News bites: New Labor secretary said to eye tougher regulations

While the prospect has business leaders worried, unions and consumer activists have embraced Perez’s selection to head the department, which is currently weighing more than a dozen health and safety regulations, according to RegWatch.

Regulators are set to unveil new mortgage lending rules that are less restrictive than a draft proposal issued earlier this year, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

Trampoline gyms are drawing scrutiny from regulators, with new state rules proposed in Utah and California, according to the AP

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A pro-organic food group called upon federal regulators to crack down on producers of genetically modified foods who market their products as “natural.”

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