News bites: States vie for drone sites


The rush comes as many states – including some of those applying for the test sites – are considering legislation to restrict use of drones in their airspace, according to RegWatch.

President Obama pressed financial regulators to move more quickly to complete a host of regulations required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, The New York Times reports.

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Federal banking agencies have deferred to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on some forthcoming mortgage lending rules.

A new Rand Corporation study found that the delay of ObamaCare’s employer mandate would have a minor effect on the law’s rollout.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) agreed to investigate the Obama administration’s new “social cost of carbon” estimate.

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