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  • President Barack Obama will push for $1.1 billion in new funding to expand treatment for the fast-growing number of people addicted to heroin and prescription pain killers, the White House said on Tuesday. In 2014, a record number of Americans died from drug overdoses, with the highest rates seen in West Virginia, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Kentucky and Ohio.

  • House GOP fails anew to repeal Obama's health care law Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 12:50 PM ET

    "What we're proving today is if we have a Republican president next year, we will repeal Obamacare," Ryan, R- Wis., told reporters, using a nickname for a law that GOP lawmakers have despised since it was pushed through Congress six years ago. Ryan said the GOP will offer its own proposal this year for replacing the law, saying it would lower costs and "restore the...

  • What Iowa tells us about the 2016 race now Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 8:40 AM ET
    Ted Cruz speaks during the Election Night Watch Party at Iowa State Fair grounds in Des Moines, Iowa on Monday, February 1, 2016.

    Trump's dominance is over, Cruz is a force, Rubio has a clear shot and Clinton faces landmines, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Standex posts 2Q profit Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 8:39 AM ET

    SALEM, N.H. _ Standex International Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $12.4 million. Standex shares have declined 13 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Standex International, Earnings Report.

  • Feb 1- CVS Health Corp said it would make the opioid overdose antidote, naloxone, available without a prescription at all its pharmacies across Ohio, a state with one of the highest rates of overdose-related deaths. Naloxone quickly reverses the effects of an overdose of heroin or other opioid drugs and U.S. law enforcement officials have embraced its use in the...

  • WASHINGTON— Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional supporters, closed last year with roughly as much money in the bank combined as Ted Cruz, the conservative insurgent they hope to topple. With voting beginning Monday in the state of Iowa, and continuing next week in New...

  • Must Read: Why does Iowa go first? Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 6:09 AM ET
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    The "Worldwide Exchange" crew discuss the top headline-making news, including today's Iowa caucus and the Zika virus.

  • WASHINGTON— Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie, the four Republican candidates in a showdown for their party's traditional supporters, closed last year with roughly as much money in the bank combined as Ted Cruz, the conservative insurgent they hope to topple. With voting beginning Monday in Iowa, and continuing next week in New Hampshire, Rubio,...

  • Trump holds Iowa lead as caucus vote nears Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 10:13 AM ET
    Donald Trump

    Donald Trump has widened his edge against rival Ted Cruz in Iowa, according to poll that shows the billionaire gaining momentum.

  • The billionaire refused to participate in the debate out of anger that Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly was a moderator. Last-minute phone calls with Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes failed to resolve their dispute, which broke out just days before next week's Iowa caucuses, the first nominating contest for the Nov. 8 presidential election. On Friday, Trump defended his...

  • Trump won the GOP debate. Who came in second? Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 11:06 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a veteran's rally in Des Moines, Iowa January 28, 2016.

    Even though he wasn't physically at the debate, Donald Trump still won, explains GOP strategist Sara Fagen.

  • Jan 28- Wal-Mart Stores Inc was ordered by a federal jury in New Hampshire to pay $31.22 million to a pharmacist who claimed she was fired because of her gender and in retaliation for complaining about safety conditions. McPadden also said her gender played a role, alleging that Wal-Mart later disciplined but stopped short of firing a male pharmacist in New...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 26- Comments from Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump that Medicare could reap huge savings by negotiating with drugmakers raise new risks for the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, whose shares have been pressured by criticism from Democrats. Trump told a New Hampshire crowd on Monday night that " $300 billion could be saved"...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 25- Michael Petyo is a carpenter, a U.S. Navy veteran, a grandfather and Russian Orthodox church cantor who likes to boast about his homemade nut rolls. The 66- year-old Indiana man has no big financial backers, little political experience outside of two failed runs for Congress and his odds of winning are almost nil. Their ranks include Susan Young, a...

  • Democratic presidential candidates gave a cool reception on Sunday to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's potential independent White House run, with Bernie Sanders saying it would add another billionaire like Republican Donald Trump to the race. With eight days to go until Iowa holds the first nominating contest on the road to the Nov. 8 presidential...

  • DES MOINES/WASHINGTON, Jan 24- U.S. presidential hopefuls on Sunday offered mixed reviews of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's potential independent White House run, with Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders saying it would add another billionaire like Republican Donald Trump to the field. With eight days to go until Iowa holds the first nominating...

  • Bloomberg weighs White House bid, may spend $1B Saturday, 23 Jan 2016 | 10:40 AM ET
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    Galled by Donald Trump and troubled by Hillary Clinton, NY's former billionaire mayor may launch a White House bid, The NY Times reports.

  • Palin's double-edged Trump endorsement Friday, 22 Jan 2016 | 10:43 AM ET
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks as she endorses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign stop, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in Ames, Iowa.

    Palin's Trump endorsement was a coup, but who did it really help — and hurt?

  • Clinton camp: Maybe we did underestimate Sanders Sunday, 17 Jan 2016 | 9:03 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton addresses supporters at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo, Iowa January 11, 2016.

    Advisers to Hillary Clinton believe that her campaign miscalculated by forgoing early attacks on Senator Bernie Sanders, The NYT reports.

  • In a multi-pronged arrangement between two long-time enemies, the United States and Iran agreed on a prisoner swap on the same day their historic nuclear deal was fully implemented, which cleared the way for the lifting of sanctions on Tehran. Jeb Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, called for new sanctions against Iran and cited an exclusive...