News bites: Americans wary of federal regs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two new cigarette brands, according to The Washington Post.

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is set to sue former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine over the collapse of MF Global, The New York Times reports.

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Obama launched his boldest regulatory initiative to date with his push for measures to counter the effects of climate change.

An American Action Forum (AAF) study found that the president’s plan would directly threaten tens of thousands of jobs.

Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris urged Congress to raise the federal minimum wage.

Advocates called for action on a long-delayed rule to guarantee minimum wage and overtime benefits for home care workers.

Regulators warned against raising student loan rates.

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