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    King Abdullah II will meet US President Barack Obama on 21 April in Washington DC. The meeting will focus on efforts to reach a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and achieve a comprehensive peace in the region. Talks will also address Jordan-US ties.

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    President Barack Obama said Thursday millions of Americans can save money by refinancing their homes and taking advantage of record low rates on fixed mortgages.

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    The president returned to Washington in the early hours of Wednesday morning, bringing his lengthy debut on the world stage—including his first stop in a war zone as commander in chief—to a close.

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    President Barack Obama sought on Monday to rebuild ties with Turkey, a Muslim country with growing clout whose help Washington needs to solve confrontations from Iran to Afghanistan.

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    The Democratic-controlled Congress Thursday approved budget blueprints embracing President Barack Obama's agenda but leaving many hard choices until later and a government deeply in the red.

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    Leaders from around the globe made headway Thursday on tackling the world's worst financial crisis since the 1930s, with signs of agreements to give more money to the International Monetary Fund, clamp down on tax havens and tighten regulation over freewheeling hedge funds.

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    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday there was "enormous consensus" between the world's largest developed and emerging economies on plans to haul the world out of the deepest downturn since the 1930s.

  • President Barack Obama ordered General Motors and Chrysler to accelerate their survival efforts and brace for possible bankruptcy, saying neither company had done enough to justify the taxpayer money they were seeking.

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    President Barack Obama is sending a blunt message to Detroit automakers: To survive—and win more government help—they must remake themselves top to bottom.

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    President Barack Obama will quiz top U.S. bankers Friday about developments in the economy and their businesses as his administration seeks broader authority to regulate the financial system.

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    The Obama administration has unveiled a sweeping overhaul of the financial system designed to impose greater regulation on major players like hedge funds.

  • Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will unveil a four part plan to reform financial regulation when he testifies before the House Financial Services Committee Thursday.

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    U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Wednesday said he will soon outline proposals for new, tougher requirements on major financial firms to protect the financial system and new rules to prevent financial fraud and abuse against consumers and investors.

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    President Barack Obama urged fellow G20 leaders on Tuesday to agree immediate action to boost the global economy at a London summit next month.

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    The US Treasury revealed details of a highly-anticipated plan to set up public-private investment funds that will buy up to $1 trillion in troubled loans and securities at the heart of the financial crisis.

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    President Obama was alternately somber and light-hearted in an unusual appearance on America's top-rated late-night variety show Thursday, moving deftly from the economic crisis to the April arrival of a "First Dog" in the White House.

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    President Barack Obama is playing a bit of divide-and-onquer this week, pitting his Republican critics in Washington against GOP governors and mayors eager for the federal money.

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    President Barack Obama pressed his case for an expensive budget and broad financial reforms while anger over bonuses paid at bailed-out insurance giant AIG threatened to overshadow his economic agenda.

  • float: left;display: inline; font-size:11px; font-face:Arial; border: 1px solid #CCC; line-height:12px; margin-right: 15px; width:100px;/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/maslansky_m_100.jpg110010000truehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalsefalsefalse left/CNBC/Components/Images/spacer.gif1108500lefttruehttp://icnbc.msnbc.msn.comfalsePfalsefalsefalsefalse Michael Maslansky CEO of Luntz, Maslansky Strategic ResearchThe reasons to envy Edward Liddy, AIG Chairman and CEO, are few and far between these days.

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    In a new Web video, President Barack Obama is asking Americans to help him pass his $3.6 trillion budget.