President Barack Obama

Matthew Blamed For 19 Fatalities In The U.S.

Hurricane Mathhew devastated Carolina and other parts of the United States. It left a scar to the people whose love ones were victims of the deadly hurricane. Several areas were having power interruptions. Streets and houses were under water. Threat of anticipated swelling of rivers worried the officials.

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US-Cuba Bilateral Relations Expected To Boost Up With Resumption of Commercial Flights After 50 Years

Anthony Foxx is expected to sign a deal in Havana on Tuesday. The deal will allow resumption of commercial flights between the two countries. All the major airlines are expected to take part in the bidding of commercial flights towards different destinations of Cuba.

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Colombia will receive $450 million fund from the United States

President Barack Obama said he would ask Congress for about $450 million in funding to help Colombia to reach an economic stability and peace in the country. Besides that the 'Plan Colombia' policy will also be changed to 'Peace Colombia' policy from now on.

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Obama approves $70M for refugee aid expansion

President Obama's plan to stall the growing migration crisis has culminated into a global fund of $70 million, to help refugees find a home in the United States, or anywhere in the world. A new cap of 1,00,000 refugees per year from 70,000 goes to indicate the gravity of the situation.

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Former Google exec Lee confirmed to lead U.S. patent office

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Google Inc executive Michelle Lee to head the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a position that has been vacant for more than two years.

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FCC chief seen siding with Obama on net neutrality

The top U.S. communications regulator on Wednesday endorsed the regulatory standard applied to telephone companies in remarks seen as the strongest indication yet that he planned to side with President Barack Obama on strict "net neutrality" rules.

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In plot reversal, Sony sends 'The Interview' to 200 theaters

Sony Pictures will allow "The Interview" to play in more than 200 U.S. theaters as of Christmas Day, reversing its decision to pull the film, after coming under criticism from President Barack Obama and others for caving into pressure from North Korea.

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Senate passes spending bill, ends government shutdown threat

The U.S. Senate on Saturday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that lifts the threat of a government shutdown as Congress attempts to wrap up a two-year legislative session marked by bitter partisanship and few major accomplishments.

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U.S. Congress approves land swap for Rio-BHP copper mine in Arizona

The U.S. Congress has cleared the way for global miners Rio Tinto (RIO.L) (RIO.AX) and BHP Billiton (BHP.AX) (BLT.L) to swap land with the government, which will allow them to build a long-delayed $6 billion copper mine in Arizona.

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Obamacare helps private equity get its rehab clinic fix

Investors are pouring money into the operators of U.S. rehab centers as many more Americans get health care coverage for addiction treatment, driving up valuations and triggering a consolidation of businesses in the fragmented sector.

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Obama's immigration plan offers some relief, risk for tech sector

President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration is expected to include some modest changes to make it easier for technology companies to retain high-skilled workers frustrated by long and unpredictable waits for green cards.

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Wall Street slips with Ukraine, Gaza in focus

U.S. stocks fell on Monday, following the sharpest moves in indexes in the past three months during the two previous sessions, as developments in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip continue to garner investor focus.

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Tech execs meet with President Obama to discuss intelligence, technology and privacy concerns

Heads of the six biggest Internet companies in the US met with President Barack Obama and senior White House aides to talk about the government's data collection practices, Reuters reported.

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Presidential Innovation Fellows now open for applications

Applications are now being accepted for the third round of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, the initiative that seeks to leverage on the expertise of the technology industry to improve the lives of Americans and government operations, VentureBeat reported.

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US Department of Energy pours in $13M into solar manufacturing firms

The US Department of Energy (DOE) granted $13 million to five solar companies to help strengthen local solar manufacturing and increase competitiveness in the clean energy market.

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