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  • *Investors focus on Iran talks, but little hope of breakthrough. "The focus is going to be about Iran and it doesn't seem that everything is going to be done today. Sanctions on Iran have kept around 1 million barrels per day of oil from the global market and any deal could allow some of that oil to be sold, potentially bringing down prices.

  • *Investors focus on Iran talks, but little hope of breakthrough. SINGAPORE, Nov 22- Brent oil futures slipped below $110 per barrel on Friday but were on track to end higher for the second week following sharp overnight gains, with investors waiting for the outcome of talks on Iran's nuclear programme.

  • *Investors eye Iran talks, but little hope of breakthrough. Iran and six major powers have made some progress this week towards an interim deal, but negotiators appeared to downplay anticipation of an imminent breakthrough in the three-day talks that began on Wednesday.

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the fees could not be justified because the federal government's long-stalled plan to build a national waste facility at Yucca Mountain in Nevada has not come to fruition.

  • WRAPUP 3-An apologetic Obama unveils fix on health law Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 6:22 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 14- President Barack Obama on Thursday tried to ease the biggest crisis of his presidency, acknowledging missteps with his signature healthcare law and announcing a plan to help those seeing their current health plans canceled because of it.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- About 106,000 people signed up for insurance coverage nationally under President Barack Obama's healthcare law during October, the government said on Wednesday, a tiny fraction of the millions of people that had been expected to enroll for next year.

  • GENEVA, Nov 7- Iran and six world powers appeared to be edging towards a deal on its disputed nuclear activity on Thursday, citing progress in negotiations building on a diplomatic opening from Tehran, although it cautioned that the discussions were "tough".

  • COLUMN-New commissioners open CFTC to change: Kemp Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 6- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is in for its biggest shake up since the financial crisis as two of its most experienced members and strongest proponents of tougher regulation prepare to step down.

  • Sebelius to get grilled again over health care law Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 6:57 AM ET
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks during the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing about the troubled launch of the Healthcare.gov website in October 2013.

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is returning to Capitol Hill for a fresh interrogation on the health care law.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters)- Republican lawmakers opposed to Obamacare have been grappling with a predicament of their own making as they decide whether to move their staff into the new insurance marketplaces tied to President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 31- Republican lawmakers opposed to Obamacare are grappling with a predicament of their own making as they decide whether to move their staff into the new insurance marketplaces tied to President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul. "The more that Congress experiences the laws we pass, the better the laws are likely to be," he said at the time.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 31- Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked President Barack Obama's nominee to oversee mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, possibly derailing his chances of securing position.

  • U.S. senator vows to block Yellen, Johnson nominations Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 3:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 30- A senior Republican U.S. senator vowed on Wednesday to block confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominees to head the Federal Reserve and the Department of Homeland Security if the administration does not provide more information about the 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- The U.S. Senate is expected to take on the nomination of Tom Wheeler to be the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday after Republican Senator Ted Cruz lifted his hold on the vote.

  • President Barack Obama' s nomination of Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve appears headed toward a smooth confirmation by the Democratic-led Senate, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday. Democrats now control the Senate, 54-46..

  • conservative group on Tuesday urged Republicans to block the White House's pick to head the regulator for mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac..

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- The White House on Monday ramped up efforts to win confirmation for President Barack Obama's pick to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the Senate scheduled a vote to try to break through Republican opposition.

  • Fiscal deal could bring tax, entitlement changes Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 10:23 AM ET
    The U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C.

    The budget deal to reopen the government could make it easier for lawmakers to make major changes to tax policy, spending and entitlement programs.

  • US debt deal is a     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 6:23 PM ET

    LEE SACHS is Co-Founder & CEO of Alliance Partners says that the debt deal gives a window for US congress to work out their differences and not risk a further damage to their reputation.

  • Owens Thomsen: US structural issues persist     Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 8:44 PM ET

    Marie Owens Thomsen, Senior Economist & Strategist, Credit Agricole Private Banking explains why structural issues are much more concerning than the current U.S. debt debacle.

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