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Could the country’s largest public power utility really become private?

May 22, 2013
President Obama floated the idea of selling the Tennessee Valley Authority in his budget, released last month. He started receiving pushback almost immediately.
Posted In: Obama, federal budget, energy

What happens when a billionaire faces Congressional confirmation?

May 20, 2013
Commerce Secretary nominee and Hyatt heiress Penny Pritzker will have to shift her billions to avoid conflicts of interest, and prepare for questions about the family business.
Posted In: Commerce Department, Obama, Congress

China reacts to U.S. accusations of cyber spying

May 7, 2013
The Chinese government reacts to accusations from the Obama administration that China's government is cyber-spying on U.S. government computer systems.
Posted In: China, cybersecurity, Obama

The planet's most expensive prison: Guantanamo by the numbers

May 3, 2013
The Department of Defense wants to spend nearly $200 million to upgrade facilities at Guantanamo Bay. President Obama wants to shut it down for good. We take a look at the numbers behind the planet's most expensive prison.
Posted In: Obama, defense, prison

Obama's digital director takes his talents to business world

May 3, 2013
Big data helped the President Obama's campaign team identify potential voters and get them to the polls. Now Teddy Goff, who was digital director of Obama's 2012 campaign, is taking his ideas to the business world.
Posted In: Obama, big data, social media, media

The economic stakes with Mexico: Immigration, trade, and security

May 2, 2013
President Obama heads to Mexico today to meet with that country's new President Enrique Peña Nieto. The two leaders will discuss immigration reform, trade, and economics.
Posted In: Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, Obama

Meet the two new nominees for President Obama's economic team

May 2, 2013
The president has nominated Penny Pritzker to run the Commerce Department, and Michael Froman as the next U.S. trade representative.
Posted In: Obama, Commerce Department, trade

Obama nominates former lobbyist, hall-of-famer Wheeler to head FCC

May 2, 2013
The Federal Communications Commission has a new chairman, Tom Wheeler. If confirmed by the Senate, he'll replace Julius Genachowski, who resigned in March.
Posted In: fcc, Obama, telecom

Obama budgets money to tug asteroids into orbit

Apr 11, 2013
Where does tech fit into President Obama's new budget proposal? One answer is the $17.7 billion set aside for the U.S. space program.
Posted In: NASA, space, Obama, federal budget

Obama, House Republicans move toward austerity

Apr 10, 2013
David Kelly, chief global strategist at JP Morgan Funds, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to explain Obama's proposed budget and how it differs from House Republican plans.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, federal budget, Obama

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