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  • MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.— Former Maryland Gov. "If a bank's too big to fail without wrecking our common good, then it's too big and we need to take lawful measures to ensure our country's common good is not imperiled," O'Malley told reporters during a conference sponsored by the South Carolina Democratic Party. The observation could be taken as a criticism if not a warning...

  • On Thursday, Obama stepped up his campaign for expanding exports and negotiating new trade deals in Asia and Europe, a rare spot of common ground with Republicans and a raw point of friction with Democrats. Presidents have had an increasingly tough time getting that authority from Congress; Bill Clinton had to buck his party to win it and George W. Bush got it by a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday fended off a stream of aggressive questions from Republican lawmakers who accused the central bank of making Democratic political causes a higher priority than its stewardship of the U.S. economy. Speaking in front of the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, the normally...

  • The 175- room Marriott Port-au-Prince is a four-star hotel geared primarily toward travelers looking to do business in Haiti, said Denis O'Brien, chairman of Digicel, the telecommunications company that developed the project adjacent to its Haiti headquarters in the Turgeau neighborhood of the capital. "If a foreign direct investor is going to Haiti, they...

  • Barbara Lee and John Fleming are highly dubious at best about President Barack Obama's requests for enhanced powers to make trade deals and to deploy the U.S. military. Ideological chasms usually separate Democrat Lee of California— one of Congress' proudest liberals— and Republican Fleming of Louisiana, among its staunchest conservatives.

  • BOSTON, Feb 23- Activist hedge fund Barington Capital Group on Monday nominated its own chief executive and another candidate as independent directors for The Eastern Co, hoping to boost the value of its 5.2 percent stake in the manufacturing and industrial company. On Monday Barington nominated its founder James Mitarotonda, who currently sits on three...

  • Clinton Foundation defends fundraising practices Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 12:16 AM ET

    The foundation run by the Clintons and their daughter, Chelsea Clinton, has come under scrutiny for its practices of raising money from foreign governments as Hillary Clinton considers a presidential campaign in 2016.. The Wall Street Journal reported the foundation received money in 2014 from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Oman.

  • BOSTON, Feb 6- Hedge fund Barington Capital said on Friday that it would nominate two independent candidates to Eastern Co's board to push the industrial hardware maker to improve its financial performance and boost its share price. Barington and other hedge funds, including Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management, Daniel Loeb's Third Point and William...

  • BOSTON, Feb 6- Hedge fund Barington Capital said on Friday that it would nominate two independent candidates to Eastern Co's board to push the industrial hardware maker to improve its financial performance and boost its share price. Barington and other hedge funds, including Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management, Daniel Loeb's Third Point and William...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 1- Some charities that have received money from U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein said they are reviewing their relationships with him or will decline to accept any future gifts from him in the wake of recent allegations he forced an underage girl to have sex with Britain's Prince Andrew and other powerful men. Epstein, 62, who pleaded guilty in 2008 to...

  • PHILADELPHIA, Jan 29- Senior Democrats in the House of Representatives said on Thursday they would insist President Barack Obama provide hard evidence that proposed free trade deals will boost median U.S. incomes, laying out tough terms to support his trade agenda. Representative Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said each trade...

  • Between the 2009 and 2013 fiscal years, funding for a wide swath of discretionary grant programs, from Head Start preschool education to anti drug initiatives, fell by an average of 40 percent in Republican-leaning states like Texas and Mississippi. By contrast, funding to Democratic-leaning states such as California and politically competitive swing...

  • Carter would replace former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel who, like his predecessors Roberta Gates and Leon Panetta, complained about White House micromanaging of the Pentagon and felt he had a lack of influence over decision-making, according to sources familiar with Hagel's tenure. The next defense chief will join a national security team facing crises...

  • Carter, a former deputy secretary at the Department of Defense, would have the task of breaking into the tight-knit White House inner circle that President Barack Obama has leaned on to run national security policy. The White House had no comment on the selection, but spokesman Josh Earnest had glowing praise for Carter. Carter performed "very, very ably" in his...

  • Carter, a former deputy secretary at the Department of Defense, had been considered a leading candidate for the job to replace Chuck Hagel, who is resigning. Other names have been circulated as a possible replacement for Hagel, including former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig and Kurt Campbell, a former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific...

  • MOSCOW/ KIEV, Nov 26- In Russia, powerful friends helped him make a fortune. Russian government records reviewed for this article reveal for the first time the terms of recent deals between Firtash and Russia's Gazprom, a giant gas company majority owned by the state. According to Russian customs documents detailing the trades, Gazprom sold more than 20 billion...

  • NASHUA, New Hampshire, Nov 2- Long viewed as an ally by Wall Street, likely 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton has increasingly been taking banks and big business to task while on the campaign trail for Democrats across the country. It comes days before Tuesday's midterm elections and as Clinton ramps up her political activity ahead of a probable White...

  • LONDON, Oct 31- Gasoline prices in all parts of the United States are tied to Brent rather than the domestic crude oil benchmark WTI, according to a detailed study published on Thursday by the Energy Information Administration. "The issue of which crude oil matters most for U.S. gasoline prices is particularly relevant as policymakers in the executive branch and...

  • Compromise key for GOP before 2016: Ex-Reagan aide Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:43 AM ET
    A yellow stoplight stands in front of the U.S. Capitol building at night in Washington, D.C.

    Republicans can make compromises should they win control of the Senate in midterm elections, former Reagan White House chief Ken Duberstein says.

  • COLUMN-History of controls on U.S. oil exports: Kemp Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 23- On Oct. 20, 1973, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia imposed a total embargo on oil shipments to the United States among other countries in response to their support for Israel during the Arab-Israeli war. Following the U.S. mid-term elections next month, Congress will take up the issue again, a debate that would benefit from an understanding of the history...