Barack Obama


  • Auto insurer to market Blue Cross health coverage Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans and State Farm announced Tuesday they're joining forces for the second year of expanded coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • *Oil falls as Libyan, Iraqi output outweighs strikes on Syria. NEW YORK, Sept 23- More downbeat data from Europe left global equity markets on course for a third day of losses on Tuesday, while U.S. air strikes in Syria set a cautionary tone and helped lift the price of safe-haven bonds.

  • Bill Clinton: Obama strategy can succeed     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Becky Quick speaks to former President Bill Clinton speaks about the bombing of ISIS and Obama's strategy in Iraq. Clinton says the he thinks the fight will last, however it does not mean a prolonged land war.

  • *U.S. and Arab allies bomb Syria for first time. NEW YORK, Sept 23- U.S. benchmark Treasuries yields on Tuesday fell to their lowest since Sept. 11 after U.S. and Arab warplanes bombed Syria, triggering concerns about the extent of U.S. involvement and effects on oil prices.

  • President Obama: 'Not America's fight alone' Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 10:56 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about airstrikes against militants in Syria, Sept. 23, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

    Obama emphasized that Americans were not acting alone but rather together with a coalition of Arab states and the support of more than 40 nations.

  • Pres. Obama expected to speak on ISIS     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Obama's expected statements today about airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.

  • President Barack Obama speaks about airstrikes against militants in Syria, Sept. 23, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

    President Obama delivers a statement on airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria. President Obama says 40 nations have offered help in our comprehensive efforts.

  • CNBC's John Harwood reacts to President Obama's statement on airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.

  • High-profile NY event shows Clinton's 'elite' image Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:34 AM ET
    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attend the opening ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial Museum, May 15, 2014 in New York City.

    Seen by critics as a close ally of the elite, Hillary Clinton will have to appeal to middle class voters amid criticism that she is out of touch.

  • President Obama to address United Nations     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides a preview of President Obama's trip to New York City to address the U.N. General Assembly and reports on the U.S. airstrikes on ISIS in Syria.

  • Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, explains why U.S. airstrike against ISIS are very important and boots on the ground are needed. The regional partners are the ones that need to do a lot of it, says Albright.

  • Obama: No nation has 'free pass' on climate change Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:01 AM ET

    UNITED NATIONS— In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe's climate is changing faster than efforts to address it. "Nobody gets a pass," he declared.

  • Drug company shares pummeled by US tax moves Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 5:55 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Shares in drugmakers AstraZeneca and Shire both fell more than 5 percent after the U.S. Treasury took steps to curb "inversion" deals.

  • Limits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 2:03 AM ET

    Following through on a populist appeal from President Barack Obama for a new era of "corporate patriotism," the Treasury Department stepped in Monday with new regulations designed to limit the ability of U.S. firms to seek refuge in lower tax countries.

  • US launches airstrikes in Syria     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the latest developments in the Middle East with the U.S. launching airstrikes in Syria and British Prime Minister David Cameron planning to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

  • India's Modi to get rock star reception in New York Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 PM ET

    Thousands more are expected to pack New York's Times Square to watch his address in Hindi on big screens as well as smaller viewing parties around the country and on TV in India. The Indian diaspora hopes this visit by a leader who was until recently barred from the United States will signify India's importance not only on these shores but in wider the world too.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Moving against tax-avoidance by corporations, the Obama administration is taking several actions to curb deals known as "inversions" that allow companies to escape U.S. taxes by reincorporating abroad.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- President Barack Obama said on Monday that new steps announced by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will discourage companies from pursuing corporate tax-avoidance deals known as "inversions."

  • A man armed with a knife jumped the White House fence last week and entered the executive mansion, an act that surprised his former neighbors in Copperas Cove, Texas. KCEN's Chris Davis reports.

  • US cracks down on companies moving overseas Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    Administration officials who briefed reporters could not say how many pending inversions might be stopped by the new rules and specifically would not address whether the rules would block one of the most high-profile moves, an effort that Burger King announced in August to acquire Tim Hortons, a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.