WASHINGTON, Dec 24- President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage will almost certainly fail due to stiff Republican opposition, but analysts and Democratic strategists say the issue could help Democratic Congressional candidates in the 2014 midterm elections.» Read More
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.
LISBON, Sept 30- Portugal's ruling Social Democrats took a heavy beating in local elections on Sunday as voters passed their verdict on the austerity measures that accompanied the 2011 international bailout.
LISBON, Sept 30- Portugal's ruling Social Democrats took a heavy beating in Sunday's local elections as voters passed their verdict on national austerity measures accompanying the country's 2011 bailout by international lenders.
SINTRA, Portugal, Sept 27- Disillusion with Portugal's main parties, both battered by association with the country's deep economic crisis and international bailout, is translating into a surge in independent candidates for Sunday's local elections.
WASHINGTON, Sept 23- As Republican lawmakers pushed ahead on Monday with a campaign to scuttle President Barack Obama's healthcare program, a survey suggested that they risk a public backlash should their efforts lead to a government shutdown or a default.
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."