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  • Obama: Plane stiffens Europe's spine on sanctions Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama says the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine "may stiffen the spine of our European partners" as they consider additional sanctions against Russia. Obama welcomed Europe's earlier sanctions against Russia, but says the actions have come "not always as fast as we'd like."

  • President Barack Obama said on Thursday the Federal Reserve was "properly focused" on unemployment given the relatively tame pace of inflation in the country, offering a broad endorsement of Fed Chair Janet Yellen's policy approach.

  • Obama: FAA took 'prudent action' on Israel flights Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:49 PM ET

    He noted that the FAA ban came on the heels of last week's downing of a passenger jet by a missile in eastern Ukraine. Obama says that before lifting the ban, the FAA worked with Israel on a "checklist of concerns and mitigation measures" to ensure the safety of U.S. airlines. The FAA said the ban was imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.

  • House votes to simplify education tax breaks Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    Diane Black, R- Tenn., who sponsored the bill. The White House says President Barack Obama supports making the tax credit permanent but that the administration opposes the bill because it would add $97 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade. The White House statement stopped short of threatening a veto.

  • How Putin views West     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    Discussing increasing tensions in Russia and Ukraine, and President Obama's strategy in dealing with these countries, and the risk to Europe, with former Ambassador Nicholas Burns to NATO & Greece.

  • President's word on tax reform     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    Discussing what kind of tax reform President Obama can realistically tackle in his second term, with Harold Ford, Jr., Morgan Stanley; Ben White, Politico; and Arthur Brooks, American Enterprise Institute.

  • CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow says broad based tax reform has been on the table for years, but President Obama is completely disengaged from Congressional Relations on this.

  • President Obama addresses inequality     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:13 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman spoke to President Barack Obama about taxation strategies, and addressing inequality.

  • Obama: What's legal might not be right for US Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:01 PM ET

    In an exclusive CNBC interview, President Obama took aim at tax inversions. Watch the interview here.

  • In an exclusive interview with CNBC's Steve Liesman, President Obama says Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 may "stiffen the spine" of US partners in Europe.

  • At least eight European law firms are pitching their services to major U.S. law firms and Wall Street banks, hoping that U.S. companies considering an inversion choose Ireland, Britain or the Netherlands for their new tax domicile, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Symptom of tax reform: Lacamp     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman; Larry McDonald, Newedge; Jim Lacamp, UBS; and James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, discuss tax reform, and what President Obama can do to fix the system.

  • Obama likely won't get tax reform done: Economist Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    President Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.

    President Obama may want to end tax inversions, but one economist says this is why the president probably won't accomplish it.

  • Obama's achievable goals     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    Due to his limited time left in office, former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.), and Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies, discuss if President Obama has any real power left to influence policy change in infrastructure and tax code.

  • What America wants to hear from Obama     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    Velma Hart, Thurgood Marshall College Fund CFO, discusses what she expects to hear from President Obama in his interview with CNBC's Steve Liesman. Hart says this country is going through major challenges adversely affecting the people.

  • Pres. Obama to take on taxes     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:11 PM ET
    President Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.

    CNBC's Steve Liesman says he will be addressing the country's tax issue with President Obama after White House officials have expressed concern over inversions.

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- Republicans in the U.S. Congress, mindful of voter anger over past budget showdowns, are preparing legislation to keep the government open beyond Sept. 30 when existing funding expires.

  • Presidential fundraising: How Obama compares     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports how President Obama stacks up against other presidents in regards to fundraising in the first and second terms.

  • President's second term focus     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    Discussing President Obama's second term agenda, with Ylan Mui, The Washington Post, and Joe Lavorgna, Deutsche Bank chief U.S. economist.

  • Wall Street's tax question for President Obama     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of what he'll be asking President Obama when he interviews him on the economy, including his position on tax inversion legislation.