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  • Australia out of step with new climate momentum Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 1:24 AM ET

    CANBERRA, Australia— Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the U.S., China and other nations signal new momentum for action. For a nation of just 23 million, Australia has played a significant role in past talks, but...

  • Some in US illegally could get retirement benefits Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House. Under Obama's actions, immigrants who are spared deportation could obtain work permits and a...

  • US celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 1:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Millions of Americans across the country marked Thanksgiving Day with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many overcame nasty weather, power outages and even being buried in the snow. At the White House, President Barack Obama spent a quiet holiday with a traditional meal. Daryl Winchester, 17, of Queens, was luckier, snagging a...

  • Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House. Under Obama's actions, immigrants who are spared deportation could obtain work permits and a...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- AT&T Inc sought to clarify to U.S. regulators its plans to pause investments in high-speed Internet connections until "net neutrality" rules are settled, saying in a letter on Wednesday that the plans related to new and not existing commitments. The FCC pressed AT&T to specify how its response would play into the company's planned $48.5...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter curbs on ground-level ozone, a pollutant linked to several serious health conditions, in a move industry groups said would place a heavy burden on the U.S. economy. The Environmental Protection Agency said it would set National Ambient Air Quality Standard between 65 and 70 parts per...

  • Under pressure, U.S. EPA seeks tighter ozone standards Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 25- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing more stringent air quality standards for ground-level ozone, the main culprit in smog, the agency's chief said on Wednesday. The tougher standards would be closer to the proposal drafted in 2011 by former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, which was withdrawn by President Barack Obama...

  • Two FBI agents shot at barricaded home near Ferguson Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:15 AM ET
    Police move to clear the streets of protestors and media during continued protests in Ferguson, Mo. on November 25, 2014.

    Two FBI agents were shot at a barricaded home just miles from the protest-wracked St. Louis suburb of Ferguson early Wednesday, police said.

  • Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:58 AM ET

    Business lobbyists contended that these and other "asks" were fairly modest to begin with, since all acknowledged that the big-ticket items on their agenda— such as increasing the number of high-tech visas available for foreign workers— could only be done by Congress. There's just not an opportunity for the administration to deliver the moon for us— that's a...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 25- The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose on Wednesday more stringent air quality standards for ground-level ozone, the main culprit in smog, sources said. The tougher standards would be closer to the proposal drafted in 2011 by former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, which was withdrawn by President Barack Obama before...

  • AP sources: EPA to propose stricter smog standard Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:38 PM ET

    The stricter standard makes good on a pledge President Barack Obama made during his first campaign for the White House and one of his first environmental actions as president: reversing a decision by President George W. Bush to set a limit weaker than scientists advised. The initial range of 60 to 70 parts per billion proposed by the EPA in January 2010 would make...

  • High court to review EPA mercury limits Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    One judge on the appeals court complained then that the EPA didn't consider costs in deciding whether regulation of hazardous air pollutants from power plants is appropriate. "The problem here is that EPA did not even consider the costs," wrote Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. EPA determined that when the...

  • Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama's health care law. Scott Joens of St. George, Utah, said he and his wife are facing premium increases of about 18 percent for 2015. But instead of agonizing, he's looking for a plan with a higher deductible, which is the...

  • Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate Democrats' top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americans want a robust government that will promote education access, labor bargaining rights, progressive taxes and more. At a Washington news conference, New York Democratic Sen. Schumer's remarks came a few weeks...

  • India U.S. hold first trade dialog in four years Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    NEW DELHI, Nov 25- The United States and India held their first round of formal trade talks in four years on Tuesday, seeking to capitalize on the resolution of a global trade dispute to repair a dialog that had fallen into neglect. Trade Representative Michael Froman said he was cautiously optimistic after the talks, but played down hopes of major "deliverables" at...

  • China fears US Republican opposition in climate talks Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    Chinese climate change negotiators fear US Republican Party opposition could hamper a deal to limit greenhouse gas emissions, they warned ahead of talks next week.

  • Obama to distance himself from Ferguson case?     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble talks about U.S. President Barack Obama's input into the Ferguson case, after "anarchy" broke out in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Investors to Obama: We need more foreign workers! Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    CNBC spoke to entrepreneurs, investors—and technology workers—who argue in favor of H-1B visa rules being liberalized.

  • What can immigration deliver? Younger workers Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 1:21 PM ET
    Undocumented immigrant Angela Navarro and her husband Ermer Fernandez (L), along with other immigrants and supporters, watch President Barack Obama announce executive action on immigration, at the West Kensington Ministry church, in Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 2014.

    The debate over immigration reform often overlooks one very important benefit: many researchers believe it's good for the U.S. economy.

  • Was Hagel's resignation a surprise?     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Eamon Javers, Washington Correspondent for CNBC said U.S Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's resignation may have appeared a "surprise", but President Barack Obama had known about this situation for a few months.