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  • President Barack Obama will meet China's president and India's prime minister on the first day of the Paris climate talks on Nov. 30 to give momentum to the two-week U.N. negotiations, White House officials said on Tuesday. Rhodes said Obama is likely to pay tribute to the people of Paris during his trip, and said he and other world leaders will attend the talks as a "...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama is hoping to generate early momentum for international climate talks in Paris next week by holding one-on-one meetings there with the leaders of China and India. While in Paris, the president also will meet with the leaders of island nations at risk from the effects of global warming, the White House said Tuesday.

  • The closure— part of a wave of failures of the new co-ops nationwide— has been a big hassle for Health Republic policyholders, who have had to shop around quickly for alternative coverage. They are legally obligated to continue treating Health Republic patients through the end of the month but have been given no assurances they will ever be paid for that care.

  • Pres. Obama: Americans must uphold our ideals

    President Barack Obama discusses the Syrian refugee crisis and accepting them after meeting with French President Francois Hollande.

  • Hollande: Willing to work with Russia to eradicate terror

    French President Francois Hollande discusses the possibility of forming a coalition with Russia to battle terror in the Middle East, and how he still plans on hosting world leaders in France.

  • Pres. Obama: Russia is 'the outlier' in global coalition against ISIS

    President Barack Obama calls Russia an outlier in the global coalition against ISIS and calls on Putin to alter his strategy.

  • Pres. Obama: Russia could play a 'larger role' in fighting ISIS

    President Barack Obama addresses the media after meeting with French President Francois Hollande to discuss strategy in the fight against ISIS.

  • Pres. Obama: We stand with our friends 'no matter what'

    President Barack Obama addresses the media after meeting with French President Francois Hollande to discuss strategy in the fight against ISIS.

  • Pres. Obama: US & France must 'do more together' against ISIS

    President Barack Obama addresses the media after meeting with French President Francois Hollande to discuss strategy in the fight against ISIS.

  • WASHINGTON— Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. Her efforts capped a nearly 15- year period in which Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, made at least $35 million by giving 164 speeches to financial services, real estate and insurance companies after leaving the White House in 2001, according to an...

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    Fifty-six percent of people know someone who used painkillers without prescription, been addicted to them or fatally overdosed.

  • Pres. Obama to host French Pres. Hollande in Oval Office

    CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama and President Hollande will meet at the White House to talk about the fight against terrorism in the wake of the Paris attacks.

  • How can the West tackle terrorism?

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, radio and television host and best-selling author, says the threat from ISIS must be taken seriously and criticizes President Obama's foreign policy.

  • BEIJING— U.S. and Chinese trade envoys on Tuesday promised to work together to protect business secrets and Beijing appeared to give ground in a dispute over proposed technology security rules for its banks. The two governments pledged to strengthen protection of business secrets, a sensitive issue for U.S. companies that accuse Beijing of failing to stop...

  • President Barack Obama ordered agencies to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent by 2025.

  • Ahmed Mohamed, a Texas Muslim teen arrested after taking his homemade clock to school, explains his clock at his house in Irving, Texas, on Sept. 17, 2015.

    When his home-made clock got him arrested, a teenager became a viral sensation. Now, his family is demanding $15 million.

  • WASHINGTON— Texas asked the Supreme Court Monday for more time to answer the Obama administration's immigration appeal, a delay that probably would prevent the plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation from taking effect during Barack Obama's presidency. The administration is opposing the request for a 30- day delay, Justice Department...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 23- U.S. federal agencies will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations to 41.8 percent below 2008 levels by 2025, the White House announced on Monday. The announcement comes one week before nearly 200 countries meet in Paris to negotiate a United Nations climate change pact and eight months after President Barack Obama ordered...

  • Start-up leaders embracing lobbying Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 2:17 PM ET
    John Collins, the head of government affairs for Coinbase, one of a number of financial start-ups that have looked for help in Washington, knowing that finance is highly regulated, at Union Station in Washington, Nov. 20, 2015.

    It is difficult to say whether all the early lobbying is delivering results for start-up companies, the New York Times reports.

  • 10 things to know about corporate inversions Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 1:28 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Pfizer and Allergan are pursuing the biggest buyout in health care history, a $160 billion deal that would essentially send one of the biggest U.S. corporations overseas, or at least its legal domicile and principal executive offices. Under a maneuver known as an "inversion," Pfizer will be able to lower its corporate tax load by reorganizing as a...