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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
The battle over a minimum-wage increase has begun, and small employers on both sides have entered the debate.
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today on whether gay couples have the Constitutional right to marry, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
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.
Key measures of Americans' attitudes toward their homes and the stock market surged in the latest CNBC All-America Economic Survey.
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.
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 Julius Genachowski announced plans Friday to step down after a four-year term that focused heavily on improving Internet access across the country.
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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