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  • President Barack Obama on Wednesday issued an executive order creating new sanctions authority to punish individuals and entities engaged in cyber attacks.

  • Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 8:59 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first-ever sanctions program to penalize overseas hackers who engage in cyber spying and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of that espionage, potentially including state-owned corporations in Russia and China. Analysts have long suspected that state-owned companies in China...

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- Several Republican governors likely to run for president have secured hundreds millions of dollars under Obamacare while working to dismantle the healthcare law, according to a Reuters review of federal spending records. Governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Chris Christie of New Jersey, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Texas...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— An Ohio group wants a federal judge to block state officials from ending the Medicaid health coverage of tens of thousands of low-income residents. The request comes as the state's Medicaid agency works to "re-determine" eligibility for recipients of the federal-state program, as required by the federal government. The Legal Aid Society of...

  • President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure by Republicans in Congress that would have blocked a government labor agency's rules designed to speed up the time it takes to unionize workers. The Senate and House of Representatives, voting along party lines, approved a resolution this month that would have stopped enactment of the rules.

  • Obama vetoes measure against swifter union elections Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 12:47 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure passed by the Republican-run Congress blocking the National Labor Relations Board from streamlining the process for union elections, saying government should not make it harder for workers to be heard in the workplace. Obama also announced a fall White House summit on worker rights.

  • Largest US employer proposes new retirement plans Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:04 AM ET
    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and President Barack Obama.

    The White House and the Defense Department are proposing changes to military retirement benefits.

  • Iran talks: Is Obama being 'too soft'?   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Iran talks: Is Obama being 'too soft'?

    Howard Shore, executive chairman at Shore Capital, says he fears that there will be too much of a compromise, and that President Barack Obama is being "too soft" on Iran.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney's legendary tax deduction for his horse may sound like the ultimate boondoggle of the super rich. That's why Patrick Beagle, a financial planner at WealthCrest in Springfield, Virginia, has four accounts for his two children. You can also "front-load" your 529 savings by making several years of...

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- The United States on Tuesday formally submitted its climate change strategy to the United Nations, outlining domestic measures it is taking to achieve up to a 28 percent greenhouse gas emissions cut by 2025.. The submission lays out how the United States "will roughly double the pace" at which the country reduces its greenhouse gas...

  • *Oil imports from Iran at 220,000 bpd in year to March 31. *U.S. pressured India not to raise annual Iran oil imports. NEW DELHI, March 31- India halted oil imports from Iran for the first time in at least a decade in March as New Delhi responded to U.S. pressure to keep its shipments from Tehran within sanction limits during the last month of negotiations on a preliminary...

  • INDIANAPOLIS— Indiana lawmakers have been scrambling to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The Indiana law, which takes effect July 1, prohibits state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs unless the government can show...

  • This world leader makes more money than Obama Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 12:04 PM ET
    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore

    Barack Obama will make a nice salary this year, but it pales in comparison to the sum Singapore's leader will take in.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— President Barack Obama is scheduled to make his first visit to Utah as president this week, the White House announced Monday. White House spokesman Eric Schultz said the president will travel to Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah on Friday to speak about the economy. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, a Democrat, said he has been encouraging the...

  • Top court rejects Obamacare 'death panel' challenge Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET
    A demonstrator holds a sign in support Obamacare in front of the Supreme Court in Washington earlier this month.

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to the Obamacare law that took aim at the so-called death panel.

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law that took aim at a bureaucratic board labeled by some Republicans as a "death panel" because it was designed to cut Medicare costs. The high court left intact a ruling by the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that threw...

  • GOP sees Obama as bigger threat than Putin: Poll Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 7:34 AM ET

    A third of Republicans believe President Obama poses an imminent threat to the U.S., outranking concerns about Vladimir Putin, according to a poll.

  • TAIPEI, March 30- Taiwan wants to join a major anti-hacking drill conducted by the United States to strengthen cyber security ties with its staunchest ally, its vice premier said on Monday, a move which would help safeguard against constant targetting by hackers in rival China. Many hacks into Taiwan systems have been traced to sites belonging to China's...

  • China said earlier this month work was ongoing on a draft anti-terrorism law that would require foreign companies to hand over encryption keys and otherwise facilitate Beijing's ability to bypass security measures, despite U.S. protests. "We have already made clear our concerns regarding forced technology transfer and other attempts to bar technological...

  • Iran, world powers edge closer to nuclear deal Saturday, 28 Mar 2015 | 5:05 PM ET
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L), Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) and EU envoy Catherine Ashton pose for photographers before a meeting in Vienna November 22, 2014.

    World powers gathering in the Swiss city of Lausanne insist they are closer than ever to reaching a nuclear deal with Iran.