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Ban on fracking waste proposed by Democrats

ALBANY (AP) — Shipping hydraulic fracturing waste product into the state for treatment or disposal would be banned under legislation introduced Tuesday by Democrats in the state Senate. The four bill released by the minority conference Tuesday would also ban ...

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US ban on high-risk bank trades approved

WASHINGTON — U.S. banks will be barred in most cases from trading for their own profit under a federal rule approved Tuesday. The Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. each unanimously voted to adopt the so-called Volcker Rule, ...

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Hope, fear in gay marriage cases at High Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gay marriage supporters see 41 reasons to fret over the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to take up the case of California’s ban on same-sex unions. While nine states (including New York) allow same-sex partners to marry, or ...

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FDIC backs ban on banks trading for own profit

WASHINGTON — Banks would be barred from trading for their own profit instead of their clients under a rule being proposed by federal regulators. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. backed the rule on a 3-0 vote. The ban on so-called proprietary trading was required under last year’s financial overhaul law.

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Advocacy group seeks ban on pelvic surgical mesh

A consumer advocacy group is calling on government regulators to ban a type of surgical mesh used to treat pelvic collapse, saying it exposes patients to serious risks.

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