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  • Algeria's ailing president absent amid crises Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:21 AM ET

    ALGIERS, Algeria— The silence of Algeria's ailing president since the kidnapping and beheading of a French hiker by Islamic State-inspired militants has ignited new concerns over his health and whether he's fit to rule the oil-rich North African nation— or indeed whether he's still doing so.

  • BRASILIA/ WASHINGTON, Sept 30- The United States will pay Brazilian cotton producers $300 million to settle a decade-old dispute over cotton subsidies, two officials familiar with the settlement said on Tuesday, the first concrete step to repair ties hurt by an espionage scandal.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled on Tuesday that tax subsidies vital to the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law are unlawful, giving a boost to opponents of the measure known as Obamacare.

  • Oklahoma judge rules against Obamacare tax subsidies Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 30- A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled on Tuesday that tax subsidies vital to the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law are unlawful, giving a boost to opponents of the measure known as Obamacare.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed trade issues, climate change and the fight against Islamic State militants during an Oval Office meeting on Tuesday, the two leaders told reporters after their meeting.

  • Obama turns to economy with Illinois speech Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama will deliver an economic address this week seeking to promote the recovery as the campaign season heads into its final weeks before midterm congressional elections.

  • *1st export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade. NEW YORK/ SEOUL, Sept 30- The first U.S. export of Alaskan crude to South Korea in more than a decade set sail at the weekend, according to a company source and shipping data, marking another milestone as booming shale oil output forces domestic drillers to seek new customers.

  • Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.

  • They said their countries would cooperate on security and to fight terrorism and would back a "rules based" global order in which India assumes greater multilateral responsibility, including a reformed U.N. Security Council. "We have a vision that the United States and India will have a transformative relationship as trusted partners in the 21st century.

  • BRASILIA, Sept 30- The United States and Brazil are close to settling a decade-old trade dispute over cotton subsidies, three Brazilian sources close to the talks told Reuters, in what would be the first concrete step to repair ties hurt by an espionage scandal.

  • New EU trade chief seeks reset in US trade talks Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 9:34 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— Acknowledging strong public skepticism in Europe over free trade talks with the U.S., the European Union's incoming trade chief on Monday called for a "fresh start" and more transparency in the negotiations.

  • US trade secretary seeks more business with Poland Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:08 AM ET

    WARSAW, Poland— Even as the U.S. and European Union seek a major free trade deal, Poland and the U.S. should intensify their commercial ties in areas ranging from construction to energy security, U.S.

  • Thousands attend anti-pipeline concert in Nebraska Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    NELIGH, Neb.— Roughly 8,000 people filled a northeast Nebraska farm Saturday to hear Willie Nelson and Neil Young perform at a concert organized by opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The Lincoln Journal Star reports politicians and activists spoke to the crowd on Art and Helen Tanderup's farm about the pipeline project between performances.

  • INFLUENCE GAME: Government takes on the Internet Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Should the company that supplies your Internet access be allowed to cut deals with online services such as Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster? But not everyone agrees, with Netflix and much of the public accusing the FCC of handing the Internet over to the highest bidders.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The United States and Russia see Islamic State as a common enemy but are failing to overcome deep mutual distrust and agree on how to tackle the threat together, making any role for Moscow in the U.S.-led campaign unlikely, say U.S. officials.

  • Poll: Confused by issues of the day? Join the club Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 3:18 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Confused by the federal health care law? How about the debate over NSA surveillance? Karla Lynn of Lavaca, Arkansas, blames politicians who would rather snipe at each other than honestly explain the nation's problems in straightforward terms.

  • U.S.-Japan trade talks hit new farm exports snag Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON/ TOKYO, Sept 26- U.S.- Japan trade talks hit a rough patch this week with both sides blaming the other for a stalemate over farm exports, a major hurdle in concluding an ambitious 12- nation trade pact.

  • Top U.S. officials from the White House, Pentagon and State Department met with representatives from 44 countries and multilateral agencies, including the United Nations and World Bank, to call for implementation of 7- year-old global standards for dealing with deadly epidemics and other health dangers, including biological attacks.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The Obama administration urged the international community Friday to view outbreaks of Ebola, MERS and other deadly diseases as global security threats that require broad and rapid responses to protect the safety of populations and economies.

  • Cramer: Obama hawk on Russia     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 9:10 AM ET

    As stocks look to recover losses, CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber discuss how Ukraine and Russia are impacting global markets. Cramer says President Obama has been the strongest against Russia.