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  • WASHINGTON— Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year's hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later. Even as other candidates— most notably Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush— have already disclosed years' worth of private tax returns to dispel questions...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 11- Breaking a long silence, a politically connected Chinese businessman living in the United States has denied through his attorney that he handed over Chinese state secrets, including launch codes for nuclear weapons, to U.S. authorities. His case has generated intense interest in China and the U.S. because of the access Ling Wancheng's...

  • Bill Clinton launches attack on Bernie Sanders Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 9:02 AM ET
    Bill Clinton launches attack on Bernie Sanders

    The former President bashes the Democratic presidential candidate at a New Hampshire campaign rally on Sunday.

  • Feb 6- Republican White House contenders on Saturday called for a tough strategy toward North Korea, including expanded missile defense, after the reclusive communist nation appeared to have launched a long-range rocket into space. "They do not understand anything but toughness and strength," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said of North Korea during the...

  • AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders missteps Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 3:09 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign— despite the money that industry has poured into her White House effort. CLINTON on Wall Street: "They are trying to beat me in this primary." THE FACTS: Wall Street is not the anti-Clinton monolith she implied.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Dems in New Hampshire Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 10:21 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign— despite the money that industry has poured into her White House effort. CLINTON on Wall Street: "They are trying to beat me in this primary." THE FACTS: Wall Street is not the anti-Clinton monolith she implied.

  • Why 500,000 people will lose their food stamps Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 4:42 PM ET
    Food stamps

    At least 500,000 people will lose their food stamps this year as many states revert to time-limitations, The Fiscal Times reports.

  • An oil trader works on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    Oil remains fundamentally oversupplied and may not be able to hold above $30 per barrel, Kevin Book says.

  • Democratic presidential candidates gave a cool reception on Sunday to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's potential independent White House run, with Bernie Sanders saying it would add another billionaire like Republican Donald Trump to the race. With eight days to go until Iowa holds the first nominating contest on the road to the Nov. 8 presidential...

  • DES MOINES/WASHINGTON, Jan 24- U.S. presidential hopefuls on Sunday offered mixed reviews of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's potential independent White House run, with Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders saying it would add another billionaire like Republican Donald Trump to the field. With eight days to go until Iowa holds the first nominating...

  • Bloomberg weighs White House bid, may spend $1B Saturday, 23 Jan 2016 | 10:40 AM ET
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    Galled by Donald Trump and troubled by Hillary Clinton, NY's former billionaire mayor may launch a White House bid, The NY Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 21- Aetna Inc's plan to buy smaller insurer Humana Inc for $31 billion will mean seniors will pay higher Medicare Advantage premiums, according to a new report by the think tank Center for American Progress. Aetna's proposed deal for Humana would combine Aetna's 7 percent of the Medicare Advantage market with Humana's 19 percent, and make it the...

  • Clinton camp: Maybe we did underestimate Sanders Sunday, 17 Jan 2016 | 9:03 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton addresses supporters at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo, Iowa January 11, 2016.

    Advisers to Hillary Clinton believe that her campaign miscalculated by forgoing early attacks on Senator Bernie Sanders, The NYT reports.

  • Why Cruz, Rubio can't lock in Latino vote Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 12:23 PM ET
    Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz

    Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio may be Hispanic, but it's becoming clear that they are not winning over Latinos. Here's why, says Mark Macias.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who has made reining in Wall Street a top campaign theme, will warn on Tuesday that financial-sector greed is "destroying the fabric of our nation" and detail his plan to break up big banks, his campaign said. Sanders will deliver what his campaign is calling a "major policy address" on Wall Street reform in New York.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 4- A top aide to Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Monday criticized rival Bernie Sanders' proposals to regulate Wall Street transactions as doing nothing to address some of the riskiest financial institutions. Sanders, who is Clinton's chief challenger for the Democratic nomination for the November 2016 election, is...

  • Hillary vs. Trump: Their battle over Bill Clinton Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump

    Trump is hitting Hillary where it hurts: Bill's sex scandals. How is this crazy war of charged words going to play out?

  • Richest shape private tax system to save billions Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 12:19 PM ET
    Louis Moore Bacon (L), Daniel Loeb (C) and Steve Cohen (R).

    The very richest Americans have financed a sophisticated and effective apparatus for shielding their fortunes. NYT reports.

  • President Barack Obama on Saturday hailed the landmark climate accord reached in Paris as strong and historic, calling it the best chance to save the planet from the effects of global climate change. Unlike the Kyoto pact, forged with Democratic President Bill Clinton in office, the Paris agreement will not be a fully legally binding treaty, which would almost...

  • National Thanksgiving turkey pardons through the years Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    National Thanksgiving turkey pardons through the years

    This year's National Thanksgiving turkey "Abe" wasn't the first turkey to interrupt a president. Check out the turkey pardons since 1989.