Legislative

As Congress figures out what to do with Fannie and Freddie, which are now in government conservatorship, the worst mistake would be to get sucked back into refighting the old battles.

Small lenders, already struggling with weak economic conditions and rising interest rates, say new mortgage-lending rules could further crimp their ability to make loans.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is backing down from a fight over a contentious regulation that would have required most businesses to display posters about union rights. 

The following are summaries of two rules that OSHA is working on that should be considered when planning for 2014 and beyond. 

ObamaCare includes so many taxes that it's hard to keep track, but one of the worst takes effect on Jan. 1.

As the year end approaches it's time to revisit your employee handbook and incorporate any updates reflecting changes in the law or your company's practices.

Why have many of the local housing markets that were hit hardest during the bust — especially in California — bounced back so vigorously and quickly? Answer: Swift foreclosure processing.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has just issued a final rule in a round of new mortgage legislation that aims to prevent homeowners from taking on too much debt.

The U.S. Department of Justice extended the waiting period for Louisiana-Pacific Corp.'s planned acquisition of Ainsworth Lumber Co., requesting additional information.

A federal agency has recommended that national standards should be set for building construction, storm shelters and emergency communications to reduce death and damage from tornados.