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January 31, 2012 Corporate Governance: proxy advisory guidelines and the shifting landscape of benchmarking executive compensationSource: Reuters
NEW YORK– Last year’s introduction of say-on-pay regulations via Dodd-Frank helped to arm shareholders with the capacity to disapprove compensation policies, but the SEC’s evolving compensation disclosure regulations and recent...
January 31, 2012 California’s Low Carbon Standard Rules Spark ControversySource: NACS Online
WASHINGTON – An article in yesterday’s Washington Post assessed California’s efforts to modify the standards of gasoline. The state’s proposition, to lower the amount of carbon in fuel sold in the state, has sparked a public...
Source: Healthcare Finance News
You’ve heard the litany of twisted health reform clichés at backyard BBQs, cocktail parties, and family functions. Indeed, boiling more than 2,000 pages of legislation and legalese into phrases like “socialized medicine” and...
January 31, 2012 Japanese auto parts firms to pay US anti-trust fineSource: BBC News
Japan's Yazaki Corporation and Denso Corporation have agreed to plead guilty and pay fines for fixing prices of parts supplied to US manufacturers.
January 31, 2012 Seven held in China for polluting riverSource: Times of India
BEIJING: Seven people were detained in southern China on charges of polluting a river that threatened people's health. The chemical plant executives were accused of releasing Cadmium, an industrial waste, into the Longjiang...
January 31, 2012 Czechs to scrutinise EU treaty, no final word yetSource: Reuters
The Czech Republic will scrutinise an EU pact on stricter budget discipline in the coming weeks before making a final decision on whether to join, its government said, a day after joining Britain as one of only two member states...
January 31, 2012 U.N. Watchdog Tentatively Backs Japan’s Nuclear Stress TestsSource: NY Times
TOKYO — A United Nations fact-finding mission on Tuesday tentatively supported new stress tests designed to determine whether Japan’s nuclear plants can withstand another emergency, throwing its weight behind a government push to...
January 30, 2012 Health Reform Law Gaining Wider Acceptance: PollSource: US News and World Report
Americans are slowly starting to embrace some key components of the controversial health care reform act signed into law by President Barack Obama nearly two years ago, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll found.
January 30, 2012 California green lights tough low carbon car standardsSource: BusinessGreen
California on Friday approved some of the world's most ambitious green car standards, with officials rubber-stamping a wide-ranging package of regulations that promises to halve greenhouse gas emissions and deliver 1.4 million...
January 30, 2012 New Poultry Inspection Will Make a Difference, FSIS SaysSource: Food Safety News
Philip Derfler, deputy administrator at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, touted the new proposed rule on poultry inspection last week at a Food and Drug Law Institute's conference. Under...
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