Bill Ackman, who is betting $1.16 billion that Herbalife is a fraud, spent $264,000 in 2013 on lobbyists to press his case against the company.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Dec 20- Rival political factions facing each other on the streets of Ukraine have also enlisted heavyweight lobbyists in Washington, some with connections at the highest levels of U.S. government, to promote their causes to American policymakers, media and members of Congress.
*Senate votes 59-34 to move forward with nomination. WASHINGTON, Dec 20- Janet Yellen, an unwavering advocate of the Federal Reserve's aggressive steps to boost the U.S. economy, on Friday took a big step toward becoming the first woman to chair the central bank as her nomination cleared a Republican procedural hurdle in the Senate.
*Senate votes 59-34 to move forward with nomination. WASHINGTON, Dec 20- Janet Yellen, an unwavering advocate of the Federal Reserve's aggressive steps to boost the U.S. economy, on Friday took a big step toward becoming the first woman to chair the central bank as her nomination cleared a Senate procedural hurdle.
Dec 20- Janet Yellen's nomination to be the next chair of the Federal Reserve cleared a Republican procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Friday, putting her on course to win confirmation early next year. She would succeed Ben Bernanke when his term as chairman expires on Jan. 31.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- John Podesta's return to the White House could dim prospects for the Keystone XL pipeline's approval, environmentalists said Wednesday, as the Democratic Party elder and Keystone critic crafts policies to curb climate change.
KIEV, Dec 5- With 350,000 anti-government protesters packed into the capital Kiev on Sunday, the anchor on Ukraine's top television channel, firmly aligned with President Viktor Yanukovich, appeared to go off script.
VIENNA, Dec 4- Iran on Wednesday named seven Western oil companies it wants back in its vast oil and gas fields once international sanctions are lifted and said it would offer contract terms in April next year.
NEW YORK, Nov 25- In May 2012, Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident, was getting ready to journey to New York after his improbable escape from house arrest. About a week before his arrival, an Evangelical Christian pastor from Texas and a New York University law professor took a walk in Central Park.
DUBAI, Nov 21- Senior Iranian aviation executives were at the Dubai Airshow in a discreet campaign to update their ageing passenger jets this week, even as Iran negotiated with international powers to ease economic sanctions over its nuclear programme.
Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has taken a job as president of the private equity firm Warburg Pincus.
WASHINGTON, Nov 12- The growing pressure on President Barack Obama to adjust his problem-plagued healthcare law seemed to boil over on Tuesday, as leaders of Obama's Democratic Party called on him to allow a change in the law so that Americans who are happy with their health plans could keep them.
NEW YORK, Nov 12- The federal judge who oversaw the recent civil fraud trial against Bank of America Corp criticized the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday for failing to prosecute high-level executives over the financial crisis.
Many American's health care plans have been cancelled under Obamacare. Former President Clinton said Obama should honor his promise to keep plans. Chris Ruddy, Newsmax Media founder and CEO, and James Carville, former advisor to President Clinton, weigh in.
President Obama should consider changes to his health-care law to honor his pledge, former President Bill Clinton said in an interview. NBC reports.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports what Bill Clinton had to say about the roll out of Obamacare. "The president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people, and let them keep what they got," he said.
President Bill Clinton says he personally believes President Barack Obama should honor his promise that people who have and like their insurance can keep it.
As problems mount for the president, the signs of Hillary Clinton's early efforts to move away from Barack Obama are subtle but unmistakable.
WASHINGTON, Oct 26- President Barack Obama promised on Saturday that his troubled healthcare website was just weeks away from a cure as he struggled to convince Americans he is on top of what has become a self-inflicted wound to his signature first-term achievement.
PARIS, Oct 17- A picture spoke volumes about the United States' loss of global prestige and influence due to the shutdown of its government in a partisan standoff over the federal budget and debt. For an administration that has focused its foreign policy on a "pivot" to Asia, the world's most economically vibrant region, this may be more than a momentary setback.
WASHINGTON, Oct 15- A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices raised doubts on Tuesday over whether Daimler AG can be sued in federal court for allegations that a subsidiary violated the human rights of workers at a plant in Argentina in the 1970 s.