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President Obama targets oil price manipulators

Apr 17, 2012
President Obama announced a new crackdown on illegal manipulation of oil prices by traders. He's asking for stronger regulations, bigger penalties for violators and more cops on the regulatory beat.
Posted In: Barack Obama, Oil

A look at the Obama campaign's money strategy

Apr 16, 2012
From small donors, big donors and super PACs, where will the president be getting his campaign cash?
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 election, campaign contribution

President Obama asks to repeal big oil tax breaks

Mar 29, 2012
The president wants lawmakers to repeal $4 billion worth of tax breaks that oil companies currently get. How much of an issue are these subsidies?
Posted In: Barack Obama, Oil, subsidy

The Obama interview: Health care law 'the right thing to do'

Mar 22, 2012
In an exclusive interview with Marketplace, President Obama said he would have loved more cooperation from Congress on the health care law, and had started out with a plan Republicans at one time supported. "Over time," he said, "people will say this was the right thing to do."
Posted In: Barack Obama, health care

Do Americans agree with Obama's economic concerns?

Mar 22, 2012
In this week's Attitude Check, we get feedback from Gallup about how Americans feel about the various issues that President Barack Obama brought up in his exclusive Marketplace interview.
Posted In: President Obama, Barack Obama

PODCAST: Marketplace meets President Obama, Solo cups get sold

Mar 22, 2012
The president will be talking energy today in Cushing, Okla. -- the starting point for the southern part of the Keystone XL Pipeline. But come Monday, the president will have another issue to worry about: the future of his health care law. Yesterday, Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal sat down with President Obama in Nevada and asked him about it. The president also outlined what he sees as the "recipe for success" for the American economy. One California chain, Umami Burger, is getting ready to test the market for the $15 patty -- with all the fixings -- nationwide. And we check in with Frank Newport for our weekly Attitude Check.
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Behind the scenes of Marketplace's interview with Obama

Mar 22, 2012
Yesterday, Marketplace host headed out to Nevada to meet with President Obama. You may have heard the interview, but what was Kai really thinking as he interviewed the man who runs the U.S.A.?
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 election, energy

Obama's 'all of the above' plan means nothing

Mar 22, 2012
President Obama's new energy policy is really no policy at all, say commentator Bill McKibben.
Posted In: energy, Barack Obama

Do Americans approve of Obama's energy plan?

Mar 22, 2012
President Obama is touting a new "all of the above" energy plan that supports more of both oil and alternative energy production. What do Americans want in an energy policy?
Posted In: Barack Obama, energy, Oil, alternative energy

Obama touts new energy agenda

Mar 21, 2012
The president begins a two-day tour to highlight his new "all of the above" strategy.
Posted In: energy, Barack Obama

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