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January 26, 2012 European leaders float free trade agreement with US as talks on global deal languish

Source: Washington Post

DAVOS, Switzerland — British Prime Minister David Cameron backed the idea of a free trade deal between the European Union and the U.S. on Thursday, suggesting that a trans-Atlantic pact could deliver a much-needed boost to global...

January 26, 2012 Oil Gains on Speculation U.S. Rates Near Zero to Boost Fuel Use

Source: BusinessWeek

Oil rose for a second day in New York on speculation that Federal Reserve plans to keep U.S. interest rates near a record-low will bolster economic growth and stoke fuel demand in the world’s biggest crude consumer.

January 26, 2012 Law puts more vegetables, fruits on schoolkids'

Source: Chicago Tribune

U.S. schoolchildren, accustomed to a steady diet of pizza and french fries, will find more fruits, vegetables and whole grains on their trays under new government rules announced Wednesday.

January 26, 2012 Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation aims to cut health-care costs

Source: Washington Post

The Obama administration touts it as a key solution to the nation’s runaway health-care spending: a new national center set up by the 2010 health-care law to test and implement groundbreaking ways to cut costs while improving...

January 26, 2012 Obama signals tougher stance on China trade practices

Source: LA Times

In pledging to lure offshore jobs back to the U.S. and target unfair Chinese trade practices, President Obama sought in his State of the Union address to dispel criticisms that he has been too soft in dealing with the world's...

January 25, 2012 Davos Delegates Say EU Must Show Resolve as Greek Split Persists

Source: Business Week

Europe must show more resolve to fix the debt crisis as officials race to draft rules governing the euro and bridge widening difference over how to keep Greece’s finances afloat, said delegates at the World Economic Forum.

January 25, 2012 State of the Union 2012: Barack Obama's environment agenda in review

Source: The Guardian

Barack Obama used his final State of the Union address before the elections to try to pre-empt attacks on his energy and environmental agenda from the Republicans. But Obama chose to co-opt the Republicans' pro-oil and natural...

January 25, 2012 Obama backs fracking, vows safe drilling

Source: Albany Times Union

President Barack Obama on Tuesday pushed drilling for natural gas in shale rock and called for an "all-out" U.S. effort to develop cleaner energy sources that will help boost the economy. Hydraulic fracturing, which injects a...

January 25, 2012 State of the Union: 10 highlights from Obama's speech - text /video

Source: CBS News

In his third State of the Union address, President Obama outlined a handful economic proposals, as well as an "economic blueprint" for the country grounded in giving all Americans a "fair shot." Below are ten of the speech's key...

January 25, 2012 In GOP response, Daniels blames Obama for economy


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has resorted to "extremism" with stifling, anti-growth policies and sought to divide Americans, not unite them, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Tuesday in the formal Republican response to the...

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