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  Obama to nominate new Fed chief   Washington: Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve Vice-Chair Janet Yellen to be the next head of the US central bank Obama warns of US default danger  Washington: US President has warned that Wall Street should be concerned that a faction of Republicans is willing to allow the country to default on its debt Obama 'offering to cut US pensions'   Washington: US President Barack Obama is prepared to offer cuts to Americans' pensions to strike a deficit deal with Republicans, a White House official... Obama signs budget cuts into effect
  Obama to seek tax raises on wealthy  Washington: President Obama is to use Tuesday's State of the Union speech to call for tax increases on the wealthy to help the middle class, officials say   Obama open to short-term debt rise  Washington: President Barack Obama is willing to sign a 'clean' short-term increase to the US borrowing limit that is free from Republican budget and policy...   Janet Yellen nominated by Obama to head US Federal Reserve

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  Washington: US President Barack Obama has officially nominated Federal Reserve vice-chair Janet Yellen to be the next head of the US central bank
  Washington: US President Barack Obama has signed into effect a wave of steep spending cuts which he has warned could damage the US economy

  Washington: Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the economy'

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Nov.9 Obama to address looming fiscal cliff   Washington: Re-elected President will make a statement on the economy later, setting the stage for a political showdown over a looming budget crisis Apr.16 Senate blocks Obama Buffett Rule  U.S. Senate: Senate Republicans have blocked the Buffett Rule, President Barack Obama's proposal to raise tax rates for top earners to at least 30% Feb.22 Obama seeks US corporate tax cut  Washington: US President Barack Obama is to propose cutting the US corporate tax rate from 35% to 28%, and closing loopholes Feb.13 Obama budget plan to tax the rich  Washington: US President has proposed to raise taxes on the wealthy in his 2013 budget, prompting an election year spending showdown with Republicans

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Sep.19 Obama outlines US deficit plans
  Washington: US President Barack Obama has begun outlining his plans to reduce the US deficit and to kick-start economic growth.    His proposals include an overhaul of...
Sep.17 New Obama plan to tax wealthiest
  Washington: US President is planning a higher minimum tax rate on the richest Americans to ensure they are taxed at the same rate as the less wealthy Apr.13 Obama urges cuts and taxing rich   Washington: President Obama calls for raised taxes on the rich as well as cuts in government spending in what he terms a balanced approach

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Dec.17 US Congress passes Obama tax deal. House of Representatives Jul.21 Obama signs financial reform law
  Washington: President Barack Obama has signed into law the biggest overhaul of American financial regulation in decades Jun.19 Obama hails China currency move. Washington Apr.22 Obama pushes case for bank reform bill
  New York: US President Barack Obama will push the case for more government regulation of big banks in a speech to financial leaders Jan.21 Obama pushes new bank regulation
  Washington: US President has proposed significant new curbs on the activities of banks to try to prevent future financial crises, include limits to the size of banks.    Markets in the the US and Asia fall sh...

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Sep.14 Obama issues warning to bankers
  Washington: US President has warned bankers against complacency, saying that some in the industry are ignoring the lessons of the financial crisis May.4 Obama to target overseas tax loopholes. Washington Feb.21 Obama hails 'fastest' US tax cut   Washington: President has said US tax bills will begin to fall from April, hailing a tax cut he called the fastest ever to take effect Feb.2 Obama predicts more bank failures  Washington: US President has warned that more US banks are likely to fail, as the full extent of their losses in the economic crisis becomes clear

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Sep.28   Obama and McCain back bail-out package  Washington: US presidential hopefuls have broadly welcomed an outline multi-billion dollar plan to help shore up the US financial system

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