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  • TOKYO/ WASHINGTON, April 22- U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman arrived in Japan earlier than expected on Wednesday, Japanese media, for a last ditch push for a two-way deal seen as crucial to efforts to create one of the world's biggest trade pacts.

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- The Obama administration on Tuesday announced the departure of the top health official responsible for reforming Medicare under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.

  • WASHINGTON/ TOKYO, April 22- A meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week in Tokyo may not seal one of the world's biggest trade pacts, but it could give it a much-needed boost.

  • COLUMN-Obama stalls drilling on federal lands: Kemp Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    LONDON, April 22- The White House likes to claim a share of the credit for the drilling revolution that has transformed North America's energy production and security.

  • TOKYO, April 22- A senior Japanese trade negotiator said on Tuesday there had been no major progress on narrowing differences between Japan and the United States on the establishment of a Pacific trade block. President Barack Obama' s scheduled arrival in Japan, where he will meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

  • Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 3:22 AM ET

    TOKYO— President Barack Obama's travels through Asia in coming days aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth.

  • US weighs curbing deportations Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by senior American officials.

  • Japan, US struggle to bridge gap on freer trade Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 2:18 AM ET

    The major sticking points between Japan and the U.S. have to do with removing tariffs on agricultural products such as rice, beef, dairy products and sugar that Japan has long protected from foreign competition, Japanese media reported. Japanese carmakers exported 4,731 vehicles per day to the U.S. last year, while Japan imported less than 62 per day.

  • Why Obama's Asia visit is 'merely a show'     Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 7:35 PM ET

    Larry Lindsey, President & CEO of The Lindsey Group, discusses why U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Asia this week may not yield any breakthrough in trade negotiations.

  • US could hit Putin with sanctions, State Dept says Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 6:40 PM ET
    A sign advertising Visa and Mastercard payment services sits in the window of a Crocs shoe store inside the Okhotny Ryad shopping mall in Moscow.

    Jen Psaki of the State Department suggested that Vladimir Putin could be sanctioned by the US over the crisis in Ukraine, but not immediately.

  • Business Highlights Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 5:59 PM ET

    Thawing out: Warmer temperatures lift US economy. WASHINGTON— Spring's thaw is reviving the economy, too. A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter's deep freeze.

  • TV over the Internet: What will be Aereo's fate? Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 5:13 PM ET
    U.S. Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court will decide whether Aereo, the Internet-connected antenna, is doing something illegal by broadcasting television programs online.

  • US rules against Mexico, Turkey in steel dispute Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 3:56 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's administration on Monday sided with American steel producers in a politically charged international trade dispute, ruling that imported steel reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey unfairly undercuts U.S. prices.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will visit bankrupt Detroit this week to highlight the Obama administration's "continued commitment to the city's revitalization and explore ways to promote job creation and economic growth," according to an advisory his department released on Monday.

  • Political battle over Keystone: Pro     Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    Discussing another delay for the Keystone XL pipeline, and the politics involved in moving the project forward, with John Hofmeister, former Shell Oil president.

  • Keystone XL decision delayed     Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    Supporters of the Keystone Pipeline say it is critical to the North American oil boom, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis. The Obama administration has added an additional delay in the program.

  • Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened. Instead, because lawmakers in her state refused to expand Medicaid, the 46- year-old mother of four from Texas uses home remedies or pays $75 to see a doctor when she has an asthma attack.

  • APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations.

  • Jeb Bush's hurdle on the road to presidency: Money Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 11:33 AM ET
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

    As Jeb Bush may prove to be a serious contender to the 2016 White House race, his problems with money could prove to be very important.

  • Why Obama's Keystone opposition reeks of politics Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline on March 22, 2012 in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    There are at least 100 million reasons why the president has held up the decision on the Keystone pipeline, POLITICO's Ben White says.

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