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  • US Lashes Out at China as Snowden Stays Free Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 8:01 PM ET
    Protesters in Hong Kong hold placards during a rally in support of Edward Snowden.

    The White House issued a blistering criticism of China over its decision to let Snowden leave Hong Kong, as his whereabouts remained uncertain. The Financial Times reports.

  • IRS Junks Lists at Heart of Tea Party Fracas Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 6:44 PM ET

    The IRS has scrapped controversial screening lists it used to scrutinize conservative and Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status.

  • Cantor Urges Obama to Enter Talks on Debt Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 6:08 PM ET
    Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader

    Rep. Eric Cantor entertained the possibility of raising the debt ceiling, an idea that's out of the question for some of his fiscally conservative colleagues in Congress.

  • Supreme Court Blocks Generic Drug Defect Lawsuits Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:08 AM ET

    The Supreme Court ruled that makers of generic drugs already approved by the FDA cannot be held liable under state law for claims of design defects.

  • Employers Test Plans That Cap Health-Care Costs Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 6:15 AM ET

    Companies are testing medical plans that limit what they will pay for certain procedures, encouraging employees to choose less expensive hospitals.

  • Banks Present Crisis Plan to the Fed: Report Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 5:54 AM ET

    U.S. banks have given a proposal to regulators on how to pay for restructuring in the event of a future crisis, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • US Warns Countries Against Snowden Travel Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | 8:06 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Edward Snowden was seeking asylum in Ecuador on Sunday after Hong Kong allowed his departure for Russia in a slap to Washington's efforts to extradite him on espionage charges.

  • Boehner to Obama: Press Dems on Student Loan Rates Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 3:03 PM ET

    The House speaker urged the president to push Democrats to back a move to switch student loan interest rates to a market-based system before they double.

  • Lawyer in Murder Case Eyes NSA Data for Evidence Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 9:42 AM ET
    National Security Agency building in Fort Meade, Md.

    Experts say a novel legal argument in a murder case could encourage other lawyers to fight for access to the newly disclosed NSA surveillance database. NBCNews.com reports.

  • Senate Immigration Bill Boosted by Border Deal Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 7:39 AM ET
    U.S. Border Patrol agent Ryan Bell looks for drug smugglers along the Rio Grande.

    Immigration legislation offering citizenship to millions is swiftly gaining ground following a bipartisan agreement on dramatic steps aimed at securing the border with Mexico.

  • House Rejects Farm Bill, 62 Republicans Vote No Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    The House rejected a five-year farm bill Thursday that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broad requirements on those receiving them.

  • Boehner: Bernanke's Fed to Blame for Selloff Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 1:22 PM ET

    Speaker John Boehner blames the markets selloff on the Fed, but in a CNBC interview he declines to say whether he thinks Ben Bernanke should remain at the helm once his term ends.

  • Anxiety in Detroit Over a Trove of Prized Autos Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 12:20 PM ET
    Curator Adam Lovell deflates a car capsule housing a 965 Ford XD Cobra prototype owned by the Detroit Historical Society.

    Lurching toward a possible bankruptcy filing, Detroit has become distraught at talk of selling municipal treasures, such as a classic car collection, to help pay off debts.

  • Court Rules for American Express in Class Action Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    The Supreme Court ruled that an arbitration agreement prevents merchants from bringing class action claims against American Express.

  • Agreement Nears for Billions for Border Security Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 9:24 AM ET
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent stands at the border fence in Nogales, Ariz.

    Key senators say they are closing in on a bipartisan compromise to spend tens of billions of dollars to stiffen the immigration bill's border security requirements.

  • Taper Tipoff? Bernanke Hints Easing End Is Nearing Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 5:20 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks on television in New York, U.S.

    The Fed will keep its version of the monetary printing press running a while longer, though Chairman Ben Bernanke provided hints Wednesday that the days of extreme easing are coming to a close.

  • Bernanke Stays Mum on His Possible Exit Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 5:02 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke holds a press conference on the Fed's policies on June 19, 2013

    His term expires January. People are saying Obama fired him earlier this week. Bernanke won't talk about it.

  • Will Obamacare Hurt Jobs? It's Already Happening Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 12:21 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    Small business owners are already curtailing hiring because of concerns over the cost of Obamacare, a recent survey found.

  • What Sequester?: IRS to Pay $70 Million in Bonuses Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    The IRS is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses, despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of spending cuts.

  • Who Will Replace Bernanke? Naming Names     Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 5:12 AM ET

    Adam Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, highlights that while Janet Yellen is a strong candidate to succeed Bernanke, there are a number of other people who could do the job.

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