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  • WASHINGTON, July 14- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is set to be a chief beneficiary of a bid by Senate Republicans to weaken new regulations to improve train safety in the $2.8 billion crude-by-rail industry, a key cog in the development of the vast North American shale oil fields. On Wednesday, the panel will decide whether to send the measure to the full...

  • The Corn Refiners Association, which represents high-fructose corn syrup producers, has hired Washington lobbyist firm, the Alpine Group, to challenge sugar's long-protected status, a spokesman for the organization said on Thursday. Its members include Archer Daniels Midland Co and Cargill Inc.. This is the first time corn refiners have publicly taken the...

  • The Corn Refiners Association, which represents high-fructose corn syrup producers, has hired Washington lobbyist firm, the Alpine Group, to challenge sugar's long-protected status, a spokesman for the organization said on Thursday. Its members include Archer Daniels Midland Co and Cargill Inc.. This is the first time corn farmers have publicly taken the...

  • CHICAGO, June 23- The Illinois House will get a second chance to vote on a bill that would give the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools until Aug. 10 to make a $634 million payment to its pension fund, House Speaker Michael Madigan said. Madigan told reporters in the state capitol in Springfield that the bill will be called for another House vote on June 30.

  • CHICAGO, June 23- An Illinois House committee approved on Tuesday a bill that would give the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools an extra 40 days to make a $634 million payment to its pension fund. The Democrat-controlled House Executive Committee voted 8-2 to send the measure, which pushes the payment deadline to Aug. 10, to the House floor.

  • CHICAGO, May 13- Wal-Mart Stores said it will start disclosing directly to investors what it spends on lobbying on a state-by-state basis, responding to shareholder pressure to improve transparency on how the retailing giant seeks to influence public policy. The previously unreported move would make Wal-Mart the first constituent of the Dow Jones...

  • CHICAGO, May 13- Wal-Mart Stores said it will start disclosing directly to investors what it spends on lobbying on a state-by-state basis, responding to shareholder pressure to improve transparency on how the retailing giant seeks to influence public policy. The previously unreported move would make Wal-Mart the first constituent of the Dow Jones...

  • CHICAGO, May 13- Wal-Mart Stores said it will start disclosing directly to investors what it spends on lobbying on a state-by-state basis, responding to shareholder pressure to improve transparency on how the retailing giant seeks to influence public policy. The previously unreported move would make Wal-Mart the first constituent of the Dow Jones...

  • 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...

  • 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 "...

  • 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.