• How Obamacare Changes Health Benefits This Year Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 10:25 AM ET

    A preview of new out-of-pocket costs and newfangled ways you'll be getting your medicine as employers get ready for Obamacare to start in earnest.

  • Americans Start Year With Less in Paychecks     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 6:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers explains why Social Security needs more of your money.

  • President Obama nominates former Sen. Chuck Hagel (left) as secretary of defense and John Brennan as CIA chief.

    Top Democratic senators told President Barack Obama that he must be ready to take "any lawful steps" to ensure that the United States does not default on its debt payments -- even if it means acting without approval by Congress.

  • Ex-NBA Star Mayor Moves Detroit Away From Its 'Cliff' Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 10:14 AM ET
    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing

    Mayor Dave Bing is trying to move Detroit away from the fiscal brink -- the appointment of a state financial overseer.

  • Rich vs. Poor Debate Quiets After Election: Poll Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    A new Pew Research survey finds that the debate over the wealth gap has calmed slightly, despite a divisive election.

  • NRA Vows to Defend Gun Rights After Biden Meeting Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 4:42 PM ET

    The NRA said Thursday its meeting at the White House with Vice President Joe Biden was more about demonizing the Second Amendment than about keeping students safe.

  • Obama on Treasury Nominee: 'Jack Has My Complete Trust' Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 3:57 PM ET
    President Barack Obama nominates Jack Lew as the next Treasury Secretary.

    President Obama nominated White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be secretary of the Treasury, declaring his complete trust in an aide with three decades of Washington experience in economic policy and a penchant for shunning the limelight.

  • With Lew, Obama Sends Message to the GOP Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 1:41 PM ET
    Jacob Lew

    The president signals he's not bluffing over the debt ceiling.

  • Gov. Brown: California's Budget Deficit Is Gone! Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 1:30 PM ET
    Jerry Brown, Governor of California

    Riding a wave of new tax revenue, California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed a state spending plan that eliminates the deficit and provides $6.3 billion more in spending than the previous year.

  • Obama Could Use Executive Orders to Curb Guns: Biden Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 8:18 PM ET
    Vice President Joe Biden speaks alongside Attorney General Eric Holder (L) as he meets with representatives of victims’ groups and gun safety organizations.

    Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday the White House plans to act quickly to curb gun violence and will explore all avenues — including executive orders that would not require the approval of Congress — to try to prevent incidents like last month's massacre at a Connecticut school.

  • Source: Obama to Nominate Lew Treasury Secretary Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 4:32 PM ET
    President Barack Obama walks with White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew.

    President Barack Obama will nominate Jack Lew as Treasury secretary as early as Thursday, a source familiar with the process told CNBC.

  • The Most Talked About Signature Ever!     Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 12:50 PM ET

    Jack Lew is said to be the next Treasury Secretary, but his signature has raised eyebrows on the Hill.

  • Jack Lew as Treasury Secretary?     Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Larry Kudlow and guests debate whether Jack Lew is a good pick for Treasury Secretary.

  • Debt Ceiling Fight Ahead     Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 4:15 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest on the U.S. debt; and discussing whether the debt ceiling fight will damage the economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman and Lindsey Piegza, FTN financial economist.

  • CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's State of the State Address.

  • GOP Senator Sees No 'Grand Bargain' on Debt Crisis Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 12:01 PM ET

    A key conservative in the Senate told CNBC on Tuesday that spending cuts would have to be part of any discussion to raise the nation's borrowing limit.

  • White House Presses Ahead on Gun Control Initiative Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 10:43 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks as Vice President Joseph Biden listens during an announcement on gun reform on December 19, 2012.

    Facing a February deadline, the Obama administration is calling gun owner groups, victims' organizations and video-game industry representatives to the White House for talks Wednesday on curbing gun violence.

  • Gen. McChrystal's Lessons in Leadership     Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 10:21 AM ET

    Gen. Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and International forces in Afghanistan, discusses his new book, "My Share of the Task."

  • Cuomo to Press for Wider Curbs on Gun Access Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 6:30 AM ET

    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is pushing for New York to become the first state to enact major new gun laws in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Conn., the NYT reports.

  • No More Mr. Nice Guy: New Battles Ahead for Obama Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 4:42 AM ET

    Just two weeks before his second inauguration, President Obama is acting as if he believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his choice for defense secretary.

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