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  • BRUSSELS, May 12- David Cameron is not the best liked European leader in Brussels, yet as he seeks changes in the EU to persuade Britons they should stay in, he will not lack offers of friendship. They will come from presidents and fellow prime ministers across the 28- nation European Union and its institutions, none of whom wants to lose the economic, geopolitical...

  • BRUSSELS, May 11- David Cameron is not the best liked European leader in Brussels, yet as he seeks changes in the EU to persuade Britons they should stay in, he will not lack offers of friendship. They will come from presidents and fellow prime ministers across the 28- nation European Union and its institutions, none of whom wants to lose the economic, geopolitical...

  • Rubio's political hopes boosted by a deep pocket Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio.

    As Marco Rubio has ascended in the ranks of Republican politics, Norman Braman has emerged as a remarkable and unique patron.

  • SAO PAULO, May 4- Recent setbacks for prosecutors in a huge corruption scheme at Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA suggest they will struggle to win as many convictions as they seek. The Supreme Court's decision last week to release from jail nine executives at construction companies suspected of paying bribes in the scheme, and put them...

  • SAO PAULO, March 27- Brazilian police on Friday arrested the CEO of Grupo Galvão, the latest executive seized in a corruption probe focused on state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA. Trials are underway in Curitiba, in what has become Brazil's biggest-ever corruption probe known as Operation Car Wash. Two dozen of Brazil's biggest engineering firms are...

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 26- A bill to create two casino gambling "destination resorts" in south Florida divided the Republican-controlled statehouse on Thursday, with the expansion of craps, slot machines and high-stakes gaming opposed by family-oriented tourist attractions. Proponents argue that Florida is losing billions in tourism revenue to Caribbean...

  • The overseas witnesses were called by lobbyist Fernando Soares, who prosecutors say was the middleman for alleged bribe payments by the shipbuilder, Samsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd. Neither Samsung Heavy Industries nor its executives have been charged, but prosecutors mentioned evidence the Korean company had paid bribes in corruption and money...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The Obama administration is battling Wall Street to win the support of dozens of Democrat lawmakers over rules that could rein in brokers who handle trillions of dollars in retirement accounts. President Barack Obama on Monday called on the Department of Labor to write new rules for brokers that seek to reduce conflicts of interest and "...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce charged on Wednesday that Senator Elizabeth Warren and other backers of what he called "economic populism" were actually seeking a state-run economy. Thomas Donohue, the chamber's president and a top business lobbyist, said he did not think most Americans shared the views of Warren, a liberal Democrat and...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 14- Brazilian police early on Wednesday arrested another former executive at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA after prosecutors accused him of continued involvement in corruption and money laundering. Nestor Cervero, former international director of the company known as Petrobras, was detained at Rio de Janeiro's...

  • Julio Camargo, a consultant for contractor Toyo Setal, and lobbyist Fernando Soares were charged along with Cervero with allegedly paying out $40 million in kickbacks to political parties, executives and contractors and accepting $13 million in bribes from Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries, the prosecutors said in a statement.

  • Korea holds winning hand as Japan gambling bill dies Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 6:14 PM ET
    Hanging above the "Center Bar," a Pepsi-branded LED display with 2.1 million pixels.

    South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • The politics of social media   Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 11:49 AM ET
    The politics of social media

    Social media giant Twitter is forming a political action committee in Washington appointing its first registered lobbyist. Ben Smith, BuzzFeed, weighs in.

  • AIG Back in the Lobbying Game   Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 10:46 AM ET
    AIG Back in the Lobbying Game

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the insurance giant is quietly marking its return to the K Street lobbying game.

  • Why Is India Launching a Probe Into Wal-Mart? Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 6:41 PM ET
    Wal-Mart signage is seen in the parking lot of the store in Mexico City, Mexico.

    India's government has announced an inquiry into the lobbying practices of Wal-Mart after a report that the giant retailer had pressed U.S. lawmakers to help gain access to foreign markets.

  • Lawmakers Regulate Banks, Then Flock to Them Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 10:36 AM ET
    Dick Armey

    The revolving door between Washington and Wall Street is an oft-noticed phenomenon here, but in recent years, the migration from Congress to the financial services firms that are trying to stave off greater federal regulation has become more pronounced. The NYT reports.

  • Lobbyists Get Potent Weapon in Campaign Finance Ruling Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | 11:43 AM ET
    Sen. Chuch Schumer

    The Supreme Court has handed lobbyists a new weapon. A lobbyist can now tell any elected official: if you vote wrong, my company, labor union or interest group will spend unlimited sums explicitly advertising against your re-election.

  • Deep in Health Bill, Very Specific Beneficiaries Monday, 21 Dec 2009 | 10:57 AM ET
    Stethescope and money

    The New York Times reports on some of the hidden compromises in the final version of the Senate's health care reform bill.