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February 10, 2011 Md. lawmakers warned of natural gas drilling woes in PaSource: Baltimore Sun
A former top Pennsylvania official warned Maryland lawmakers to go slow in allowing drilling for natural gas in Marcellus shale deposits underlying the state's western mountains or risk the environmental and social problems his...
February 10, 2011 HHS extends reform law protections to college studentsSource: The Hill
The healthcare reform law's popular consumer protections will be extended to student health plans offered by colleges under a regulation proposed Wednesday
February 10, 2011 Republicans Assail E.P.A. Chief on Emission LimitsSource: NY Times
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans opened a formal assault on Wednesday on the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gases, raising doubts about the legal, scientific and economic basis of...
Source: Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday announced its approval of a final rule to implement the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that give banking firms a period of time to conform their...
February 10, 2011 Terrorist threat may be at most 'heightened state' since 9/11, Napolitano says - videoSource: Washington Post
The terrorist threat to the United States may be at its most "heightened state" since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and al-Qaeda and its affiliates are placing increased emphasis on recruiting Americans and other Westerners to...
February 10, 2011 SEC Proposes First in Series of Rule Amendments to Remove References to Credit RatingsSource: Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, D.C.— The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted unanimously to propose amendments to its rules that would remove credit ratings as one of the conditions for companies seeking to use short-form registration when...
This spring, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is poised to put out a new rule to limit mercury and other toxic pollution from power plants. To help ensure that the rule is as strong as possible, Environment America just...
February 9, 2011 A Gust of Support for U.S. Offshore Wind EnergySource: Reuters
The Obama administration yesterday continued its push on offshore wind power, announcing over $50 million in new research and development funding, and identifying official “Wind Energy Areas” offshore Delaware, Maryland, New...
February 9, 2011 Obama's Rhetoric: A 'Bear Hug' To Business - audioSource: National Public Radio (NPR)
President Obama in recent weeks has used words like "investment" and "competitiveness" a good deal more in his public speeches. Is the president's use of such business metaphors a sort of code?
February 9, 2011 Factbox: Throttle finding latest twist in Toyota sagaSource: Reuters
A government investigation cleared Toyota Motor Corp's electronics of causing unintended acceleration, a big victory for the world's top automaker, struggling with the impact of the safety crisis on sales and its reputation.
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