• In the Crosshairs: Weapons Programs May Get Cut Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 2:19 PM ET
    The Pentagon

    President Obama's fiscal 2014 budget plan proposes cancellation of or cuts to several weapons programs.

  • Congress Nixes USPS's Five-Day Delivery Plan Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:49 PM ET
    Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe speaks during a press conference at U.S. Postal Service headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The US Postal Service is delaying its plan to cease Saturday delivery of first-class mail, a service that it says is costly but that many Americans rely on.

  • President Obama: Budget Is 'Fiscally Responsible' Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:20 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks on the budget

    President Barack Obama called the sequester reckless and said his 2014 budget proposal a "fiscally responsible blueprint for middle class jobs and our economy."

  • Obama Sends $3.8 Trillion Budget—'Grand Bargain' Time? Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    President Obama's budget proposal on display at the Government Printing Office.

    President Obama sent Congress a $3.8 trillion spending blueprint on Wednesday that strives to achieve a "grand bargain" to tame runaway deficits, raising taxes on the wealthy and trimming popular benefit programs.

  • Pro-Gun Group to Give Away 30 Guns in 30 Days Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Even as images of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings are fresh in America's conscious, a pro-gun group is sponsoring a promotion to give away a gun each day in April.

  • "Nothing shrinks deficits faster than a growing economy," said President Obama delivering remarks on the details contained in his $3.8 trillion budget proposal sent to Congress.

  • Dodd-Frank 'Written in Anger,' Needs Fix: Chamber CEO Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 10:42 AM ET
    Thomas J. Donohue, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    Wall Street regulations crafted after the financial crisis were written quickly during turbulent times and need to be changed, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told CNBC.

  • Fed Minutes Released Early Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 9:44 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve released the minutes of its latest Federal Open Markets Committee Meeting earlier than planned Wednesday, a day after the transcripts were inadvertently sent out to a select few.

  • Some Fed Members Fear Monetary Policy Effects Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 9:40 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve policy makers worried about increased risks due to the central bank's aggressive monetary stimulus, though most view those dangers as "manageable" for now.

  • Powerful 'Wall St. Shadow Regulators' Under Scrutiny Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Eugene A. Ludwig, center, founded Promontory Financial after serving as President Bill Clinton’s comptroller of the currency.

    The Senate Banking Committee is set to hold a hearing on Thursday to examine whether regulators inappropriately "outsource" oversight to consultants that are paid billions of dollars by the banks. The NY Times reports.

  • Obama to Pitch Buffett Tax, Kill Corporate Tax Breaks Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday will issue ideas to raise $580 billion in new tax revenues, including a minimum tax on the wealthy and putting an end to some corporate tax breaks.

  • US Senate Begins Vote on Gun-Control Thursday Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:48 AM ET
    Gun Control

    The U.S. Senate will cast its first vote this week on President Obama's proposals to curb gun violence, which face a rough ride in Congress due to opposition from Republicans and gun rights activists.

  • Immigration Reform: What's It Going to Cost? Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 3:54 PM ET
    A petitioner holds a US flag during a naturalization ceremony.

    Claims that reform would boost the economy are challenged by those who say costs in job losses and spending on social programs would be too high a price.

  • Pres. Obama Crossing the Debt Threat Bridge     Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    What does President Obama have to do to find balance between what Republicans and Democrats want in the Federal budget? David Walker CEO of Comeback America Initiative, weighs in.

  • I'd Be Willing to Scale Back QE, Fed's Bullard Says Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 8:08 AM ET
    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard

    St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard told CNBC that he's be willing to reduce the central bank's massive bond-buying program in "small increments."

  • Social Security Cuts: Hard to See 'as Humane' Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 11:09 AM ET
    Demonstrators, including many senior citizens, protest in Chicago against cuts to federal safety net programs, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

    President Barack Obama's budget plan would change how increases in Social Security benefits are calculated. Experts say that could be devastating to recipients who need cost-of-living adjustments to survive.

  • Margaret Thatcher's Greatest Moments Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 8:40 AM ET
    Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1987.

    A look at some of the greatest moments of Margaret Thatcher's time as UK prime minister.

  • Obama Offers Up Cuts to Social Security, Medicare Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 7:52 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    U.S. President Barack Obama will offer cuts to Social Security and other entitlement programs in a budget proposal aimed at swaying Republicans to compromise on a deficit-reduction deal, a senior administration official said.

  • Wealthy Beware! IRS Audit Squad Nabs One in Eight Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 2:59 PM ET

    New data from the IRS shows that tax filers with taxable incomes of $1 million or more were audited nearly 12 times more often than the population as a whole.

  • Unintended QE Consequences a Concern: Fed's Lockhart Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

    Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart told CNBC more solid economic data coupled with a "substantial improvement" in jobs are needed before the central bank would consider tightening policy.

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