White House Government Agencies


  • Junk Food Fight Heats Up: More Battles Ahead Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 5:11 AM ET
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    From the successful campaign against trans fats to San Francisco's ban on toys in McDonald's Happy Meals to first lady Michelle Obama's campaign against childhood obesity, it's clear that makers of so-called junk foods face a widening public relations battle. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Cutbacks in the Skies May Close Some Airports Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 11:53 AM ET
    Cutbacks in the Skies May Close Some Airports

    The FAA releases its final list of air traffic control towers that will lose funding due to sequester cuts, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Senate to Post Office: Keep Saturday Mail Delivery Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    The US Postal Service has suffered a setback in its plan to end Saturday delivery of first-class mail, as Congress advanced a bill requiring six-day delivery.

  • Leaving Wall Street--and Still Getting a Nice Payday Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 11:06 AM ET
    President Barack Obama and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew.

    Banks have provisions that allow acceleration of payments owed to senior executives if they take government jobs, NYT reports.

  • JPMorgan Chase Secretly Downgraded by Regulators Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 12:02 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon

    In a secret regulatory action, the Office of Comptroller of the Currency knocked its rating of JPMorgan's management down a notch.

  • Retailers Settle 'Faux Faux Fur' Flap. Got That? Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Animal protection groups are applauding the settlement of federal claims that Neiman Marcus and two other retailers had marketed real fur as fake, The New York Times reports.

  • What the IRS Doesn't Want You to Know About Audits Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 8:01 PM ET
    The IRS building in Washington, D.C.

    As if audits aren't painful enough -- there's a lot the IRS won't tell you. Check out these tips from a former IRS agent.

  • U.S. Treasury building

    The Federal Reserve sent a record $88.4 billion in profits to the U.S. Treasury last year, audited results showed on Friday.

  • Cyberthreat Weekly Recap: Week of March 15 Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Cyberthreat Weekly Recap: Week of March 15

    CNBC's Eamon Javers on the tension that arose as Washington pushed for cybersecurity cooperation with private industry. Even while President Obama raised the issue with new Chinese President Xi Jinping, U.S. CEOs are pushing for limits on government collaboration.

  • No Market Bubble: Treasury's Lew Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 4:38 PM ET
    Jack Lew speaks during his confirmation hearing.

    With stocks at all-time highs, there's little sign of a bubble forming in markets, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Boeing Shares Soar Despite Dreamliner Problems Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 11:22 AM ET
    Boeing Shares Soar Despite Dreamliner Problems

    Cai Von Rumohr, Cowen & Company analyst, explains why he maintained a "buy" on the company despite its battery problems, and weigh in on how to play the stock from here if you missed some pretty significant gains.

  • Boeing Gets Green Light to Test New 787 Battery Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:40 AM ET
    Boeing Gets Green Light to Test New 787 Battery

    The FAA has given Boeing approval to start testing a redesigned battery for the Dreamliner, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • USDA Sugar Bailout? Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:13 AM ET
    USDA Sugar Bailout?

    The government is considering buying 400-thousand tons of sugar to stave off a wave of defaults by sugar processors, reports Hampton Pearson.

  • DIY Weapons: Start-Up Aims to Grow 3-D Gun Printing Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:11 PM ET

    Printing guns is about to get easier. A University of Texas law student plans to make it simple to search for gun-printing models.

  • DOT Releases Air Travel Consumer Report Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:11 AM ET
    DOT Releases Air Travel Consumer Report

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the latest numbers from the U.S. Dept, of Transportation on air travel; including flight delays, tarmac times, mishandled baggage and consumer complaints.

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    That's classified! Not anymore. US agencies like the FBI will begin sharing some classified information with companies to help prevent hack attacks.

  • NTSB: No Conclusion on Dreamliner Investigation Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:29 AM ET
    NTSB: No Conclusion on Dreamliner Investigation

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the details on the battery fire investigation aboard a Japan Airlines 787 in Boston in January.

  • House Approves Bill to Keep Government Funded Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 2:23 PM ET
    The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

    The House on Wednesday passed legislation to keep federal funds flowing to government agencies through Sept. 30, seeking to avert shutdowns that otherwise would begin on March 27 when current funding expires.

  • USPS Savings Plan Not Enough: Postmaster General Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 6:50 AM ET
    USPS Savings Plan Not Enough: Postmaster General

    Patrick Donahoe, Postmaster General & CEO of the U.S. Postal Service, explains why he is urging prompt action from Congress to allow the agency to halt Saturday mail delivery.

  • Aggressive Fed Stimulus Still Needed: Yellen Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 2:30 PM ET

    Janet Yellen, the Fed's influential vice chair, said Monday the central bank's aggressive monetary stimulus is still warranted.