Politics Ethics

  • ZURICH, Aug 14- Novartis has recruited a new chief ethics officer from Siemens after costly bribery scandals and a disputed $1.2 million contract with President Donald Trump's former lawyer that the Swiss drugmaker now calls a mistake. Novartis Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan, promoted on Feb. 1 to lead the Basel- based company, has promised to boost its...

  • President Donald Trump

     As major corruption scandals rock the GOP, Democrats must decide whether calling attention to them will help or hurt their own chances with a cynical voter population. 

  • Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock in industries they're responsible for overseeing. Collins, a New York Republican, has denied any wrongdoing stemming from his involvement with Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited, a biotechnology...

  • Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock in industries they're responsible for overseeing. Collins, a New York Republican, has denied any wrongdoing stemming from his involvement with Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited, a biotechnology...

  • Christopher Collins of New York was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology corporation to his son, helping family and friends dodge hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses when one of the company's drugs failed in a medical trial. Collins, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump...

  • Christopher Collins of New York was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology corporation to his son, helping family and friends dodge hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses when one of the company's drugs failed in a medical trial. Collins, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh worries about federal agencies running amok. He has argued that judges have given federal agencies leeway to push policies that go well beyond what Congress allowed. In a dissent last year as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Kavanaugh cited Supreme Court decisions in...

  • Sen. Robert Menendez and Senatorial candidate Robert Hugin. 

    The developments come as Democrats look to at least hold the line in the Senate, where the GOP holds a slim 51-49 majority.

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- Democrats on Wednesday were reorienting their uphill push to block U.S. Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, moving healthcare to the center of their strategy and putting less emphasis on abortion rights. Trump's Republicans have a 51-49 Senate majority, enough to confirm Kavanaugh if they stick...

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt.

    Even though EPA chief Scott Pruitt has resigned, the root cause of the scandal-ridden cabinet secretary's departure is alive and well in the Oval Office.

  • WASHINGTON, July 5- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, who pleased President Donald Trump by rolling back environmental regulations but came under fire for a variety of ethics accusations, has resigned, Trump said on Thursday. "I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,"...

  • WASHINGTON, July 5- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, who pleased President Donald Trump by rolling back environmental regulations but came under fire for travel and security expenses and a condo arrangement, has resigned, Trump said on Thursday. "I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental...

  • PARIS, June 28- French luxury group LVMH is parting ways with the eco-friendly Edun label started by singer Bono and his wife Ali Hewson, transferring its minority stake back to the founders as the firm winds down its U.S. operations. The company, which was based out of New York, will cease operations in the United States and already shut down its one store there in May,...

  • PARIS, June 28- French luxury group LVMH is parting ways with the eco-friendly Edun label started by singer Bono and his wife Ali Hewson, transferring its minority stake back to the founders. Managers for New York- based Edun and Irish singer Bono, the lead singer of rock band U2 whose real name is Paul Hewson, did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the...

  • PARIS, June 28- French luxury group LVMH is parting ways with the eco-friendly Edun label started by singer Bono and his wife Ali Hewson, transferring its minority stake back to the founders. Irish signer Bono, whose real name is Paul Hewson, is the lead singer of rock band U2 and a humanitarian campaigner. Edun, launched in 2004, works with weavers and clothing...

  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (C) and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta (L) arrive for the National Teacher of the Year award ceremony at the White House May 2, 2018 in Washington, DC.

    President Donald Trump's proposal to merge the Departments of Education and Labor will most likely fail, the former Deputy Secretary of Labor writes.

  • Michael Cohen, former personal attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, exits the Loews Regency Hotel, May 11, 2018 in New York City.

    President Donald Trump filed an annual financial disclosure report Tuesday, which was released Wednesday.

  • CHICAGO, May 15- Thomas DeRosa is making a $4 billion bet that he can build a national, low-cost healthcare network for America's aging population that will succeed where so many other models have struggled. ProMedica is buying ManorCare's operations for $1.3 billion and combining them with its own surgery centers, clinics and health plan to form a network with...

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren

    The letters sent to AT&T and Novartis say the payments "raise obvious questions about corruption."

  • Starbucks COO on Philadelphia arrests and youth outreach

    CNBC's Kate Rogers speaks with Starbucks COO Rosalind Brewer about the benefits of hiring young adults and her reaction to the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks.