HHS proposes insurance market regulations, New York delays decision on fracking regulation, and more.
- The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued three proposed rules central to the Affordable Care Act’s insurance market reforms.
- The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil antitrust suit against EBay, Inc., over an agreement not to recruit or hire certain employees.
- The Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) announced that the country’s largest mortgage servicers provided monetary relief to almost 310,000 homeowners as a result of the National Mortgage Settlement.
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released consumer reports of adverse health effects potentially linked to certain “energy” drinks.
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that it would not lower the required ethanol content in gasoline, despite the higher price of corn.
- The Treasury Department determined that foreign exchange derivatives are exempt from certain Dodd-Frank clearing and trading requirements.
- New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that much anticipated fracking regulations would be delayed until 2013. See related The Regulatory Review essay.
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chair Jon Leibowitz endorsed the idea of allowing consumers some control over data.
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced efforts at both agencies to fight deceptive advertising practices for mortgages.