Legislation Lobbyists

  • BRASILIA, Dec 1- Brazil's Supreme Court indicted the president of the Senate, Renan Calheiros, on Thursday for embezzlement, a ruling that is expected to fan growing tensions between the judiciary and Congress over corruption cases. Calheiros was indicted for billing the Senate for car rentals with false contracts. When he was accused in 2007 of letting a...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 1- Brazil's Supreme Court indicted the president of the Senate, Renan Calheiros, on Thursday for embezzlement, a ruling that is expected to fan growing tensions between the judiciary and Congress over corruption cases. Calheiros was indicted for billing the Senate for car rentals with false contracts. When he was accused in 2007 of letting a...

  • LOS ANGELES, xxxxxx- Disney's "Moana" sailed to the top of the Thanksgiving box office, earning a mighty $81.1 million over the five day holiday period and $55.5 million for the weekend. Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis said that the success of "Moana" and others like it justified the company's decision to make fewer films, while taking bigger bets.

  • Economist Jeff Eisenach and former Sprint Corp lobbyist Mark Jamison were named by Trump's transition team to oversee hiring and policy for the FCC. The FCC is composed of five commissioners, including one designated as chairman, who are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Only three commissioners can be from the same political party and...

  • *China urges more controls at Wuzhen World Internet Conference. WUZHEN, China, Nov 20- China's ambitions to tighten up regulation of the Internet have found a second wind in old fears- terrorism and fake news. Ren Xianling, the vice minister of China's top internet authority, said on Thursday that the process was akin to "installing brakes on a car before driving on...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Nov 15- President-elect Donald Trump shuffled his transition team again on Tuesday, jettisoning a national security expert and lobbyists from his inner circle as he closed in on naming two loyal Wall Street backers to key economic positions. At the top of his list for senior economic positions are campaign finance chair and Wall Street...

  • In a letter filed on Monday in federal court in Manhattan, lawyers for the SEC, the House Ways and Means Committee and ex-staffer Brian Sutter said they had reached an agreement on a protocol for the agency to review documents it had sought. The decision to drop the appeal came after a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in June appeared during...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 10- Wall Street power brokers may have rolled their eyes in private when ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc banker Steven Mnuchin agreed to be Donald Trump's national finance chairman, but now they are lining up to meet him. During the presidential campaign, many people on Wall Street had supported his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton viewing her as a...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 10- Wall Street power brokers may have rolled their eyes in private when ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc banker Steven Mnuchin agreed to be Donald Trump's national finance chairman, but now they are lining up to meet him. During the presidential campaign, many people on Wall Street had supported his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton viewing her as a...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 4- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has won over the U.S. coal industry by promising to revive the downtrodden sector and scrap regulations if elected. But the industry has a Plan B if the New York businessman loses to his more green-minded Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday: carbon capture and storage, a technology that...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. oil and gas industry workers have contributed only slightly more money to the campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton than to Republican Donald Trump since the two clinched their parties' nominations for the White House, according to Reuters' review of federal disclosures. Employees in the industry gave Clinton $114,141 and Trump $99,302...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. oil and gas industry workers have contributed only slightly more money to the campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton than to Republican Donald Trump since the two clinched their parties' nominations for the White House, according to Reuters' review of federal disclosures. Employees in the industry gave Clinton $114,141 and Trump $99,302...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. oil and gas industry workers have contributed only slightly more money to the campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton than to Republican Donald Trump since the two clinched their parties' nominations for the White House, according to Reuters' review of federal disclosures. Employees in the industry gave Clinton $114,141 and Trump $99,302...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 29- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday expressed doubts about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad. A day after a rare overwhelming rejection of a presidential veto, the first during Obama's eight...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 29- Britain will have no choice but to stick with European Union banking laws when it leaves the bloc to avoid blowing a "huge hole" in its regulatory system, a financial industry lobbyist said on Thursday. This would blow a huge hole in Britain's regulatory system, "Bishop, who sits on the executive committee of the Financial Services Negotiation...

  • RAMAT GAN, Israel, Sept 27- In early 2013, a young Israeli businessman registered a web domain in London for a company called NRGbinary.com. While it was initially registered in Britain, NRGbinary was run from Israel and sold its products to clients in the Middle East, Canada and South Africa. Israeli regulators say they never looked at the company, or others like it,...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 23- When Mylan NV recruited food allergy bloggers to learn about its campaign to get allergic shock antidotes into schools, many were eager to join the maker of the EpiPens they carry in purses and stash in book bags to protect their children against potentially lethal attacks. During the same period, the company was marking up its EpiPen to more than...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Federal and state prosecutors on Thursday announced charges against 10 men, including two onetime senior advisers to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in corruption and fraud cases involving state contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Joseph Percoco, a former executive deputy secretary to the governor; Alain Kaloyeros, president of...

  • Then along came Jeffrey Bullock, the newly appointed secretary of state for Delaware. Delaware's second-biggest biggest source of revenue was fees from few-questions-asked company registrations and other corporate services. The global pushback against shell companies was threatening to dim Delaware's longstanding appeal as a secretive corporate...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- U.S. farming and oil lobbies have spent over a decade battling over a government program that requires that renewable fuels are blended with gasoline, but a recent survey showed motorists largely don't know or care what goes into their gas tanks. "I have no idea" what's in the gas, "said Kerri Price, 53, who lives near Albuquerque and drives a Jeep Grand...