Bill Ackman, who is betting $1.16 billion that Herbalife is a fraud, spent $264,000 in 2013 on lobbyists to press his case against the company.» Read More
NEW YORK/ ABU DHABI, March 4- Ben Bernanke earned more in 40 minutes on Tuesday than he made all of last year as head of the U.S. Bernanke was paid at least $250,000 for his first public speaking engagement, in Abu Dhabi, since stepping down in January, according to sources familiar with the matter.
WASHINGTON, March 3- With Russia's incursion into Ukraine reviving Cold War-style tensions, President Barack Obama is at risk of suffering a blow to his credibility at a time when he can least afford it: as he tries to convince voters to stick with his fellow Democrats in congressional elections that will help shape his legacy.
SEATTLE, March 3- Microsoft Corp on Monday put pugnacious pollster and political adviser Mark Penn in charge of strategy but left company watchers uncertain what exactly his new role will entail.
SEATTLE, March 3- Microsoft Corp on Monday signaled a more aggressive approach to marketing and public relations with the appointment of pollster and longtime corporate adviser Mark Penn to the new role of chief strategy officer. He joined Microsoft full time in 2012..
SEATTLE, March 3- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Satya Nadella has appointed pollster and longtime corporate adviser Mark Penn to the role of chief strategy officer, according to a memo sent to company employees on Monday.
WASHINGTON, Feb 28- A standoff between the United States and Japan is holding up talks on a sweeping Pacific free trade pact and a lack of authority to push an eventual deal through the U.S. Congress without amendment may be undercutting Washington's hand.
WASHINGTON, Feb 19- After postponing his departure from the White House by a few months, President Barack Obama's top economic aide, Gene Sperling, said on Wednesday that he will leave the administration early next month.
WASHINGTON, Feb 14- President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled a $1 billion fund in his 2015 budget to help communities across the United States prepare for the impact of climate change.
MIAMI/ HAVANA, Feb 6- U.S. relations with Cuba are at their best in almost two decades, but President Barack Obama seems unwilling or unable to confront a well-organized anti- Cuba lobby and push for further progress.
WASHINGTON, Feb 1- President Barack Obama's sixth year in office is starting out as a testament to the power of taking small steps.
Kynect, which is Kentucky's marketplace, and the Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange have had separate talks about 2015 with health insurers that could opt to join the online marketplaces set up under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law. Kentucky and Rhode Island are among states with the most successful Obamacare launches.
Washington will confront the subject on Thursday at a Senate Energy Committee hearing entitled, "The opportunities and challenges associated with lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports."
WASHINGTON, Jan 23- Chris Jennings, a top adviser to President Barack Obama who played a key role in the implementation of his signature healthcare law, is leaving the White House for health and family reasons, administration officials said on Thursday.
Tobacco lawyers said at the hearing in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., that they planned to push forward with an appeal about the wording of the ads, even after they struck an agreement this month with the Justice Department and anti-smoking advocates about what the ad campaign would look like in newspapers and on television.
WASHINGTON, Jan 10- President Barack Obama on Friday nominated former Bank of Israel governor and experienced crisis manager Stanley Fischer to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, and tapped two others to round out the U.S. central bank's top ranks just as it begins winding down its historic economic stimulus.
*Bill would prevent Congress from amending trade deals. WASHINGTON, Jan 9- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday proposed a bill to give the White House power to fast-track international trade agreements as the United States gears up for a hectic year of trade negotiations.
WASHINGTON, Jan 6- Janet Yellen-- a skilled economist and gifted communicator who likes to hike and cook-- made history on Monday as the U.S. Senate confirmed her to be the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve in its 100- year history.
*Senate votes 56-26 to confirm Fed vice chair for top job. WASHINGTON, Jan 6- Janet Yellen, a key force behind the Federal Reserve's unprecedented and controversial efforts to boost the U.S. economy, was confirmed by the Senate on Monday to lead the central bank just as it begins to unwind that stimulus.
*Senate voteS 56-26 to confirm Fed vice chair for top job. WASHINGTON, Jan 6- Janet Yellen, a key force behind the Federal Reserve's unprecedented and controversial efforts to boost the U.S. economy, was confirmed by the Senate on Monday to lead the central bank just as it begins to unwind that stimulus.
WASHINGTON, Jan 3- As Gary Gensler wraps up his last day as the head of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Friday, he leaves behind a long list of ardent admirers of his tough-nosed reforms and passionate critics who believe he has injured well-functioning markets.