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  • Caroline Kennedy May Be Next US Ambassador to Japan Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 8:55 AM ET
    Caroline Kennedy

    President Barack Obama is leaning toward picking Caroline Kennedy to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, a source familiar with the process said on Monday.

  • Crisis Over? Demand for Foreign Workers to Jump Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 5:58 AM ET

    A popular U.S. visa program for skilled workers is likely to hit its quota within days after its application period opens, triggering a lottery and signaling that companies feel confident about the economy.

  • Breaking Ground: Stockton Bankruptcy Is Approved Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    It's official: Stockton, Calif., will become the nation's most populous city to enter into bankruptcy protection after getting clearance from a federal judge on Monday.

  • Stakes Are High as Judge Weighs Stockton Bankruptcy Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 12:20 PM ET

    The Chapter 9 bankruptcy case for Stockton, Calif., is being closely watched nationally. At issue: Does federal bankruptcy law trump the California law that says debts to the state pension fund must be honored?

  • Ready or Not: States Brace for Obamacare Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 10:54 AM ET

    With only six months before the start of enrollment for Obamacare, state and federal health officials are racing to get insurance regulations and systems up and running in time.

  • Immigration Deal at Hand, Focus Turns to Details Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 7:02 AM ET
    An immigrant from Colombia chants during a rally on immigration reform in front of the White House.

    Big business and big labor have settled on a framework for an immigration overhaul. Now, the lawmakers need to resolve the nitty-gritty—and keep their parties' political flanks mollified.

  • US Business, Labor Groups Reach Immigration Deal Saturday, 30 Mar 2013 | 4:05 PM ET

    Major U.S. business and labor groups have reached an agreement on a guest-worker program that removes a major hurdle to a broad immigration overhaul and clears the way for Senate legislation to be introduced soon, according to a source.

  • Top Court Questions Law Barring Benefits to Gay Couples Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 4:24 PM ET
    Supporters of same-sex marriage gather in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

    The Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it could strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to other married couples.

  • Day 2 of Same-Sex Cases At SCOTUS     Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in regards to whether same-sex couples should be entitled to more than 1,000 federal benefits, including tax breaks. CNBC's Suze Orman and the "Street Signs" crew provide perspective.

  • How Obamacare Could Boost Your Premiums...a Lot Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 2:27 PM ET

    A new study indicates that Obama's health care overhaul will result in a 32 percent claims cost increase which could translate into higher premiums for Americans.

  • Monetary Policy Is Not Loose Enough: Fed Official Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 1:16 PM ET

    Modest U.S. growth will keep inflation in check and means the Federal Reserve should ease monetary policy further, a senior U.S. central banker said on Wednesday.

  • Cha-Ching! Taxes Won’t Stop Rich From Spending Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 12:20 PM ET

    "Taxes are going to kill spending!," they cried. "Don't punish the rich!" Well, the rich have spoken and guess what? They're still spending.

  • Minimum-Wage Hike? Why Main Street Hates It...A Lot Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 1:37 PM ET

    The battle over a minimum-wage increase has begun, and small employers on both sides have entered the debate.

  • Prop 8: Supreme Court Takes on Gay Marriage     Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 11:39 AM ET

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today on whether gay couples have the Constitutional right to marry, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Fed Now Concerned About US Wealth Inequality Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    As the gap between the wealthy and rest of America becomes a hot-button issue in Washington, the Fed's ability to improve the situation may soon move into the spotlight.

  • American Dream Is Back, So Are Stocks: CNBC Survey Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Key measures of Americans' attitudes toward their homes and the stock market surged in the latest CNBC All-America Economic Survey.

  • High Court Weighs Drug Companies' Generics Policy Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 9:49 AM ET

    Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceuticals from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing cheaper versions of brand-name drugs.

  • Why Washington Can't Stop Its Spending Habits Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    Many politicians want to change the way Congress operates. So why do so many—Republican or Democrat—ultimately become the very creatures of habit they initially promised to replace, at least when it comes to pork and earmarks?

  • FCC Chairman Announces Plans to Step Down Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 11:28 AM ET
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski

    FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced plans Friday to step down after a four-year term that focused heavily on improving Internet access across the country.

  • US Supreme Court Will Hear 'Pay for Delay' Drug Case Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 9:17 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court building.

    The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday over whether big drug companies can settle patent litigation with generic rivals by making deals to keep cheaper products off the market.

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