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  • 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...

  • Donald Trump

    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...

  • Donald Trump

    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump aimed to detail his energy policy Thursday in the heart of U.S. oil country.

  • BISMARCK, ND, May 26- Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, said on Thursday that he would pull the United States out of the U.N. global climate accord and slash environmental regulations on the energy industry if elected. The comments deepen the contrast between the New York billionaire and his Democratic rivals for the White House,...

  • President Barack Obama, surrounded by members of Congress and business leaders, signs the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 5 2012 in Washington, DC.

    Tech investor Paul Meeks shares his thoughts on crowdfunding and new rules that allow market participants to own shares of start-ups.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump

    Many Israelis view the U.S. presidential contest as a choice between a predictable option in Clinton and a volatile one in Trump.

  • CNBC update: G7 meeting, Record melons

    President Obama is at the G7 meeting in Japan; Iraqi soldiers were camped on the outskirts of Fallujah as they continued their efforts to retake the city from ISIS militants; a pair of melons sold in Japan for a record three million yen in the first auction of the fruit this year, reports CNBC’s Courtney Reagan.

  • G7 Summit: Trade deals

    CNBC’s Akiko Fujita is in Japan with the latest on the G7 Summit.

  • Robert Hormats

    America's allies are worried Donald Trump doesn't support alliances and that they would be in danger if he's elected president, Robert Hormats said.