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FAA Rebuffs Boeing With Vow to Scrutinize New 737 Max Planes

U.S. aviation regulators will conduct the final approval of factory-fresh Boeing Co. 737 Max jets rather than allowing company employees to handle routine sign-offs before the planes are delivered. The plan amounts to the latest signal from the Federal Aviation …

Backlog of Contested Mine Safety Cases Reduced

The U.S. Department of Labor says a one-year initiative has helped it eliminate some of the nationwide backlog of contested mine safety violations. In a report to Congress last week, it said the number of contested cases at the end …

Patent Bill Expected to Curb Lawsuits, Clear Backlog

President Barack Obama signed into law a patent overhaul bill Friday that backers say will curb frivolous lawsuits and help the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office do the hiring needed to clear a huge backlog of applications. Obama said the …