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White House Government Agencies

  • Obama Better for Bonds, Romney for Stocks: Investors

    The re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama next week would be positive for bonds, while a victory for Republican rival Mitt Romney would be better for equities, according to a survey of professional investors by Barclays.

  • Why 'Fiscal Cliff' May Be Bigger Threat Than You Think

    Economist Larry Summers expressed optimism about the economy's long-term prospects, telling CNBC that the first step in setting off a "virtuous circle" was to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

  • Market Outlook: Investors Bracing for More Than One Big Storm

    As we enter the final days of the 2012 race, with each campaign raising and spending an unprecedented amount of money, the final call on who wins or loses may come down to something as simple as the weather on Election Day.

  • Which Candidate Is Better for Gold?

    President Obama and Mitt Romney are both on pace to raise more than $1 billion with their parties by Election Day, according to financial disclosures filed by the campaigns, The New York Times reports.

  • Romney Still Trails Obama in 2 Key Swing States: Polls

    Romney has pulled even with Obama in the battleground state of Colorado, but continues to trail narrowly in Nevada, according to new NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls.

  • Campaign Mega-Spending

    The battle for a 4-year stay at the White House has an enormous price tag, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Michigan Vote a Test Case on Enshrining the Rights of Unions

    Tired of fighting efforts to roll back union rights in state after state, organized labor is trying a new strategy: going on the offense. The first target is Michigan, the cradle of the UAW and a bastion of union power,  The New York Times reports.

  • Here's How Much Candidates Spend to Get Your Vote

    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are spending a combined $26.86 every second this election cycle, as a binge of campaign spending deluges voters with rallies, banners, and of course, TV ads.

  • ‘No Subtle’ Reaction Expected to Apple Earnings

    Apple earnings and a Microsoft product launch keeps technology names at the forefront Thursday in a market that has been mostly punishing the sector for the last month.

  • Poll: What's Your Monthly Saving Goal for Retirement

    Campaign talk about taxes and deficits may have obscured what is arguably the nation’s biggest challenge: breaking out of a decade of income stagnation that has afflicted the middle class and the poor and exacerbated inequality, The New York Times reports.

  • 'Get It Done,' Immelt Tells DC on Fiscal Cliff Fix

    GE Chairman Jeff Immelt warns Washington against diving over the "fiscal cliff," telling CNBC on Wednesday that the issue was a needless “distraction” at the wrong time.

  • After QE3, Can the Fed Excite Markets This Week?

    Fed officials, huddling in Washington for a second day Wednesday, are likely to be discussing how to tweak policy later in the year. Those changes could include a new way of communicating their low rate policy, and what they will do when their Operation Twist ends in December.

  • Surprising Cities Where New Businesses Are Built

    While Silicon Valley and other traditional high-tech hubs claim dominance as places for startups, demand for health care  and other business services has put places like Indianapolis and Salt Lake City on the entrepreneurial map.

  • Facts Taken for a Ride in Last Debate

    The final presidential debate was supposed to be about foreign policy, but the candidates often tried to shift the focus to domestic issues like the economy. And as the debate lurched back and forth around the world, the facts were sometimes taken for a ride.

  • Trump Promises 'Very Big' Political Bombshell Wednesday

    Real estate magnate and Republican political figure Donald Trump told CNBC he has a major announcement to make Wednesday concerning the presidential race.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney participate in the second presidential debate at Hofstra University.

    Two weeks before Election Day, a late surge in support for Mitt Romney has put him in a dead heat with President Obama, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • Pension Envy: Who Has More—Obama or Romney?

    Two weeks before Election Day, President Obama and Mitt Romney are deadlocked at 47 percent among likely voters, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.

  • Romney Still Trails Obama in 2 Key Swing States: Polls

    Despite his improved national standing, Romney trails Obama by at least six points  in two key swing states, according to the latest NBC/WSJ/Marist polls.

  • Vikram Pandit

    Former SEC chief Harvey Pitt told CNBC Wednesday that the commission should investigate the surprise departure of CEO Vikram Pandit from Citigroup, since there were no hints given on the bank's earnings call the day before.