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Business groups fight Obama executive order on federal contractors

Business groups are fighting an executive order signed by President Barack Obama to crack down on federal contractors with histories of labor-law violations. They say the measure signed by Obama in July is unfair, and will drive up costs for industry and the government. A coalition of organizations representing federal contractors wrote to the Department of Labor this month to urge the president to rescind the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order because, they write, it contains "fundamental flaws." The say the government already has sufficient power to address contractors who violate the law, and the order exceeds the president's authority. "It's...