| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:29 PM
LONDON — A plan to regulate the British press as a result of the country's phone-hacking scandal was signed by Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday despite the objections of publishers who sought a court order to block such a measure.
The royal charter...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Regulators approved more than $1 billion in state-directed power contracts on Wednesday, but not without expressing their doubts about whether some benefits of the clean, cheap electricity would accrue to Connecticut.
The state Public Utilities...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:13 PM
State regulators are now deep into the details of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s request for higher rates, a case expected to wrap up by the end of the year — 10 months after the last increase went into effect.
The Maryland Public Service...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 10:41 PM
Soccer--Premier League, Tottenham at Aston Villa, 9:55 a.m. (NBCSN); Women’s National Teams, Exhibition, United States vs. Australia, 12:30 p.m. (NBC); MLS, San Jose at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:16 PM
After weeks of public calls for transparency, a Northeast Utilities executive confirmed Tuesday that the utility is outsourcing half the work of its information technology department, which employs about 280 in Connecticut.
David McHale, the company's...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 12:47 PM
The Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday to propose eliminating a key component of its television ownership rules that could have significant implications for broadcasters.
Under review is the value the FCC puts on a UHF signal...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A theme I have discussed in past columns is the need for improved financial literacy. Those who lack a sound understanding of personal finance principles will likely fail to make the right decisions about saving, investing, minimizing expenses, securing...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Federal regulators said Southern California Edison Co. and a contractor were responsible for design flaws that led to the permanent shutdown of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in June.
To the frustration of critics, the Nuclear Regulatory...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 9:03 AM
The Carson City Council is poised to vote Monday on declaring a "local emergency" as part of an effort to speed the cleanup of a residential neighborhood that sits atop an old oil tank farm.
The resolution cites the presence of "explosive methane gas,...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Does Uncle Sam need to step in to make sure consumers can watch the boob tube without interruption?
American regulators should adopt rules forbidding TV blackouts, according to a cable lobbying group -- but broadcasters rejected the call, which would...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:38 PM
A group of Burbank residents is protesting the planned closure of the Glenoaks post office, which postal officials said would save the cash-strapped agency $740,270 over the next decade.
However, one postal official said this week that the decision to...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:34 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Regulators have imposed millions of dollars in civil penalties against energy companies that risk the dependability of the U.S. electrical grid since new rules following the 2003 Northeast blackout made such fines possible,...