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Labor Department deregulation expected to pick up steam after Acosta

by Kimberly Adams Jul 12, 2019
Analysts say that under the new acting secretary, Patrick Pizella, deregulation is likely to quicken.
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta gives a press conference at the U.S. Department of Labor on July 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
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Pruitt out, but not many changes expected at EPA

by Scott Tong Jul 5, 2018
Supporters, foes and independent observers of the Trump administration agree that deregulation will remain a top priority.
Environmental activists protest outside of the Harvard Club where Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt was scheduled to speak, June 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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“The enemy is forgetting”: Bernanke, Geithner and Paulson on why we must remember the 2008 financial crisis

by Kai Ryssdal and Jana Kasperkevic Mar 19, 2018
The former officials coordinated the nation's response, one they say would be a challenge in today's political climate.
Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, former president of the New York Federal Reserve and former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, and former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke.
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FICO’s grip on mortgage credit scores challenged

by Aaron Schrank Mar 14, 2018
Mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac consider one credit score when determining the creditworthiness of mortgage applicants: FICO.  Some members of Congress want to change that by adding a provision to a bank deregulation bill that would require…

How many regulations has Trump actually killed?

by Amy Scott Jan 19, 2018
The president claims to be doing more deregulation than any other administration. Now that he's a year in, let's take stock.
President Donald Trump cuts a symbolic piece of red tape during an event at the White House promoting the administration's efforts to decrease federal regulations Dec. 14, 2017 in Washington, D.C. 
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Federal Communications Commission votes on media ownership rules

by Andy Uhler Nov 16, 2017
A $3.9 billion merger that would combine Tribune Media and Sinclair Broadcasting is waiting in the wings. Sinclair is already the nation’s biggest broadcaster with 193 television stations and if the rules change, they’ll add 42 more, including in New…

Who's on the Trump administration's deregulation task force?

by Kai Ryssdal Jul 11, 2017
The New York Times and ProPublica found 28 people with potential conflicts of interest.
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Newly appointed regulation czar comes with deregulation theories

by Jed Kim and Jana Kasperkevic Jul 11, 2017
President Trump’s penchant for regulatory roll-backs raises hard questions.
 President Donald Trump speaks to workers at the headquarters of tool manufacturer Snap-On on April 18, 2017 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 
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Do fewer regulations translate to more growth?

by Kimberly Adams May 18, 2017
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin believes a GDP of 3 percent is achievable and cutting regulations is one way to get there.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified at a Senate Banking Committee and International Policy hearing on Capitol Hill today, discussing economic growth.
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