal will affect the industry

Experts say coal’s biggest problem isn’t a shortage of the fuel to dig or even climate change regulations but cheap and abundant natural gas. Gas prices dropped as advances in …


Robert J. Samuelson: ‘Administrative state’ a serious concern

We like clean air and water; safer vehicles; effective drugs; honest financial markets; uncontaminated food and much more. But we dislike the burden of collective compliance.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 4:20 p.m.

Pruitt to EPA employees: ‘We don’t have to choose’ between jobs and the environment

In his first full work day as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt made clear Monday that he intends to step back from what he sees as the …


Trump to roll back Obama’s climate, water rules through executive action

President Donald Trump is preparing executive orders aimed at reversing Obama-era policies on climate and water pollution, according to individuals briefed on the measures.


Jay Ambrose: Obama taught us plenty about building autocracy

Obama happened to be unequipped as president to negotiate with his assumed inferiors but prepared to discard democratic principles if they got in his legacy’s way.


Groups sue to block Trump’s order on government regulations

Organizations opposing President Donald Trump’s executive order to curb government regulations filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block it.


Robert J. Samuelson: Trump vs. the regulatory state

Trump’s objective is to cut government regulation by about 70 percent. It will be a tough target to reach. But Trump seems determined to try.