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June 26- Mining firm Rio Tinto Ltd has pledged to invest at least $250 million to $300 million in the construction of the underground section of the massive Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia this year, Mongolia's prime minister said on Friday. The second phase of construction at the mine is expected to begin this year, Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg...
WASHINGTON, June 23- The United States on Tuesday said cyber theft sponsored by the Chinese government was a major problem and stressed the need to keep Asian sea lanes open at annual talks with China. In opening statements at the wide-ranging Strategic and Economic Dialog forum in Washington, both sides expressed a desire for constructive bilateral...
In opening statements at the wide-ranging Strategic and Economic Dialogue forum in Washington, China expressed a desire for constructive relations with the United States, and said the two sides could manage their differences- as long as they accommodated each other's core interests. Vice President Joe Biden said China and the United States might not...
WASHINGTON, June 16- The White House has secured more than $4 billion to boost clean energy and fight climate change from foundations, institutional investors and philanthropies, doubling a goal set in February, administration officials said. Vice President Joe Biden told a conference on clean energy at the White House on Tuesday that a "staggering" number of...
The Trans-Pacific Partnership does not include a provision that would prevent currency manipulation, Democratic economist Jared Bernstein tells CNBC.
*Lynch takes over after protests in Baltimore. *Justice Department is probing use of excessive force. Lynch, 55, takes over as the country's top law enforcement official after a weekend that saw thousands of people in Baltimore take to the streets in mostly peaceful protests over the latest such case.
SAO PAULO, March 24- The Obama administration has again invited Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff for a state visit to Washington, a diplomatic breakthrough that both sides hope will lead over time to greater trade between the two biggest economies in the Americas. The dust-up led one former top aide to President Barack Obama to describe Brazil and the United...
MUNICH, Feb 7- Germany's Angela Merkel said on Saturday that sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists would not solve the crisis there, drawing sharp rebukes from U.S. politicians who accused Berlin of turning its back on an ally in distress. The heated exchanges at a security conference in Munich pointed to cracks in the transatlantic...
President Obama's proposed tax on 529 college savings accounts is stirring up debate about whether it would help or hurt the middle class.
Millions of workers just got a pay raise, but there's a gulf between those who think wage policies will help or hurt the economy.
Top officials from the U.S. and Turkey emerged from a meeting offering no indication that the two countries had bridged their differences.
A NBC-Wall Street Journal survey showed that just 25 percent of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction, same as in June.
Voters generally find candidates associated with their political party are more attractive, reports Today Show.
Vice President Joe Biden used a choice word to describe his job Thursday night during an event at Harvard University's Institute of Politics.
Vice President Joe Biden tells Harvard students his job can be a "b****."
President Barack Obama pledged to support Iraqi President Fouad Massoum and newly nominated prime minister-designate Haider Abadi.
The U.S. will join the European Union this week in slapping new economic sanctions on Russia for its continued support of separatists in Ukraine.
The shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine and Israel's ground offensive in Gaza could lead to a bigger stock market pullback but the impact could be temporary.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden addressed the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet MH17 which was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports investigations are working to find out who fired this missile, and why.
German businesses have toned down public criticism, but are quietly warning politicians that sanctions will simply drive Russia to Asia.