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  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    NEW YORK— McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers.

  • *Modi takes veiled swipe at China. TOKYO, Sept 1- Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen defence ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashing out at the "expansionism" of some nations.

  • *Modi takes veiled swipe at China. TOKYO, Sept 1- Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen strategic ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, and said they would accelerate talks on the possible sale of an amphibious aircraft to India's navy.

  • Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 4:42 AM ET

    It remains unclear, however, whether the talks can reach a compromise amid the brutal fighting that has continued in eastern Ukraine. The negotiations involve former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma; Russia's ambassador to Ukraine; an envoy from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and representatives of the rebels.

  • Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 3:39 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE, Wis.— Taking a bullish stand on the economy, President Barack Obama is renewing his call for an increase in the minimum wage, looking to give Democrats an issue on which to campaign going into November's midterm congressional elections.

  • Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 5:59 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. Obama says workers and unions fought for things like Social Security, Medicare, workplace safety laws and the right to organize.

  • Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 3:25 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring. The Health and Human Services Department must send out millions of the forms, which are like W-2s for people getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums.

  • EPA staff says agency needs to be tough on smog Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent.

  • Business Highlights Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- The regulator for U.S. housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 flat, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.1 pct. *Airlines down after volcano eruption in Iceland. LONDON, Aug 29- European shares were poised to end a positive August on a softer note on Friday after euro zone inflation data slightly cooled market speculation about fresh monetary stimulus by the European Central bank.

  • Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    HARRISBURG, Pa.— A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state's plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law.

  • Obama on ISIS: 'We don't have a strategy yet' Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:08 AM ET
    Yezidis living in Washington stage a protest outside the White House in Washington, United States, August 7, 2014, against the ISIS attacks on Yezidis in Iraq.

    President Obama put the brakes on the prospects of U.S. airstrikes against Islamic militants in Syria, saying “we don't have a strategy yet.”

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Russia's President Vladimir Putin is peaking at a youth conference in Seliger while 1,000 Russian troops are operating in Ukraine.

  • Shutdown saber-rattling on Capitol Hill     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    Politico's Ben White discusses the geopolitical problems weighing on President Obama, including coming up with a strategy on ISIS. Also White provides his take on the hot button issues on Capitol Hill.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.1 pct. *Euro STOXX 50 set for best monthly gain since Feb. LONDON, Aug 29- European shares trimmed their early gains on Friday as euro zone inflation data slightly cooled market speculation about fresh monetary stimulus by the European Central bank.

  • Russian forces advance on Ukraine     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 6:03 AM ET

    NBC's Albina Kovalyova reports on the latest developments in Ukraine as fighting escalates and the West considers enforcing additional sanctions on Russia.

  • EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    MILAN— Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional economic sanctions. The meeting of the 28- nation bloc's top diplomats in Milan came one day after NATO said Moscow slipped at least 1,000 Russian soldiers and much heavy weaponry into Ukraine.

  • Europe shares inch; Tesco sinks after warning Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.3 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.5 pct. PARIS, Aug 29- European shares rose in early trade on Friday, recovering some of the ground lost in the previous session as investors awaited inflation figures that may shed light on the European Central Bank's next policy move.

  • "Obama looks increasingly hesitant" on the ISIS threat after he said in a speech that the West had no strategy to combat the terrorist organization, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.