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  • WASHINGTON, April 13- The U.S. Congress must allow Puerto Rico to erase a share of its debt or investors will face a long, uncertain fight to recover their money from the cash-strapped island, a U.S. Republicans who control Congress outlined a plan this week to help Puerto Rico write off billions of dollars in debt if an agreement with creditors is out of reach.

  • WASHINGTON, April 13- House Republicans' rescue plan to help Puerto Rico shed crippling debt has problems and could hurt residents of the U.S. commonwealth, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said, adding that the proposed legislation is "fixable." Leading House Republicans on Tuesday outlined their plan, which would steer creditors and holders of Puerto Rico...

  • WASHINGTON, April 12- Leading Republicans on Tuesday outlined a plan to help Puerto Rico shed crippling debt and accused investor-allied groups of misleading lawmakers about the proposal. The rescue would steer creditors and holders of Puerto Rico bonds toward a new, independent board that would seek a fair way to write down an estimated $70 billion in debt.

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI).

    House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he would not be drafted as a presidential candidate.

  • Paul Ryan will not accept GOP nomination

    CNBC's John Harwood dissects the statement made by U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan about his refusal to consider a nomination for resident Republican Party.

  • Speaker Ryan to delegates: Count me out

    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks about the speculation surrounding the Republican Party's nomination for President. Speaker Ryan says that as he will not consider the nomination, he will continue to dedicate himself to policy in his speakership.

  • Speaker Ryan: I do not the nomination

    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks about the speculation surrounding the Republican Party's nomination for President.

  • A Republican delegate at the GOP Convention in 2012.

    The GOP convention may be a complete disaster but that's not a bad thing. Here's why, says Jake Novak.

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, pauses while speaking at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

    House Speaker Paul Ryan has told Wall Streeters in no uncertain terms to face reality: He won't be the nominee, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Rep. Kevin Brady

    House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady talks to CNBC's John Harwood on tax code changes, the Fed's shortcomings and Obama's trade deal.

  • John Kasich

    After gliding by as Mr. Nice Guy, largely untouched by competitors, John Kasich is starting to be treated as a problem. He's fighting back.

  • Presidential candidates battle for Empire State

    Politico's Ben White weighs in on the GOP's fight for delegates and questions are raised whether Paul Ryan is running a "shadow campaign."

  • In polling places and on airwaves, there remains a high level of uncertainty about who will be the next U.S. president. Not so on Wall Street.

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI).

    Trump and Cruz are both going down and this is going to the GOP convention, says Jake Novak. The likely nominee? Paul Ryan.

  • Charlie Wicka (C) listens as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests during a campaign stop at the La Crosse Center on April 4, 2016 in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

    The stakes in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary are enormous for Donald Trump, and maybe even House Speaker Paul Ryan, Politico's Ben White says.

  • A Trump supporter debates with anti-Trump protesters in the free speech zone outside of the Janesville Conference Center in Janesville, Wis., in advance of the Donald Trump for President rally in Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's home town on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

    Voter anger about the direction of the US economy may not be enough to let Donald Trump win Wisconsin's GOP primary Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- The United States will try to help foreign companies become more at ease doing business with Iran after last year's nuclear deal, but Tehran must also reassure them it is a safe place to invest, President Barack Obama said on Friday. Most U.S. sanctions against Iran remain in place, severely limiting what business U.S. companies can do with the...

  • President Barack Obama said on Friday the Iran nuclear deal has been successful so far but that more work needs to be done to implement the pact and it would take time to reintegrate Iran into the global economy. Obama said the nuclear agreement, in which world powers eased economic sanctions on Iran, has produced real progress in terms of Tehran taking steps to...

  • Donald Trump listens to a question during a town hall event in Tampa, Florida, March 14, 2016.

    Donald Trump needs to regain momentum and hit 1,237 before Cleveland or he could be headed back to Trump Tower for good, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Speaker Ryan: We must raise the level of discourse

    House speaker Paul Ryan warned Americans against getting "disheartened" about the current state of politics. CNBC's John Harwood reports the details.