Barack Obama


  • Gov't website for doc payments not up to snuff Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Although it's called "Open Payments," the government's new website doesn't make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers. However, an Associated Press analysis found significant problems, including large chunks of missing information and...

  • Obama to speak about economy at Northwestern U. Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    CHICAGO— President Barack Obama is delivering an economic address Thursday at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, a pitch the White House has long been planning to frame the midterm campaign's closing arguments. While Washington's attention was focused on a Secret Service scandal, Obama slipped away for an overnight trip to his family...

  • GfK Poll: Top issues in the midterm election Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— It's October and in some places, voters are already voting. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll finds those likely to cast a ballot are focused more on the economy than other issues. Among all adults, 4 in 10 approve of President Barack Obama's handling of the issue, a figure that's held steady since late last year.

  • GfK Poll: Divided voters still focus on economy Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— It's not Obamacare or climate change. "We need jobs," said Christine Kamischke, 45, of rural northern Michigan. She works in a large retail store and her husband was recently laid off from his job at an Air Force base near their home.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi responded on Wednesday to comments by the United States and others on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, saying foreign countries should not meddle in China's domestic affairs.

  • US issues final minimum wage rule for contractors Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 3:40 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Secretary Thomas Perez issued a final rule on Wednesday raising the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 an hour. The Labor Department said nearly 200,000 American workers will benefit from the new minimum, which takes effect Jan 1. Obama has proposed the higher pay level for all workers, but that has drawn resistance...

  • *Republicans plan to force a vote if they win Senate. The $10 billion Keystone project to connect Canadian oil sands with U.S. refineries will top the list of Republican energy priorities if they gain control of the Senate after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

  • China visit shows strains with US over Hong Kong Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A visit by China's top diplomat intended to show growing U.S.- China cooperation has instead highlighted political differences between the two world powers as Washington spoke out about democracy protests gripping Hong Kong. The U.S. officials repeated the usual bromides about deepening ties, and they discussed Obama's Nov. 10-12 visit to...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- China's foreign minister was expected to hear calls from U.S. leaders for Beijing's restraint. Wang Yi met with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and was later visiting the White House and State Department. His Washington talks were to prepare for President Barack Obama's visit to China in November but were overshadowed by the Hong Kong events.

  • Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:21 AM ET

    ALGIERS, Algeria— The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health and whether he's fit to rule the oil-rich North African nation— or indeed whether he's still doing so.

  • BRASILIA/ WASHINGTON, Sept 30- The United States will pay Brazilian cotton producers $300 million to settle a decade-old dispute over cotton subsidies, two officials familiar with the settlement said on Tuesday, the first concrete step to repair ties hurt by an espionage scandal.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled on Tuesday that tax subsidies vital to the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law are unlawful, giving a boost to opponents of the measure known as Obamacare.

  • Oklahoma judge rules against Obamacare tax subsidies Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 30- A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled on Tuesday that tax subsidies vital to the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law are unlawful, giving a boost to opponents of the measure known as Obamacare.

  • Obama, Modi talk stronger economic ties in future Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 2:48 PM ET
    President Barack Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office of the White House September 30, 2014 in Washington.

    President Barack Obama and India's Prime Minister touted the potential for deeper economic collaboration between the world's two largest democracies.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed trade issues, climate change and the fight against Islamic State militants during an Oval Office meeting on Tuesday, the two leaders told reporters after their meeting.

  • Obama turns to economy with Illinois speech Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama will deliver an economic address this week seeking to promote the recovery as the campaign season heads into its final weeks before midterm congressional elections.

  • Hong Kong protest crowd expands     Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Susan Li reports on the latest developments in Hong Kong. Li says the crowd has expanded and protesters are coming out in droves. CNBC's Jim Cramer provides insight on the turmoil overseas.

  • *1st export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade. NEW YORK/ SEOUL, Sept 30- The first U.S. export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade set sail at the weekend, according to a company source and shipping data, marking another milestone as booming shale oil output forces domestic drillers to seek new customers.

  • Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine. The value of industry payments and other financial benefits totaled nearly $3.5 billion in the...

  • They said their countries would cooperate on security and to fight terrorism and would back a "rules based" global order in which India assumes greater multilateral responsibility, including a reformed U.N. Security Council. "We have a vision that the United States and India will have a transformative relationship as trusted partners in the 21st century.