It was the fight for racial justice in South Africa by Mr. Mandela that first inspired a young Barack Obama to public service, the New York Times reports.» Read More
MEXICO CITY-- Officials were engaged Thursday in the delicate task of recovering a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 abandoned in a rural field in central Mexico state. The material, which the International Atomic Energy Agency called "extremely dangerous," was found removed from its protective container.
WASHINGTON, Dec 5- President Barack Obama said on Thursday he intends to propose National Security Agency reforms to reassure Americans that their privacy is not being violated by the agency.
WASHINGTON, Dec 5- U.S. budget negotiators were down to the final, most difficult items in a two-year deal to avoid another federal shutdown next month and ease some across-the-board spending cuts set to hit military and domestic programs, congressional aides said on Thursday.
A panel of five EPA rulemakers- including Chris Grundler, director of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality- listened intently as groups of five to six speakers came up in succession to state their positions.
Congressional leaders from both parties are working out the details of a two-year federal budget deal they hope to vote on before the holiday recess.
DURHAM, N.C.-- North Carolina is poised for an economic boost thanks to laws authorizing fracking and by opening the door wider to more alternative energy production, Gov. Pat McCrory predicted Wednesday before state business leaders.
WASHINGTON, Dec 5- The White House piled pressure on Republicans on Thursday to extend U.S. jobless benefits with a report that estimated a failure to take action could lead to a loss of 240,000 jobs in 2014..
The EPA has already published draft regulations that would limit greenhouse emissions from new coal plants to no more than 1,000 lbs of carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour of electricity generated.
President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
In a speech Thursday, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will make it clear that more measures may be needed to strengthen the global financial system.
Dorian Warren, Columbia University Associate professor; Robert Laszewski, Health Policy and Strategy Associates president; and Scott Gottlieb, M.D, American Enterprise Institute, discuss issues and the future of Obamacare.
Alex Smith, College Republican National Committee chair, was rejected from the Youth Summit at the White House. Smith says the president has nothing left to give young people; they see cost calculations and the sticker shock seems not worth it.
CNBC's Robert Frank says inequality today is lower than it was when the economy was much stronger.
Discussing income inequality, with Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute. Bernstein agrees, raising the minimum wage won't solve cultural problems.
A top executive at White Castle said a $15-an-hour minimum wage will force it to close nearly half of its locations and lay off thousands of workers.
Researchers at New York University and University of California, Berkeley analyzed 96 metropolitan areas across the United States to see how a lack of economic integration within cities affects people's economic fortunes.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama's comments on wealth and the minimum wage.
WASHINGTON, Dec 4- More people signed up on the government's new health insurance website on the first two days of December than in the entire first month of the launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, sources familiar with the numbers said on Wednesday.
Dec 4- Shares of CGI Group Inc, the parent of CGI Federal- the main contractor behind the glitch-plagued Healthcare.gov- slid on Wednesday after prominent short-seller Jim Chanos placed a major short position, citing among various reasons its "PR mess" with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act Exchanges.
President Obama put a renewed focus on the income gap between rich and poor as he begins setting the agenda for the rest of his presidency.