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  • Mystery deepens: Who bet on Berkshire-Heinz deal? Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    A Cayman Islands entity at the center of a investigation into possible insider trading in Heinz said trades placed in its account were unauthorized.

  • Social Security overpays $1.3 billion in benefits Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    Social Security checks

    An upcoming GAO report says Social Security may have overpaid billions in benefits to people who had too much income from work to qualify.

  • Exempt Defense Dept. from sequestration for one year: Sen. Inhofe

    Sen. James Inhofe, (R-OK), explains why he wants to give the Defense Department a one year exemption from budget cuts if the U.S. strikes in Syria.

  • Experts want security revamp after NSA revelations Sunday, 8 Sep 2013 | 4:53 AM ET
    The former monitoring base of the NSA in Bad Aibling, southern Germany

    Internet security experts are calling for a campaign to rewrite Web security in the wake of disclosures that the NSA has developed the capability to break encryption protecting millions of sites.

  • The tab for a Syria strike? Depends on who you ask Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    Congressional testimony this week by U.S. officials and previous estimates create some doubt about what a Syria operation could cost and even who might for pay for it.

  • Don't hit Syria; go to Congress if you do: NBC poll Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 8:14 AM ET
    Protesters outside the White House on Aug. 29.

    Fifty percent of Americans oppose military action against Syria, and nearly eight-in-10 believe President Obama should receive congressional approval before using any force.

  • US near deal with Swiss banks in tax probe Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 5:35 PM ET
    U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

    The US expects to announce a program to allow some Swiss banks to avoid prosecution over offshore tax dodging by Americans, a Justice Department official said.

  • Billions wasted on paperless vets' health records Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:24 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks on improving veterans health care at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington DC, back on April 09, 2009.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense spent $1.3 billion during the last four years trying to develop a single electronic health-records system.

  • Manning gets 35 years for WikiLeaks documents leak Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:07 AM ET
    Manning arrives at a military court Wednesday to hear his sentence.

    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks.

  • Obama presses for quicker action on bank rules Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 7:04 AM ET

    President Obama and some lawmakers are frustrated that critical parts of its Dodd-Frank financial overhaul remain unenforced. The New York Time reports.

  • Area 51: No UFOs, but lots of U-2 spy planes Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 1:45 PM ET
    Guard Gate at Area 51 near Rachel, Nevada

    A newly declassified CIA history spills the story about Nevada's Area 51 and its secret mission— which was not to study UFOs, but to test the U-2 and other spy planes.

  • President Obama's plan for housing reform Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:34 AM ET
    President Obama's plan for housing reform

    Shaun Donovan, Housing and Urban Development secretary, provides a preview of President Obama's speech on housing later today in Arizona, including the shutdown of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and simplifying the mortgage application process.

  • Worldwide travel alert from US government Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:03 AM ET
    Worldwide travel alert from US government

    The State Department has issued a statement warning U.S. citizens to be alert for potential terrorist attacks for the entire month of August, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • TSA employees caught sleeping on the job Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    The TSA investigated and closed 9,622 cases of employee misconduct between 2010 and 2012, according to a report by the GAO.

  • Manning found guilty, but not of aiding enemy Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 1:31 PM ET
    Manning is escorted by military police after his conviction on July 30.

    A U.S. military judge on Tuesday found soldier Bradley Manning guilty of most of 21 criminal counts, but not of aiding the enemy, for handing over documents to WikiLeaks.

  • More Americans say sequester hurts: NBC-WSJ poll Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 5:34 AM ET

    Heading into another budget battle, more Americans say they have been negatively affected by the sequester budget cuts, an exclusive poll found.

  • As battles loom, Obama prepares to make his case Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 6:41 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    President Obama will embark on a campaign-style tour this week, laying out his agenda for reinvigorating the nation’s economy. The New York Times reports.

  • US Post Office renews push for 5-day mail service Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:34 AM ET

    The postmaster general has renewed his plea for lawmakers to allow the Postal Service to switch to a five-day delivery schedule and to implement other overhauls.

  • Napolitano leaving Homeland Security for UC system Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 10:18 AM ET
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

    Janet Napolitano, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, will step down to lead the University of California system, NBC News confirms.

  • Airline Report Card: How Bad Is Your Carrier? Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:03 AM ET

    U.S.-based airlines landed fewer flights on time in May compared with the same time last year, according to numbers from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.