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  • Senate Panel to Approve Budget Sparing Safety Net Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 8:38 AM ET

    Acting on the Senate's first budget since President Obama took office, a Democratic-led panel is moving toward party-line approval of a fiscal blueprint that would trim the budget deficit while protecting safety net programs from slashing cuts proposed by Republicans.

  • Michigan to Announce Takeover of Detroit Finances Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 6:20 AM ET
    Detroit, Michigan

    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is expected to announce on Thursday an emergency state takeover of Detroit, putting a lawyer in charge of the destitute city's finances.

  • US to Let Spy Agencies Scour Americans' Finances Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 1:34 AM ET

    The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters.

  • Obama Warns Hacking Against US 'Ramping Up' Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 12:27 PM ET

    Cybersecurity threats against the U.S. are growing, President Obama said, as concerns rise about hacking attacks originating in China.

  • Obama: Political Gap May Be 'Just Too Wide' for Deal Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    President Obama arrives Tuesday at the Capitol to meet with the Senate Democratic Caucus.

    President Obama is warning that it may be impossible to reach a deal with Republicans on trimming the budget deficit.

  • Govt. Seeks Changes to Lure More Main St. Borrowers Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:52 AM ET

    The Small Business Administration has proposed rule changes that could make the agency's loan programs more accessible and popular, the New York Times reports.

  • Applying for Obamacare Health Insurance Not Easy Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 8:49 AM ET
    Obamacare supporters and protesters gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to find out the ruling on the Affordable Health Act June 28, 2012 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

    Three federal agencies, including the IRS, will scrutinize applications for the health-insurance exchanges, which run 15 pages for a three-person family.

  • Exclusive: One-on-One With Rep. Paul Ryan     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    Larry Kudlow sits down exclusively with House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to discuss the GOP's new budget proposal and more. This is the complete 19 minute interview. (18:56)

  • Senate Democrats' Budget Seeks $1.85 Trillion Savings Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:37 AM ET
    U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

    Democrats will unveil a budget blueprint that will slice the deficit by $1.85 trillion through spending cuts and tax increases.

  • Auto Bankruptcy Lawyer Next Detroit Manager: Source Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 4:34 PM ET
    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing

    Kevyn Orr, the attorney who managed Chrysler's 2009 bankruptcy, is reportedly Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's top pick to be Detroit's financial emergency manager.

  • Perps Had Michelle Obama’s Personal Info: TransUnion Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 3:19 PM ET
    Michelle Obama

    A data breach apparently affecting the first lady of the United States, and singers Beyonce and Britney Spears—among others—resulted from an old-fashioned "pretexting" attack, rather than a sophisticated computer hack, a company told CNBC.

  • How Congress' Retirement Package Compares to Yours Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    For all the talk you hear from Capitol Hill about running government more like a business, Congress has a retirement plan that would make any Fortune 500 executive blush.

  • Latest GOP Budget Is Ambitious, Unlikely to Pass Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:28 PM ET
    Paul Ryan

    Rep. Paul Ryan called his third budget an "invitation" to President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats to begin bargaining toward a deal to balance the budget.

  • Despite Gains, Many Are Still Spending Less Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:01 PM ET

    For many Americans, the improving economy has yet to take hold even as they hear about a stronger stock market and better jobs data.

  • 11 Historic Fights Worse Than the Sequester Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 12:05 PM ET

    We're tired of hearing about the sequester and its brutal budget cuts. But this is standard operating procedure in American politics, historians say.

  • SEC Nominee Says Potential Conflicts Not a Problem Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:59 AM ET
    Mary Jo White nominated to become the new Chairwoman of Securities and Exchange Commission.

    SEC nominee Mary Jo White told lawmakers on Tuesday she does not believe her prior work defending big Wall Street clients will hinder her ability to lead the agency.

  • Budget Battle Could Jolt US Economy: Democrat Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    The budget-balancing plan from Congressman Paul Ryan is a "total uncompromising" blueprint, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, ranking member on the panel, told CNBC.

  • A Rarity: House, Senate Work on Budget at Once Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 7:37 AM ET

    Although the spending plans will be miles apart ideologically, there are signs a compromise is possible, the New York Times reports.

  • Illinois Settles SEC Charges Over Pensions Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 4:55 AM ET

    Illinois, which has the worst-funded state pension system in the United States, has agreed to settle charges alleging it repeatedly misled municipal bond investors about the underfunding of its pensions.

  • That's classified! Not anymore. US agencies like the FBI will begin sharing some classified information with companies to help prevent hack attacks.

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