Barack Obama


  • WASHINGTON, Aug 18- The U.S. government has grappled for more than 30 years with corporate deals known as inversions in which U.S. companies shift their tax domiciles abroad to avoid U.S. taxes. The first inversion in 1983 was followed a year later by two new rules from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

  • WASHINGTON, August 18- Establishing a tax domicile abroad to avoid U.S. taxes is a hot strategy in corporate America, but many companies that have done such "inversion" deals have failed to produce above-average returns for investors, a Reuters analysis has found.

  • Groups claim insurance discrimination in new forms Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

  • Aug 15- Deloitte LLP's Chief Executive Officer Joe Echevarria plans to retire later this month to follow his interest in public service, the accounting and consulting firm said on Friday. Deloitte LLP is the member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company. Subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP include audit firm Deloitte& Touche LLP.

  • Kudlow: Stop making excuses for slow growth Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 5:02 PM ET

    Many economists are writing off 2% growth as "secular stagnation." To quote JFK, "We can do bettah!," Larry Kudlow and Stephen Moore say.

  • Obama has 'waffled' over terrorism: Pro     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 1:35 AM ET

    Morris Reid, managing director of Mercury, says U.S. President Barack Obama has "waffled" over the country's policy on terrorism which has allowed the rise of the Islamic State.

  • Post-election committee leadership changes and growing momentum behind bipartisan fixes may lead to tweaks to the 2010 Dodd-Frank law for the smallest community banks, larger firms such as PNC Financial Services of Pittsburgh and Regions Financial of Birmingham, Alabama, and insurers, lobbyists and congressional staffers said.

  • Ebola toll much higher than first thought: WHO Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 8:13 PM ET

    Staff with the World Health Organization battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak.

  • *Guinea declares health emergency over virus. CONAKRY, Aug 14- Staff with the World Health Organization battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak, the U.N. agency said on its website on Thursday.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

    U.S.stocks closed higher on Thursday at August highs despite subpar economic data around the world, and after conciliatory remarks from Putin.

  • Nouri al-Maliki resigns as Iraq PM     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 3:54 PM ET

    Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is stepping down. CNBC's John Harwood reports the details.

  • *US orders embassy family members to leave Sierra Leone. An estimated 377 people have died in Guinea since the world's worst outbreak of Ebola began in March in remote parts of a border region near Sierra Leone and Liberia.

  • Obama: Iraq siege is broken, airstrikes to continue Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    President Barack Obama.

    Obama also appealed for "peace and calm" on the streets of a St. Louis suburb after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

  • Pres. Obama calls for calm in Ferguson     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 12:58 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement about the ongoing U.S. military actions and humanitarian drops in northern Iraq on the south lawn of the White House on August 9, 2014.

    CNBC's Scott Wapner and Hampton Pearson discuss President Obama's remarks on the police killing of an unarmed teenager Ferguson, Missouri, and the protests following the event.

  • President Obama addresses the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after the police killing of an unarmed teenager in the community.

  • Pres. Obama: US broke ISIS siege of Mt. Sinjar     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    President Obama provides an update on airstrikes in Iraq around Mount Sinjar, and the successful evacuation of civilians there.

  • Why Russia, Iraq to have 'little impact' on market Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 12:23 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

    Investors are showing little reaction to the events in Ukraine and the Middle East, taking their cue from the Federal Reserve.

  • TBT: Presidential golf games     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:23 AM ET
    President Gerald Ford plays golf during the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in Palm Desert, Calif., Feb. 15, 1995.

    On Throwback Thursday, the "Squawk Alley" crew looks back at the golf fashion of President Gerald Ford and modern technology employed President Obama on a recent round of golf.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- U.S. regulators' new "net neutrality" rules should classify Internet providers more like public utilities to prevent them from potentially slowing users' access to some Web content, the New York Times said in an editorial in Thursday's newspaper.

  • VA chief: Firings of workers a deliberate process Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.— The Veterans Affairs Department is in the process of holding bad employees accountable amid a scandal about long wait times for patients and other problems, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Thursday, but he declined to say how many people were being fired and who they were.