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  • 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tougher standards would be closer to the proposal drafted in 2011 by former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, which was withdrawn by President Barack Obama...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 watch over demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

    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

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks. Business lobbyists contended that these and other "asks" were fairly modest to begin with, since all acknowledged...

  • 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tougher standards would be closer to the proposal drafted in 2011 by former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, which was withdrawn by President Barack Obama before...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...

  • 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.

  • Chuck Hagel confirms resignation     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    U.S. secretary of Defence, Chuck Hagel says it's been "the greatest privilege of my life" to lead the defence department.

  • Obama: Hagel bolstered American leadership     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    President Obama announces the departure of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Obama says Hagel will stay on until a successor is confirmed.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama gives his thoughts on the U.S.'s Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's resignation, saying that he's "grateful" that Chuck Hagel will stay on until a successor has been found.

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 24- The United States wants to step up its trade dialogue with India, Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Monday, after the resolution of a global trade dispute paved the way for President Barack Obama to visit India. In India for the first round of high-level trade talks since the breakthrough, Froman urged progress on key areas of U.S....

  • Government shutdown looming?     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    Discussing the likelihood of a House immigration bill, as well as a government shutdown before Christmas, with Ben White, Politico.

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 24- The United States wants to step up its trade dialogue with India, Trade Representative Michael Froman said on Monday, after the resolution of a global trade dispute paved the way for President Barack Obama to visit India. In India for the first round of high-level trade talks since the breakthrough, Froman urged progress on key areas of U.S....

  • *Israel says Iran must not become "nuclear threshold state". VIENNA, Nov 23- Iran, the United States and other world powers are discussing an extension to Monday's deadline for a deal to resolve a 12- year stand-off over Tehran's atomic ambitions, Western and Iranian officials said. The talks in Vienna aim for an accord that could transform the Middle East, open the...