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Politics Barack Obama

  • As the United Nations geared up for a meeting on climate change on Tuesday, politicians and other experts shared their insights on CNBC.

  • Former U.S. President Bill Clinton seen speaking during the inaugural Rural Summit in Washington, DC

    President Obama can win the health care fight but may need some parliamentary maneuvering to do so, former President Clinton told CNBC.

  • With the announced deal of the combination of Dell Computer and Perot Systems there is thought that there will be another wave of Mergers and Acquisitions.

  • Stock futures are up modestly this morning as the U.S. Dollar is giving up all of its gains from the past two days. The dollar/commodity play continues to hold as commodities are rising 1 percent to 2 percent in early trading, sending commodity stocks 2 percent to 3 percent higher pre-open.

  • Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    President Obama has appropriately led the charge to alert Americans about the crisis and the need for change. At this point, we all know our current healthcare “system” does not work and we have all seen plenty of evidence detailing the symptoms and root causes of healthcare’s failure. The problem, as evidenced by Sunday’s political talk show blitz, is that no one in Washington has addressed the real elephant in the room: healthcare inflation.

  • Plus, Cramer makes the call on Obama's health-care plans, smartphone data overload and more.

  • Corporations who are seizing the opportunity to cut carbon emissions now, without government regulation, will profit more when regulation is enacted, according to a report released Monday by the Carbon Disclosure Project, an organization that measures companies’ carbon footprint.

  • President Barack Obama

    Touting resilience in hurting upstate New York, President Barack Obama said Monday that better economic days are coming thanks to innovation and some help from the government.

  • Andrew Busch

    This is a crowded week and should be quite volatile as we run from side to side on many themes. I think we'll finally see the equity pullback many have warned about due to uncertainty on US policy and uncertainty over current global growth sustainability.

  • Wall Street

    Tougher financial rules have been stymied by industry lobbying, government turf battles and a stabilizing banking system. Some analysts fear another crisis is inevitable.

  • The Chinese obsession with American chicken feet could actually prevent a trade war.

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    Now that the US economy appears to be on the mend, can higher taxes be far behind? It's only a matter of time, say many experts.

  • Karen Finerman sat down with Teamsters president James Hoffa and asked the union chief some pretty candid questions. What's his number one priority? Find out now!

  • On Thursday President Obama dumped a Bush-era missile defense plan for Europe that Russia had bitterly opposed. Is there a trade here?

  • Stocks snapped their winning streak Thursday after soaring this week to new highs for the year.

  • Coca-Cola bottles

    The debate over a tax on sugary soft drinks — billed as a way to fight obesity and provide billions for health care reform — is starting to fizz over.  President Obama has said it is worth considering. The chief executive of Coca-Cola calls the idea outrageous.

  • Stocks got a quick pop Thursday from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve report on regional manufacturing but turned negative as General Electric dragged on the Dow.

  • Stocks got a quick pop Thursday from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve report on regional manufacturing but the gains began to fade as weakness nagged at the market. United Technologies, Bank of America and General Electric led the Dow.

  • The Crisis: 1 Year Later - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Bank of America has invented a new twist: a communications problem that became a facts problem, and is now a growing legal problem.

  • Futures have drifted slightly lower. August housing starts came in in-line with expectations (though single family starts fell), but that is good news: starts have clearly bottomed in the last several months and are at their highest levels since November 2008.