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Nobody raises their hand when room of investors is asked if they’d work with Trump
The billionaire likes to talk about his business prowess, but a lot of investors are apparently reluctant to do business with him.
US files trade complaint to challenge China’s billions in ag subsidies
The U.S. accused China of having unfair agricultural subsidies for three key crops: rice, wheat and corn.
Blackstone’s Schwarzman calls US presidential election a ‘food fight’
The 2016 election lacks substance and has started to look like a “food fight,” Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman said.
Carl Icahn: Here’s why I’m supporting Trump for president
A Trump presidency would see a more robust business climate, according to Icahn’s view of the political world.
With Trump and Clinton closer in the polls, uncertainty grows on Main Street
A new report finds political uncertainty on Main Street is growing.
Health insurance rates improve under Obamacare, again, and that could hurt GOP
Republicans want to repeal Obamacare, but millions of people could lose coverage if that happens.
Clinton and Trump are bigger risk to the economy than terrorism: Poll
The most pressing danger to the U.S. economy is Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, according to a new survey by Bankrate.
Geithner: ‘Scary erosion of the political center’ is the biggest threat today
Of all the economic headwinds, the former Treasury secretary says the U.S. political situation is the worst.
Lew: Apple’s Irish tax bill shows why US tax system needs fixing
The European Commission’s tax ruling threatens to erode America’s corporate tax base, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew writes in the WSJ.
Cancer, combat, coughs: A history of presidential health concerns
Concerns about the health of presidential candidates – individuals with high-stress day jobs – are nothing new, NBC News reports.
Trump decries ‘deplorables’ comment as supporter strikes protester
An altercation broke out in the stands as Donald Trump was decrying Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment, NBC News reports.
Trump pulls closer to Clinton nationally, new poll shows
Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by just 2 points. Libertarian Gary Johnson maintains 11 points and Green Party candidate Jill Stein maintains 4 points.
Trump is being underestimated due to rhetoric: says fellow real estate mogul
Donald Trump is better on the issues than Hillary Clinton, Colony Capital founder Tom Barrack tells CNBC.
Lew: Wells Fargo case a ‘wake-up call’ for regulation
The recent controversy over Wells Fargo creating phony accounts for customers highlights the need for strong banking regulation, Lew said.
Think the Pacific trade deal is dead? Think again, says Lew
The Trans-Pacific Partnership has obvious benefits despite the beating it has taken on the campaign trail, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said.
Hillary Clinton: ‘I’m feeling fine and getting better’
Hillary Clinton tweeted a health update on Monday after her early exit from Sunday’s 9/11 memorial service in New York.
Clinton is reportedly at odds with her staff over how much water she drinks
Politico reports that the Democratic presidential nominee is reluctant to drink water.
Trump’s new DC hotel opens, at over $500 per night
The Trump International Hotel in D.C. will begin checking in guests on Monday for its ‘soft’ opening, NBC News reports.
Hillary Clinton to release additional medical records
Hillary Clinton’s campaign was criticized for waiting to reveal that she had pneumonia.
Trump’s $30 trillion dilemma: Campaigning against debt, but promising even more
In an interview with CNBC, Trump again railed against the national debt surge under President Obama.
Cuban blasts Trump’s Fed comments: ‘The market will tank’ if he’s elected
The market will tank if Trump is elected, said entrepreneur Mark Cuban, citing Trump’s recent comments about the Federal Reserve as evidence.
Trump: America has leverage over China because it owns so much US debt
Trump tells CNBC America has power over China due to Beijing’s ownership of a staggering amount of U.S. debt.
Clinton’s illness goes faint as Trump shows new lack of discipline
Trump’s commentary won’t erase Clinton’s rough weekend but it allows Dems to hammer him again, Politico’s Ben White says.
Trump challenges Clinton to debate without a moderator
Complaining about being treated unfairly before the presidential debates even begin, Donald Trump told CNBC the system was being “rigged.”
‘Basket’ case: Clinton regrets ‘generalistic deplorables’ jibe as Trump supporters pounce
Hillary Clinton found herself in hot water after calling half of her opponent’s supporters “a basket of deplorables.”
Former Minn. governor Jesse Ventura backs legalized weed, and Gary Johnson
Jesse Ventura backed the legalization of weed, and voiced strong support for the Libertarian presidential candidate.
Hillary Clinton being treated for pneumonia, doctor says
Hillary Clinton has been diagnosed with pneumonia, according to a note from her doctor put out by Democratic candidate’s campaign.
Clinton cancels California trip after pneumonia: Aide
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has canceled a campaign trip to California because of her diagnosis of pneumonia.
Clinton’s pneumonia: Just how bad is it?
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is being treated for pneumonia – CNBC has a quick lowdown on the condition.
Obama, Hill leaders meet to try to avoid a government shutdown
President Barack Obama is meeting with the top four leaders of Congress ahead of a month’s end deadline to fund the government or face a shutdown.
Donald Trump says he’ll release detailed report on his own health this week
Trump tells CNBC he hopes Clinton gets better and that he plans to release a detailed report on his own health.
TRUMP: Janet Yellen should be ‘ashamed’ of what she’s doing to the country
Donald Trump tells CNBC the Fed is doing what President Obama wants by keeping interest rates low.
Fed’s Kashkari to Trump: There’s no politics involved in Fed meetings
“Politics simply does not come up,” the Fed governor says. “We look at the economic data.”ate.”
Putin becomes the ultimate test of GOP loyalty to Trump
Trump’s comments about Putin being a stronger leader than Obama sets up loyalty test for the GOP. NBC News reports.
Wall Street seems less convinced of Clinton win over Trump: Analysis
“The market has been pricing in a closer election all summer,” Strategas’s head of policy research tells CNBC.
Facebook co-founder pledging $20 million to defeat Donald Trump
Dustin Moskovitz calls Trump divisive and dangerous, and said his appeals to Americans who feel left behind are “quite possibly a deliberate con.”
Donald Trump raises $90 million in August, campaign says
Donald Trump raised about $90 million in August in his campaign for the Nov. 8 presidential election against Democrat Clinton.
With handshake, Obama and Duterte ease tensions over S.O.B. comment
U.S. President Barack Obama and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shook hands and had a brief chat on Wednesday, officials said.
Trump: Putin has been a leader ‘far more’ than Obama
Donald Trump tossed more praise to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday night.
Trump: I don’t give a specific ISIS plan because I don’t want enemies to know it
Donald Trump brushed off his lack of a specific policy to defeat the Islamic State terror group on Wednesday.
Arizona’s Blue Cross reverses Obamacare exit
Arizona’s Pinal county will not go down as the nation’s first region to have zero Obamacare plans next year.
Obama: Trump not qualified, says public should follow up on his ‘wacky ideas’
U.S. President Barack Obama further reaffirmed his commitment Thursday that Donald Trump would be unsuitable for the White House.
Here’s how badly Clinton and Trump bent the truth at the ‘Commander-in-Chief Forum’
NBC News took a look at the facts behind each candidate’s claims. Here’s how they stacked up.
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson: ‘I feel horrible…I have to get smarter’
“Believe me,” the presidential candidate said. “No one is taking this more seriously than me. I feel horrible.”
Billionaire Meg Whitman on Clinton support: I chose country over party
Billionaire Meg Whitman tells CNBC she’s gotten positive feedback for supporting of Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
Gary Johnson’s Syria gaffe could help one major candidate more than the other
Gary Johnson’s foreign policy stumble may help Hillary Clinton more than it aids her rival Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton: Trump is ‘temperamentally unfit’ to be commander in chief
At a news conference, Hillary Clinton lashes out at Donald Trump, saying he lacks the temperament to be president.
What really happened at Donald Trump’s intelligence briefing
As officials cast doubt on Trump’s claim he read the “body language” of intelligence officials, NBC News learned further details.
Trump raised $5 million on day of Mexico visit, campaign says
Donald Trump’s campaign raised $5 million on Aug. 31, the day of the Republican nominee’s whirlwind trip to Mexico.
Lots of people will vote before Election Day: What that means for Clinton, Trump
Early voters will soon make their picks for two of the most disliked presidential candidates in recent history.
Here’s the bill for Trump’s military buildup
Donald Trump’s plan to expand the U.S. military would be costly.
Donald Trump and GOP raise $90 million in August, trailing Clinton and Democrats
Donald Trump’s campaign and its joint fundraising arm with the Republican Party raised about $90 million in August.
Hillary Clinton responds to critiques that she is too aloof, cold
Hillary Clinton responded to the comments in a caption under her portrait on Humans of New York, a portrait photography page.
The most likely outcome in the presidential race: Gridlock
Clinton and Trump propose plans that would impact in divergent ways. Neither, though, is likely to see the light of day.
Donald Trump lifts media blacklist
The Republican presidential nominee will not ban any journalistic outlets from covering his campaign.
Goldman Sachs bans top employees from donating to Trump: Report
Goldman Sachs has banned its high-ranking employees from contributing money to certain campaigns including that of Donald Trump.
US sent $1.3 billion more in cash to Iran to settle arms dispute: WSJ
The U.S. transferred a total of $1.7 billion in cash to Iran in order to settle a dispute over a failed 1979 arms deal, the Wall Street Journal reports.
After insult, US and Clinton call for Duterte to show respect
The U.S. stressed the need for ties with the Philippines to be based on respect, after Manila’s leader called Obama a “son of a bitch.”
Donald Trump endorsed by 88 military figures
Retired military officials back Trump and urge a “long overdue course correction in our national security posture.”
Vladimir Putin may not want Donald Trump in White House, professor says
Vladimir Putin is taking advantage of an opportunity in U.S. politics, professor Nina Khrushcheva says.
Trump’s drilling talk is long on hype, light on economics
Economists who study the U.S. shale oil and gas revolution say the candidate overstates the benefits of more drilling.
These stocks say Donald Trump really does have a chance
Stocks that would do well in the event of a GOP presidential win are no longer lagging Clinton stocks as much as they were.
Clinton says Trump’s comments on the Fed show he should not be president
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said that presidents and presidential candidates should not comment on Fed actions.
Trump repeats false claim that ISIS has ‘taken over’ Libyan oil
The GOP presidential candidate on Tuesday implied, as he has said repeatedly in the past, that ISIS is funding itself with vast oil wealth.
Trump vs Clinton—a choice between ‘quicksand and a bullet’: Ex-Fed’s Fisher
Former Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher tells CNBC: “I don’t think I have much of a choice here.
Here’s what’s at stake for Trump, Clinton in the home stretch
At the moment, Donald Trump has made it seem more like a normal race. Here’s what could go wrong, Politico’s Ben White explains.
Ailes ally Greta Van Susteren to leave Fox News
The anchor who defended Roger Ailes against sex harassment charges will be replaced by Brit Hume.
Donald Trump dismisses questions around donation to the Florida AG
Donald Trump said his foundation’s $25,000 donation to the Florida AG had nothing to do with her office mulling an probe into Trump University.
Trump edges ahead of Clinton in new poll, but …
Donald Trump’s 2-point over Hillary Clinton in a new CNN/ORC Poll was well within the 3.5-point margin of error.
Fox settles with Gretchen Carlson for $20 million, offers apology
Fox says Gretchen Carlson “was not treated with the respect and dignity that she and all of our colleagues deserve.”
Putin speaks with Obama as Russian leader becomes ‘man of the moment’ in China
Vladimir Putin continued a series of meetings with high-profile leaders and signaling a rapprochement between Russia and the West.
Trump rips ‘false economy,’ ‘artificial’ market, says rates must change
Trump said that the Fed is keeping rates low to prevent an economic downturn and “at some point” the rates must change.
Phyllis Schlafly, ‘founding mother’ of modern US conservatives, dies age 92
Phyllis Schlafly, who insisted “women find their greatest fulfillment at home with their family,” died in Ladue, Missouri, on Monday.
China blames US media for playing up Obama red carpet snub
China is blaming U.S. media for hyping the fact that President Obama found himself without a red carpet in Hangzhou.
Obama scraps meeting with Philippines’ Duterte over ‘son of a b****’ comment
Rodrigo Duterte used a Filipino phrase to describe what he’d say to Obama if the U.S President raised human rights issues in their talk.
Obama: America will remain a key player in Asia
US president says push to rebalance U.S. foreign policy to focus more on Asia was not “a passing fad.”
When it comes to choosing a candidate, employees tend to follow their leader
A chief executive’s political leanings may significantly influence whom workers donate to and choose at the polls, a study found.
Florida AG asked Donald Trump for donation before nixing fraud case
Florida’s attorney general solicited a political contribution from Donald Trump around the same time her office deliberated joining a fraud probe.
Hillary Clinton fights back coughing attack
Hillary Clinton struggled to fight back a coughing fit while campaigning in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday.
Most Americans didn’t notice Obamatrade got slapped around in Europe this week
European leaders spoke out against the proposed trade agreement between the U.S. and the EU, as protesters work to oppose the deal.
Clinton says could not recall all briefings due to concussion: FBI report
Clinton told the FBI she did not recall all the briefings on handling sensitive information as she made the transition from U.S. secretary of state.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar echoes Clinton on methodical approach to drug prices
Sen. Klobuchar echoed Clinton’s call for a more methodical approach to monitor companies from increasing drug prices.
Ted Cruz and his weird relationship with .com addresses
Ted Cruz’s bizarre relationship with web addresses took another turn on Friday, when Verisign shares got a boost.
A big threat facing the presidential election no one is talking about
State technology is not cyber-ready, making voter registration systems a vulnerable entry point for hackers.
Roger Ailes’ history of sexual harassment goes past Fox News, NY Mag says
Ex-Fox News CEO’s degrading treatment of women started at his first job in the 1960s, according to New York Magazine.
Trump, Clinton trade attacks on weak August jobs report
A weak employment report drew a strong exchange from the Trump and Clinton campaigns.
No, Clinton and Trump are not the same on trade policy, ex-US diplomats say
“There’s big a difference between not supporting that and being a person who whips up fear,” Robert Hormats tells CNBC.
Russian President Vladimir Putin: DNC hack was public service
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Bloomberg that the DNC email hack was a public service.
Donald Trump volunteers are signing a lifelong contract never to criticize him
Sign up to volunteer for Donald Trump’s campaign, and you might be giving up more than you bargained for, Vox reports.
FBI publishes notes on Clinton’s use of private email
The FBI has released 58 pages of documents from its recently closed investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
China growth, Obama’s legacy among key themes at G-20
Forty world leaders will descend upon Hangzhou for the Group of 20 (G-20) summit to reaffirm their dedication to global growth post-Brexit.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to Trump: We ‘will never pay for a wall’
Mexico’s president asserts that he told Donald Trump his country would not pay for a border wall, NBC News reports.
Trump taps Citizens United’s David Bossie as deputy campaign manager
Donald Trump has tapped Citizens United President David Bossie to serve as his deputy campaign manager.
Moody’s Zandi: Why Clinton’s immigration plans are better for the economy
Clinton’s immigration policies will be better for the economy than Trump’s, said Moody’s Analytics’ chief economist Mark Zandi
Melania Trump files suit against Daily Mail, blogger for ‘escort’ claims
Melania Trump is suing a political blogger and the Daily Mail for claiming she once worked for an escort service.
Hillary Clinton hauled in $143 million in August, her best month yet
Hillary Clinton hauled in $143 million in August for her presidential bid and the Democratic party, her best month yet.
Clinton proposes consumer response team to monitor drug price hikes
Clinton releases a plan to combat drug price hikes, following the outcry over the 400 percent price increase for EpiPens.
Melania Trump files suit against blogger, Daily Mail over ‘escort’ reports
She filed a lawsuit against two media entities for libel over reports that she was an “escort” in the 1990s.
Former Trump Hispanic advisor ‘not going down the Trump train any longer’
Former Trump National Hispanic Advisory Council member Jacob Monty is pulling his support after Trump’s immigration speech.
Trump failed as leader in Mexico visit, former ambassador says
Donald Trump did a very poor job when he went to Mexico, former Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow said.