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A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

Energy
  • Panel wants BP fines to pay for Gulf restoration (NYT)
  • Spill panel presses BP on response plan (WP)
  • Initial spill estimates criticized by oil panel (WSJ)
  • Modesty is out as lawyers vie for spots in BP litigation (WSJ)
  • Energy fund largely passed oil-spill test (WSJ)
Campaign Finance
  • ‘Super PACs’ alter campaign (WP)
Health and Safety
  • Seat-belt use rising, saving lives, studies show (WP)
  • Whooping cough makes a comeback (WP)
  • Simple steps can limit risk of cancer (WP)
  • New data for the mammogram debate (WP)
  • Health insurers finally get some oversight (WSJ opinion)
  • Glaxo aims to snuff out ‘dissolvable’ tobacco items (WSJ)
  • Cancer-targeting drug shows promise in study (WSJ)
Financial Reform
  • Treasury working on AIG exit strategy (WP)
  • FDIC delays on ‘next Lehman’ issue (WSJ)
Trade
  • Brazil warns of global trade war (WSJ)

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Flickr photo by *Climate Ride*

A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

Health and Safety
  • U.S., Europe move to restrict use of diabetes drug Avandia (WP)
  • Health insurance changes take effect (WP)
  • Safety seats credited with reducing child deaths in vehicle crashes (WP)
  • Encourage whistleblowers, Metro told (WP)
  • DC: One in five sexually active gay urban men has HIV (WP)
  • Still trying to cut health-care costs (NYT)
  • A wave of addiction and crime, with the medicine cabinet to blame (NYT)
  • FDA to restrict Avandia, citing heart risk (NYT)
  • Regulators scuttle drug for diabetes (WSJ)
Campaign Finance
  • Senate Republicans launch $1 million ad buy in W. Va. (WP)
  • Senate Democrats again fail to pass campaign disclosure law (WP)
  • Under a tax-exempt cloak, dollars flow to political causes (NYT)
  • Small-business bill advances; campaign finance bill stalls (NYT)
  • The privacy of donors – A Group states its case (NYT opinion)
Energy
  • Mary Landrieu to block Jack Lew’s nomination to serve as OMB chief (WP)
  • California toughens energy standards (WSJ)
Consumer
  • Airlines hit plan on rights for fliers (WSJ)

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A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

Elections and Campaign Finance
  • Tight Campaign Budgets May Hinder G.O.P (NYT)
Health
  • U.S. Joins Pfizer Suit Over Drug’s Marketing (NYT)
  • Warning labels on cellphones proposed (WP)
  • Itching for a bite of bedbug trade (WSJ)
  • Rate increases denied to some private Medicare plans (WSJ)
Financial Reform
  • Fed sets stage for action, waits to take it (WP)
  • Summers to step down (WSJ)
  • Obama, Warren and the imperial presidency (WSJ opinion)
  • A settlement for Lehman and SocGen (WSJ)
  • CFTC says new rules will get vote next week (WSJ)
Workplace Safety
  • Report Blasts OSHA Efforts to Protect Whistleblowers (WP)
  • Merit Systems Protection Board Weighs National Security Powers Against Employee Rights (WP)
Ethics
  • Bell tolls for officials in California pay scandal (WSJ)
Energy and Enviroment
  • Kerr-McGee loses royalties ruling (WSJ)
  • Solar-subsidy spat flares between companies (WSJ)

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Take a number. Flickr photo by riekhavoc.

A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

Campaign Finance and Politics
  • Donor names remain secret as rules shift (NYT)
  • Corporate political giving swings toward the GOP (WSJ)
  • All about Murkowski (WSJ)
Climate Change and Energy
  • Extreme heat bleaches coral, and scientists see global threat (NYT)
  • Kerr-McGee is penalized in oil case (NYT)
  • BP to pool spill-containment resources with other oil giants (WP)
Health and Safety
  • Enforcement called key to curbing distracted driving (WP)
  • Some insurers to halt new child-only policies (WP)
  • Higher drug prices feared after ‘doughnut hole’ plan (WP)
  • Paying a high price for losing pounds (WP)
  • FDA scrutinizes diabetes drug (WP)
  • A little extra weight may not be a big deal as time goes by (WP)
  • New law may give people more reason to come back home for non-emergency care (WP)
  • FDA reviewing safety information on Actos (WSJ)
  • New details on defective Motrin (WSJ)
  • Blood drug gets nod (WSJ)
Transportation
  • High-speed rail stalls (WSJ)
Financial Reform
  • Obama hints at high-level changes (WSJ)

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Former president of Botswana Festus Mogae. Flickr photo by World Trade Organization.

A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

Trade
  • In the form of a study, a salvo from the left questions Obama’s trade goals (NYT)
Energy and Environment
  • New ruling on claims for spill damage (WP)
  • Ocean energy director outlines the task ahead (WP)
  • U-Turn on Global Warming? Hardly (WSJ)
Health
  • A first step in health-care suit (WP)
  • Diet Drugs Face FDA Scrutiny (WSJ)
  • Herbal Supplements Get New Scrutiny (WSJ)
Ethics
  • Despite ethics cloud, Rangel easily wins primary (WP)
Financial Reform
  • Bank regulators once bamboozled, now emboldened (WP)
  • Consumer bureau conundrum (WP)
  • How a Street Watchdog Got its Bite (WSJ)
  • Bill to Aid Small Businesses Advances in Senate (WSJ)
  • The Case for an Infrastructure Bank (WSJ)
  • New Bank Rules Good for Everything Except Bankers’ Bonuses (WSJ)

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Flickr photo by Jon Betts.

A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

Energy and Environment
  • EPA to study chemicals used to tap natural gas (NYT)
  • Solar’s shining White House moment (WP)
  • Reducing government’s carbon footprint (WP)
  • BP lawyers reviewed report on rig accident (WSJ)
  • EPA seeks gas-drilling facts (WSJ)
  • Cheniere wins nod to export U.S. liquefied natural gas (WSJ)
  • Hyundai develops fully electric car (WSJ)
Trade
  • US trade deficit narrowed in July as exports rose (NYT)
  • U.S. steelworkers target China (WP)
  • Steelworkers blast China on subsidies (WSJ)
Health
  • Brain-age scans seen as potential gauge of child development (WP)
  • U.S. rebukes health insurers (WSJ)
Financial Reform
  • Obama vs. Wall Street: Call a truce (WP)
  • SEC hones in on Lehman, ‘Funds of Funds’ (WSJ)
  • Agency examines oversight roles, possible conflict of advisory firms (WSJ)
Campaign Finance Reform and Ethics
  • Gray wants federal probe of alleged vote-buying (WP)
  • Fair courts at risk (NYT)

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A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

Ethics

Congressional Charities Pulling in Corporate Cash (NYT)

The Courts

Polarization of Supreme Court Is Reflected in Justices’ Clerks (NYT)

Obama getting fewer judges confirmed than Nixon – (WP)

Energy and Environment

A Necessary Moratorium (NYT – Editorial)

Mr. Obama vs. the greens [WP editorial]

U.S. Won’t Say if Blowout Preventer on Way to Shore – (WP)

Economy and Financial Reform

Lehman’s Last Hours – (NYT)

New Council of Regulators to Tackle Systemic Risks – (WP)

Bankruptcy Court is Latest Battleground for Traders – (WSJ)

Obama to Push Tax Break – (WSJ)

Obama in Infrastructure Push – (WSJ)

Washington and the “Recovery Summer” that Wasn’t – (WSJ)

Health

Who Should Provide Anethesia Care? -( NYT)

Health Care Wastefulness Is Detailed in Studies – (NYT)

When is a hospital patient not an inpatient? (WP)

Privacy

New lawsuit to challenge laptop searches – (WP)

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A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

Energy and Environment

An Oil Rig Burns, Blanketing Gulf with Angst (NYT)

BP Says Proposal to Curb Drilling Imperils Payouts (NYT)

Oil rig catches fire in gulf; leak unlikely (WP)

Shallow-water platform fire raises wider questions on oil safety (WP)

BP says lessons from gulf spill could prevent more incidents (WP)

Blaze Shakes Oil Industry (WSJ)

Warm Waters Give Storms Extra Jolt (WSJ)

The sticker price (WP editorial re new gas-mileage labels)

Mariner Has Dealt With Fires Before (WSJ)

Rigs Drill for Oil; Platforms Pump It (WSJ)

Health

Shifting the Health Care Burden (NYT editorial)

Employers Pushed Costs for Health on Workers (NYT)

Surer footing for Medicare (WP)

New Type of Malaria Drug Has Promise (WSJ)

Employees Shoulder Bigger Share of Health-Care Costs (WSJ)

Workplace Safety

Labor secretary sees progress, long road ahead in helping workers (WP)

Financial Reform

Bernanke Defends Record on Lehman (WSJ)

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A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

Energy

Annual rankings of federal workplaces puts Nuclear Regulatory Commission at top (WP)

Cleaner Cars, A to D (NYT)

Minnesota balks at health-law funds (WSJ)

Nuclear plant’s tear-down is template (WSJ)

Health

2,000 groups approved for early-retiree health-care funds (WP)

Dear patients: Vote to repeal ObamaCare (WSJ opinion)

Race on to prevent clots (WSJ)

Financial Reform

SEC won’t pursue fraud case against Moody’s (WP)

Better credit card rules for consumers (WP op-ed)

‘Systemic risk’ stonewall (WSJ opinion)

JP Morgan to exit proprietary trading (WSJ)

Ethics

Scholarships Are Focus of Questions on Ethics (NYT)

3 Congressmen May Face Further Inquiry (NYT)

Lawmakers face ethics probe (WSJ)

Offshore oil regulators are ordered to cut their oft-deep industry ties (WSJ)

Lawmaker steered money to relatives (WSJ)

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A daily look at news from the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal that caught our eye:

Climate and environment:

  • Lenders step away from environmental risks (NYT)
  • Report: Climate science panel needs change at top (WP)
  • Climate panel faces heat (WSJ)
  • Judge rejects Cuccinelli’s probe of U.Va. (WP)
  • Linking academic, private, public ideas on energy (WP)
  • Dark clouds boost natural gas (WSJ)
  • An unlikely general in climate-change war (WSJ)

Health and safety:

  • Companies race to develop drugs to reduce blood-clotting problems (NYT)
  • ‘Dear Dr.: I plan to sue you for malpractice’ (WP)
  • Will virtual medicine soon go viral? (WP)
  • Separating your Zantac from your Zyrtec (WP)
  • Be skeptical of health-care credit cards (WP)
  • Using implanted telescope, people with macular degeneration regain some sight (WP)
  • Coming soon: Theaters, airplanes to post calories (WSJ)
  • The jewelry prescription (WSJ)
  • Researchers beaming at light’s medical uses (WSJ)
  • Salmonella is no danger to vaccines (WSJ)

Congressional ethics and money in politics:

  • House travel stipends probed (WSJ)
  • Campaign cash: Who’s spending the most on the midterms (WP)

Trade:

  • Obama poised to loosen rules on export of technology (WP)

Financial Reform:

  • TARP and the continuing problem of toxic assets (WSJ opinion)

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