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  • Fed Lacks Diversity, Transparency: Government Report Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 11:15 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    A new analysis of the Federal Reserve Bank system by government auditors criticizes the central bankers for shortcomings in three areas: lack of diversity, appearance of conflicts of interest and lack of transparency.

  • Retirement

    Some 55 million Social Security recipients will get a 3.6 percent increase in benefits next year, their first raise since 2009, the government announced Wednesday.

  • Middle Market CEOs React to Regulation Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 3:55 PM ET
    Government Regulation

    While most middle market executives concede the need for regulation, they've got a list of stipulations on how it should be done, and how its hurting their business.

  • World’s Most Polluted Countries Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 12:50 AM ET
    Emerging nations around the world are often heralded for their fast growth, but we don’t often hear about the downsides of that rapid development.The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries. Almost all the worst offenders are either major oil and gas producers, or emerging economies that are growing rapidly.The WHO study looked at air quality in 91 countries, measured by t

    The World Health Organization recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries.

  • Is the Sun Setting on Solar? Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 5:37 PM ET
    Is the Sun Setting on Solar?

    Kevin Smith, Solar Reserve CEO, discusses government loan guarantees and the future of thermal energy amid the Solyndra bankruptcy scandal.

  • Hungary Needs to Bring Predictability: US Ambassador Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 1:27 AM ET
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    Hungary's government is taking steps to pull the country out of the difficult economic conditions it still faces but needs to ensure predictability, Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis, US Ambassador to Hungary, told CNBC.com.

  • Healthy Approach Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 10:34 AM ET
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    Like many things in America these days, health care has been politicized. While the policy debate may strike many in Washington as all-important, for the majority of average Americans health care is primarily a matter of goods and services

  • Feasting on Paperwork Friday, 9 Sep 2011 | 10:08 AM ET
    Government Regulation

    A year after Congress passed the broadest financial overhaul since the Great Depression, the law has spawned a host of new businesses to help Wall Street comply — and capitalize — on the hundreds of new regulations, the New York Times reports.

  • Officials Say Credible US Terror Threat Detected Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 9:09 PM ET
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    U.S. Homeland Security officials said a credible 9/11 terror threat is of some concern, saying it has more credibility than some chatter it's heard in recent days.

  • US Postal Service May Dodge Insolvency—For Now Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 10:36 AM ET
    Postal worker

    The White House may pull the Postal Service back from the brink of insolvency, at least for a few months. The Postal Service faces a $5.5 billion payment to the Treasury at the end of September.

  • Communicating Threats Ten Years After 9/11 Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 12:36 PM ET
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    Ten years after the attacks on September 11, we still don’t live in a world where we are free from terror threats. But we have made great progress on how to best communicate those threats in a way that makes us all a little bit safer.

  • 'Taking Liberties’ — What We All Lost After 9/11 Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 10:38 AM ET
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    "Post-9/11 surveillance measures have made it far too easy for the government to review our personal and business records, telephone and e-mail conversations, and virtually all aspects of our lives," the author and President of the ACLU explains in this guest blog why the Fourth Amendment is good for business and essential for democracy.

  • White House Reaction to Jobs Report Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 9:40 AM ET
    White House Reaction to Jobs Report

    Hilda Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor, says the White House is doing everything it can to boost job growth, and people are waiting for Congress to work together to find a solution.

  • More Secure, But Probably No Safer Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 3:21 PM ET
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    "I'm skeptical of anyone who can answer the question 'Are we safer?' with a simple yes or no," says Ward Thomas, a national security expert. "We are better in some ways, but not necessarily in others."

  • Small Town, Big Heart Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 3:18 PM ET
    Municipal Building, Middletown Township, NJ

    Middletown , N.J.  which lost more people in the attack than any other town,  saw some residents move away in the aftermath, while others were moved to find  ways to keep memories alive.

  • Memorials Mark A Path Of Healing Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 2:53 PM ET
    Hummel's Wharf

    After ten years, memorials are still being built around the country on top of the 700 already in place. Each of them marks a unique healing path for the victim's family, the  community and the whole nation.

  • The SETI Project: They Are Not Alone Friday, 12 Aug 2011 | 2:18 PM ET
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    An array of 42 radio telescopes seeking signs of intelligent life in the universe will continue that work after private donors raised enough money to keep them going.

  • FAA's Future Up in the Air Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 10:32 AM ET
    FAA's Future Up in the Air

    The FAA is seeking an extension on temporary funding to end a partial shutdown that's gone on for nearly two weeks. Insight with Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation.

  • capitol_building_wallstreet_2_200.jpg

    I just got off the phone with a source on Capitol Hill who has spent the past few days trying to convince Republicans to vote for a debt ceiling hike. He told me that the biggest obstacle he faces has been "market complacency."

  • A Bonanza for Airlines as Taxes End Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 12:07 PM ET
    Passengers are pictured at Check-In desks at London's Heathrow airport.

    On Friday, Congress failed to approve the extension of a bill to keep the Federal Aviation Administration running. This mean the agency can no longer impose the various federal taxes that airlines add to the price of each ticket. Instead of passing this savings on to consumers, many airlines are keeping rates the same and pocketing the difference, the New York Times reports.