U.S. President Barack Obama gives remarks at a special high-level meeting regarding the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa during the 69th United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2014 in New York City.
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Business Latest: A new test for Obama

 

A NEW TEST FOR OBAMA: President Barack Obama has arrived at the most improbable moment of his tenure. And it poses the most formidable test of his skills so far. After six years in the Oval Office, the anti-war candidate has become a war president. He never wanted to, and resisted until events in Syria forced his hand. But he remains the politician who came into office seeking to use his unique background to bridge divides internationally as well as domestically. If, in fact, he has a talent for pulling nations together, he needs to show it now. Read more

VLADIMIR PUTIN CAN’T HURT U.S. CHICKEN FARMERS: An increasingly acrimonious spat over Ukraine has resulted in, among other things, Vladimir Putin slapping import restrictions on U.S. chicken imports. So are American chicken farmers worried? No. No, they are not.  Read more

EXTENDING BUSINESS RULES TO LGBT: The governor of California is about to sign a rule that requires public utilities in the state to extend provisions for giving business to minorities and women to businesses owned by LGBT. It’s the first of its kind law in the country. Read more

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Business Latest: A new test for Obama