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  • If, as some expect, the U.S. Labor Department reverts to a classification test it used before 2004, it would likely make more workers overtime-eligible, and a new round of litigation could result as companies sort out employee reclassifications.

  • Obama will seek broad expansion of overtime pay Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 6:13 AM ET
    President Barack Obama repeats his message from his State of the Union address to raise the minimum wage at a Costco Store in Lanham, Md.

    President Obama this week will direct the Labor Department to revamp its regulations to require overtime pay for millions of workers.

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- China agrees with the United States that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine must be respected in its dispute with Russia, the White House said in statement on Wednesday after top-level contacts between the two countries.

  • U.S. seeks "talk and trade" to rebuild India ties Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 5:16 AM ET

    *India key focus of Obama's "rebalancing" towards Asia. NEW DELHI, March 6- The United States sought on Thursday to rebuild rocky ties with India, while stressing it would tackle differences "head on" in pursuit of its drive to quintuple bilateral trade in a decade.

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- China agrees with the United States that the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine must be respected in its dispute with Russia, the White House said in statement on Wednesday after top-level contacts between the two countries.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Vice President Joe Biden on Friday acknowledged concerns by fellow Democrats, including the top two in Congress, about President Barack Obama's free-trade agenda but defended the U.S. pursuit of a proposed pan-Pacific trade pact.

  • Biden blasts LaGuardia     Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Vice President Joe Biden gave a speech about improving America's infrastructure, where he also addressed the problems with airports. Stevens Institute of Technology's Alex Washburn, provides perspective.

  • Biden on LaGuardia: ‘Some third-world country’ Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 5:09 PM ET
    Vice President Joseph Biden

    Vice President Joe Biden says New York's LaGuardia Airport could use some major improvements — and that's putting it mildly.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- President Barack Obama's sixth year in office is starting out as a testament to the power of taking small steps.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- The Obama administration is preparing financial sanctions that could be imposed on Ukrainian officials and protest leaders if violence escalates in the political crisis gripping Ukraine, congressional aides said on Wednesday.

  • *Ukraine on brink of civil war- former president. MOSCOW/ KIEV, Jan 29- Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his government on Wednesday to honour a $15 billion bailout deal for Ukraine, but a minister suggested the make-up of a new government in Kiev will determine how quickly the vital aid is dispatched.

  • *Ukraine in grip of street protests for two months. KIEV, Jan 28- Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigned on Tuesday while deputies loyal to President Viktor Yanukovich, acting to calm violent street protests, back-tracked and overturned anti-protest laws they rammed through parliament 12 days ago.

  • *Ukraine in grip of street protests for two months. KIEV, Jan 28- Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov tendered his resignation on Tuesday while deputies loyal to President Viktor Yanukovich, acting to calm violent street protests, overturned anti-protest laws they rammed through 12 days ago.

  • *Ukraine convulsed by street protests for two months. KIEV, Jan 28- Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation to President Viktor Yanukovich on Tuesday, saying he hoped his departure would help towards a peaceful settlement to two months of unrest which has convulsed the former Soviet republic.

  • Vice President Joe Biden called Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich on Monday to urge the government not to declare a state of emergency and work with the opposition to bring a peaceful end to unrest.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- The Obama administration notified Congress on Monday of plans to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq, part of an effort to bolster the military against al Qaeda- linked militants, after addressing lawmakers' concerns that held up the sale for months.

  • Obama's efforts to help the long-term unemployed are part of an economic strategy he will lay out in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday and expound upon during a four-state tour, Pfeiffer said in a mass email from the White House.

  • As a result, lawmakers from both the establishment wing of the Republican Party and the more fiscally conservative small-government proponents in the Tea Party movement are exploring healthcare policies. U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner of Ohio said it would be a major topic at a Republican retreat next week.

  • Obama lobbying ban faces setback in court Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 3:57 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 17- President Barack Obama's attempt to minimize the influence of "special interests" on his administration received a setback on Friday when a U.S. judge reinstated a lawsuit challenging his ban on lobbyists serving on government advisory boards.

  • LONDON, Jan 7- Oil rose above $107 a barrel on Tuesday after five straight declines supported by doubts about a recovery in Libyan output, fighting in Iraq and as cold weather across the central United States threatened production.

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