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Watchdog Head: Fines May Not Stop Bad Behavior by Companies

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the nation’s financial watchdog is having second thoughts about how useful fines are in deterring illegal behavior in the financial industry, saying some companies have gotten so big that the money makes little …

Boston Requiring Zero Emissions For Large Buildings by 2050

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance that addresses climate change by requiring all buildings larger than 20,000 square feet to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050. Acting Mayor Kim Janey intends to sign the ordinance …

After 6 Worker Deaths at Georgia Chicken Plant, OSHA Issues $1 Million in Fines

ATLANTA– A North Georgia chicken plant and its associated companies face $1 million in fines and scores of citations from the Biden administration over the deaths of six workers and injuries of a dozen in a nitrogen accident in January. …

Most U.S. Firms Hit With Covid-19 Safety Fines Aren’t Paying Up

U.S. workplace safety regulators have announced more than $4 million in penalties on more than 300 employers they say put workers at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. But about two-thirds of these employers aren’t paying up. Only 108 companies had …

Virus-Tracking App Angers Thousands in Moscow With Fines

MOSCOW — When nurse Maria Alexeyeva caught coronavirus at work, she isolated herself at home and followed the rules set down by Moscow authorities: She checked in with doctors regularly, didn’t leave her apartment and downloaded a smartphone app required …

West Virginia Governor’s Coal Companies to Pay $5 Million In Fines

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s coal companies have agreed to pay more than $5 million for thousands of mine safety violations, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The civil case brought by prosecutors in Virginia last year on …

Some Leery of Higher Fines On Georgia Drivers Using Phones

ATLANTA — Georgia drivers could face tougher penalties for using their cell phones while driving, although some lawmakers are leery of setting higher fines. The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee heard testimony Monday on House Bill 113, but …

Judge Tosses Suit over Northwest Iowa City’s Odor Ordinance

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A northwest Iowa company that’s been fined thousands of dollars for the stink coming from its plant lost its lawsuit targeting the city of Sibley’s odor ordinance. Judge Leonard Strand of the U.S. District Court in …

Vermont Commercial Vehicle Inspection Produces $17,800 in Fines

Vermont Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers and police issued almost $18,000 in fines after a three-day, around-the-clock inspection of commercial vehicles in Colchester on Interstate 89 and on U.S. Route 7. The officers participating in the June 3-5 operation were checking …

Metro-North Commuter Railroad Fined $552,000 in Last Decade

Metro-North, the nation’s second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday. The Connecticut Democrat announced the fines for 139 violations since 2004 in his latest bid …