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  • July 27- Health insurer Anthem Inc on Wednesday vowed to fight U.S. government efforts to block its planned acquisition of Cigna Corp and said it expects to lose money this year on its business selling individual health coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law. Anthem has argued that its planned $45- billion purchase of Cigna will give it...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the hacking of the Democratic National Committee:. During a news conference, Trump addressed Russia and said he hoped the country could find Clinton's missing 30,000 emails that were deleted from her personal server while she was secretary of state. Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are...

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, setting off an instant debate over hacking and his urging of a foreign government to meddle in American politics. Mike Pence, took a different tack and warned of "serious consequences" if Russia interfered in the...

  • US President Barack Obama

    In exclusive interview with Today's Savannah Guthrie, President Obama says 'anything' is possible in November.

  • Obama says anything is possible in upcoming election

    President Obama says nobody know who will succeed him next due to the natrue of democracy.

  • President Barack Obama

    Months after saying he couldn't imagine Trump giving a State of the Union address, Obama now says "anything is possible."

  • July 27- U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc reported a better-than-expected profit as enrolments rose in its Medicaid plans, which cater to low-income Americans. Anthem's memberships have been rising in the past couple of years as more Americans sign up for its Medicaid plans expanded under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Memberships in its...

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Bernie Sanders concedes and backs Hillary Clinton, while Bill Clinton touts the former first lady as the candidate to bring the Democratic Party together.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

    Clinton became the party's nominee following days of tension between pro-Clinton forces and delegates who supported Bernie Sanders.

  • LIMA, July 26- Peru will seek free trade deals with Australia and other Pacific Rim countries if the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement it signed onto dies in the U.S. Congress, the incoming president said on Tuesday. Centrist President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a 77- year-old former investment banker, said leaders of both political parties in the United...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— The Texas company planning a crude oil pipeline that will cut across Iowa received the final federal permit approvals Tuesday needed to proceed with construction. Documents posted by the Iowa Utilities Board show the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved 60 river crossings in Iowa for Dakota Access, a decision pipeline opponents hoped to stop.

  • WASHINGTON— Russia may have been behind the leak of hacked Democratic National Committee documents, President Barack Obama said Tuesday in his first public comments on the breach. Obama, who traditionally avoids commenting on active FBI investigations, broke with that protocol and noted that outside experts have blamed Russia for the leak.

  • TransCanada is behind the Energy East Pipeline project, a 4,600- kilometer pipeline, or nearly 3,000 miles, that would carry crude oil from tar sands in Western Canada to the East Coast, where it would then be shipped to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast. Plans call for converting a natural gas line for part of the route and then building a new pipeline to...

  • Hillary Clinton

    After the Republican convention, just 52 percent of respondents to a small CNBC survey believe Hillary Clinton will prevail over Donald Trump.

  • Bill Clinton speaking at the 2015 CGI Annual Meeting in New York.

    Bill Clinton may be a great public speaker but if he really wants to help Hillary, the best thing to do may just be to stay quiet, says Jake Novak.

  • WASHINGTON— The White House warned Tuesday of a "revolution" of computer-generated threats to the U.S. stoked by growing cyber aggression by traditional U.S. foes like Russia and North Korea, and issued a color-coded response plan for the federal government to use after major cyberattacks. Lisa Monaco, President Barack Obama's homeland security and...

  • Hillary’s big week

    Former Senior Advisor to the Obama campaign, Ben LaBolt and Former political director to president George W. Bush, Sara Fagen weigh in on the First Lady's speech.

  • A supporter of Bernie Sanders at a rally in Philadelphia, July 26, 2016.

    Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says history shows most Sanders supporters will fall in line.

  • First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Monday, July 25, 2016.

    Highlights of Michelle Obama from night one of the Democratic National Convention.

  • Bernie Sanders put Democrats on notice Monday that he's not just hoping to influence Washington's agenda under the next president— he's got his eye on this fall's "lame duck" session of Congress. Sanders is concerned that President Barack Obama may try to get legislators to approve the TPP in the congressional session that takes place after the November...