Politics Barack Obama

  • *Dakota pipeline would boost capacity out of North Dakota. While oil producers in Canada and North Dakota are expected to benefit from a quicker route for crude oil to U.S. Gulf Coast refiners, a revival of the projects would mark a bitter defeat for Native American tribes and climate activists, who vowed to fight the decisions through legal action.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 24- Johnson& Johnson's chief executive officer said on Tuesday that responsible drug pricing is a priority and discussed changes he would like to see on the U.S. tax code and healthcare policy, one day after meeting with President Donald Trump. The diversified healthcare group got off to a rocky start to the year, forecasting 2017 sales and profit...

  • Senator Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump

    Trump will meet with top congressional leaders to discuss his Supreme Court nomination.

  • But a restart of the projects would mark a defeat for Native American tribes affected by the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. Protesters had rallied for months against plans to route the $3.8 billion pipeline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, saying it threatened water resources and sacred Native American sites.

  • President Donald Trump pushed the chief executives of General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Tuesday to increase production in the United States and boost American employment. Trump opened a meeting with GM CEO Mary Barra, Ford CEO Mark Fields and Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne at the White House by saying he wants to see new...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 24- U.S. home resales fell more than expected in December as the supply of houses on the market dropped to levels last seen in 1999, which could have limited choice for buyers. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales decreased 2.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.49 million units.

  • Oil producers in North Dakota's Bakken region would likely benefit from transporting oil to the U.S. Gulf Coast through the 1,172- mile pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, whose reservation is adjacent to the proposed Dakota pipeline, won a key victory when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in early December turned down ETP's request for an easement to...

  • Elon Musk, left, and Wendell P. Weeks, center, listen to President Donald Trump as he meets with business leaders at the White House on Monday January 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    On his first full day in the Oval Office, President Trump gave face time to CEOs, and several had one thing in common: problems with China.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has inherited a stable economy and a government that is on track to run a $559 billion budget deficit for the year, congressional analysts said Tuesday. The projections come as Trump and Republicans controlling Congress are working to repeal much of President Barack Obama's signature health care law, boost the Pentagon...

  • Trump opened a meeting with GM CEO Mary Barra, Ford CEO Mark Fields and Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne at the White House, saying he wants to see new auto plants built in the United States. GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler have all announced recent new jobs and investments in the United States, but are still investing in Mexico. Last week, Ford scrapped plans to build a...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on activities in Congress:. Congressional Republicans are discovering that with Donald Trump in the White House, they may be spending a lot of time answering for false claims from their president. By voice vote, the panel recommended President Donald Trump's selection of Haley to the full Senate.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 24- U.S. The move comes after months-long protests by environmentalists and Native American groups in North Dakota against Energy Transfer Partners LP's $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which would bring crude oil from the state's Bakken oil patch through the Midwest and into the U.S. Gulf Coast. Under former president Barack Obama,...

  • President Donald Trump pushed the chief executives of General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Tuesday to increase production in the United States and boost American employment. Trump opened a meeting with GM CEO Mary Barra, Ford CEO Mark Fields and Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne at the White House, saying he wants to see new auto...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump:. Emails sent to EPA staff since President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday and reviewed by The Associated Press detailed the specific prohibitions banning press releases, blog updates or posts to the agency's social media accounts. President Donald Trump is hanging up some new art in the White House...

  • President Donald Trump plans to sign two executive actions on Tuesday to advance the building of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. Former president Barack Obama rejected Transcanada Corp's Keystone XL oil pipeline in November 2015 after environmentalists campaigned against the...

  • Solar Farm and wind turbines in Palm Springs CA.

    The new president has made clear that he believes renewable energy is a bad investment. A lot of big investors are betting the other way.

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union on Tuesday told President Donald Trump that his "America First" and protectionist trade policies are "doomed to fail" and said the kind of trade deals like the one he scuttled with the Asian Pacific countries "are a handy scapegoat." Instead of protectionism, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said the EU— the world's biggest...

  • Jeffrey Gundlach

    Gundlach predicted a weaker dollar and more demand for inflation-protected securities now that Donald Trump has "doubled down" on his stance regarding trade and securing jobs in America.

  • President Donald Trump has tackled the first in a promised series of far-reaching policy changes that could inadvertently give China room to assert itself as a regional leader and worsen strains over the South China Sea and Taiwan. It could also strengthen ties with China's neighbors as Beijing prepares for potential challenges from Washington on thorny...

  • President Donald Trump on Tuesday will push the chief executives of General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to increase production in the United States and boost American employment. Trump has criticized automakers for building cars in Mexico and elsewhere and has threatened to impose 35 percent tariffs on imported vehicles.