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FDA Announces Expedited Food Import Review Process

June 5, 2015 1:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The process allows food importers to request that selected products receive expedited reviews.

Safety Agency Admits Flaws, Starts Reforms After GM Case

June 5, 2015 1:35 pm | News | Comments

Administrator Mark Rosekind says the GM case changed the culture at NHTSA.

Massive Data Breach Could Affect Every Federal Agency

June 5, 2015 4:05 am | by Ken Dilanian, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The hackers were believed to be based in China, said Sen. Susan Collins.

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Connecticut Democrats Stand By Business Tax Changes

June 4, 2015 8:05 pm | by Susan Haigh, Pat Eaton-Robb, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The departure of GE would be a significant blow to Connecticut's economy.

Missouri Governor Vetoes Right-To-Work

June 4, 2015 3:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Right-to-work laws prohibit membership in a union as a condition of employment.

Obama Has Yet To Sell House Democrats On His Trade Agenda

June 4, 2015 9:51 am | by Charles Babington, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Obama says U.S. producers must gain better access to world markets.

Meat Industry, Environmentalists Critique White House Antibiotic Efforts

June 3, 2015 10:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The proposal drew concerns from both sides of the issue on Tuesday.

IG: IRS Failed To Upgrade Security Ahead Of Cyberattack

June 3, 2015 9:23 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The IRS failed to implement dozens of security upgrades to its computer systems.

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California's Largest Lake Threatened By Urban Water Transfer

June 3, 2015 4:05 am | by Elliot Spagat, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The lake is on the verge of getting much smaller as more water goes to coastal cities.

Feds Approve First Solar Projects Under New Permit System

June 2, 2015 4:28 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

When the projects become operational, they will generate 440 megawatts of energy.

Volvo Incentives Package Could Cost $87M More

June 2, 2015 4:07 pm | by Seanna Adcox, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company has promised to invest at least $500 million and create at least 2,000 jobs.

California Water Use Fell 13.5 Percent In April Amid Drought

June 2, 2015 3:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Californians managed to get about halfway to their goal of using a fourth less water.

NSA Phone Collection Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

June 2, 2015 1:42 pm | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

The Senate version of that bill cleared a procedural hurdle Tuesday by a vote of 83-14.

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Amtrak CEO Vows To Put Safety Technology Into Operation

June 2, 2015 1:39 pm | by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amtrak still has to do extensive testing of the system but intends to meet the deadline.

Lawmakers Likely To Question Amtrak On Safety Technology

June 2, 2015 9:23 am | by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal safety regulators and Amtrak officials face questions at a congressional hearing today.

Plans Would Let California Farmers Avoid Water Cuts

June 2, 2015 8:19 am | by Fenit Nirappil, Scott Smith, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Delta farmers who proposed the cutbacks have never had their water use restricted.

Natural Food Companies, House Democrats Back GMO Labeling Requirement

June 1, 2015 2:52 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Critics counter that the labeling requirements would impose burdensome costs.

Report: EPA To Require More Fuel Efficient Trucks

June 1, 2015 1:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Industry officials are concerned about the potential impact of the forthcoming regulations.

Oklahoma Is Latest State To Prevent Local Fracking Bans

June 1, 2015 1:36 pm | by Sean Murphy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A similar ban was signed into law last week by Texas' Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

GOP Pledges To 'Rein In' Obama On EPA Rules, Global Warming

June 1, 2015 12:36 pm | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Obama's plan is one of the most significant U.S. actions ever to address global warming.

Obama's Trade Agenda Faces Tough Battle Heading Into House

June 1, 2015 9:42 am | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Charles Babington, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The outcome may turn on Republicans' willingness to hand the president a major win.

Disagreement Over Impact If U.S. Surveillance Laws Do Expire

June 1, 2015 9:30 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

If no agreement is reached, all the provisions will expire.

Response By Operator Of Broken Oil Pipeline Faces Scrutiny

May 29, 2015 2:56 pm | by Brian Melley and Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some officials questioned why the line lacked an automatic shut-off valve.

OSHA Aligns U.S. Workplace Chemical Labeling With Canada

May 29, 2015 2:49 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The goal is to make communication more clear and consistent.

EPA Curbs Ethanol Requirement As USDA Seeks Higher Blends

May 29, 2015 2:31 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

It's accompanied by a grant program to promote higher ethanol blends at the gas pump.

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