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  • Pennsylvania becomes 27th state to expand Medicaid Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    HARRISBURG, Pa.— A half-million more low-income Pennsylvanians are in line to get federally funded health insurance after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday approved the state's plan to accept Medicaid expansion money under the landmark 2010 federal health care law.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.1 pct. *Euro STOXX 50 set for best monthly gain since Feb. LONDON, Aug 29- European shares trimmed their early gains on Friday as euro zone inflation data slightly cooled market speculation about fresh monetary stimulus by the European Central bank.

  • EU weighs Ukraine policy, Russia sanctions Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    MILAN— European Union foreign ministers on Friday were set to weigh adopting a tougher stance on the Ukraine crisis amid increasing calls to beef up economic sanctions against Russia.

  • Europe shares inch; Tesco sinks after warning Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.3 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.5 pct. PARIS, Aug 29- European shares rose in early trade on Friday, recovering some of the ground lost in the previous session as investors awaited inflation figures that may shed light on the European Central Bank's next policy move.

  • "Obama looks increasingly hesitant" on the ISIS threat after he said in a speech that the West had no strategy to combat the terrorist organization, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • Russian fund with US advisers eludes sanctions Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund, which has partnered with brand-name American companies and whose advisers include top U.S. and European private equity executives.

  • Obama, Merkel will consider more Russian sanctions Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:58 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking at the White House Aug. 28, 2014.

    President Barack Obama said there will not be military action in Ukraine, and that there is no current plan to deal with ISIS.

  • A look at US, European sanctions on Russia Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:24 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— With Russian tanks apparently crossing into southeastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is suggesting the possibility of more sanctions on Russia.

  • Obama touts revised economic growth numbers Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— New evidence of economic growth is heartening and underscores that companies are investing and consumers are spending, President Barack Obama said Thursday. "There are reasons to feel good about the direction we are heading," the president told reporters at the White House.

  • President Obama: Economy, ISIS & Ukraine     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    President Obama addresses the economy; situation in Iraq; and unrest between Russia and Ukraine. President Obama will meet with the National Security Council Thursday night.

  • President Obama discusses foreign policy and violence in Syria and Iraq.

  • President Obama addressed unrest in Ukraine and Russia as well as foreign policy in Syria and Iraq. CNBC's John Harwood provides insight.

  • Obama: No immediate military action in Ukraine     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    President Barack Obama addressed the nation Thursday from the White House prior to a meeting with his national security team.

  • No. 2 House Republican faces unlikely challenge Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Raul Garcia has a question for Kevin McCarthy, the House's No. 2 Republican: "While we are waiting for you on immigration reform, who should be harvesting America's food?"

  • US campaign against ISIS may cost $15B a year Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:02 PM ET
    A fighter of the Islamic State stands guard near the city of Baiji, north of Baghdad June 19, 2014.

    Obama is preparing to request authorization from Congress for escalated military action against ISIS, The Fiscal Times reports.

  • *Rejected as pariah by West, Mugabe welcomed in Beijing. HARARE/ BEIJING, Aug 28- Snubbed by a U.S.-hosted gathering of African leaders this month, Zimbabwe's veteran President Robert Mugabe has turned again to "old friend" China, but even Beijing's support may not be enough to rescue his country's sinking economy.

  • Famous barbecue restaurant dropping Oklahoma name Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    The restaurant, which has three locations in the Kansas City area, will be known as Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que, co-owner Jeff Stehney said. During President Barack Obama's July visit to Kansas City, about $1,400 worth of ribs, pork, sausage and side dishes was shipped to Air Force One.

  • US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2 Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated. The Commerce Department's second estimate of growth for last quarter followed its initial estimate of 4 percent.

  • Obama sets no timeline for action on immigration Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:04 AM ET

    The argument goes something like this: Beyond failing to fix broken immigration laws, Congress hasn't even provided the government with enough resources to fully enforce the laws already on the books.

  • Tribe responds to state suit against casino plan Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:27 PM ET

    BOSTON— An American Indian tribe proposing a casino on Martha's Vineyard argued in federal court filings on Wednesday that it never waived its sovereign immunity when it reached a deal with the state for its ancestral lands despite what Gov.