Barack Obama


  • Obama: Offshore 'tax inversions' are unpatriotic Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic. In the Republican address, congressman Steve Daines of Montana says Obama is waging a war on the middle class. He's calling for the Senate to pass House-approved jobs bills.

  • What if Obama defended business for once?: Kudlow Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    Wouldn't it be nice if, just for once, Obama defended American business instead of attacking it?, asks Larry Kudlow.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- Evidence that Russia is moving more weapons into Ukraine to arm rebels is likely to trigger more U.S. sanctions against Moscow once the European Union likely agrees its own sanctions next week, senior U.S. officials said on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- A conservative U.S. lawmaker called on Friday for the Export-Import Bank to halt deals with Russia, while a U.S. company warned that closing the export credit agency would stymie a project helping to wean Ukraine off Russian energy.

  • U.S. lawmaker urges halt to Ex-Im deals in Russia Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 25- A conservative U.S. lawmaker called on Friday for the Export-Import Bank to halt deals with Russia, while a U.S. company warned that closing the export credit agency would stymie a project helping to wean Ukraine off Russian energy.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- President Barack Obama called on Thursday for limits on corporate deals known as inversions in which U.S. companies shift domicile to foreign countries to avoid U.S. taxes.

  • The report recommended that the EPA partner with the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to improve oversight over methane leaks. The report also recommended the EPA develop a strategy to address the financial and policy issues that hinder reducing emissions from distribution pipelines.

  • House votes to boost child tax credit for some Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    With nearly all Republicans voting in favor and most Democrats opposed, the bill cleared the House by a vote of 237-173. The White House threatened to veto the bill, though the Democratic-controlled Senate is unlikely to pass it. Dave Camp R- Mich., chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.

  • BRUSSELS, July 25- When Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans spoke to his European Union peers of his grief and anger over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines airliner over eastern Ukraine, it was a turning point in Europe's approach to Russia.

  • NYT's Stewart: Diversity of opinion vital     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    James Stewart, The New York Times columnist, discusses his new column where he explores the regulatory issues of a potential deal between Time Warner and 21st Century Fox. Stewart calls for the preservation of Justice Hugo Black's diversity of opinion doctrine.

  • Kudlow: Make America tax competitive     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    President Obama blamed Congress for not acting on tax reform. CNBC's Larry Kudlow and Steve Liesman debate if Congress is really to blame. Kudlow says the president is wrong when he says the companies that invert don't pay any taxes.

  • President Obama's tax inversion strategy     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses President Obama's strategy on tax inversions and discusses why he has not put more muscle behind tax reform in America.

  • DUBLIN, July 25- Ireland defended its tax regime on Friday against criticism from U.S. Singling out Ireland for criticism, Obama on Thursday hammered U.S. companies that avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas and called on Congress to pass a bill to curb such deals, known as "inversions".

  • Cramer: IRS could fix taxes     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer weighs in on President Obama's comments on tax inversions. Cramer says the IRS is very powerful and should start rule-making procedures to address inversions.

  • July 25- AbbVie Inc, which last week announced plans to buy Dublin- based drugmaker Shire Plc for $55 billion, reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results on surging sales of its Humira treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Excluding special items, AbbVie earned 82 cents per share.

  • Orszag's tax reform fix     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:12 AM ET

    Peter Orszag, Citigroup vice chairman, says formulary apportionment is the best way to reform the current corporate tax code.

  • Loophole-loving lobbyists vs. tax reform     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses his exclusive one-on-one interview with President Obama where they talked about closing corporate tax loopholes.

  • Sen. Rob Portman, (R-Ohio), shares his thoughts on tax inversions and reforming the corporate tax code.

  • Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform

    Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform founder, shares his thought on the failure in Washington to implement corporate tax reform.

  • Obama: Fed properly focused on unemployment     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    In an exclusive CNBC interview President Obama shares his thoughts on the economy and Fed policy.