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Business Influence Game: Chemical trade tries to shape regs Influence Game: Chemical trade tries to shape regs
The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in products from household goods to cellphones and plastic water bottles - but also make it tougher for states to enact their own regulations.
Business Top banks plan move in case of Scots' independence Top banks plan move in case of Scots' independence
In a blow to the Scottish independence campaign, top financial groups including the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group say they will move their headquarters to England if Scots vote to break away from the United Kingdom.
Business Regulators reject call for nuke plant shutdown Regulators reject call for nuke plant shutdown
A top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official Wednesday rejected a federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until it can determine whether its reactors can withstand powerful shaking from nearby earthquake faults.
Business California mandates sick days for workers California mandates sick days for workers
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that will require most California employers next year to provide up to three sick days for millions of workers, a policy long-sought by labor unions but opposed by business groups.