Industry regulation

House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during the committee's hearing on overhauling the nation's financial rules. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 03, 2017 - 4:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers will attempt to protect the independence of a consumer watchdog unit as Republicans move forward with an overhaul of the nation's financial regulatory laws. House Republicans are working to undo much of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that put the stiffest...
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House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during the committee's hearing on overhauling the nation's financial rules. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 03, 2017 - 4:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers will attempt to protect the independence of a consumer watchdog unit as Republicans move forward with an overhaul of the nation's financial regulatory laws. House Republicans are working to undo much of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that put the stiffest...
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Ted Poszywak, left, chief of the Frederick-Firestone fire department, and public information officer Summer Campos, right, take questions from members of the media during a news conference, while standing next to a picture of the location where an unrefined gas leak explosion killed two people inside their home in Firestone, Colo., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Poszywak said that an investigation has revealed that the April 17, 2017 explosion was caused by unrefined natural gas that was leaking from a small abandoned pipeline from a nearby well owned by Anadarko Petroleum. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
May 03, 2017 - 3:00 am
FIRESTONE, Colo. (AP) — A red-orange fireball that killed two people and destroyed a Colorado home prompted the governor to order sweeping inspections of natural gas lines and is certain to worsen tensions in state already divided over how to regulate the industry. Fire investigators said Tuesday...
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May 02, 2017 - 11:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Republican moderate who had announced his opposition to the party's health care bill said Tuesday he's crafting an amendment with the backing of GOP leaders that could gain crucial support for the languishing measure. Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., said the proposal...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, Soila Solano prepares to inject herself with insulin at her home in Las Vegas. Solano was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes six years ago. State Sen. Yvanna Cancela, a Las Vegas Democrat, and backers of a proposal to control insulin prices on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, withdrew a key provision of the bill that would have made the state the first in the U.S. to mandate drugmakers refund diabetics or their insurance companies when the price of insulin rises more than inflation. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 02, 2017 - 10:54 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada state lawmaker and backers of a proposal to control insulin prices on Tuesday withdrew a key provision of the bill that would have made the state the first in the U.S. to mandate drugmakers refund diabetics or their insurance companies when the price of insulin...
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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, left, and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly wait to speak during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 02, 2017 - 10:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican efforts in Congress to pass spending legislation and a health care bill (all times local): 10:25 p.m. An influential Republican moderate who'd announced his opposition to the GOP health care bill says he's working with party leaders on an amendment that...
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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, left, and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly wait to speak during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 02, 2017 - 9:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican efforts in Congress to pass spending legislation and a health care bill (all times local): 9:00 p.m. The White House budget office says the Trump administration is pleased with the $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill and especially the additional money...
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May 02, 2017 - 9:10 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada state lawmaker and backers of a proposal to control insulin prices on Tuesday withdrew a key provision of the bill that would have made the state the first in the U.S. to mandate drugmakers refund diabetics or their insurance companies when the price of insulin...
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Ted Poszywak, left, chief of the Frederick-Firestone fire department, and public information officer Summer Campos, right, take questions from members of the media during a news conference, while standing next to a picture of the location where an unrefined gas leak explosion killed two people inside their home in Firestone, Colo., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Poszywak said that an investigation has revealed that the April 17, 2017 explosion was caused by unrefined natural gas that was leaking from a small abandoned pipeline from a nearby well owned by Anadarko Petroleum. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
May 02, 2017 - 9:04 pm
FIRESTONE, Colo. (AP) — A home explosion that killed two people in Colorado was caused by odorless, unrefined natural gas leaking from an old pipeline, investigators said Tuesday, prompting the governor to order statewide inspections of similar lines. The underground line was believed to be out of...
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A shop owner stacks editions of the "The Press" newspaper, owned by Fairfax Media, for sale in Christchurch, New Zealand, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The New Zealand Commerce Commission announced Wednesday that they have rejected a proposed merger between New Zealand's two main newspaper publishers, saying the benefits of saving money and extending the life of some newspapers don't outweigh the harm it would cause to democracy. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
May 02, 2017 - 8:28 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Regulators on Wednesday rejected a proposed merger between New Zealand's two main newspaper publishers, saying the benefits of saving money and extending the life of some newspapers did not outweigh the harm it would cause to democracy. The Commerce Commission...
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