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  • PORTLAND, Maine— A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in the expansion of public lands by Democratic President Barack Obama. Rob Bishop, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, is holding the...

  • An abbreviated work period this month produced mixed results at best— Congress exited Washington without acting on funding the battle against the Zika virus, for starters— and a full plate awaits when lawmakers return next month from a weeklong Memorial Day recess for a six-week sprint to political convention season and the traditional August vacation.

  • Obama: Hiroshima a reminder of our ability to destroy

    CNBC's Akiko Fujita reports on President Obama's emotional and historical visit to Hiroshima.

  • President Obama makes historic visit to Hiroshima

    President Obama delivers remarks at a World War II memorial in Japan, and G7 leaders vote growth as the number one priority, reports CNBC's Akiko Fujita.

  • Obama remembers Hiroshima

    Speaking at Hiroshima, U.S. president, Barack Obama references the mushroom cloud caused by the atomic bombs dropped on Japan at the end of World War II.

  • Pondering ‘terrible force’ unleashed in past: Obama

    “The world war that reached its brutal end in Hiroshima and Nagasaki was fought among the wealthiest and most powerful of nations” says U.S. president, Barack Obama at Hiroshima.

  • Obama becomes first US president to visit Hiroshima

    Barack Obama has arrived in Hiroshima, becoming the first serving U.S. president to visit the site where the nuclear bombing occurred in 1945.

  • G7 2016: Obama’s Hiroshima visit

    Barack Obama has become the first serving U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, where the nuclear bombing occurred in 1945. CNBC’s Akiko Fujita reports the latest.

  • SHANGHAI— In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying its websites served as a 24- hour market "for counterfeiters and pirates" and should be blacklisted. Alibaba had become "one of our strongest partners." The group welcomed Alibaba as a member and invited its...

  • Donald Trump (L) and Hillary Clinton (R).

    Hungry "short sellers" have zeroed in on the upcoming U.S. elections, expecting a rise in the minimum wage, according to a new report.

  • The G-7 summit has released an action plan for countering extremist violence to help close what it called "critical gaps" in capacity and international cooperation. Apart from backing related U.N. resolutions, the plan calls for more information sharing between G-7 countries and with Interpol. Friday's meeting at the end of the G-7 summit included the leaders...

  • Leaders attend the family photo session on May 27, 2016 in Kashikojima, Japan. In the two-day summit, the G7 leaders are scheduled to discuss the pressing global issues including counter-terrorism, energy policy, and sustainable development

    G-7 leaders warned on Friday that a British vote to leave the EU next month would seriously threaten the world economy, the Financial Times reports.

  • SHIMA, Japan— The leaders of the Group of Seven rich economies pledged Friday to "collectively tackle" major risks to global growth, including direct political threats to the international order from terrorist attacks, violent extremism and refugee flows. Meeting at a seaside resort with expansive views of a scenic bay and emerald-green islands, G-7 leaders...

  • A protestor holds a poster reading 'No Abe! No Obama - We oppose Abe and Obama visit to Hiroshima' during a demonstration next to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial park in Hiroshima on May 26, 2016.

    Barack Obama will be the first U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, where the U.S. conducted the world's first atomic bombing.

  • Is Alibaba's Jack Ma buying AC Milan?

    The regulator has asked about the unaudited numbers Alibaba publishes on its sales of the shopping bonanza, the FT reports.

  • Among the proposals, Trump said he would pull the United States out of the U.N. global climate accord, approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada and rescind measures by President Barack Obama to cut U.S. emissions and protect waterways from industrial pollution. "Any regulation that's outdated, unnecessary, bad for workers or contrary to the national...

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    Traders looked at how to play the possible election of bombastic businessman Donald Trump.

  • Lifeguard on beach with binoculars

    Revised first quarter GDP is on the calendar Friday, but it's Fed Chair Janet Yellen that traders are waiting for.

  • Trump said he would pull the United States out of the U.N. global climate accord, approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada and rescind measures by President Barack Obama to cut U.S. emissions and expand protections for U.S. waterways. "Any regulation that's outdated, unnecessary, bad for workers or contrary to the national interest will be scrapped and...

  • BOSTON— In a story May 20 on fees paid by colleges to commencement speakers, The Associated Press, relying on information from Rutgers University, reported erroneously that it had paid PBS journalist Bill Moyer $35,000 for an address. This year, for instance, the University of Houston paid $35,000 to book retired astronaut Scott Kelly as the commencement...