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  • *China left out of Pacific group. The Trans-Pacific Partnership pact struck in Atlanta after marathon talks could reshape industries, change the cost of products from cheese to cancer treatments and have repercussions for drug companies and automakers. If approved, the TPP pact would cut trade barriers and set common standards for a region stretching from...

  • *China left out of Pacific group. ATLANTA, Oct 5- The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have reached a sweeping deal to set up a free-trade zone for 40 percent of the world's economy, but the accord on Monday faced initial skepticism in the U.S. Congress. The 12 countries will cut trade barriers and set common standards for a region stretching from...

  • ATLANTA, Oct 5- The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact in a generation but the accord on Monday faced initial skepticism in the U.S. Congress. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would affect 40 percent of the world economy and stand as a legacy-defining achievement for U.S.

  • "This comes at a shaky time for financial markets than when this last happened in 2013," said Robbert van Batenburg, director of market strategy at Societe Generale in New York. The White House said on Thursday it would veto legislation for continued funding of the government if a bill Congress is considering eliminates federal money for Planned Parenthood.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- At least 27 U.S. state attorneys general on Thursday initiated a multi-state investigation of Volkswagen over its representations to consumers of its diesel vehicles, according to a spokeswoman for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. The crisis deepened on Thursday, when Germany's transport minister said Volkswagen had manipulated...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept 23- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton unveiled a plan on Wednesday to lower out-of-pocket health costs, including expanded coverage of sick visits to the doctor and tax credits for those with substantial medical bills. All of her healthcare proposals would face a difficult path to approval in a U.S. Congress dominated by...

  • *Court: SEC notice not needed before suing under Dodd-Frank. By a 2-1 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York revived a lawsuit in which Daniel Berman, a former finance director at the NeozOgilvy unit of advertising company WPP Plc, claimed he was fired because he reported accounting irregularities to his superiors. Circuit Judge Jon Newman accepted...

  • Sept 8- Combatants in a national food fight over labeling genetically modified products are gearing up for a showdown in the U.S. Senate, campaign leaders said on Tuesday. "I feel like we're in the final battle now," said David Bronner, a California business owner and leading backer of mandatory labeling for foods made with genetically engineered crops, also known...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- Billionaire investing icon Warren Buffett said on Tuesday that there are dozens of countries in which his sprawling Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate would be interested in buying new businesses. It was an ad that paid us, "said Buffett, 85, who over the past five decades has built Berkshire Hathaway into one of the world's most valuable companies.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- When Keurig Green Mountain Inc said last December it was shifting its coffee buying operation to Lausanne in Switzerland from its headquarters in Waterbury, Vermont, it said the move would establish the company as a "global beverage player." The seller of brewing machines and single-serve coffee pods said nothing about a little-known exemption...

  • Nima Kalbasi, a 28- year-old Canadian, then "tried to harm Tesla's reputation and credibility by making false and misleading comments," the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement on Thursday. Kalbasi, who had worked as a mechanical engineer for the electric vehicle maker, which is based in Palo Alto, California, was arrested in Vermont on Aug. 24.

  • Clinton, in an op-ed published by the Huffington Post, was critical of the "so-called revolving door" between government and Wall Street firms in particular, saying it erodes public trust "if a public servant's past and future are tied to the financial industry." "That's when people start worrying that the foxes are guarding the hen house," Clinton, the front-runner...

  • President Barack Obama signed a federal declaration of emergency for Washington state on Friday, authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate relief efforts in 11 counties and several Indian reservations hard hit by wildfires. The Okanogan Complex includes the so-called Twisp River fire,...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- World stock markets and oil prices fell on Thursday as another slump in the equity market of China, the No. 2 economy, stoked concerns about sluggish global growth. Stocks in China tumbled again, with both the Shanghai and Shenzhen markets down more than 3 percent. "This is clearly the indicators that are coming out of China," said Paul Mendelsohn, chief...

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday staked out her opposition to Arctic oil exploration, putting her at odds with the Obama administration one day after it approved drilling off Alaska. "The Arctic is a unique treasure," Clinton said in a Twitter post. On Monday, the Obama administration gave Royal Dutch Shell PLC final approval to...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- Hillary Clinton has told the AFL-CIO she wants to improve Social Security benefits for women and lower-income seniors, offering a glimpse of the Democratic presidential front-runner's thinking on a topic she has rarely addressed on the campaign trail. In a questionnaire on labor issues from April that has not been made public, Clinton said she...

  • Congress may block states from GMO food labeling Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 12:31 PM ET
    Customers shop the produce aisle at a Kroger grocery store in Louisville, Kentucky.

    A food fight is under way in Congress that could decide whether genetically engineered food products are labeled using a new national standard.

  • Why laws don't matter with fireworks injuries Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A New York City police officer at the 4th of July fireworks.

    The nation is a patchwork of laws when it comes to regulating fireworks. Still, legality seems to have little to do with people injuring themselves.

  • America's top states to live in 2015 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:44 PM ET
    Top States 2015 Quality of Life

    Locales that have the lowest crime rates, good health systems and an inclusive society ranked highest in CNBC's annual survey.

  • America's most expensive states to live in 2015 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Hawaii

    The 10 costliest states to live in may surprise you. These places put hefty price tags on real estate, utility bills, gas and food prices.