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  • Former CIA Worker: I Leaked US Surveillance Data Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 7:28 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    A former technical assistant for the CIA was the source of disclosures about the government's collection of Internet and telephone data, says the NY Times, citing the Guardian.

  • Required Flu Shots No Sting for Hospital Workers Saturday, 8 Jun 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    Forcing hospital workers to be vaccinated for the flu as a condition of employment is not a prescription for losing employees, according to a new study.

  • Misfired 2010 Email Alerted DC IRS to Targeting Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 5:11 PM ET
    IRS Building, Washington, DC

    A misfired email from an IRS worker in Cincinnati three years ago alerted IRS officials in Washington to the extra scrutiny given to conservative groups, according to what the worker told congressional investigators.

  • For Some, Fed Can Start Tapering NOW Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    While the end of easy monetary policy has been cast as the great enemy of stocks, for some tapering can't happen soon enough.

  • Is the NSA Watching You Through Its 'PRISM?' Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 10:16 AM ET
    Is the NSA Watching You Through Its 'PRISM?'

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details of a report that says the National Security Agency and FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. internet companies.

  • Is the NSA Spying on Americans? Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 7:18 AM ET
    Is the NSA Spying on Americans?

    The Washington Post reports the National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. internet companies, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Government Grabs Verizon Phone Records Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:15 AM ET
    Government Grabs Verizon Phone Records

    According to reports, a top secret court order allows the National Security Agency to collect telephone records for million of Verizon customers, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Move Along Folks, No Stock Bubble Here: Survey Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
  • TSA Drops Plan to Allow Small Knives on Planes Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 3:07 PM ET
    American Airlines employees protest at Los Angeles International Airport.

    The proposal had drawn fierce opposition from lawmakers, airlines and others who said it would place passengers and crews at risk.

  • US Treasury to Sell 30 Million More GM Shares Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    U.S. Treasury

    The Treasury Department says it will begin another round of sales of the General Motors stock it acquired during the government's bailout of the auto industry.

  • Businesses Weigh Launching Counter-Cyberattacks Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 3:43 PM ET

    Companies hit by a cyberattack may soon choose to hack the thieves to retrieve stolen data, a former CIA director said at a forum in Washington.

  • 'Happiness Expert,' $17K Art Session at IRS Meeting Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 7:20 AM ET

    The now infamous 2010 IRS conference featured $135,000 in spending on speakers like a "happiness expert" and a session titled "Leadership Through Art," sources told NBC News.

  • Report: IRS Spent $50 Million for Conferences Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 7:44 AM ET

    The IRS' woes grow with report of that the agency spent $50 million for conferences, including for hotel rooms that normally cost up to $3,500 per night, from 2010 to 2012.

  • In Congress, Bills and Scandals Vie for Attention Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 6:02 AM ET

    Lawmakers are facing a critical juncture on immigration legislation and two Obama administration controversies. The New York Times reports.

  • State Budgets Are Back in the Black, for Now Saturday, 1 Jun 2013 | 9:07 AM ET

    The fiscal picture for states is brightening, but mounting Medicaid costs and underfunded pensions cloud the long-term outlook.

  • In Luxury Aisle Brawl, LVMH Faces Maximum Fine Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:02 PM ET
    Bernard Arnault, CEO of the luxury goods maker LVMH.

    A battle between French luxury-handbag makers went public with regulators seeking the maximum fine for the Louis Vuitton owner for failing to disclose moves to build a stake in Hermes.

  • Medicare's Exhaustion Forecast Extended by Two Years Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:25 PM ET

    The government reports that Medicare's hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026 and that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund in 2033.

  • How the Media Gets Gays' Financial Picture Wrong Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:20 PM ET
    Mitchell and Cameron from ABC's "Modern Family"

    Unlike the media depiction of gays as mostly white and wealthy, LGBT Americans are more likely to be poor than heterosexuals.

  • Surprise! This Economy Looking Strong Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:20 AM ET
    Sales representative Shieldeen Langley, left, assists shoppers looking for a dishwasher at the ABT store in Glenview, Illinois, U.S.

    Even as the economy keeps chugging along, headwinds from federal budget cuts are expected to blow harder later this year.

  • The Politics of Pork Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 11:42 AM ET
    The Politics of Pork

    Smithfield Foods and Shuanghui International have voluntarily submitted their merger agreement to the Committee on Foreign Investments in the U.S., reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.