News bites: Big day at the High Court


The Securities and Exchange Commission’s efforts to force bad actors on Wall Street to admit guilt could be undermined by subsequent legal cases brought by state-level regulators, The New York Times reports.

Tuesday is the first day in perhaps decades that an edition of the Federal Register contains no rules or draft regulations, thanks to the ongoing government shutdown, according to RegWatch.

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Food safety groups opposed a House bill to end the shutdown for the Food and Drug Administration, faulting the GOP’s piecemeal approach.

The bill, however, passed largely along party lines, with 20 Democrats breaking ranks to vote “aye” and one Republican voting against the measure.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) moved closer to furloughing its employees, as the agency’s rainy day fund continued to run out.

House Speaker John Boehner defended House Republicans demands that ObamaCare be delayed or defunded as part of a deal to restart the government.

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