The EPA seemed to think the benefits so outweighed the costs that the latter weren’t worth considering.
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Regulations that do significantly more harm than good are never appropriate, as the court concluded.
Bill aims for more transparency in reguluations.
A bill to require regulatory agencies to consider the cost of complying before they're created will lead to better decisions.
Cracking down on bad behaviour.
More than just a piece of clever rhetoric, the government is making genuine changes to regulating the financial services industry.
Double act. Jain and Fitschen at a Deutsche press conference.
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Taking ultimate responsibility for your company's actions hasn't been a popular choice for bosses, but Jain and Fitscher have now set a strong example.
Power of the pen: Obama signs executive order to reduce greenhouse gases from government.
The EPA said it will regulate emissions from airplanes – the latest in a string of environmental and climate regulations Obama has used to bypass the Republican-led Congress.
Perfect nails, at what cost?
The nail salon industry is booming. But along with polished nails come toxic health effects for the workers, due to the chemical compounds in nail care products.
Going round in circles.
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Tesco switched its auditors from PwC to Deloitte – will it do anything to prevent future accounting scandals?
Will negotiators play a game of chicken or be able to clink champagne glasses over a nice chicken dinner?
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Much is at stake as negotiators meet in New York this week in hopes of aligning disparate transatlantic regulations.
Despite the earnings of airports like Sydney going up, service quality has not.
The case for the ACCC to regulate airports has not been properly made, particularly given other proposals haven't been given a chance to work.
Doctors’ commercial interests are a powerful disincentive for them to establish licensed facilities with all the checks and balances.
Cosmetic surgery in Australia is a billion dollar industry that has been allowed to grow with scant regulation.
Should the EPA figure the cost of reducing mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants for health reasons?
A Supreme Court case could undo a key piece of the Obama's environmental agenda, which hinges on whether the EPA should consider the costs of air pollution controls from coal plants.
DHL: drones have landed?
Delivering for Amazon, providing internet connection for Facebook: commercial drone flights are here, and we need rules to govern them, fast.
The United Nations building in New York.
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The UN has been mulling how to keep our biggest corporations in check for about 40 years. The fear is that the latest move by countries down the supply chain will fail to make any headway.
Rubbish for consumers?
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They're meant to give customers the best deals out there, but price comparison websites can increase prices people end up paying.
The 3 to 2 FCC vote favored Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposed net neutrality rules and will regulate broadband providers more heavily than in the past.
This open internet debate isn't the first time the government has wrestled with the question of how to apportion rights between private media owners and the public.
The FCC’s vote is unlikely to end the controversy over net neutrality.
The FCC proposal could prevent content discrimination but wouldn't solve the main problem: most rules governing the web are 80 years old.
Through the mists… a monopoly re-emerges?
BT is planning to swallow mobile phone provider EE for £12.5 billion, a deal that will bring together Britain’s largest fixed-line telco and broadband provider with the country’s largest mobile phone network…
The collapse of Lehman Brothers was a pivotal moment in the most recent financial crisis. The next crash may feature another bank failure.
The subprime crisis and the subsequent failure of Lehman Brothers came as such a shock – and the repercussions were so severe that when the time came to mount a response, policy makers were as surprised…
Pushing money remitters out of the market is only likely to increase the risks of money laundering and terrorist financing.
Globally migrant communities will send nearly US$435 billion to family members in home countries this year. These remittances are vital and sustain not only the livelihoods of the recipients, but also…
The insolvency industry is facing criticism of over-servicing, excessive fee charging and self-interest.
Proposed laws to reform the insolvency industry are long overdue. Under the changes, liquidators will require a licence and creditors will be able to remove poorly performing practitioners. The reforms…