News bites: Rubber meets the road for contentious trucker regs

Some members of Congress are voicing concerns about draft regulations they fear could pre-empt state bans on buying or selling shark fins, The Associated Press reports.

Safety regulators have closed their investigation into defective engine cables in nearly half a million Ford and Mercury cars, according to Reuters.

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Chemical and energy companies warned the Obama administration that proposed reporting requirements could threaten trade secrets.

The acting director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs was promoted.

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina decried the proliferation of federal regulations, saying they are killing small businesses.

The Obama administration moved to add prostate cancer to the list of conditions covered under the program aiding Sept. 11 responders and survivors.

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