News bites: Obama prepares new push on college affordability

Regulators implementing rules required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law have missed about 60 percent of the law’s 279 deadlines, according to Bloomberg Businessweek, which outlines some of the big ones that remain.

Some genetically modified crops are free from regulation, allowing scientists unfettered freedom to test specialty varieties, Nature.com reports.

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President Obama has assembled a new group of lieutenants in his second term push to tackle policy goals via regulation.

The Consumer Financial protection Bureau accused debt relief firm Morgan Drexen of charging illegal fees and deceiving customers.

A federal court tossed a case from hunting groups who argued the Interior department is dragging its feet on delisting an animal from the endangered species list.

Federal ethics rules have been extended to same-sex couples.

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