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Stories with subject: Industry regulation
  • California demands fixes for 16,000 more VW cars 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 5:51 pm

    LOS ANGELES - California air quality regulators on Wednesday demanded a recall of up to 16,000 additional Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesels as the Volkswagen emissions scandal widened.

  • Minnesota braces for legal fight over PolyMet mine decisions 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 5:08 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A top state official said Wednesday he was finalizing plans for retaining an outside law firm to handle lawsuits stemming from PolyMet Mining Corp.'s proposal to build a copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, which is expected to be challenged regardless of whether state regulators approve the project's needed permits.

  • New federal rule for catfish inspection process finalized 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:36 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service released its final rule Wednesday on a new inspection process for catfish and other ray-finned fish species that's scheduled to start in March.

  • The Latest: Paris hotel business hit hard by attacks story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:15 pm

    BRUSSELS - The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:

  • Feds deny requests to re-open Montana dam transfer 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:15 pm

    KALISPELL, Montana - Federal energy regulators have denied requests for a new hearing on the transfer of a western Montana dam to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

  • Clarification: Congress-Health Repeal story story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a story Nov. 24, The Associated Press listed Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., as one of several Republican senators who might find it difficult to vote for a bill eliminating federal money for Planned Parenthood.

  • Virginia company files 2nd lawsuit to try and mine uranium 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:39 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - A mining company that wants to tap one of the richest deposits of uranium in the world says it has filed a second legal challenge to Virginia's 33-year ban on the mining of the radioactive ore.

  • Correction: Cannabis Oil-Obstacles story 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:51 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - In a story Nov. 22 about efforts to make cannabis oil available to treat epilepsy in Missouri, The Associated Press erroneously reported that neurosurgeons can certify patients to receive the oil. Only Neurologists can do so.

  • Insurance department to examine substance abuse coverage 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:50 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's Insurance Department is examining whether insurance companies are appropriately covering substance abuse services as required by law.

  • Gov. Matt Mead not ready for tax increases despite coal drop 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:45 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Gov. Matt Mead says he's not ready to support other tax increases to cover what state analysts say will likely be a steep decline in coal revenues over coming years.

  • McPeak elected secretary-treasurer of national group 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:02 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie McPeak has been elected secretary-treasurer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

  • Officials: Psychiatric hospital has made progress on safety 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:43 pm

    SEATTLE - State officials said Tuesday that federal officials are satisfied with the progress made at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital, which had been at risk of losing millions of dollars in federal funding later this week over concerns about patient safety.

  • Lawmakers: Improve electricity capacity projection methods 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:27 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's congressional delegation is calling on federal regulators to improve the methods they use for projecting electricity capacity and setting energy prices across New England.

  • Pennsylvania Senate advances bill to authorize car services 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:17 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Senate is advancing legislation to authorize ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft to operate statewide, even as regulators consider a record $50 million fine against Uber for operating without approval.

  • Missouri down to 1 abortion clinic after Columbia stops them 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:06 pm

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - A Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia has stopped performing abortions, leaving only one clinic in the state still offering them.

  • Vivint Solar loses bid for non-regulated status decision 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:25 pm

    DOVER, Delaware - One of the nation's largest installers of residential solar energy systems has failed to win a guarantee that it would not be regulated as a public utility or electric supplier if it does business in Delaware.

  • Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:16 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her.

  • Plans for alcohol, wine at Utah Starbucks on hold 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:10 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah regulators declined to rule Tuesday on whether Starbucks can serve beer and wine at some locations, saying they want lawmakers to determine if the cafes can be considered restaurants eligible for alcohol licenses.

  • Tesla plans to resume push to open stores in Connecticut 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 3:27 pm

    MILFORD, Connecticut - Electric car-maker Tesla Motors plans to resume efforts to pass state legislation allowing them to open showrooms in Connecticut and sell its vehicles directly to consumers.

  • Report: Connecticut motorists losing $5.1 billion annually 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 3:01 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - A national transportation research group released a report Tuesday that found Connecticut motorists are losing $5.1 billion annually due to congestion-related delays, higher vehicle operating costs and traffic crashes.

  • Regulators move on high-speed traders 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 2:14 pm

    NEW YORK - Regulators are proposing new procedures to monitor high-speed trading more closely in response to wild market swings brought on by a series of technical breakdowns.

  • Medicaid expansion timeline under Edwards may be slowed 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 1:53 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - While he pledged to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program on "day one" in office, Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards is finding out that might be trickier than he thought.

  • Health co-op failure in NY leaves doctors owed millions story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 1:23 pm

    NEW YORK - The sudden collapse of the largest nonprofit insurance cooperative created by President Barack Obama's health care law is causing headaches in New York, especially for medical providers owed millions of dollars for treating the failed plan's patients.

  • New processing plant prepares traditional Alaska Native food 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:15 am

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - First it was musk ox stew. Then the Alaska nursing home served up musk ox meatloaf to its elderly Inupiat residents and their visiting family members.

  • After criticism, Iowa board sends money to research centers 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 6:57 pm

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - Reversing course after days of criticism, Iowa regulators transferred funding Monday that they had withheld for months from university centers that study alternative energy and global warming.