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  • Super political action committees, or super PACs, helping White House hopefuls like Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton received big checks recently from obscure corporations or from nonprofits that don't have to disclose their donors' names. A super PAC backing Rubio, a Republican senator from Florida, benefited from companies with spectral names like " IGX LLC"...

  • An Associated Press review of campaign finance records found the change— which doubled the maximum annual allowable donation from $500 to $1,000— has helped flood candidates campaign accounts with money. According to the AP's review, 1,267 individuals kicked in $1,000 checks to Baker, a haul of more than $1.2 million. Karyn Polito, pulled in $580,000 in $1,000...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 19- The majority of deals signed by the California Public Employees' Retirement System with private equity firms allow the firms to reduce their tax bills by treating ordinary management fees as capital gains, an issue that is drawing increasing regulatory scrutiny. In September, a group of Senators, including Massachusetts Democrat...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 19- The majority of deals signed by the California Public Employees' Retirement System with private equity firms allow the firms to reduce their tax bills by treating ordinary management fees as capital gains, an issue that is drawing increasing regulatory scrutiny. In September, a group of Senators, including Massachusetts Democrat...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- Political outsiders Ben Carson and Donald Trump will be under pressure to prove their economic expertise at Wednesday's presidential debate, with eight struggling rivals eager to expose what they see as policy weaknesses in the two front-runners. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, former Hewlett-Packard Chief Exective Carly Fiorina, Ohio...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- Seasoned politicians trailing Donald Trump and Ben Carson for the Republican nomination in the U.S. presidential election campaign are eager to shift the focus to the economy and policy in Wednesday's debate and expose what they see as weaknesses in the two front-runners. Former Florida Governor Bush, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- Seasoned U.S. politicians trailing Donald Trump and Ben Carson for the Republican presidential nomination are eager to shift the campaign focus to the economy and policy in Wednesday's debate and expose what they see as weaknesses in the two front-runners. Former Florida Governor Bush, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Ohio...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 27- Seasoned U.S. politicians trailing Donald Trump and Ben Carson for the Republican presidential nomination are eager to shift the campaign focus to the economy and policy in Wednesday's debate and expose what they see as weaknesses in the two front-runners. Former Florida Governor Bush, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Ohio...

  • Paul Ryan would be a great House speaker: Kudlow Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | 9:33 PM ET
    Paul Ryan

    Making Paul Ryan speaker would solve a lot of problems. So what's the holdup?, asks Larry Kudlow.

  • Fellow billionaire: Trump lacks right temperament Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    Donald Trump

    Real estate mogul Sam Zell tells CNBC that fellow property billionaire Donald Trump does not have the right personality for the White House.

  • Republican lawmaker asked President Barack Obama to explain whether the Iran nuclear agreement would eliminate U.S. tax penalties on companies that do business with Iran. "Your policy raises serious questions about whether you intend to keep in place tax rules that discourage conducting business with Iran," Ryan, chairman of the tax-writing House of...

  • Sept 22- SAN FRANCISCO- When Ohio's Supreme Court last October backed the death penalty for Ashford Thompson, the ruling was close. Ohio is one of the states where high court judges are directly elected- and that, a Reuters analysis found, makes a big difference in death penalty appeals. Justices who are initially appointed but then must appear on the ballot in "...

  • Here's what GOP history says about Donald Trump Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 9:54 AM ET
    Donald Trump

    Donald Trump may be leading in the polls, but if history is any lesson his performance in Thursday night's first GOP debate could break Trump fever.

  • CNBC update: Gay pride attack Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 2:34 PM ET
    CNBC update: Gay pride attack

    Israeli police say a man stabbed several people at a gay pride parade in Jerusalem, and Mitt Romney criticized Sen. Ted Cruz over his Iranian nuclear deal comment, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Gay marriage? Companies fear the #hashtag Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    The Confederate flag on the Capitol grounds in Columbia, South Carolina.

    Companies, fearing a possible backlash by customers, are increasingly taking a stand on issues from gay marriage to the Confederate flag.

  • Why Jeb never ticks that box on his tax returns Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 8:12 AM ET
    Jeb Bush at a town hall meeting in Henderson, Nevada, June 27, 2015.

    Jeb Bush doesn’t think much of publicly financed presidential campaigns, at least according to his recently released tax returns.

  • When politics strikes the wrong chord Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 10:46 AM ET
    Neil Young speaks at the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival on March 11, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

    The Donald Trump-Neil Young kerfuffle over a song isn't the first sour note between politicians and musicians. For some other instances, click ahead.

  • Kudlow: Bashing big banks won't work Saturday, 16 May 2015 | 8:51 AM ET
    Wall Street

    Larry Kudlow cautions 2016 candidates on both sides: Bank bashing won't work.

  • All hail Ken Griffin, the new hedge fund king Friday, 15 May 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Ken Griffin, CEO of Citadel.

    Seven years removed from a near-death experience during the financial crisis, Ken Griffin's Citadel is more powerful than ever.

  • Jeb Bush may be too honest to be president Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 10:17 AM ET
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush recites the Pledge of Allegiance before speaking at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    Jeb Bush is simply determined to run for president his way and not bow to political customs unless he absolutely must. NBC reports.