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White House Government Agencies


  • Dealing in Drones: Big Business of Unmanned Flight Friday, 3 May 2013 | 2:10 PM ET
    Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., holds a Draganflyer X6 drone at a Judiciary Committee hearing.

    Concerns over domestic surveillance aside, the industry says 100,000 jobs could eventually be created if the FAA integrates drones into U.S. airspace by its 2015 target date.

  • Advocates on both sides of the aisle want to lower the official corporate tax rate and the country's biggest companies are in favor, but how? NYT reports.

  • SEC Chief Mary Jo White Punts on Money Fund Debate Friday, 3 May 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White

    In her first speech as SEC chief to the mutual fund industry, Mary Jo White did not provide details about the biggest regulatory threat to the fund companies.

  • Pres. Obama Nominates Two Key Positions in Commerce & Trade

    President Obama nominates two key members of his economic team: Penny Pritzker as Secretary of Commerce; and Michael Froman as the next U.S. Trade Representative. Also, CNBC's John Harwood discusses the odds of confirmation for the two nominees.

  • FDA OKs Morning-After Pill for Girls 15 and Older Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:23 AM ET

    The FDA has lowered the age limit for Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive to 15. The pill will be available without a prescription and stocked on store shelves.

  • Will Rep. Watts Help Housing? Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:22 AM ET
    Will Rep. Watts Help Housing?

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Brian Battle, Performance Trust Capital Partners, about President Obama's nomination to replace the head of the FHFA.

  • Rare Bipartisan Accord: Social Security 'Fix' Stinks Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 11:20 AM ET
    President Barack Obama, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House with Jeffrey Zients, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB, in Washington, D.C.

    President Obama's proposal to slow Social Security spending by calculating cost-of-living increases differently has given conservatives and liberals something in common: they hate it.

  • Why Cypriots Are Blaming the ECB for Their Crisis Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 3:56 AM ET

    Increasingly, people on the financially stricken island of Cyprus are focusing their anger on the European Central Bank, the NYT reports.

  • Unemployment Fraud Costing Billions Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 2:01 PM ET

    Unemployment fraud is costing the government billions of dollars in paid benefits to people who are still working, dead or are behind bars, a Fed study finds.

  • FAA Says Air Travel to Be Normal by Sunday Night Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | 4:53 PM ET
    TSA security checkpoint in Portland, Oregon.

    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Saturday it had suspended all employee furloughs

  • Here Come the Floods. How to Be Sure You're Covered Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 9:02 AM ET
    Joe Kozlowski looks out on his flooded property from his porch in Fox Lake, Illinois.

    Most homeowners know a special insurance policy is needed to cover flooding, but the insurance industry estimates that only 13 percent of them are covered.

  • This Possible Fed Successor Has Admirers...And Foes Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 6:40 AM ET

    Janet Yellen is seen as a logical candidate to succeed the Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke, but critics remain wary of her stance on inflation.

  • New $100 Bills Coming to an ATM Near You in October Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday it intends to circulate new $100 bills beginning in October in an attempt to thwart foreign counterfeiters.

  • Where the Budget Cut Pain Is Really Being Felt Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 9:18 AM ET
    Federal employees take part in a rally in front of Department of Labor protesting budget cuts.

    Flight delays from air traffic controller furloughs may seem like the start of the predicted doom of sequestration. But many have already felt the pain of mandated budget cuts.

  • Are Spending Cuts Ruining Travel Plans? Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:57 AM ET
    Are Spending Cuts Ruining Travel Plans?

    Spending cuts related to the sequester are causing delays at airports across the country, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • Santelli Wonders Who Will Run FHFA Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:24 AM ET
    Santelli Wonders Who Will Run FHFA

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Anthony Sanders, The Mercatus Center, about likely candidates to run the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

  • Boston Bombing Suspect Charged Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 2:30 PM ET
    Boston Bombing Suspect Charged

    The Boston bombing suspect has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Suspect Charged, How Business Will Recover Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 2:15 PM ET
    Suspect Charged, How Business Will Recover

    The surviving bombing suspect has been charged, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn, and chilling details of the alleged crime are included in the government's complaint. (2:26)

  • FAA Employee Furloughs Begin Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 8:31 AM ET
    FAA Employee Furloughs Begin

    The effects of sequester cuts are being felt by travelers, as FAA furloughs kick in, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Earth Day Founder Builds on Sustainable Architecture Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    An array of 575 solar panels covers the roof of Seattle's Bullitt Center, a model for a new generation of sustainable, energy-efficient buildings.

    The self-sustaining building, which generates all its own electricity and collects its own water, could inspire more action to raise awareness about the environment and the need to curb climate change.