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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- The regulator for U.S. housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 flat, Euro STOXX 50 down 0.1 pct. *Airlines down after volcano eruption in Iceland. LONDON, Aug 29- European shares were poised to end a positive August on a softer note on Friday after euro zone inflation data slightly cooled market speculation about fresh monetary stimulus by the European Central bank.

  • 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.

  • Obama on ISIS: 'We don't have a strategy yet' Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:08 AM ET
    Yezidis living in Washington stage a protest outside the White House in Washington, United States, August 7, 2014, against the ISIS attacks on Yezidis in Iraq.

    President Obama put the brakes on the prospects of U.S. airstrikes against Islamic militants in Syria, saying “we don't have a strategy yet.”

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Russia's President Vladimir Putin is peaking at a youth conference in Seliger while 1,000 Russian troops are operating in Ukraine.

  • Shutdown saber-rattling on Capitol Hill     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    Politico's Ben White discusses the geopolitical problems weighing on President Obama, including coming up with a strategy on ISIS. Also White provides his take on the hot button issues on Capitol Hill.

  • *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.

  • Russian forces advance on Ukraine     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 6:03 AM ET

    NBC's Albina Kovalyova reports on the latest developments in Ukraine as fighting escalates and the West considers enforcing additional sanctions on Russia.

  • EU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    MILAN— Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with additional biting economic sanctions. The meeting of the 28- nation bloc's top diplomats in Milan came one day after NATO said Moscow slipped at least 1,000 Russian soldiers and much heavy weaponry into Ukraine.

  • 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?"