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  • Minimum Wage Job-Loss Report Is Cause for Republican Punt

    Boosting the minimum wage may cost as many as 500,000 people their jobs, said a new report from Congress’s financial scorekeeper that diminishes chances for an agreement on one of President Barack Obama’s priorities.

  • Obama, Bush Faulted by Congress for Decade of Lax Offshore Oil Regulation

    The Obama administration continued a decade-long pattern of lax U.S. regulation of offshore oil and natural gas drilling that led to BP Plc ’s spill in the Gulf of Mexico, lawmakers investigating the incident said.

  • Flaws Found in Key Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Device, Congressional Probe Says

    By Steven Mufson and David A. Fahrenthold May 13 (Washington Post) -- A House energy panel investigation has found that the blowout preventer that failed to stop a huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico had a dead battery in its control pod, leaks in its hydraulic system, a "useless" test version of a key component and a cutting tool that wasn't strong enough to shear through steel joints in the well pipe and stop the flow of oil. In a devastating review of the blowout preventer, which BP said was supposed to be "fail-safe," Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on oversight, said Wednesday that documents and interviews show that the device was anything but. The comments came in a hearing in which lawmakers grilled senior executives from BP and oilfield service firms Transocean, Halliburton and Cameron, maker of the blowout preventer. In one

  • Congress Asks Toyota for Brake-System Information

    Toyota Motor Corp. must turn over information about brake-override technology in older model vehicles and describe the role a consulting firm plays in the investigation of unintended acceleration, two lawmakers said.

  • BP Tells Congress Gulf Well Failed Pressure Tests Before Blast

    A Gulf of Mexico oil well failed a pressure test hours before a drilling rig exploded last month, an executive for well owner BP Plc told the U.S. House Energy Committee that’s investigating the incident.

  • BP's Hayward Slammed for Stonewalling on Oil Spill

    BP Plc Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward was denounced by U.S. lawmakers for stonewalling as he failed to answer questions about the causes of the oil well explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • BP's Hayward Slammed for Stonewalling on Oil Spill

    BP Plc Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward was denounced by U.S. lawmakers for stonewalling as he failed to answer questions about the causes of the oil well explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Congress Showboaters Revel in Hayward Humiliation: Matthew Lynn

    There are plenty of things you can fault BP Plc Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward for.

  • BP Credibility Questions Grow as U.S. Lawmakers Press Gulf Spill Inquiry

    BP Plc faces growing questions about its account of the explosion that set off a record oil spill as lawmakers said the company may not be telling all it knows about how the disaster happened.

  • BP Lacked Well Control Six Weeks Before Gulf Rig Disaster, E-Mails Show

    BP Plc told regulators six weeks before its well in the Gulf of Mexico exploded that workers were having trouble maintaining control, according to e-mails released yesterday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee investigating the spill.

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