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Brennan Weiss

Articles by Brennan Weiss

President Obama speaks Aug. 5, 2015, at American University in Washington. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Arabs eye Iran nuclear deal with distrust, disapproval

The Iran nuclear deal is proving a difficult sell to Congress, but it may be a harder pitch to people across the Arab world who are increasingly suspicious of Tehran as a regional power. Published August 5, 2015

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz speaks  during the general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

U.S. poised to become leading exporter of natural gas

The U.S. is on the verge of becoming one of the world's largest suppliers of liquefied natural gas, but it still faces stiff competition from rivals in the $120 billion LNG export business, including Qatar, Australia and rising markets in East Africa. Published August 3, 2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during his executive budget presentation in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, File)

Bill de Blasio blinks in Uber standoff

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio backed down Wednesday on a plan to cap the number of vehicles operated by the ride-hailing service Uber, amid backlash from supporters of the app that included fellow Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and several celebrities. Published July 22, 2015

The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum is launching a crowdfunding campaign to conserve the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon. Conservators say spacesuits were built for short-term use with materials that break down over time. (Associated Press)

Smithsonian looks to crowdfunding to save Neil Armstrong’s suit

This could be one small step for a museum, one giant leap for museum shows: The Smithsonian Institution is teaming with the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to preserve and present the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong when he stepped onto the moon. Published July 20, 2015

Nigel Farage, leader of Britain's UK Independence Party (UKIP). (AP Photo)

Nigel Farage, British politician, asks U.S. to help U.K. leave European Union

Nigel Farage may be the Donald Trump of Great Britain -- minus the wealth and signature hairstyle. As leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Mr. Farage shoots from the hip without apology or hesitation. He is calling for stricter immigration laws and cracking down on radical Islam, but most of all, he wants Britain to leave the European Union. Published July 15, 2015

An investor covers his eyes at a brokerage house in Fuyang in central China's Anhui province on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

China stock market crash: No worries about impact on U.S. economy — yet

China's stock market has plummeted more than 30 percent in recent weeks, but the communist nation's internal trading system remains isolated enough from the rest of the world that the Obama administration and others are confident that the turmoil won't have an immediate impact on the U.S. economy. Published July 8, 2015

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 17, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Jacob Lew, Treasury secretary, presses for deal as Greece talks climax

As political tensions ratcheted up across the Atlantic, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged European negotiators to solve Greece's financial crisis, saying Athens' debt was unsustainable at current levels and the country needed at least some relief to keep from abandoning the euro altogether. Published July 8, 2015

Young girls wave Greek flags as supporters of the No vote react after the first results of the referendum at Syntagma square in Athens, Sunday, July 5, 2015. Greece faced an uncharted future as its interior ministry predicted Sunday that more than 60 percent of voters in a hastily called referendum had rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Jacob Lew presses Greece to solve crisis, restructure debt

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged Greece on Wednesday to restructure its debt and make a deal with its creditors as negotiators in Brussels make a last-ditch effort on a deal before the country runs out of cash and possibly has to give up the euro. Published July 8, 2015

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 17, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Jacob Lew plays down threat to U.S. from China market panic

The ongoing turmoil in China's stock markets goes not pose an immediate threat to the U.S. economy, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Wednesday, but cautioned it could slow the pace of market reforms in China in the long run if things do not stabilize. Published July 8, 2015