Obama administration overturns ban on some Apple products
August 3rd, 2013
04:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama administration overturns ban on some Apple products

Washington (CNN) - A ban on the sale of some Apple products - including iPhones and iPads - will not go into effect after President Barack Obama’s administration stepped in Saturday, a day before the prohibition was to go into effect.

Ambassador Michael Froman, the U.S. trade representative, overturned a June decision of the U.S. International Trade Commission – which, according to its website, is an “independent, quasijudicial federal agency” that investigates trade issues - that certain Apple products designed for the AT&T network could not be imported to or sold in the United States.
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Sen. Collins pushes for change in Obamacare
August 3rd, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Sen. Collins pushes for change in Obamacare

(CNN) - While some Republican senators are calling for Congress to defund Obamacare altogether, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine used the GOP weekly address Saturday to call for an adjustment in the health care law, not a rejection of the law in its entirety.

Collins takes issue with the Affordable Care Act's characterization of a full-time employee as someone who works 30 hours a week.
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Filed under: Health care • Susan Collins
Obama pushes 'grand bargain' in weekly address
August 3rd, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama pushes 'grand bargain' in weekly address

(CNN) – President Barack Obama reiterated his "grand bargain" proposal Saturday in his weekly address.

In a series of speeches outside of Washington, the president this week suggested Congress cut corporate tax rates – long a goal of Republicans – while simultaneously making investments in job creation programs, which Democrats and the president have been championing.
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Filed under: Economy • President Obama