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
In this episode of CNBC Meets, host Tania Bryer talks to the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton, one of the world's most iconic political figures and gains exclusive access with him in his home town of Little Rock, Arkansas.
President Bill Clinton tells CNBC Meets that if the U.S. had intervened sooner in the Rwandan genocide, roughly 300,000 lives could have been saved.
President Obama made three major personnel appointments Monday, nominating Walmart's philanthropic head Sylvia Mathews Burwell as White House budget director, Gina McCarthy to lead the EPA and physicist Ernest Moniz to head the DOE.
On paper, the spending cuts, due to kick in on Friday, promise $85 billion in budget savings. In reality, the "sequester" is likely to yield less than half that much.
Further testing still has not found the cause of a battery fire aboard a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner in Boston earlier this month.
Iran hostage drama "Argo" scored a sweet double victory at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday, winning best movie drama - the night's top prize - and best director for Ben Affleck on a night that left front-runner "Lincoln" with just one trophy.
Samsung Electronics is looking to supply chips to more Chinese and other emerging smartphone makers to counter any fall-off in demand from Apple.
*Traffic on Manhattan bridges, tunnels down 48 pct vs normal. NEW YORK, Nov 2- A third day of gasoline ``panic buying'' among storm-stricken New York area motorists prompted authorities on Fr iday to tap strategic oil reserves and waive shipping regulations even as limited deliveries resumed in the battered region.
PATASKALA, Ohio-- Down to a fierce finish, President Barack Obama accused Mitt Romney of scaring voters with lies on Friday, while the Republican challenger warned grimly of political paralysis and another recession if Obama reclaims the White House. Obama backers shouted as the president campaigned in Ohio.
WASHINGTON, Nov 2- The long, bumpy road to America's ``fiscal cliff'' has been traced over many years by Congress and successive U.S. presidents. Now, crucial deadlines loom at year-end on major budget and tax issues, a convergence of problems Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke dubbed a ``fiscal cliff.'' Will lawmakers rise to the challenge?
BOSTON-- Should he prevail Tuesday, Mitt Romney would bring a CEO's eye to the White House and a policy agenda based on a general set of principles and focused more on data than ideology. And he would likely have to work with a divided Congress to accomplish it all.
WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama carried the nation's capital in 2008 with 92 percent of the vote, and some local activists hoped he would push to give the District of Columbia representation in Congress and more autonomy in local affairs. Even Obama's staunchest local defenders are upset he's not more vocal on issues important to them.
NEW YORK-- The Coca-Cola Co. and its bottlers say they're more than doubling their investment Vietnam over the next few years, as the world's biggest beverage maker intensifies its push to capitalize on emerging markets.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-- South Dakota's largest city is welcoming political figures, family and friends in town to mark the life and career of former Democratic U.S. senator and three-time presidential candidate George McGovern, a legend in state's political history who died Sunday at age 90..
PARIS, Oct 24- Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief whose French presidential ambitions were shattered by a sex scandal last year, is making a comeback in business and at conferences. The 63- year-old Strauss-Kahn was accused of trying to rape a New York hotel maid in May 2011.
LORDSTOWN, Ohio-- President Barack Obama's decision to help America's automakers could end up being what helps drive him back into the White House.
Just about every U.S. taxpayer is facing a significant tax increase next year, unless Congress and the White House can agree on a plan to extend a huge collection of tax cuts that expires at the end of the year.
PARMA, Ohio-- Lest anyone forget the importance of Ohio's white, working-class voters, President Barack Obama sent a clear reminder on Thursday. Clinton implored voters to reward Obama for bailing out the auto industry, which has deep roots in Ohio. Ohio is at the center of both Obama and Republican Mitt Romney's campaign strategies.
LOS ANGELES-- Celebrity charity work has been around as long as celebrity itself. "Beethoven was doing charity concerts," says Myrlia Purcell, founder of LooktotheStars.org, a website that tracks celebrity charity events around the world. Good thing Annie Lennox is around.
NEW YORK-- Celebrating a design 40 years in the making, dignitaries on Wednesday dedicated a new memorial park to President Franklin Roosevelt overlooking the United Nations that he helped found.