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  • WASHINGTON— Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington next week comes amid heightened attention in Congress to an Asia-Pacific trade deal that has created a deep rift between President Barack Obama and members of his Democratic Party and whose central feature is liberalized commerce between the U.S. and Japan. Abe's official visit to...

  • GENEVA, April 23- Secret negotiations on international trade deals threaten human rights, an independent United Nations expert said on Thursday in comments that appeared aimed at agreements the United States is seeking with the European Union and Pacific nations. The United States, Japan and 10 other countries are racing to conclude the Trans-Pacific...

  • Obama's trade agenda draws Republican support in House Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:21 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Republicans pushed White House- backed trade legislation toward committee approval on Thursday despite strong objections by Democrats demanding stronger labor and environmental standards as well as a ban on currency manipulation by Asian nations. With the GOP in the majority, there was no doubt the measure would clear the Ways and Means...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama hit back at fellow Democrats who oppose his trade initiatives Tuesday, saying they have their facts wrong on the eve of a key Senate vote. Elizabeth Warren, D- Mass., Obama said: "I love Elizabeth. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada told reporters, "I'm not only no, I'm hell no" on Obama's bid for "fast-track" authority.

  • Clinton endorses Elizabeth Warren for Time magazine Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:16 AM ET

    Senator Elizabeth Warren's efforts to tamp down on " Wall Street's irresponsible risk taking" in a two-paragraph Time magazine article on Thursday. "Elizabeth Warren never lets us forget that the work of taming Wall Street's irresponsible risk taking and reforming our financial system is far from finished," Clinton wrote in Time after the magazine named...

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday called on lawmakers to break up big banks and change tax rules that benefit Wall Street, part of an ongoing effort to advance a more populist agenda. The Massachusetts Democrat and longtime consumer advocate has sought this year to draw public attention to what she sees as the unfinished job of revamping Wall Street...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK/ DES MOINES, Iowa, April 13- H illary Clinton, under pressure from the left wing of her Democratic Party to aggressively campaign against income inequality, voiced concern about the hefty paychecks of some corporate executives in an email to supporters. In a tightly scripted campaign launch in which there were few surprises, the comments were...

  • WASHINGTON/ DES MOINES, Iowa, April 13- Hillary Clinton, under pressure from the left wing of her Democratic Party to aggressively campaign against income inequality, voiced concern about the hefty paychecks of some corporate executives in an email to supporters. In a tightly scripted campaign launch in which there were few surprises, the comments were...

  • WASHINGTON— Students from the troubled Corinthian Colleges are getting support from state attorneys general and U.S. senators in their quest to have their federal student loans forgiven. It agreed to sell or close its campuses under pressure from the Education Department. Education Department officials say they are weighing their options. "

  • WASHINGTON, April 9- Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren on Thursday said Hillary Clinton should stake out a position on a multi-nation trade deal being finalized by the Obama administration. Warren, in an interview broadcast Thursday on CBS "This Morning," said that she will say where the stands on "all of the key issues, it's up to others to say whether they...

  • NEW YORK, April 9- A Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Donna Edwards, pledged on Thursday to swear off all campaign donations from Wall Street banks, the latest Democrat to assail big financial institutions. She said she was "outraged" by a Reuters report that major Wall Street banks had met to discuss ways to urge Democrats such as Massachusetts Senator...

  • NEW YORK, April 9- A Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate pledged on Thursday to swear off all campaign donations from Wall Street, the latest example of rising criticism of big banks within the party. Representative Donna Edwards, who is vying for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 Maryland Senate race along with fellow Representative Chris Van Hollen,...

  • Representatives from Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, have met to discuss ways to urge Democrats, including Warren and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, to soften their party's tone toward Wall Street, sources familiar with the discussions said this week. Still, political strategists say Clinton could struggle to raise money among Wall Street...

  • House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling said the Fed's Office of Inspector General reopened the case on March 4, according to the letter, which was sent to Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Friday. Details of the Federal Open Market Committee's September 2012 meeting were published by Medley Global Advisors in a report to clients on Oct. 3 of that...

  • WASHINGTON, March 11- Law professors from across the United States urged lawmakers to keep rules to protect foreign investors out of trade pacts on Wednesday, warning they would give big companies too much power. United Nations figures show investor-state claims have jumped since 2002, with high-profile cases such as a challenge by tobacco company Philip...

  • Push against investment rules in trade deals picks up Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 11- Law professors from around the United States on Wednesday urged lawmakers to keep rules to protect foreign investors out of trade pacts, warning they would give big companies too much power. United Nations figures show investor-state claims jumped since 2002, with high-profile cases such as a challenge by tobacco company Philip...

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- Senior U.S. officials on Tuesday briefed Democrats in the House of Representatives on a Pacific trade pact, as the administration pushed to overcome skepticism about trade deals among members of President Barack Obama's own party. Trade Representative Michael Froman and National Economic Council Director Jeff Zients updated...

  • Giving Obama fits: The Elizabeth Warren way Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:05 AM ET
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington.

    Elizabeth Warren's opposition to the president's Pacific trade proposal shows how the senator can agitate, Politico's Ben White says.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- After years of talk about how to protect retirement savers, the White House has gotten behind a Labor Department proposal that would require financial advisers to put clients' interests ahead of their own. The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in a case challenging high 401 fees. Labor Department officials have said it would allow...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- Tough questions aimed at Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen from a rising force in the Democratic Party on Tuesday showed how the U.S. central bank is facing increasing pressure from both sides of the political aisle. "I urge you... to assess whether the leadership of the Fed's staff is on the same page as the Federal Reserve Board," Senator...