Articles by Amanda Becker and Susan Heavey

Labor Department Seeks to Delay Broker Fiduciary Rule for 60 Days for Review

The U.S. Labor Department has taken a first step toward possible derailment or dilution of its controversial rule on retirement advice as it begins to re-examine it at the directive of President Donald Trump, according to a notice made public …

Advocacy Groups Go to Court to Thwart Trump’s Bid to Undo Regulations

The White House defended the president’s executive order to U.S. agencies to rescind two government regulations for every new rule introduced, after several advocacy groups filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging the Trump administration over the move. The National Resources …

91 Sickened by Norovirus Tied to Boston Chipotle; CEO Apologizes Over Illnesses

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc shares jumped more than 5 percent on Thursday after its founder promised strict new food-safety practices to prevent illnesses, but hours later one of its Seattle restaurants was shut down for repeated violations. Earlier Thursday, founder …

GM CEO Barra: More Recalls Possible

General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Thursday more recalls are possible as the No. 1 U.S. automaker grapples with a series of safety problems that have prompted the recall of 20 million cars. Barra’s comments in an interview …

CEOs Urge Federal Government to Go ‘Light’ on Cyber Security

Corporate leaders from the defense, technology, energy and banking industries told President Barack Obama on Wednesday they agreed cyber attacks were a top security threat but that they were looking for a “light touch” from the government in response to …

President Obama Meeting with CEOs Over Increasing Cyber Threats

Cyber security threats against the United States are growing, President Barack Obama said before a meeting on Wednesday with corporate leaders about the issue, as concerns rise about hacking attacks emanating from China. Speaking in a television interview, Obama stopped …

Why U.S. Lags Other Wealthy Nations in Health Measures

Overeating, lack of health insurance access and comparatively high poverty are among the many reasons why Americans are less healthy and die younger than people in other wealthy countries, a report requested by the U.S. government showed on Wednesday. The …

Poll Finds Americans Oppose Defunding Healthcare Law

Most Americans do not want Congress to block funding for various new healthcare measures even as the nation remains split on the sweeping overhaul passed last year, a poll published Tuesday found. More than half of those surveyed — 62 …

Health Insurers Face New Scrutiny Over Price Hikes

U.S. health insurance companies that want to increase premiums by 10 percent or more next year would face tougher government scrutiny under new rules proposed Tuesday. The rules, called for under the sweeping healthcare law passed in March, would require …

Health Insurers Win Some Breaks with Medical Loss Ratio Rule

New U.S. health insurance spending rules aimed at ensuring more customer dollars go toward medical care were finalized on Monday, ending a source of uncertainty for investors in the sector. Although the limits are mandated in the new healthcare law, …