Week in Review

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Administration extends veterans benefits to same-sex couples, CFPB releases report on credit reporting, and more…

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  •  The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it would extend veterans benefits to married same-sex couples.
  • In a settlement, Duke Energy promised environmental groups that it would retire five coal power plants and direct additional funding to renewable energy projects.
  • The DOJ announced it would not sue to block the legalization and regulation of marijuana use by various states.
  • A federal District Court judge set a trial date to examine the proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines, which is opposed by the DOJ.
  • A Japanese nuclear energy regulator criticized the operator of the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant for releasing misleading data.
  • Advocates for Bitcoin met with British officials to ask the government to create a regulatory scheme for the alternative, digital currency system.