Treasury wants more oversight of all-cash real estate deals
The Biden administration is looking to expand reporting requirements on all-cash real estate deals to help crack down on money laundering.
Soy ‘milk’ makers may need to find alternative description
Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as "milk" may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term.
Brad Boyd: Drone users — May I see your license, please?
Pressures are mounting for everyone involved in the unmanned aircraft systems industry, as increasingly severe penalties and new registration requirements force recreational and commercial users of UAS to adapt to evolving laws and regulations. With a recent $1.9 million penalty levied for improper drone use, together with the FAA’s anticipated registration requirements, those who fly […]
Md. fishermen say camera requirement invades their privacy
OCEAN CITY — When the longline on the Sea Born is engaged, which is most of the time when it’s out in the Atlantic, two video cameras record everything on the deck and side of the boat. The cameras look familiar, black half-orbs like the ones commonly seen taking security footage. But they’re not at […]
Hogan creates new commission on Md. regulations
ANNAPOLIS — In a continuation on a campaign theme, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that he is creating a commission tasked with reviewing and recommending changes to Maryland regulations. Hogan said the commission will take three years to review regulations affecting everything from employment and labor to transportation, the environment and agriculture and land use. […]
Bill stripped, pressure is on for fertilizer regulations
A Senate committee has voted to gut legislation implementing former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's phosphorous management plans, in favor of an amendment that establishes just two deadlines for meeting pollution management.
16-year Md. air pollution case nears end in federal court
BALTIMORE — A federal air pollution case involving a western Maryland paper mill is reaching its final phase 16 years after regulators first alleged a violation. U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis in Baltimore has scheduled a conference with lawyers March 31 to discuss proceedings to resolve the case of the United States versus Westvaco Corp. […]
Drones rule: Proposed rules for commercial unmanned aircraft
Drone on, the government says. Just not through the night sky. Or close to an airport. Or out of the operator's sight. And probably not winging its way with a pizza or package, any time soon.
Hogan blasts O’Malley’s ‘midnight decisions’
Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said his administration would review all regulations proposed by Democratic Gov. Martin J. O'Malley in the late days of his final term.
State officials: Proposed gaming rules misunderstood by industry
Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency officials say amusement and arcade owners misunderstand an effort to regulate some electronic gaming devices in the state.
Court curbs, doesn’t kill shareholder class actions
The Supreme Court tightened the limits on class-action lawsuits by shareholders, giving a partial victory to Halliburton Co. while stopping short of abolishing those suits altogether.
Too big to jail? U.S. may go after banks’ parent companies
The U.S. is pressing for guilty pleas from the parent companies of banks under investigation, including Credit Suisse Group AG, in a marked departure from the past, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.