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Politics Barack Obama

  • Health Care Reform

    After months of struggle, House Democrats unveiled sweeping legislation Thursday to extend health care coverage to millions who lack it and create a new option of government-run insurance

  • President Barack Obama

    The hopeful mood that accompanied the start of President Obama's term has given way to deepening concern about the nation’s economic troubles, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

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    Halloween is fast approaching, so no one should be surprised to hear spine-tingling tales of myths and legends intended to give you the willies. So let's gather around the campfire, and listen through crossed fingers at nightmarish horror stories of...the pending collapse of the dollar.

  • Despite this gloom and doom talk, we are only 3 percent off our recent highs! The average correction since the March lows is 4 percent!

  • The government should “pull the plug” on problem banks rather than bail them out and imposing tougher regulation on them, Roger Nightingale, strategist at Pointon York, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Kyl, one of the soundest thinkers in the Senate, takes apart Harry Reid’s new-fangled government-insurance option.

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    Obama officials and House Democrats are no longer considering having financial firms pre-pay into a fund to help cover the costs of winding down too-big-too-fail financial firms, a source said.

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    The Fed would play less of a role in handling firms that pose a systemic risk to the economy, giving more authority to a council composed of several regulatory agencies

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    Congress and the Obama administration are about to take up how to deal with institutions that are so big that the government has no choice but to rescue them when they get in trouble, reports the New York Times.

  • Doctor Writing

    As Congress nears votes on legislation that would overhaul the health care system, many small businesses say they are facing the steepest rise in insurance premiums they have seen in recent years.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama said Friday that opponents of his energy bill are disputing the evidence of global warming in a cynical ploy to undermine efforts to curb pollution and steer the nation to greener energy sources.

  • Technical Workers in Clean Room

    History teaches us that it is unlikely one country will remain a superpower forever. To say nothing of military strength, America’s economic power is shrinking as other countries have quickly emerged as competitive forces in economic might, technology prowess and cultural influence, writes Gary Shapiro, President & CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association.

  • US Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben S. Bernanke

    U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Friday laid out his most detailed description yet of the central bank's post-crisis approach to regulation and said requiring big banks to hold more capital was under consideration.

  • Kenneth R. Feinberg, the Treasury Department's special appointee for executive compensation.

    The Obama administration will order companies that received the most TARP aid to deeply slash the compensation to their highest paid executives, reports the New York Times.

  • The Obama administration is going to order the companies that received the most government aid to slash the compensation to their highest paid executives.

  • The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Traders get nervous as crude oil closes at new highs. Oil over $80 for the first time in a year has stock traders talking, worried that higher commodity prices would again be a burden to consumers.

  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

    The recovery package that we passed later in January, under President Obama, has had positive results says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in this interview with Maria Bartiromo.

  • The SEC has voted 5-0 to propose new regulations for dark pools. DARK pools are private trading venues designed to match large blocks of stock. The SEC is trying to increase the transparency under which these dark pools operate.

  • Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    A House committee has voted to strip the health insurance industry of its exemption from federal antitrust laws as senators announced plans to take the same step.

  • Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker

    Listen to a top economist in the Obama administration describe Paul A. Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman who endorsed Mr. Obama early in his election campaign and who stood by his side during the financial crisis.