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  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio, July 27, 2016.

    Rich Republican donors are descending on Colorado Springs this weekend, where the cloud of Donald Trump hovers over them, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON— Officials say a computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government remains the leading suspect. The FBI is investigating a hack at the DNC that resulted in the posting last week of embarrassing internal communications...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time. The Agriculture Department has two years to write the rules, which will pre-empt a Vermont law that kicked in earlier this month. Congressional passage came over the strong objections of Vermont's congressional...

  • WASHINGTON— Advancing what could become a near-total rebuild of the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal, the Air Force on Friday solicited industry proposals to build a new fleet of land-based nuclear missiles as well as replacements for its air-launched nuclear cruise missile force. The Air Force operates two of the three legs the nuclear arsenal— the bombers and...

  • ORLANDO, Fla./ MIAMI, July 29- Florida authorities on Friday reported the first sign 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. "This means Florida has become the first state in the nation to have local transmission of the Zika...

  • 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...

  • SEATTLE— Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries concerned about engineered food. Several Asian countries temporarily banned U.S. wheat imports after genetically...

  • 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-...

  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrives on stage during the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    During her historic acceptance speech, Clinton says it takes more than a brash billionaire to fix America's problems.

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    Even if the Russian email hacking story dies down by Friday, Trump will have his Twitter account ready to stir the pot, says Jake Novak.

  • 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...

  • Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) waves with his presidential running-mate Hillary Clinton after she introduced him during a campaign rally in Miami, July 23, 2016.

    Jeremy Green said he's offering to sell the website to anyone willing to pay $90,000, NBC News reports.

  • 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.

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

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