Week in Review

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The government shutdown ended, the Supreme Court to review EPA permit requirements, and more…

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  • silverman backgroundBipartisan Senate leadership agreed on a deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.
  • U.S. regulatory agencies re-opened across the country after the government shutdown ended late Wednesday night.
  • Non-profit religious organizations filed a class action over contraceptives regulations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Electronic cigarette producers said, “[W]e do anticipate becoming a regulated industry.”
  • The Fitch credit rating agency threatened to downgrade the U.S. debt rating.
  • Washington State approved rules on the sale of marijuana and will begin regulating sales in mid-2014.
  • United States and British financial regulators discussed their options for dealing with large failing banks.