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SEATTLE, March 3- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Satya Nadella has appointed pollster and longtime corporate adviser Mark Penn to the role of chief strategy officer, according to a memo sent to company employees on Monday.
WASHINGTON, Feb 28- A standoff between the United States and Japan is holding up talks on a sweeping Pacific free trade pact and a lack of authority to push an eventual deal through the U.S. Congress without amendment may be undercutting Washington's hand.
WASHINGTON, Feb 19- After postponing his departure from the White House by a few months, President Barack Obama's top economic aide, Gene Sperling, said on Wednesday that he will leave the administration early next month.
WASHINGTON, Feb 14- President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled a $1 billion fund in his 2015 budget to help communities across the United States prepare for the impact of climate change.
MIAMI/ HAVANA, Feb 6- U.S. relations with Cuba are at their best in almost two decades, but President Barack Obama seems unwilling or unable to confront a well-organized anti- Cuba lobby and push for further progress.
WASHINGTON, Feb 1- President Barack Obama's sixth year in office is starting out as a testament to the power of taking small steps.
Kynect, which is Kentucky's marketplace, and the Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange have had separate talks about 2015 with health insurers that could opt to join the online marketplaces set up under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law. Kentucky and Rhode Island are among states with the most successful Obamacare launches.
Washington will confront the subject on Thursday at a Senate Energy Committee hearing entitled, "The opportunities and challenges associated with lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports."
On Tuesday for his State of the Union speech, Obama will have a message for the Congress that has stymied his agenda for the past three years.
WASHINGTON, Jan 23- Chris Jennings, a top adviser to President Barack Obama who played a key role in the implementation of his signature healthcare law, is leaving the White House for health and family reasons, administration officials said on Thursday.
Tobacco lawyers said at the hearing in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., that they planned to push forward with an appeal about the wording of the ads, even after they struck an agreement this month with the Justice Department and anti-smoking advocates about what the ad campaign would look like in newspapers and on television.
WASHINGTON, Jan 10- President Barack Obama on Friday nominated former Bank of Israel governor and experienced crisis manager Stanley Fischer to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, and tapped two others to round out the U.S. central bank's top ranks just as it begins winding down its historic economic stimulus.
*Bill would prevent Congress from amending trade deals. WASHINGTON, Jan 9- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday proposed a bill to give the White House power to fast-track international trade agreements as the United States gears up for a hectic year of trade negotiations.
WASHINGTON, Jan 6- Janet Yellen-- a skilled economist and gifted communicator who likes to hike and cook-- made history on Monday as the U.S. Senate confirmed her to be the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve in its 100- year history.
*Senate votes 56-26 to confirm Fed vice chair for top job. WASHINGTON, Jan 6- Janet Yellen, a key force behind the Federal Reserve's unprecedented and controversial efforts to boost the U.S. economy, was confirmed by the Senate on Monday to lead the central bank just as it begins to unwind that stimulus.
*Senate voteS 56-26 to confirm Fed vice chair for top job. WASHINGTON, Jan 6- Janet Yellen, a key force behind the Federal Reserve's unprecedented and controversial efforts to boost the U.S. economy, was confirmed by the Senate on Monday to lead the central bank just as it begins to unwind that stimulus.
WASHINGTON, Jan 3- As Gary Gensler wraps up his last day as the head of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Friday, he leaves behind a long list of ardent admirers of his tough-nosed reforms and passionate critics who believe he has injured well-functioning markets.
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.