Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says the U.S. and Japan need to strengthen their economic relations and that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be the main issue of this visit.» Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jen Psaki of the State Department suggested that Vladimir Putin could be sanctioned by the US over the crisis in Ukraine, but not immediately.
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.
The Supreme Court will decide whether Aereo, the Internet-connected antenna, is doing something illegal by broadcasting television programs online.
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.
Discussing another delay for the Keystone XL pipeline, and the politics involved in moving the project forward, with John Hofmeister, former Shell Oil president.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are at least 100 million reasons why the president has held up the decision on the Keystone pipeline, POLITICO's Ben White says.