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  • Fed Weighs Tighter Cap on Bank Leverage Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 12:33 AM ET

    Federal Reserve officials are weighing a stricter cap on bank leverage, a move that would respond to increasing demands to constrain the riskiness of large lenders. The Financial Times reports.

  • Obama: US Would Consider Action Against Syria...If Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 12:08 PM ET

    President Obama suggests he'd consider military action against Syria if it can be confirmed that President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons in its civil war.

  • Bernanke Watch: Is He Eyeing the Exit? Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 7:03 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Federal Reserve

    As the Fed meets this week, all eyes are on Bernanke as Wall Street is buzzing that he will be leaving soon. Who will take his seat? Here's the one name that keeps coming up.

  • Unemployment Fraud Costing Billions Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 2:01 PM ET

    Unemployment fraud is costing the government billions of dollars in paid benefits to people who are still working, dead or are behind bars, a Fed study finds.

  • Economy Gets Larger, Thanks to Robot Unicorn Attack Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis is about to overhaul the way it tracks the growth of the American economy. The new accounting rules will give more weight to "intangible and intellectual" assets.

  • Anthony Foxx, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina.

    President Barack Obama plans to nominate Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Anthony Foxx to be his next transportation secretary, a White House official said on Sunday.

  • Inside the White House Correspondents' Dinner  Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 6:22 AM ET

    Has the original intent of the dinner lost its focus? CNBC's John Harwood provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the annual event, with the "Squawk Box" news team.

  • High-Frequency Traders Face Speed Limits Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 1:33 AM ET

    High-frequency traders are facing "speed limits" on a major trading platform, which is being touted as a template for a regulatory clampdown on computer-driven activity, the FT reports.

  • Obama to Sign Bill Ending FAA Flight Delays Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 1:16 PM ET

    The White House says Congress' move to quickly end widespread airport delays is good news but falls short of broader action needed to address wider spending cuts.

  • What’s Ailing the Economy? In a Word: Washington Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 12:12 PM ET

    The flaccid GDP report may stem from deficit-cutting moves, including a 2 percent payroll tax hike that kicked in Jan. 1 and ongoing budget cuts. NBC News reports.

  • Obama Seeks Proof Syria Used Chemical Weapons Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 6:44 AM ET
    This is a satellite image of a location widely reported as a chemical weapons facility in Al Safirah, Syria collected on August 1, 2012.

    President Barack Obama said he needed definitive proof the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in the country's civil war before he would take action.

  • US: Syria's Assad May Have Used Chemical Weapons Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 2:35 PM ET
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after reading a statement on chemical weapon use in Syria.

    The White House says Syria may have crossed President Obama's "red line" by using chemical weapons against rebels, but the administration is still trying to find a "smoking gun."

  • Who Foots the Bill for Presidential Libraries? Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:56 PM ET
    Statues of former Presidents George W. Bush (L) and his father George H.W. Bush are on display during a tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

    The mix of tax dollars and undisclosed private financing raises questions about presidential libraries, like the one dedicated Thursday to former President George W. Bush.

  • AR-15s Flying Off Shelves Amid Gun Control Fears Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    The AR-15's use in the mass shootings in Newtown and Aurora has thrust it into the national spotlight, but just the threat of a ban has been a boon to its sales.

  • Flight Delays Put Budget Cuts in Spotlight Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    The Obama administration on Wednesday backed a plan that would temporarily eliminate spending cuts disrupting U.S. air travel, while lawmakers in Washington scrambled to avoid blame.

  • This Possible Fed Successor Has Admirers...And Foes Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 6:40 AM ET

    Janet Yellen is seen as a logical candidate to succeed the Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke, but critics remain wary of her stance on inflation.

  • Did Obama Draw the "Red Line" on Syria Too Soon? Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Will President Obama act on his "red line" on Syria?

  • 'Spring Slump' Unlikely to Become a Stall Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    If not for the Fed's cheap money, spending cuts likely would be having a larger impact on economic growth, hiring, business spending and consumer sentiment. NBC News.

  • Where the Budget Cut Pain Is Really Being Felt Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 9:18 AM ET
    Federal employees take part in a rally in front of Department of Labor protesting budget cuts.

    Flight delays from air traffic controller furloughs may seem like the start of the predicted doom of sequestration. But many have already felt the pain of mandated budget cuts.

  • Poison Letters Probe Shifts to Second Man Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 8:17 AM ET

    Investigators are focusing on a second Mississippi man in connection with ricin letters sent to the president and a U.S. senator after charges were dropped against another man.

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