WASHINGTON— The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well.» Read More
"Chile has looked at itself, has looked at its path, its recent history, its wounds, its feats, its unfinished business, and this Chile has decided it is the time to start deep transformations," Bachelet told a jubilant crowd of supporters on Sunday night as confetti rained down.
SANTIAGO, Dec 16- Center-leftist Michelle Bachelet promised major tax and education reforms to help ease Chile's social divisions after sweeping back to power with a huge majority in presidential elections on Sunday.
*Will need to bargain with right, independents in Congress. SANTIAGO, Nov 18- Chile presidential favorite Michelle Bachelet is seen strolling to victory in next month's run-off vote, but she will face an uphill battle to push through an ambitious reform program and is set to inherit a weakening economy.
In elections on Tuesday, voters in three Colorado cities supported ballot measures prohibiting hydraulic fracturing or imposing a moratorium for five years. Colorado is the ninth-largest oil producer in the country, and thanks to hydraulic fracturing production is growing faster than almost anywhere else outside Texas and North Dakota.
*Another blow to debilitated movement. CAIRO, Nov 6- Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood failed in an attempt on Wednesday to overturn a court ruling banning it, the state news agency said, another blow to the debilitated Islamist movement.
WASHINGTON, Oct 31- Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked President Barack Obama's nominee to oversee mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, possibly derailing his chances of securing position.
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Oct 25- Australia, Indonesia and Mozambique appear quite disparate countries, but they all have one thing in common insofar as they want to supply Asia with large volumes of coal and liquefied natural gas. Perhaps the most stark contrast is between neighbours Australia and Indonesia, which are pursuing almost polar opposite policies.
CNBC's John Harwood reports major liberal donors are opening up their wallets to aid Democrats in the coming November elections, and debating whether Independents and swing states will throw their support to Mitt Romney, with James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; Dan Gross,Yahoo Finance;and Rep. Heather Wilson, (R-NM).
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's "Squawk on the Street."