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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 19- Top members of the House of Representatives Financial Services panel are threatening to subpoena the U.S. Export-Bank over the bank's refusal to make three employees available for questioning as Congress considers whether to renew the bank's charter.

  • Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's former campaign manager and White House senior adviser David Plouffe is joining car service startup Uber as it seeks to expand in cities worldwide. Plouffe was the architect of Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and a top White House adviser as Obama won re-election.

  • Uber hires former Obama adviser Plouffe Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Uber is stepping up its political game with a high-powered new hire. David Plouffe is best known for running President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. Plouffe was the architect of Obama's 2008 presidential campaign and a top White House adviser as Obama won re-election.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 19- Uber has enlisted David Plouffe, President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign manager, to devise and run its global political and branding strategy, as the fast-expanding car rides-on-demand startup runs into stiff resistance in some cities.

  • Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:55 PM ET

    The audit by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration says the IRS needs to do a better job policing the tax.

  • Uber hires top Obama adviser to oversee strategy Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    David Plouffe

    Former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe is going to Uber to help fight "The Big Taxi cartel," Uber says. Re/code reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 19- Uber has enlisted David Plouffe, President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign advisor, to devise and run its global political and branding strategy, as the fast-growing car rides-on-demand firm runs into stiff resistance from taxi companies in some cities.

  • California environmentalist shakes up Florida race Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— A California billionaire environmentalist is pouring millions of dollars into the Florida governor's race to buy television ads attacking Gov. Former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer has put both Scott and the Florida Republican Party on the defensive, prompting them to hit back with their own ads attacking Steyer as a hypocrite.

  • Aug 19- Medtronic Inc Chief Executive Omar Ishrak defended his company's plan to acquire Dublin- based Covidien Plc in a so-called inversion deal, saying the medical device maker will be able to create more U.S. jobs while still paying substantial taxes once the transaction closes.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Private equity firm Apax Partners LLP is exploring a sale of U.S. healthcare information technology company TriZetto Corp, hoping to fetch as much as $3 billion including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Obama disconnected, directionless: Ben White Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 10:56 AM ET
    President Obama during a White House press conference on Aug. 18, 2014

    The upheaval in Ferguson has given President Obama a chance to re-exert his leadership. But Politico's Ben White asks has he given up trying?

  • Obama struggles to find his role after Brown death Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    While Obama lamented the disproportional arrests of young black men, he pointedly argued that's not solely the fault of overzealous cops.

  • US won't reveal records on health website security Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.

  • Aug 18- Skilled Healthcare Group Inc and privately held Genesis HealthCare said on Monday they have agreed to combine in an all-stock transaction that will create one of the largest U.S. operators of long-term care facilities.

  • Obama: 'Major step forward' in Iraq Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 5:13 PM ET

    Obama also turned to domestic issues, addressing the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Pres. Obama: AG Holder to go to Ferguson     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 4:53 PM ET

    President Obama addressed the situation in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson on Wednesday.

  • President Obama addresses military operations and the situation in Iraq. Iraqi and Kurdish forces took back a major dam Monday.

  • President Obama addresses events in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Kudlow: Perry looks strong despite phony indictment Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Rick Perry, governor of Texas

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry still looks strong for 2016 despite a phony Democratic indictment, says Larry Kudlow.

  • Analysis: Congress can still do deals when it must Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Washington may be a sea of dysfunction, but the current Congress is offering a few reminders about how a bill becomes a law: compromise. However, when it came to improving veterans' health care, overhauling job training programs, authorizing water projects and "unlocking" cellphones for use in other networks, Congress managed to get the job done.