Week in Review

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White House transparency website launched, new guidelines issued for human subjects in clinical trials, investor Stanford convicted, and more.

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  • A federal jury found R. Allen Stanford guilty on all but one of the 14 counts he faced for bilking investors out of more than $7 billion in a Ponzi scheme.
  • The White House launched a new web portal, Ethics.gov, a transparency website intended to fulfill a campaign promise of open and accountable government.
  • New York City restaurateurs expressed discontent at a public hearing over New York Health Department inspections implementing a new letter-grading regulation.
  • A federal District Court judge upheld part of a National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) rule requiring employers to post notices of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act, but also found that other provisions exceeded the Board’s authority.