News bites: Federal regulators probe Ford's stalling problem

State and federal regulators in Colorado plan to hold a public meeting about meat inspection practices, The Associated Press reports. Inspectors from the Food Safety and Inspection Service are among the federal workers facing furloughs if sequester cuts take effect this week.

Opinion: Dodd-Frank pay-ratio rule is "bogus," CFO opines.

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The federal Office of Advocacy's chief denied accusations that the office works to block federal regulations at the bidding of big business.

The Security and Exchange Commission moved to increase protections against blips in high frequency trading.

The Obama administration targeted weapons of mass destruction in Syria, Iran and North Korea.

Iran's oil profits plummeted by 20 percent, according to the Government Accountability Office.

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