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  • *U.S.-EU hold fourth round of talks in Brussels this week. BRUSSELS, March 12- Europe's reluctance to buy hormone meat or genetically modified food from the United States has exposed an "enormous gulf" that threatens the world's biggest trade pact, industry and labour groups told EU and U.S. negotiators on Wednesday.

  • Lobbying & the stock impact     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Jeff Cox explains how companies that spend more money lobbying Congress tend to have higher stock prices, as well as another surprising factor.

  • Feb 20- Grover Norquist's trademark cause is fighting high taxes, but the conservative Republican lobbyist just scored a big win on another front- fighting unions- and he wants more, betting on what he sees as a broad shift in U.S. labor politics.

  • Fresh from helping to crush a unionization drive at a Volkswagen AG plant in Tennessee, Norquist outlined an anti-union strategy that ties labor to liberals, with the long-term goal of sapping union financial support for Democrats.

  • The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which oversees the IRS, will get $156 million for the year, a 2.6 percent funding increase, under a U.S. congressional budget pact passed this week. But the IRS budget is set to decline by about 4 percent to $11.3 billion under the same agreement.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 8- The top lobbyist in Washington for American business warned in unusually stark terms on Wednesday that younger Americans will face diminished economic prospects in coming years unless the United States reins in spending on the elderly and improves its education system.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 8- The top lobbyist in Washington for American business warned in unusually stark terms on Wednesday that younger Americans will face diminished economic prospects in coming years unless the United States reins in spending on the elderly and improves its education system.

  • OTTAWA, Jan 8- A lobbyist for Libya's self-declared eastern government of Cyrenaica said on Wednesday that any talk of the region selling oil would have to wait until the country's political turmoil had ended.

  • OTTAWA, Jan 7- Libya's self-declared eastern government of Cyrenaica has hired a Canadian-based lobbyist to help it sell the region's oil, according to documents filed in the United States.

  • What's wrong with exporting oil?     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 3:12 PM ET

    Chris Faulkner, Breitling Oil & Gas president & CEO, and Tyson Slocum, Public Citizens Energy Program director, debate lifting the ban on oil exportation and the effect it will have on gas prices. Faulkner argues that exporting crude will create more jobs and invest in the U.S. oil revolution.

  • 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 23- As Washington empties out for the holidays, a final budget fight will play out in the nearly empty Capitol building as congressional staffers parcel out more than $1 trillion to fund everything from cybersecurity to student loans.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 22- As debate rises in Washington over the first thaw in relations between Iran and the United States in decades, powerful oil companies are opting for an unusual tactic: silence.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UPDATE 2-Senate confirms new U.S. top telecom regulator Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 10:45 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 29- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved Tom Wheeler to be the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, enabling the agency to start operating under a permanent leader after a holding period of several months.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved Tom Wheeler to be the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, enabling the agency to start operating under a permanent leader after a holding period of several months.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- The U.S. Senate is expected to take on the nomination of Tom Wheeler to be the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday after Republican Senator Ted Cruz lifted his hold on the vote.

  • Facebook's tips on using social media came as politicians geared up for a 2014 general election and as Congress prepared to vote on legislation that could severely restrict the way companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google operate in Brazil.

  • Maryland Representative Chris Van Hollen, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, told the Reuters Washington Summit that he would be willing to consider some changes to big entitlement programs such as Medicare, the health insurance program for those 65 and older.

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