Obama's Presidential Policy

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New York Times  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is perfecting the art of image while his underlings weaken the conservation measures of the Obama administration.
MarketWatch  4 hrs ago  Comment 
The Senate on Tuesday voted to open debate on Republican health-care legislation, taking a step towards repealing and perhaps replacing President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Wall Street Journal  6 hrs ago  Comment 
The Labor Department will begin the process reconsidering rules around when workers are eligible for overtime pay, potentially undoing one of the Obama administration’s major labor-policy changes.
New York Times  Jul 21  Comment 
The writer, Joseph Rago, 34, won a Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for his editorials challenging President Barack Obama’s health care law. Foul play is not suspected.
NPR  Jul 21  Comment 
When it comes to sanctions, the Cold War never really ended. As President Barack Obama lifted Soviet-era restrictions, he put in new ones. President Trump could soon find a sanctions bill on his desk.
MarketWatch  Jul 20  Comment 
The Obama administration was poised to send armed federal agents to polling places, deploy the military and launch full-scale counterpropaganda measures in case hackers disrupted the vote on Election Day in November, according to a report.
NPR  Jul 20  Comment 
Joel Clement, who was director of the Interior Department's Office of Policy Analysis during the Obama administration, says in a newspaper op-ed that he was reassigned to an "accounting office."
TechCrunch  Jul 19  Comment 
 According to new reports by Politico and Bloomberg, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to merge or eliminate its cybersecurity office, long tasked with representing U.S. cyber interests abroad. The Office of the Coordination for Cyber...
Channel News Asia  Jul 19  Comment 
The U.S. Justice Department is expected to announce this week it is dropping a requirement that Harley-Davidson Inc spend US$3 million to reduce air pollution as part of a settlement the Obama administration announced in August, sources briefed...
MarketWatch  Jul 19  Comment 
A former Obama Justice Department official says ‘voter purges’ are coming; ‘Obamacare Republicans’ blasted in editorial; tax reform becomes a must-win issue for the White House following health bill collapse; and more.




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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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