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  • GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. John Kasich says he doesn't think there will be a repeal in Washington, even if Republicans win a Senate majority and consolidate their hold on the House in next month's election. Kasich called The...

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- Weeks of worry about Ebola infection ended on Monday for several dozen people who came off watch lists in the United States, but more than 260 others were still being monitored for symptoms as the U.S. government ramped up its response to the virus. In Texas, 43 people who had contact with Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- Oil and gas interests are pouring money into a tight U.S. Senate race in Louisiana, giving twice as much to the Senate campaign of incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu than her Republican challenger even though the industry backs the Republican push to regain control of the Senate. Landrieu, chairwoman of the Senate Energy Committee, is...

  • News Guide: DCCC outraises Senate rivals Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    Democrats' campaign committee for House races picked up $16.7 million in September despite long odds of winning a majority— surpassing both parties' campaign arms focused on the Senate, which is very much in play. If Republicans net six Senate seats and win handily as expected in the House, they will control both chambers in Congress for the final two years of...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 20- Wall Street's top trade group is calling for the creation of a new inter-agency working group of regulators and the White House that would be tasked with developing consistent cybersecurity rules for the financial industry. The recommendation by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association was one of several unveiled on...

  • Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, 68, is back on the campaign trail after a brief hiatus, hoping that a burst of his signature charisma and rapport with the poor will be enough to push his chosen successor, President Dilma Rousseff, to a re-election victory in a closely fought runoff vote on Sunday. Recent polls have shown Rousseff neck-and-neck with Aecio Neves of the...

  • Majority in US says country 'out of control': Poll Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 11:39 AM ET
    A tattered American flag waves from a storefront in Jacksonville, N.C.

    A picture of the U.S. electorate is emerging, and it is not pretty for either party, according to a poll from Politico.

  • DALLAS, Oct 20- Weeks of worry about Ebola infection ended on Monday for several dozen people who came off watch lists in the United States, but 120 others were still being monitored for symptoms as the U.S. government ramped up its response to the virus. Forty-three people who had contact with Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the...

  • Simpson asks Obama to wait on national monument Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Mike Simpson of Idaho is asking President Barack Obama to hold off designating a rugged swath of central Idaho as a national monument. But that plan for years has failed to get through Congress, in part because other Idaho congressmen don't support it and Idaho Gov. Sally Jewell, secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, said on a visit to Idaho last week that...

  • Excess CEO pay a 'disease': Shareholder activists Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 9:42 AM ET
    Nell Minow

    Robert Monks and Nell Minow work to hold executives of publicly traded companies accountable to shareholders, USA Today reports.

  • Kudlow: Oil's decline is a bad thing? Nonsense! Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 9:41 PM ET

    One of the absolutely stupidest things I have heard in recent weeks is that the recent drop in oil prices is bad, says Larry Kudlow.

  • DAKAR/ NEW YORK, Oct 17- The first casualty of a possible U.S. ban on travel to and from Ebola-stricken West African nations could be Washington's ties with the region and, to a lesser degree, travel and resources businesses exposed to it. Such a move would make things worse for the nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea battling the outbreak, Liberia's...

  • Cramer calls the market bottom: Safe to buy again Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Jim Cramer reviews recent market events and compares to his checklist of items that must be reached to create an investable market bottom.

  • Sorry, Mr. President. Your card was declined Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 6:34 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

    President Barack Obama said on Friday that his credit card was rejected at the classy Estela restaurant in Manhattan.

  • Obama's under-used credit card declined in NY Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    When his credit card was declined last month while dining in New York, President Barack Obama wondered if he had become a victim of identity theft. Identity theft is a growing problem and an estimated 100 million people have been affected by security breaches in the past year at retailers like Target and Home Depot. Employees at Estela, the New York restaurant...

  • CDC tracking Ebola virus     Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the White House is stepping up its effort to fight Ebola in America by appointing former Chief of Staff Ron Klain Ebola czar.

  • Obama's executive order comes after many large companies including Target, JPMorgan and Home Depot have suffered high-profile cybersecurity breaches. The White House said that Home Depot, Target, Walgreen and Wal-Mart Stores will roll out secure chip and PIN-compatible card terminals in all their stores, most by January. In addition, American Express plans...

  • Will Ebola affect the outcome of the election? Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:03 PM ET
    Infection control nurse Marc Dangel, right, assists colleague Heinz Schuhmacher with a protection suit during a media presentation at an isolation ward for possible Ebola patients at of the Universitaetsspital Basel hospital in Basel, Switzerland.

    Politicians are jumping on the Ebola bandwagon as a campaign tactic, but will it sway the midterm elections?

  • Ebola 'strippers' quarantine, schools' kid screen Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    Ron Klain is shown in this Dec. 9, 2000 photo in Tallahassee, Fla.

    An Atlanta-area school district will not admit new students from the West African countries with medical documentation and superintendent approval.

  • President Obama's credit card rejected     Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    President Obama shared a story of his credit card being rejected in New York City. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.