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  • President Barack Obama proposed a $4.1 trillion spending plan for fiscal year 2017 on Tuesday in a final White House budget that laid out his priorities for fighting Islamic State, raising taxes on wealthy Americans and helping the poor. The budget for the fiscal year beginning on Oct. 1 is largely a political document and is unlikely to be passed by the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $755 million in his budget next week to jumpstart cancer research in a "moonshot" push to find cancer cures and treatments, the White House said on Monday. Obama and Biden are slated to meet with cabinet members and health officials at the White House on Monday to discuss the path forward.

  • FACTBOX-What will be in Obama's final budget proposal? Saturday, 30 Jan 2016 | 6:00 AM ET

    Since the Republican-controlled Congress controls the purse strings, much of Obama's budget likely will stay on the drawing board. The following are some of the proposals that the White House has said will be included. The White House is working with Republicans on a host of reforms to the criminal justice system.

  • KIEV, Jan 26- The manager of Danone Nutricia in Ukraine cannot for legal reasons say whether the Ukrainian tax authorities demanded bribes to drop an audit into his business. Though it has been in Ukraine since 2001, the company, a subsidiary of French food group Danone, was handed a 15-20 percent higher tax bill after auditors spent five weeks looking for minor...

  • Relations between Argentina and the United States soured under the South American country's former leader, Cristina Fernandez, who frequently railed against what she called bullying by greedy capitalist powers in her fight against U.S. creditors. Senator Marco Rubio, who has in the past opposed World Bank loans to Argentina over the country's unpaid debt,...

  • Vice President Joe Biden that Argentina was ready to build a "pragmatic, intelligent" relationship with Washington. Relations between Argentina and the United States soured under the South American country's former leader, Cristina Fernandez, who was a prominent member of the continent's leftist bloc. Sat alongside Macri at a news conference at the World...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden criticised modern corporate "short-termism" on Wednesday and urged chief executives gathered in Davos to look after their workers as well as their shareholders. Relishing his nickname of "middle-class Joe", he told delegates at the World Economic Forum annual meeting that the middle classes, the backbone...

  • Vice President Joe Biden and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras discussed Greece's economic reforms in a meeting on Wednesday in Davos, the White House said on Wednesday.

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 19- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that the United States would speed up the approval of promising new drug combinations in his government's newly announced drive to cure cancer "once and for all." Biden, who lost his 46- year-old son Beau to brain cancer last year, set out his plans at a World Economic Forum meeting of...

  • *Oxfam says richest 1 pct of own more than other 99 pct. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 18- Politicians and business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week face an increasingly divided world, with the poor falling further behind the super-rich and political fissures in the United States, Europe and the Middle East running deeper than at any time in decades.

  • *Global Risks report comes ahead of Jan. 20-23 Davos forum. Ahead of its annual meeting in Davos next week, the group's 2016 Global Risks report on Thursday ranked the migrant crisis as the biggest single risk in terms of likelihood, while climate change was seen as having the greatest potential impact. Coupled with attacks such as those on Paris last year and...

  • Vice President Joe Biden praised Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for tapping into Americans' concerns about growing income inequality, potentially giving the Vermont senator a boost as he gains on rival Hillary Clinton weeks before the Iowa caucuses. Sanders has argued that he is a more authentic choice to be the party's nominee as he...

  • Vice President Joe Biden said he was not surprised that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is "neck-and-neck" with Hillary Clinton in the early contests of Iowa and New Hampshire, saying the Vermont senator's message of income inequality is more authentic. In an interview with CNN on Monday night, Biden said the focus by Sanders on the growing...

  • KIEV, Dec 18- The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it was concerned by signs Ukraine's parliament might reject a proposed tax code and budget for 2016, warning that this could further disrupt its $17.5 billion bailout programme. Vice President Joe Biden last week, who in a speech to parliament urged lawmakers to put aside political differences and...

  • Women senators laud Clinton—with one absence Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 | 11:12 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton (C) raises her arms while joining 13 female senators for a "Women for Hillary" endorsement event and fundraiser in Washington November 30, 2015. With her are (from left): Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Patty Murray (D-WA).

    A notable no-show provokes a question has nipped at Clinton's heels throughout her campaign. NBC News reports.

  • Obama administration rejects Keystone XL pipeline Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 12:52 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks on the Keystone XL pipeline, flanked by Secretary of State John Kerry (R), and Vice President Joe Biden, on November 6, 2015 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC.

    President Barack Obama said the proposed pipeline project had occupied "an over-inflated role in our political discourse."

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 27- A U.S. budget and debt ceiling deal headed toward quick action in Congress on Tuesday as lawmakers rushed to avert yet another fiscal standoff, which threatened to push the federal government into an unprecedented default early next month. While Senate action is not yet nailed down and lawmakers will flirt with a Nov. 3 deadline for raising the...

  • Biden's not running. What happens now? Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 12:38 PM ET
    Vice President Joe Biden looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington October 22, 2015.

    Who are the winners (besides Hillary) with Biden's choice to not run for president? And who are the losers?

  • Ken Langone: Donald Trump is on 'fertile ground' Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 7:49 AM ET
    Ken Langone: Donald Trump is on 'fertile ground'

    Ken Langone, Invemed Associates, shares his thoughts on the GOP campaign and weighs in on why he supports Gov. Chris Christie.

  • Judd Gregg: Trump is 'for real' Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 7:40 AM ET
    Judd Gregg: Trump is 'for real'

    We could go into the convention without a clear winner, says former Sen. Judd Gregg, (R-N.H.), sharing his thoughts on the GOP presidential field and the upcoming Republican debate. Also, Gregg explains how Joe Biden's withdrawal from the presidential race impacts New Hampshire's primary and Hillary Clinton.