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President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the wharf near the PortMiami tunnel project in Miami, Florida on March 29, 2013.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the wharf near the PortMiami tunnel project in Miami, Florida on March 29, 2013.

Obama: ‘Gaming the (Tax) System’

It’s a matter of “economic patriotism,” President Barack Obama says. Targeting the tax “inversions” that have enabled American companies to merge with firms offshore and benefit from the lower tax rates of foreign countries, the president called for an end...

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas, takes a video using a Motorola Solutions Inc. Moto X smartphone during an event at the Flextronics International Ltd. factory in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Rick Perry, governor of Texas, takes a video using a Motorola Solutions Inc. Moto X smartphone during an event at the Flextronics International Ltd. factory in Fort Worth, Texas.

Perry, Texas Salesman-in-Chief: ‘Have Not’ Decided about 2016

The Dow was down 44 points. Gov. Rick Perry was up for a live chat @SquawkStreet. The financial cable network, CNBC, was touting Texas as “pro-business,” the message that the retiring Republican governor has been carrying around the country under...

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, speaks at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association annual meeting in New York, on Nov. 12

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Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, speaks at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association annual meeting in New York, on Nov. 12

Jeb Bush: Obama ‘Standoffish’ (Not Here as a `Partisan’)

Jeb Bush had a few words today about President Barack Obama’s “standoffish attitude” and his “victory dance” after the government shutdown showdown and restart. Bush was holding court today as the keynoter at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s annual...

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A view of a closed Senate cafeteria at the US Capitol on October 1, 2013 in Washington.

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A view of a closed Senate cafeteria at the US Capitol on October 1, 2013 in Washington.

Shutdown: Day Two

Updated at 9:17, 9:27, 11:03, 11:26, 11:47 am, 2:14, 2:47,  3:11 and 4:13 pm EDT With Lisa Lerer reporting from the White House and Sam Kussin-Shoptaw the Senate “I’m pretty well known for being a calm guy,” President Barack Obama...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks during a town hall meeting at Raritan Valley Community College, on April 11, 2013, in Branchburg, N.J.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks during a town hall meeting at Raritan Valley Community College, on April 11, 2013, in Branchburg, N.J.

Christie Kills Spider for Schoolkids, Channeling Obama’s Fly-Swatting

One of the fun parts of being governor, Chris Christie tells the schoolchildren: “Any bugs on your desk, you’re allowed to kill them without getting in trouble.” Faced with an uninvited visitor making himself comfortable in his office, the New...

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Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

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Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

Schwarzman Hopes to Hold James

Steve Schwarzman doesn’t want to lose his right-hand man. Asked whether his chief operating officer, Hamilton “Tony” James, could be the next Treasury secretary, the Blackstone Group CEO told CNBC this morning that such a prospect worries him — not...

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Lloyd C. Blankfein says he would be willing to pay higher taxes if he felt the increase was part of a solution aimed at helping reduce the national debt.

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Lloyd C. Blankfein says he would be willing to pay higher taxes if he felt the increase was part of a solution aimed at helping reduce the national debt.

Blankfein: Tax Me, If It Will Help

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lloyd C. Blankfein says he would be willing to pay higher taxes if he felt the increase was part of an overall solution aimed at helping reduce the national debt. “No one is...

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Sen. John McCain appearing on CNBC's Power Lunch to discuss the jobs report.

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Sen. John McCain appearing on CNBC's Power Lunch to discuss the jobs report.

McCain Wouldn’t `Put Anything Past’ Obama — Giving Welch a Lift

Updated at 4:05 pm EDT If the dip in unemployment below 8 percent came as an October surprise in the presidential election contest underway, the rumblings of a conspiracy theory have the makings of another politically volatile story. None other...

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Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

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Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

Private Equity’s `Miserable’ Defense

In a year when political ads attacking private equity are becoming the norm, the chief of the world’s largest buyout firm has some blunt words for his peers. “I think the industry has done a miserable job of marketing,” Blackstone...

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