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  • Senators forge path forward on Pacific trade pact Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 4:13 PM ET
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) talks with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

    Senate alters voting procedure on trade deal to please both sides of the aisle.

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- U.S. senators reached a deal on Wednesday to move forward this week with legislation key to the proposed 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, a day after a Democratic rebellion dealt a blow to the White House's trade agenda. "The plan... will provide our Democratic colleagues with a way forward without killing the bill," Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- The U.S. Senate appears to be closing in on a deal to begin voting on a controversial trade deal a day after a Democrat rebellion appeared to hurt the chances of President Barack Obama winning swift authorization to complete a Pacific trade pact. A procedural vote could come as early as this week on the fast track authority, enabling a full debate...

  • Despite losing control of the Senate in November's elections, Democrats showed they can and will block legislation that they dislike as effectively as Republicans did for years, ending a brief, recent run of bipartisan achievements. "The simple fact is that to pass the Senate, bills must have strong Democratic support," Democratic Leader Harry Reid said in a...

  • Despite losing control of the Senate in November's elections, Democrats showed they can and will block legislation that they dislike as effectively as Republicans did for years, ending a brief, recent run of bipartisan achievements. "The simple fact is that to pass the Senate, bills must have strong Democratic support," Democratic Leader Harry Reid said in a...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- Possible Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Tuesday said the policies of President Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve had widened the gulf between rich and poor. Christie, who is governor of New Jersey, said Obama's monetary and regulatory policies have stymied economic growth by allowing financial assets to grow...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- A draft Republican bill in the U.S. Senate takes aim at bank rules and insurance regulations, also limiting restrictions on mortgage requirements and proposes restructuring the Federal Reserve and other financial regulators. The 216- page, eight section report released on Tuesday was crafted by the staff of Senator Richard Shelby of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- Possible Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Tuesday said the policies of President Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve had widened the gulf between rich and poor. Christie, who is governor of New Jersey, said Obama had failed to curb spending and that his regulatory policies had led to stagnant growth.

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren hit back at President Barack Obama in their tussle over "fast track" authorization to negotiate a Pacific Rim trade treaty, a power she says could be used in the future to weaken Wall Street reforms. The president, who wants expedited negotiating power to streamline the passage of trade deals through Congress, said last week that...

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren hit back at President Barack Obama in their tussle over "fast track" power to negotiate a Pacific Rim trade treaty, a power she says could be used in the future to weaken Wall Street reforms. "If the president is so confident it's a good deal, he should declassify the text and let people see it before asking Congress to tie its hands on fixing it,"...

  • Obama hits Warren on trade as Senate debate opens Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:53 AM ET
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a United Steelworkers rally in opposition to the proposed “fast-track” bill, or trade promotion authority, in Washington, April 15, 2015.

    As the Senate prepares to debate his trade agenda, President Barack Obama is sharpening his criticism of a vocal opponent on the left.

  • WASHINGTON, May 9- President Barack Obama dismissed a liberal senator's warning that "fast-track" trade authorization being considered by Congress could weaken U.S. financial regulations he helped put in place after the 2007-2008 crisis that triggered the Great Recession. Senator Elizabeth Warren, long a champion of stricter rules for Wall Street, said in a...

  • Obama scolds Democrats on trade pact stance Saturday, 9 May 2015 | 6:32 AM ET
    President Barack Obama.

    The president, battling for passage of one of the final initiatives of his presidency, said liberals opposed to the accord were “just wrong.”

  • Millionaires place big bets on this stock sector Friday, 8 May 2015 | 9:42 AM ET
    Wealth wealthy

    Republicans and Democrats may not agree on much, but when it comes to investing, they both love financial stocks and are dumping technology.

  • Hillary is the favorite among millionaire voters Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton

    In a head-to-head runoff, Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 presidential election over Jeb Bush, a CNBC Millionaire Survey reveals.

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist U.S. senator who has launched a bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, said on Tuesday he will introduce a bill to break up the biggest banks, a position far to the left of the party's front runner, Hillary Clinton. Under the Sanders proposal, regulators on the existing Financial Stability...

  • 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...

  • 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...