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Executive order increases certain workers’ minimum wage, EPA solicits comments on climate change, and more…

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  • President Barack Obama issued an executive order to increase “minimum wage for workers on [certain] Federal service contracts to $10.10 per hour.”
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) solicited public comments on assessing the costs and benefits of air pollution regulations, reported Bloomberg BNA.
  • The EPA issued a rule regulating the amount of fenpropidin, a toxin found in bananas.
  • Twenty-one attorneys generals joined to prevent the EPA from cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay, according to The Washington Times.
  • The EPA requested public comments on the draft report on climate change.
  • The tax industry brought suit against Chicago for the city’s failure to regulate new ride-sharing services, The Chicago Tribune reported.
  • The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office banned bitcoin, citing a 2002 law prohibiting the use of money substitutes, according to Fox News.