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Politics Barack Obama

  • President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was ushering in "the start of a new era" in energy production by signing an executive order that seeks to block, reverse or review several of President Barack Obama's initiatives to limit climate change. A new era in U.S. energy began a decade ago, when drilling companies used new techniques to extract vast amounts of natural...

  • The White House said earlier Tuesday that President Donald Trump strongly supports the repeal of the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under then-President Barack Obama. The White House in its statement said internet providers would need to obtain affirmative "opt-in" consent from consumers to use and share certain...

  • "You know our nation can't run on pixie dust and hope, and the last eight years showed that," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said before Trump signed the executive order on a stage at the Environmental Protection Agency lined with coal miners. "These initiatives prevent things from getting worse for coal, but they won't help much," said Charles Dayton, vice president...

  • WASHINGTON— The House voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers. The Federal Communications Commission rule was designed to give consumers greater control over...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged an executive at a Turkish state-owned bank with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, escalating a case that has added to tensions between the United States and Turkey. Magistrate Judge James Francis in Manhattan, a day after being arrested at John F. Kennedy...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged an executive at a Turkish state-owned bank with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, escalating a case that has added to tensions between the United States and Turkey. Magistrate Judge James Francis in Manhattan, a day after being arrested at John F. Kennedy...

  • "You know our nation can't run on pixie dust and hope, and the last eight years showed that," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said before Trump signed the executive order on a stage at the Environmental Protection Agency lined with coal miners. "These initiatives prevent things from getting worse for coal, but they won't help much," said Charles Dayton, vice president...

  • The current designation process "lacks transparency and accountability, insufficiently tracks data, and does not have a consistent methodology for determinations," wrote 10 Republican senators to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who chairs the Financial Stability Oversight Council. The council "has created substantial new regulatory costs while...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. Lou Brien, market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago, said gains in the U.S. stock market and the strong consumer confidence data turned the corner for Treasury debt yields. "This is an impressive gain... and a notable disconnect with 10- year yields under 2.38 percent, but it surely reflects the ongoing bid for equities," said Ian Lyngen, head of...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. Lou Brien, market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago, said gains in the U.S. stock market and the strong consumer confidence data turned the corner for Treasury debt yields. "This is an impressive gain... and a notable disconnect with 10- year yields under 2.38 percent, but it surely reflects the ongoing bid for equities," said Ian Lyngen, head of...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 28- Ford Motor Co on Tuesday said it would invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities and create 130 jobs in projects largely in line with a previous agreement with the United Auto Workers union, hours after U.S. In January, Ford scrapped plans to build a $1.6 billion car factory in Mexico and instead added 700 jobs in Michigan...

  • Dec. 2014— Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners applies to the federal government to build the 1,200- mile Dakota Access pipeline to carry North Dakota oil through the Dakotas and Iowa to an existing pipeline in Illinois. The proposed route skirts the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's reservation and crosses under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir in North...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. authorities have arrested an executive of a Turkish state-owned bank accused of conspiring with prominent Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab and others to violate U.S. sanctions on Iran. Atilla's arrest was made public one day after it was revealed that Zarrab had added Rudolph Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and a confidante of U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- The White House said on Tuesday that the Trump administration strongly supports a bill to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc.. The U.S. House is due to vote later on Tuesday to repeal rules approved by the Federal...

  • President Donald Trump holds up an executive order on "energy independence," eliminating Obama-era climate change regulations, during a signing ceremony at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters in Washington, U.S., March 28, 2017.

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday to rescind key parts of Barack Obama's efforts to fight climate change.

  • Harvard University said Tuesday that Carter is being hired as a professor and as director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a university think tank. For Carter, the new role will be in familiar territory— he taught at Harvard from 1996 to 2009 and once led an earlier version of the Belfer Center. Harvard President Drew Faust said she is...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. hospital stocks dropped on Tuesday as Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives said they were considering a renewed push to repeal and replace Obamacare, after the effort failed last week. Sector stocks had gained after Republicans on Friday pulled legislation to gut the 2010 Affordable Care Act, often dubbed Obamacare, and said...

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- The White House said on Tuesday that the Trump administration strongly supports a bill to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc.. The U.S. House is due to vote later on Tuesday to repeal rules approved by the Federal...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 28- Ford Motor Co on Tuesday said it would invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities and create 130 jobs in projects largely in line with a previous agreement with the United Auto Workers union, hours after U.S. In January, Ford scrapped plans to build a $1.6 billion car factory in Mexico and instead added 700 jobs in Michigan...

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— President Donald Trump's move to roll back Obama-era regulations aimed at curbing climate change comes as the coal industry is reeling from bankruptcies, pollution restrictions and growing competition from natural gas, wind and solar. The White House said the order, to be signed Tuesday, will trigger a review of the Clean Power Plan, which seeks...