Obama's Presidential Policy

Financial Times  Aug 5  Comment 
Successful lobbying against Obama’s vehicle fuel economy and emissions standards turns sour
MarketWatch  Aug 4  Comment 
Saturday is not only former president Barack Obama’s birthday — his 57th — in his adopted home state of Illinois. It’s also Barack Obama Day.
CNNMoney.com  Aug 4  Comment 
The Newseum in Washington, DC is a unique monument and museum to journalism and the First Amendment. Visitors flock to it to see its hall of front pages from decades past, or its huge news helicopter hanging from the ceiling. It's an event venue...
New York Times  Aug 2  Comment 
The proposal would freeze rules requiring cleaner, more efficient cars and unravel one of President Obama’s signature policies to fight global warming.
BBC News  Aug 1  Comment 
Former adviser to Barack Obama to review the dominance of a few powerful technology firms in the UK.
Financial Times  Aug 1  Comment 
Jason Furman has been an influential US advocate for increased competition
New York Times  Aug 1  Comment 
The former president, who has largely avoided campaign politics, endorsed 81 Democrats in the midterms, including officials who served in his administration.
Clusterstock  Aug 1  Comment 
After they left the White House in January 2017, the Obamas visited some of the most exotic locations imaginable.  After spending a few days on American soil in Palm Springs, they crisscrossed the globe, visiting Richard Branson's Necker...
New York Times  Jul 27  Comment 
How the Obama administration watched the demise of Arab democracy — and paved the way for Trump’s embrace of dictators.
New York Times  Jul 26  Comment 
The president shelved his predecessor’s trade talks with Europe. Now, he wants to resume similar negotiations.


President Obama won the election pledging to spend hundreds of billions of dollars and pledging to enact new laws, while changing or removing old ones. Where that money goes, industries rise. Where budget cuts and unfavorable laws are passed, industries fall.

Companies that could benefit

  • Caterpillar (CAT) - With infrastructure spending comes the need for heavy duty construction vehicles. Despite layoffs in early 2009[1] and a 4Q2008 earnings drop of 32% [2], look for Caterpillar (CAT) to benefit from any large infastructure investments in the United States.
  • Renewable Energy companies are yearning to get more support from the government, but already Obama has given out billions in the form of tax credits and subsidies to Solar Power and Wind Energy.

Companies that could decline

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