Government Regulation

US Looks to Revise Fuel Efficiency Rules

In 2012, the Obama administration and automakers who sell vehicles in the United States agreed to a fleet average fuel efficiency rating in the range of 40.3 to 41.0 mpg ...
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TSA Discovered Record 89 Firearms in Airline Carry-On Bags Last Week

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported that it discovered a weekly record of 89 firearms in carry-on bags at U.S. airports last week. Of that ...
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Did German Automakers Collude in Dieselgate Scandal?

What began as a cheating scandal over diesel engine emissions involving German automaker Volkswagen AG in September 2015 may have also involved Germany's other big carmakers -- Daimler AG and ...
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Ford to Seek Government Exemption from Air Bag Recall

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) will file a petition with the federal government requesting an exemption from a  recall of vehicles equipped with defective Takata air bag inflators. Other automakers ...
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Buying Guns Is Easy — and Cheap — on the Dark Web

While the buying and selling of illegal firearms on the Internet is not rampant, the trade does exist and threatens to grow faster than law enforcement agencies and national governments' ...
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Mercedes-Benz Recall Hits 3 Million Diesel Vehicles

German luxury carmaker Daimler AG said on Tuesday that it will expand its current "service action" for European owners of its Mercedes-Benz compact-class and V-class vans to include more than ...
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Check-In Procedures for International Travelers to the US to Get Tougher

One goal of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is to raise the base level of aviation security worldwide using enhanced security measures at some 280 last-point-of-departure (to the ...
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Clean Diesel Vehicles Now Comprise One-Third of US Commercial Truck Fleet

About 3 million heavy-duty commercial vehicles in the United States use advanced clean diesel engines and emissions control systems that save billions of gallons of fuel and reduce polluting emissions ...
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Faulty Brakes Force Volkswagen Recall of 385,000 German Cars

German automaker Volkswagen has been hit with a recall of 385,000 cars sold in Germany, according to a report at news agency DPA. The company's VW, Audi and Skoda brands ...
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What Will Really Be Left of Rite Aid After a Failed Merger and New Store Sale Plan?

The class of busted mergers gets to formally add one more name to its list: Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD). This formerly pending merger has been known as dead for ...
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Key Winners and Losers Among Big Bank Capital Return Plans

Now that the U.S. Federal Reserve has released the 2017 results of the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR), all 34 of the banks received approval for their shareholder capital ...
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New Ransomware Attack Cripples Computers Worldwide

A new ransomware attack similar to the WannaCry malware released last month was launched Tuesday, targeted first at governmental networks in Ukraine and Russia and then spread quickly to companies ...
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Banks Passed the Test: 5 Large Cap Leaders to Buy for the Rest of 2017

One of the good things that often come out of desperate times, like the mortgage meltdown crisis of 2008 and 2009, is regulation that is put in place to make ...
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Are You Being Cheated When You Buy Lumber at Home Depot?

Home improvement stores Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) and Menard's are the targets of class action suits filed last week in federal court charging the companies with selling lumber that ...
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US Ban of Brazil Beef Blow to Nation Reeling From Economic Woes, Political Scandal

The U.S. suspension of beef imports from Brazil is a blow to a nation reeling from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, as well as from a political ...
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