Companies know the U.S. economy’s large exposure to climate threats. Regulators can make them show their cards.
Court losses are piling up for President Trump’s environmental deregulation agenda. But a second term in the White House could help them stick.
The president’s promises on health care stand in stark contrast with his legislative, regulatory and legal record.
The executive made “offensive” remarks about the state’s political leaders, the company said, in meetings recorded by an environmental group.
The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.
The agency’s new assessment directly contradicts federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that chlorpyrifos can stunt brain development in young children.
PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.
The Labor Department proposal would most likely treat drivers and other gig workers as contractors, not employees.
Covid-19 may be the tipping point when it comes to crocodile, python, ostrich, and clothes.
The $3.1 billion acquisition of DoubleClick in 2007 was a “game changer.” A growing number of antitrust experts say it’s the sort of deal that should no longer be possible.
A leak of thousands of “suspicious activity reports” that banks filed with regulators shows the widespread nature of illicit money flows.
Experts said the memo would make it more difficult for the F.D.A. to issue new rules, but it’s unclear how it would affect the vetting of coronavirus vaccines.
The gap between rates set for private insurers and employers vs. those by the federal government stirs the debate over a government-run health plan.
A committee’s Democrats say two fatal crashes were a “horrific culmination” of engineering flaws, mismanagement and oversight lapses.
The United States’ technological dominance gives it an immense power. But how long will that last?
Businesses have little to fear from the government’s workplace safety office.
A president who has mocked climate change and pushed policies that accelerate it is set to be briefed on the scorched earth and ash-filled skies that experts say are the predictable result.
As the rapid pace of change mixes with national security issues, Europe’s role as a global regulator is increasingly tested — and may not be enough.
At a meeting last year, industry leaders contradicted public claims that emissions of climate-warming methane are under control
Milton Friedman’s free-market ideas found favor in a free-love era and helped redirect the country toward the right. The aftershocks of his radical arguments are still being felt today.
In “Too Much Information,” President Obama’s onetime regulatory chief takes another look at whether disclosing information — including calorie counts — is always a good thing.
The president is the Coronavirus vaccine’s worst hype man.
A judge rebuffed a Labor Department move that made it harder for employees to win judgments against parent companies over pay violations.
A report commissioned by President Trump’s Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued dire warnings about climate change’s impact on financial markets.
The company said it was stepping up inspections, citing new manufacturing problems. Federal regulators are also looking into production flaws.
A privately owned entity created by the Export-Import Bank allows its customers to also be its owners.
When demand exceeded supply in a recent heat wave, electricity stored at businesses and even homes was called into service. With proper management, batteries could have made up for an offline gas plant.
New research shows that minimum-wage violations spike as low-paid workers become more vulnerable and less inclined to complain.
Six months into the pandemic and with no coherent national testing strategy, the Trump administration is encouraging private development of an array of faster and cheaper techniques.
The country’s antimonopoly regulator has warned the powerful industry to improve the treatment of franchisees who have been fighting for shorter opening hours.
Insurers, facing huge losses, have been pulling back from fire-prone areas across California. “The marketplace has largely collapsed,” an advocate for counties in the state said.
Impatient for a coronavirus vaccine, dozens of scientists around the world are giving themselves — and sometimes, friends and family — their own unproven versions.
The move, a response to pressure to pay publishers when their stories are posted on the social network, could add to internet silos springing up around the world.
The agency weakened Obama-era rules meant to keep metals and other pollution out of rivers and streams, saving industry tens of millions of dollars.
Faced with plunging profits and a climate crisis that threatens fossil fuels, the industry is demanding a trade deal that weakens Kenya’s rules on plastics and on imports of American trash.
As the economy contracts and many companies struggle to survive, the biggest tech companies are amassing wealth and influence in ways unseen in decades.
The agency that manages the state’s electric grid says rolling blackouts are needed to balance supply and demand. But the governor said regulators were not prepared.
The reversal is the latest move in the Trump administration’s ongoing effort to weaken environmental rules, but it could be quickly undone after the November election.
The president’s interventions in company dealings based on his own instincts are a departure from the arm’s-length approach of predecessors of either party.
Prostitution is not illegal in Italy, nor is it regulated as an official occupation. But the coronavirus has forced many sex workers to accept certain risks in order to avoid poverty.
Operation Warp Speed has moved along at a rapid clip. But some people involved in the approval process fear pressure to deliver an October surprise for President Trump.
The government has leveraged anger over the collapse of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge to take back control of the nation’s highways. But critics say the deal sends a troubling message to investors.
It is less clear that tech executives’ strategy of evasive answers will continue to work now that lawmakers have begun doing their homework.
The region’s lawmakers and regulators are taking direct aim at Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple in a series of proposed laws.
“Children around the world are being poisoned by lead on a massive and previously unrecognized scale,” according to the study, a collaboration of UNICEF and Pure Earth, an advocacy group.
The agency’s watchdog office said Monday it would investigate whether the reversal of Obama-era fuel efficiency standards violated government rules.
This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.
There is plenty the U.S. government could do to ensure that TikTok acts responsibly without getting rid of it altogether.
Google, Amazon and Qualcomm finance a George Mason University institute teaching a hands-off approach to antitrust regulators and judges.
The Dodd-Frank financial law succeeded at making banks safer, but empowered shadowy corners of finance that nearly wrecked the system in March.