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  • WASHINGTON, July 29- New York state and nuclear power have never been best friends, but the state is expected to decide as soon as Monday on a proposed subsidy plan that could furnish the rest of the country with a model for saving a struggling industry while reducing carbon emissions. Five plants in states from Florida to California have shut since 2013 and many...

  • ORLANDO, Fla., July 29- Florida authorities on Friday reported what is believed to be the first evidence of local Zika transmission in the continental United States, concluding that mosquitoes likely infected four people with the virus that can cause a rare but serious birth defect. Governor Rick Scott said the state believed active transmission of the virus...

  • President Barack Obama wants Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal this year to help write the rules on global trade while keeping a competitive edge, the White House said on Friday. "This will be something that Congress has to contend with. They can either cede that ground to China- the president believes that is the wrong approach, that we have...

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- During a visit from Singapore's prime minister on Tuesday, President Barack Obama will extol the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and commit to getting the deal done, a top White House official said on Friday, even though Obama's fellow Democrats panned it at their convention this week. Obama wants the U.S. Congress to approve the 12-...

  • LIMA, July 28- Failure to ratify the U.S.-led sweeping trade pact TPP would hand China "the keys to the castle" on globalization and do nothing to solve the real problems underlying American anxiety over jobs, the top U.S. trade official said Thursday. Trade Representative Michael Froman said he was still optimistic Congress would pass the 12- member TPP, in part...

  • July 28- TransCanada Corp, Canada's second-largest pipeline company, reported on Thursday a slightly higher-than-expected quarterly profit, and said the process of seeking buyers for the sale of some of its assets was well under way. The Calgary- based company is marketing an up to 49.9 percent stake in a package of six Mexico pipelines, excluding the recently...

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday it would provide $30 million in the first year and up to $250 million during the five-year project. Britain's AMR Centre, a public-private initiative, will contribute $14 million initially and up to $100 million over five years, while the London- based Wellcome Trust will supply further...

  • US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton acknowledge the crowd on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Hillary Clinton is really going to have to bring it in her speech Thursday night after that all-star lineup that included Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, the Hill reports.

  • HAVANA— Cuba is a land of architectural splendors, stunning scenery, warm, welcoming people and some of the world's worst hotels. So when American hotel giant Starwood announced a deal to manage the Fifth Avenue Hotel run by the Cuban military in the upscale Miramar section of Havana, I was intrigued. With patron Venezuela collapsing, Cuba needs tourists' money.

  • Dem leaders rally base

    Democratic Party leaders came out swinging against Donald Trump at last night's DNC, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Donald Trump

    The vast majority of chief executives of major U.S. corporations are against Donald Trump, says former Bill Clinton aide Roger Altman.

  • Wil Wheaton

    Actor Wil Wheaton has a message for fellow Bernie fans: We need every vote we can for Clinton in order to "defeat and utterly demolish and humiliate Donald Trump!"

  • July 28- TransCanada Corp, Canada's second-largest pipeline company, reported a slightly higher-than-expected quarterly profit, and said the process of seeking buyers for a sale of some assets in the United States and Mexico was underway. The company completed the $10.3 billion acquisition of Columbia Pipeline Group on July 1, creating one of North...

  • Clinton v. Trump: Who best to lead the US?

    Mark Gallogly, Centerbridge co-founder, explains why he thinks Hillary Clinton is better suited to lead the country than Donald Trump.

  • Sharp contrast between Clinton and Trump: Roger Altman

    Roger Altman, Evercore founder & executive chairman, makes his case for a Hillary Clinton presidency.

  • DNC brings out star power to back Clinton

    CNBC's Eamon Javers provides the latest update from the Democratic Convention where the party's top players endorse Hillary Clinton.

  • US President Barack Obama stands on stage with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    President Barack Obama expresses his support for Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States and offers a vision of what America really stands for.

  • Barack Obama rips into Donald J. Trump's plans.

    "The Donald is not really a plans guy." Barack Obama rips into Donald J. Trump's plans.

  • US President Barack Obama stands on stage with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    "There has never been a man or a woman, not me, not Bill, more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president,' Obama tells the convention.

  • Obama: We all need to be as vocal as Bernie supporters

    President Barack Obama expresses his thanks for the role Bernie Sanders and his supporters have played in the primary, and the convention.