Politics Ethics

  • NEW YORK— Donald Trump may have to give up one property on Pennsylvania Avenue if he wants to move into another down the street. The other, of course, is the White House. If some of the experts are correct— a big if— the first 43 words of this clause could force Trump to unload his equity stake in the hotel just down the street from the White House.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 30- President-elect Donald Trump faced criticism from an unusual source on Wednesday when a buttoned-down U.S. government ethics office issued an apparently sarcastic stream of Twitter messages applauding him for selling off his assets. Trump, in fact, has not said whether he will sell the hotels, golf courses and other businesses that make up...

  • President-elect Donald Trump says he will distance himself from the international property management, real estate and branding business that's been built around his name. The Congressional Research Service recently provided three pages of guidance, at the request of Democrats, on federal provisions that "might technically apply" to the president.

  • David McKinley has sold his West Virginia engineering and architecture firm, but it still bears his name— and that earned the Republican congressman a rebuke from the House Ethics Committee. President-elect Donald Trump has built an international property management, real estate and branding business around his name. Conflict of interest provisions are...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump:. Vice President-elect Mike Pence says he is eager to work with Congress to move forward on President-elect Donald Trump's agenda to "get this economy moving again, rebuild our military and keep the promises" that Trump made to the American people. Air conditioning company Carrier Corp. says an agreement...

  • How Trump can fix conflicts of interest: Fleischer

    Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary, discusses what decisions President-elect Donald Trump should make to clear up potential conflicts of interest while in the Oval Office.

  • The Trump White House and ethical business

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports the latest on President-elect's potential conflicts of interest once he is sworn in.

  • NEW YORK— After Ivanka Trump appeared on CBS's "60 Minutes" wearing a $10,800 bracelet from her jewelry line, someone at her company sent photos from the interview to fashion writers to drum up free publicity. "People are itching to sue Donald Trump and stick him under oath," said Richard Painter, chief White House ethics lawyer for George W. Bush.

  • The environmental, social and governance (ESG) values of a company are becoming more important to making investment decisions, say experts.

  • LISBON, Sept 23- Former European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Friday put up a spirited defence of his right to work for U.S. bank Goldman Sachs, after the commission opened an ethics probe into his move, and he accused it of acting arbitrarily. a visibly agitated Barroso, who is a former Portuguese prime minister, said in his first public comments to...

  • LISBON, Sept 23- Former European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Friday put up a spirited defense of his right to work for U.S. bank Goldman Sachs, after the commission opened an ethics probe into his move, and he accused it of acting arbitrarily. a visibly agitated Barroso, who is a former Portuguese prime minister, said in his first public comments to...

  • STRASBOURG, Sept 13- Former European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has accused his successor Jean-Claude Juncker of "discriminatory" behaviour for opening an ethics probe into his taking a job with U.S. bank Goldman Sachs. In a letter to Juncker reported by the Financial Times on Tuesday, the former Portuguese prime minister who stepped down as the...

  • WHITE HOUSE SAYS CANNOT SECOND GUESS MYLAN, BUT PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICE INCREASES CAN RAISE MORAL, ETHICAL QUESTIONS.

  • LONDON, July 26- The heirs of Dolly the sheep are enjoying a healthy old age, proving cloned animals can live normal lives and offering reassurance to scientists hoping to use cloned cells in medicine. Dolly, cloning's poster child, was born in Scotland in 1996. "Overall, the results are suggesting that these animals are remarkably healthy," said Kevin Sinclair of the...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, July 7- A live, 10- minute video of the aftermath of a police officer shooting a black man in Minnesota was the latest example of the riveting power of video streaming and the complex ethical and policy issues it raises for Facebook Live and similar features. The graphic video taken by the victim's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and broadcast on...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, July 7- A live, 10- minute video of the aftermath of a police officer shooting a black man in Minnesota was the latest example of the riveting power of video streaming and the complex ethical and policy issues it raises for Facebook Live and similar features. While traditional TV broadcasters are subject to "decency" standards overseen by the...

  • June 28- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • June 27- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • Instruments for spinal surgery, photographed in an operating theater. Chinese surgeon Ren Xiaoping is experimenting with full-body transplants on mice and human cadavers, with a view to using the technique on spine-injured patients.

    Ren Xiaoping proposes using a glue to connect the spinal cord of the "healthy" head and a donor body, and volunteers are already queuing up.

  • Business must respect workers' rights: Philip Jennings

    Philip Jennings, general secretary at UNI Global Union, urges corporations to respect the human rights of their employees.