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The Regulatory Week in Review: July 5, 2013

  • The U.S. government began extending retirement and health insurance benefits to the same-sex spouses of federal employees.
  • The federal subsidized Stafford loan interest rate doubled to 6.8%.
  • President Obama released an executive order telling agencies to combat wildlife trafficking.
  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a rule restricting websites, games, apps, and ad networks from knowingly collecting information from children under thirteen.