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  • President Barack Obama about the Iran nuclear deal and believes the agreement will contribute to security and stability in the Middle East, a senior Saudi official said on Friday. The visit is the king's first to the United States since ascending to the throne in January 2015, and comes after the United States agreed to a nuclear deal with Iran in July.

  • Private equity firm Apax Parners LLP, the owner of One Call Care, plans to submit a binding offer later this month to Helios' owners, buyout firms Kelso& Company and Stone Point Capital LLC, the people said this week. Apax faces competition for Helios from other private equity firms, including Hellman& Friedman LLC and TPG Capital LP, the people added, asking not to be...

  • Gallagher submitted his resignation letter to the White House in May, but he had not announced a date of departure. But that process has been delayed after progressive-leaning groups pressured the White House not to replace Aguilar with any corporate lawyers who represent Wall Street. Media reports have said the White House is eyeing former U.S.

  • Securities and Exchange Commission Republican member Daniel Gallagher announced on Friday that he will not stay on at the agency past Oct. 2. Gallagher and Democratic SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar, whose term is expiring, were expected to stay at the SEC until President Barack Obama nominated their replacements. But that process has been delayed after...

  • President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions. The visit is the king's first to the United States since ascending to the throne in January 2015, and comes after the United States agreed to a nuclear deal with Iran in July,...

  • GUATEMALA CITY, Sept 4- In a series of meetings that began early this year, the U.S. government pressured Guatemala's then-President Otto Perez to rid his administration of corrupt officials and to renew the mandate of a U.N. Commission charged with investigating corruption in Guatemala, according to officials with direct knowledge of the talks.

  • MILWAUKEE— Gearheads converged on the Harley-Davidson Museum on Friday to show off, talk shop and get started on a weekend motorcycle rally and custom bike show. Tents outside the museum featured T-shirts, trinkets made from spare parts, custom pin-striping, Harley's new line, pencil sketches, fine art, industrial art and— of course— custom leather.

  • President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions. The visit is the king's first to the United States since ascending to the throne in January, and comes after the United States agreed to a nuclear deal with Iran in July, raising...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Some students at Brigham Young University could face hundreds of dollars in fines if they stay on the school's student health plan, which doesn't comply with federal law in part because it doesn't cover birth control. A grace period for the plan to comply with President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law ended Aug. 31, BYU spokesman Todd...

  • HAMPTON, N.H., Sept 3- Jeb Bush will lay out a tax plan next week aimed at lowering corporate and personal tax rates and giving the U.S. economy a jolt, the Republican presidential candidate said on Thursday. Companies keep those funds overseas to avoid having it taxed twice, in the country in which they are doing business and again when brought back to the United...

  • The new protections are part of a broader rule from the Department of Health and Human Services to carry out anti-bias provisions of President Barack Obama's health care law. "This is a huge step," said Michael Silverman, director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York. The Supreme Court recognized a constitutional right for same-sex...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 3- U.S. crude futures dipped below $46 a barrel in early Asian trade on Thursday after a rise in U.S. crude stocks and a stronger dollar weighed on prices, although a rebound on Wall Street put a floor under prices. Public holidays in China and Hong Kong on Thursday are likely to keep markets subdued. *U.S. crude for October delivery fell 30 cents to $45.95...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- Saudi Arabia is in advanced discussions with the U.S. government about buying two frigates based on a coastal warship that Lockheed Martin Corp is building for the U.S. Navy, and could reach agreement by the end of the year, according to sources familiar with the talks. President Barack Obama in Washington this week, as Washington and Riyadh seek...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- President Barack Obama will discuss the global energy market with Saudi's King Salman when the two leaders meet at the White House on Friday, Obama's deputy national security advisor, Ben Rhodes, said on Wednesday. Obama and Salman are meeting amidst uncertainty in the oil market. Rhodes told reporters on a call that energy will not be the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- Oil prices turned higher on Wednesday in volatile trading as rallying equities on Wall Street pulled crude up from lows after futures sank on concerns about global oversupply. "Looks like risk-on trade with a rising tide lifting all boats," John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital LLC in New York, said. Brent October crude was up 14 cents at $49.70 a...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- Oil prices fell a second day on Wednesday after government data showing U.S. crude stockpiles rose last week added to concerns about global oversupply and sluggish economic growth in China. Brent October crude was down $1.60 at $47.96 a barrel at 12:19 p.m. EDT, having swung from $47.74 to $50.79. October crude was down $1.95 at $43.46, having...

  • Sep 2- Another U.S. senator declared support on Wednesday for the U.S.-led nuclear agreement with Iran, providing a crucial 34th vote to protect it from being killed by Republicans in Congress. Democrat Barbara Mikulski provided the pivotal commitment to defending the deal negotiated by the United States and other world powers. *In the Senate, the Republicans...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- Saudi Arabia is in advanced discussions with the U.S. government about buying two frigates based on a coastal warship that Lockheed Martin Corp is building for the U.S. Navy, and could reach agreement by the end of the year, according to sources familiar with the talks. President Barack Obama in Washington this week, as Washington and Riyadh seek...

  • New York reaches deal with Cooper Union, plaintiffs Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    NEW YORK— New York's attorney general announced an agreement Wednesday that would end a lawsuit against Cooper Union and create an independent monitor into the financial management of the college known for its architecture, arts and engineering programs. That sparked a lawsuit by the Committee to Save Cooper Union, an alliance of students, alumni and faculty.

  • Trump vs Bush: The gloves are now off Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    Real estate tycoon Donald Trump (L) and former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) arrive on stage for the Republican presidential primary debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Republican candidates Donald Trump and Jeb Bush have traded rhetorical punches before, but never as forcefully as they have over the past 24 hours.