Industry regulation

In this Aug. 1, 2018, photo, cars on the Grand Central Parkway pass LaGuardia Airport in New York. The Trump administration has proposed rolling back tougher Obama-era gas mileage requirements that are set to take effect after 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 02, 2018 - 12:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday proposed weakening Obama-era mileage standards designed to make cars more fuel efficient and less polluting, a major rollback already being challenged in the courts by California and other states. The administration also served notice that it...
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In this July 30, 2018, photo, Brenda Guigui speaks at a news conference in support of the Affordable Care Act in Las Vegas. Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller's sliding positions last year on a long-held GOP promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act is providing plenty of fodder for Democrats and activists hoping to stymie his re-election. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 02, 2018 - 12:21 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller's sliding positions last year on a long-held GOP promise to repeal Obamacare are providing plenty of fodder for Democrats and activists hoping to stymie his re-election. Heller, considered the most vulnerable incumbent GOP senator, opposed...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2017, file photo, a sign stands on the campus of the Aetna headquarters, in Hartford, Conn. Aetna Inc. (AET) on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, reported second-quarter earnings of $1.21 billion. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)
August 02, 2018 - 9:41 am
Aetna easily topped second-quarter earnings expectations as another drop in benefit expenses and lower taxes helped the nation's third-largest health insurer. Net income inched up less than 1 percent to $1.21 billion, while earnings adjusted for non-recurring gains totaled $3.43 per share, the...
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FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, cars pass the Queensboro Bridge in New York. The Trump administration is citing safety to justify freezing gas mileage requirements. A draft of a regulation prepared this summer would freeze an Obama-era program to improve fuel efficiency and cut pollution. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 02, 2018 - 9:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing to roll back Obama-era mileage standards that were designed to make cars more fuel efficient and reduce pollution. The administration also filed notice Thursday that it wants to revoke the authority of California and other states to set their...
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FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, cars pass the Queensboro Bridge in New York. The Trump administration is citing safety to justify freezing gas mileage requirements. A draft of a regulation prepared this summer would freeze an Obama-era program to improve fuel efficiency and cut pollution. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 02, 2018 - 8:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed rolling back tougher Obama-era gas mileage requirements that are set to take effect after 2020. The administration also filed notice Thursday that it wants to revoke the authority of California and other states to set their own, stricter...
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August 02, 2018 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing to roll back tougher Obama-era gas mileage requirements that are set to take effect after 2020. The administration also wants to revoke the authority of California and other states to set their own, stricter mileage standards — independent of...
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A firefighter runs while trying to save a home as a wildfire tears through Lakeport, Calif., Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
August 01, 2018 - 7:55 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fights over who is financially liable for wildfire damage and lead-paint cleanup sparked millions of dollars in lobbying at the California Capitol from April through June, with a utility giant and paint companies spending dramatically more than usual to advance their...
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August 01, 2018 - 11:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump administration's short-term health insurance plans. (All times local): 11:30 a.m. The Trump administration's new regulation expanding short-term health insurance plans contains what amounts to a legal life preserver in case a key feature is struck down by a...
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The HealthCare.gov website main page. The Trump administration is clearing the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey “Obamacare” for consumers struggling with high premiums. But the policies don’t have to cover pre-existing conditions and benefits are limited. It’s not certain if that’s going to translate into broad consumer appeal among people who need an individual policy. (HHS via AP
August 01, 2018 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday cleared the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey Obama-law policies for people struggling with high premiums. But the new policies don't have to cover existing medical conditions and they offer...
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August 01, 2018 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate intelligence committee is wrestling with how to respond to ongoing foreign efforts to undermine American democracy through social media. Wednesday's committee hearing comes a day after Facebook announced it had uncovered "sophisticated" efforts, possibly linked to...
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