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  • On Thursday, Obama stepped up his campaign for expanding exports and negotiating new trade deals in Asia and Europe, a rare spot of common ground with Republicans and a raw point of friction with Democrats. Presidents have had an increasingly tough time getting that authority from Congress; Bill Clinton had to buck his party to win it and George W. Bush got it by a...

  • 5 things to know about 'net neutrality' Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:54 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. The FCC decision was intended to make sure that the Internet as we know it doesn't change. Regulators say this was important because some providers had signaled an interest in manipulating their network traffic, potentially entering into paid deals with sites like Netflix to move their content...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Roughly 61,000 Ohioans in Medicaid are expected to lose their coverage this weekend after failing to take steps to renew their health benefits as required, the state's Medicaid director said Thursday. Federal law requires states to "redetermine" annually whether recipients remain eligible for Medicaid. It's unclear how the number of people...

  • Experts expect the industry to seek a stay of the rules, first at the FCC and then in courts, though the chances for success of such an appeal is unclear. It culminated in the FCC receiving a record 4 million comments and a call from President Barack Obama to adopt the strongest rules possible. The shift gives the FCC more authority to police various types of deals...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- President Barack Obama will make the case for trade deals such as the Trans Pacific Partnership in a round of local television interviews scheduled for Thursday, the White House said.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- U.S. regulators on Thursday imposed the toughest rules yet on Internet service providers, aiming to ensure fair treatment of all web traffic through their networks. The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines, with Democrats in favor, to approve new "net neutrality" rules that seek to restrict broadband providers' power to...

  • Andrew Cuomo plans to visit Cuba this spring for a state trade mission to the communist nation. Cuomo and Jose Ramon Cabanas, chief of the Obama administration's Cuban Interests Section, say Thursday that the New York Democrat will lead a delegation to Cuba on April 20. Cuomo said when he released his state budget proposal last month that he planned trade...

  • Cuban on net neutrality: It will be whac-a-mole Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:15 PM ET
    Mark Cuban

    Enshrining net neutrality into Federal Communications Communications rules subjects the Internet to the whims of politicians, Mark Cuban tells CNBC.

  • Baker says he wanted own team on health connector board Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    Among the four who agreed to step down was MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who came under fire for saying it was "the stupidity of the American voter" that led to the passage of President Barack Obama's 2010 heath care law. The governor has blamed the connector breakdown— which resulted in hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents being put on temporary...

  • WASHINGTON— A leading House Republican claimed Thursday that he's been told of a 100- page document showing the Obama administration is preparing contingency plans in case the Supreme Court invalidates federal subsidies that help millions of Americans afford health care coverage. Joseph Pitts, R- Pa., said he had learned of the paper's existence from "a source"...

  • Senate Dems using DHS funding for blackmail: Boehner  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    House Speaker John Boehner accuses Senate Democrats of refusing to bring a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security up for debate. He also explains his invitation to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • Homeland Security funding has come down to this Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    The Senate Democratic Caucus, led by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Feb. 24, 2015, to urge Republicans to support a "clean bill" to fund the Homeland Security Department.

    Democrats signed on to a Senate Republican plan to avoid a partial shutdown of DHS, putting pressure on House Republicans to accept.

  • The US isn't as strong as you think: O'Neill Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:07 AM ET
    Jim O'Neill, Former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management

    The U.S. may not be as strong as investors think because it is growing overly dependent on the consumer for economic growth, Jim O'Neill tells CNBC.

  • The presumptive Democratic presidential candidate's environmental record has come under renewed scrutiny after the Wall Street Journal reported that the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative have accepted large donations from major energy companies Exxon Mobil and Chevron. The groups also got money from...

  • FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 4:57 AM ET

    The decision quietly played out minutes before the FCC took up the higher-profile issue of Internet neutrality, which imposed the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. In the less prominent case, the cities of Wilson, North Carolina, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, asked the FCC to override state laws that have prevented them from...

  • Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 3:05 AM ET

    "Today is a red-letter today for Internet freedom," said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, whose remarks at Thursday's meeting frequently prompted applause by Internet activists in the audience. In an online letter, he thanked the millions who wrote to the FCC and spoke out on social media in support of the change. "Today's FCC decision will protect innovation and create a...

  • FACTBOX-What is net neutrality? U.S. debates once again Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    That means companies such as Comcast Corp or Verizon Communications Inc would be barred from blocking or slowing access to any website or content on the web, for instance to benefit their own services over those of competitors. The FCC, which regulates U.S. cable and other companies that provide broadband services, has tackled net neutrality rules several...

  • Tougher Internet rules to hit cable, telecoms companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    It culminated in the FCC receiving a record 4 million comments and a call from President Barack Obama to adopt the strongest rules possible. The FCC sought new net neutrality rules after a federal court rejected their previous version in January 2014. The shift gives the FCC more authority to police various types of deals between providers such as Comcast Corp...

  • WASHINGTON— The foundation developing Barack Obama's future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said, in the clearest sign to date that the library likely will go to the University of Chicago. But recently, the focus has shifted...

  • Trading FCC's net neutrality smackdown Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM ET
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

    The best trades ahead of the vote by the Federal Communications Commission on net neutrality.