- Republican lawmakers blocked states from offering low-cost retirement savings plans to workers. The financial industry lobbied against the programs across the country — and poured cash into GOP campaigns.
- Boosted by fossil fuel campaign cash, Colorado's attorney general files lawsuit to block local communities from regulating natural gas extraction.
- The Labor Secretary nominee did millions of dollars of business with UBS — a bank seeking an exemption so it can handle billions of dollars in pension investments.
- Lawmakers join the financial industry to quash a rule that lets states give workers new retirement savings options.
- The proposed Anthem-Cigna merger, which would have created the country's largest health insurance company, was dogged by ethics questions about Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy's administration.
- Andy Puzder's company CKE was sanctioned for using fee-based credit cards to pay employees.
- The alcohol industry has opposed pot legalization — and given New York Gov. Andrew Gov. Cuomo big cash.
- The newly confirmed U.S. secretary of education has taken uncompromising positions — and has crushed dissent even from her own party.
- The Democratic senator is working to counter a Trump move that could kill the fiduciary rule, a key consumer protection regulation.
- Republican lawmakers planned a fundraiser despite President Donald Trump’s promise to ban campaign cash from lobbyists who represent other countries.
- In earnings calls, CEOs expressed enthusiasm for tax cuts, deregulation and the potential for government contracts.
- President Trump's appointees may not be signing the pledges required by an Obama executive order.
- Jay Clayton’s law firm has encouraged corporate clients to better disclose the environmental risks they face.
- Both investors and environmental activists fear the new administration will quash an SEC rule that pushes companies to address the impact of climate change.
- Even though Donald Trump railed against free trade deals during the 2016 campaign, a corporate lobbyist who worked on those deals may become his top trade negotiator.
- New data shows lawmakers who held bank stocks were far more likely to vote for financial bailout.
- Senate Republicans are asking the SEC to stop issuing new banking regulations and wait for Donald Trump to take office.
- The firm of Donald Trump's likely secretary of state repeatedly pressed the department on the TPP and on sanctions against Iran and Russia.
- President-elect Donald Trump broke diplomatic protocol and spoke directly to the president of Taiwan. He may have done so at the urging of well-paid lobbyists.