For years, Washington has seen a bipartisan push to change laws, regulations and incentives to make household appliances and goods more energy efficient. In a warming world, many scientists and advocates say even tougher standards should be set. But President…
In an effort to boost production of oil and natural gas, the Trump administration is planning to relax rules regarding the release of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas. William Brangham reports and talks to The Wall Street Journal’s Timothy…
It is a truism often forgotten: Industries need regulation — for their own protection and profitability.
By George C. Lodge
Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have responded to public demand in a way traditional taxi cabs have not been able to, says Hansu Kim, owner of San Francisco's third-largest taxi company. But that's come at the expense of passenger…
By Simone Pathe
WIll Americans Buy Romney's Proposals to Turn Around the Economy?…
Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks examine President-elect Barack Obama's new economic team and the challenges he may face in evaluating their views on the financial crisis.
The volatility of the financial markets this summer has stemmed from weaknesses within the mortgage industry and other risky loan operations. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explains what is behind the subprime market and how it has impacted the financial world.
Illinois residents have seen a jump in electricity rates recently. NewsHour correspondent Elizabeth Brackett looks at the debate over deregulation and freezing rates in Illnois.
The Senate Commerce Committee started deliberations Thursday on a bill overhauling the 1996 Telecommunications Act that could allow broadband providers to use a tiered pricing plan on Internet content.
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