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  • UPDATE 1-Laureate Education plans IPO - source Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:53 PM ET

    April 23- Laureate Education Inc, the world's biggest for-profit education chain, is in talks with banks for an initial public offering, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. The IPO, however, is not expected before 2016, the person said on Thursday. Laureate Education has been meeting potential underwriters for the IPO of $1 billion, which could value...

  • Laureate Education plans $1 bln IPO - Bloomberg Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 3:27 PM ET

    April 23- Laureate Education Inc, the world's biggest for-profit education chain, is in talks with banks for a $1 billion initial public offering, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Laureate Education, which has former U.S. President Bill Clinton as its honorary chancellor, has been meeting potential underwriters for the IPO, which...

  • Obama's trade agenda draws Republican support in House Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:21 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Republicans pushed White House- backed trade legislation toward committee approval on Thursday despite strong objections by Democrats demanding stronger labor and environmental standards as well as a ban on currency manipulation by Asian nations. With the GOP in the majority, there was no doubt the measure would clear the Ways and Means...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- Prominent U.S. litigator David Boies is squaring off against another top American attorney, Alan Dershowitz, in a legal fight centered around a woman who says she was trafficked for sex as an underage girl. Boies and his firm are representing Virginia Roberts, who is a possible witness in a defamation lawsuit in Florida state court pitting...

  • Rosa DeLauro, a liberal stalwart from New Haven, finds herself in an unusual spot: She's fiercely opposed to President Barack Obama on a key issue. The 13- term congresswoman is organizing opposition to legislation backed by Obama that would allow Congress to vote up or down, without amendments, a trade pact with 11 Pacific nations. Joe Courtney also opposes the...

  • WASHINGTON— Emotional disagreements over trade erupted in Congress on Wednesday, when a liberal senator delayed a committee's likely endorsement of a top trade priority for President Barack Obama. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a fierce opponent of the trade legislation, invoked a Senate scheduling rule to delay the committee's actions for hours.

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama hit back at fellow Democrats who oppose his trade initiatives Tuesday, saying they have their facts wrong on the eve of a key Senate vote. Elizabeth Warren, D- Mass., Obama said: "I love Elizabeth. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada told reporters, "I'm not only no, I'm hell no" on Obama's bid for "fast-track" authority.

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- Senior U.S. lawmakers reached agreement on Thursday on the wording of a bill aimed at giving the White House "fast track" authority to negotiate a Pacific trade pact that is central to President Barack Obama's strategic shift toward Asia. The Obama administration announced in late 2009 that it was entering TPP negotiations with Australia,...

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON— The board of the Clinton Foundation said Wednesday night that it will continue accepting donations from foreign governments, but only from six nations, a move that appears aimed at insulating Hillary Rodham Clinton from controversies over the charity's reliance on millions of dollars from abroad as she ramps up her presidential campaign.

  • WASHINGTON— Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision to step down from the board of her family's foundation will be followed this week by a Clinton Foundation board meeting to consider limiting international fundraising and improving transparency. Clinton at the State Department; Bruce Lindsey, who advised Bill Clinton during his two terms as president; and Lisa...

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON/ DES MOINES, Iowa, April 13- Hillary 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...

  • CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti— The 50- year-old man from the village scrambled up a grassy hill to ask the onsite manager of a U.S. mining company for work. Joseph Tony had heard VCS Mining Inc. was bringing jobs, along with paved roads and electricity, to this corner of rural northern Haiti. But Williamcite Noel, the only VCS employee in Haiti, had nothing to offer.

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 2- Indiana and Arkansas revised on Thursday new religious freedom acts that had drawn criticism from rights groups and U.S. companies that assailed them as discriminatory against gays. Indiana Governor Mike Pence, also a Republican, signed a revised religious freedom law that amended one he signed last week. As pressure built against...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 2- Lawmakers in the Republican-dominated statehouses of Indiana and Arkansas on Thursday easily approved fixes to religion acts that had met a nationwide storm of criticism because they were seen as allowing for discrimination against gays. After the passage into law last week of Indiana's act, the state was flooded with protests,...

  • Rev. Robert Schuller, church empire owner, dies Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 3:57 PM ET
    Robert Schuller in Crystal Cathedral

    Rev. Robert H. Schuller, who transformed his drive-in theater preaching into an empire, died at 88, the New York Times reports.

  • Indiana's Religious Freedom law explained Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:31 AM ET
    Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind.

    A furor erupted over an Indiana law that some say could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people, NBC reports.

  • Surprise! Something positive from Congress Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:49 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, answers questions during a press conference on Capitol Hill, July 24, 2014, in Washington.

    A bipartisan compromise to overhaul Medicare bucks the popular impression that Washington can't accomplish anything at all.

  • What it's like inside the Clinton family hedge fund Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 9:35 AM ET
    Marc Mezvinsky, right, with his father-in-law, former President Bill Clinton, and the N.B.A. star Dikembe Mutombo in February.

    Eaglevale's investors who back the Clintons illustrate how politics and finance can intersect. The New York Times reports.