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  • A New Tax Could Send Shoppers Back to the Mall Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    In a new bill expected on Monday to clear a procedural Senate vote, all online sales would be subject to state sales taxes.

  • White House: Tsarnaev Not an 'Enemy Combatant' Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 2:15 PM ET
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will not be treated as an "enemy combatant" in the Boston Marathon bombings case.

  • Boston Bombings Ignite Debate on Immigration Reform Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 1:56 PM ET
    Senators, dubbed the "Gang of Eight," hold a news conference on immigration legislation.

    As the full identities and motives of the suspects unfold, both aisles of the immigration debate are seizing the Boston bombings as an opportunity to revamp U.S. immigration law.

  • Flight Delays Pile Up Monday After FAA Budget Cuts Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:17 PM ET
    Canceled flights due to weather are displayed on a departure monitor at San Francisco International Airport on February 8, 2013.

    It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers as federal budget cuts led to cascading delays along the East Coast Monday morning.

  • eBay Starts Massive Push Against Sales Tax Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 10:17 AM ET

    EBay CEO John Donahoe began emailing millions of users of the company's online marketplace in an unprecedented effort to change looming sales tax legislation.

  • Bernanke to Skip This Year's Jackson Hole Meeting Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 3:56 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will miss the annual Jackson Hole monetary policy symposium this year due to a scheduling conflict, skipping the prestigious event for the first time since taking the helm of the central bank in 2006.

  • Attack Could Impede 'Gang of 8' Immigration Bill Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 11:27 AM ET

    Lawmakers told CNBC on Thursday that the question of whether international terrorism was involved in the Boston bombing argues for immigration reform.

  • If I Were 'Dictator,' QE Would End: Fed's Lacker Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

    Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker told CNBC Thursday that "if you made me dictator" the Federal Reserve would stop its massive bond-buying program.

  • Immigration Bill: 'Amnesty' or 'Earned Legalization'?  Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 9:42 PM ET

    Demetrios Papademetriou, President and Co-Founder at the Migration Policy Institute, discusses key components of the U.S. immigration reform bill and how they would benefit the U.S.

  • Senate Rejects Expanded Gun Background Checks Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 5:49 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan plan to expand background checks for gun buyers, dealing a sharp blow to President Barack Obama's campaign to curb gun violence.

  • Letter to Obama Tests Positive for Ricin Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 2:33 PM ET

    A day after a letter sent to a US senator tested positive for ricin, a letter sent to President Obama has tested positive for the poisonous substance.

  • Police Have Possible Suspect in Ricin Letter: Senator Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    Sen. Roger Wicker

    Authorities declined to comment on a suspect or any other aspect of the investigation, but a senator says the person under suspicion writes a lot of letters to Senate members.

  • Congress Reacts to Ricin Letter & Boston Bombings  Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 7:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details on a ricin-tainted envelope sent to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MI). Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sen. Angus King (I-ME) discuss a poison-laced letter sent to Capitol Hill, as well the Boston Marathon bombings.

  • Boston Bombs Believed Packed in Pressure Cookers Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 12:48 AM ET

    The bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon were likely heavy, carried to the scene in dark nylon bags and packed with shrapnel to make them more lethal.

  • Insider Trading in Our Nation's Capital Just Got Easier Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 10:55 PM ET
    The Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

    Obama signed into law a provision repealing the requirement that senior government officials post their stock trades on line.

  • Letter Sent to US Senator Tests Positive for Ricin Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 7:08 PM ET

    An envelope sent to Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi tested positive for ricin, Senator Dick Durbin told reporters after a group of lawmakers were briefed by the FBI.

  • Fed's Evans Optimistic, Dudley Less So on Jobs Outlook Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 9:29 AM ET
    William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

    Top Fed policy doves, with opposing economic views, agreed the job market has not yet improved enough to merit cuts to the central bank's bond-buying program.

  • Uh Oh, Obamacare Math Sinks In for Small Businesses Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 10:58 AM ET

    Main Street is looking ahead to 2014, when the tax implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, begin to kick in. A review of the key provisions.

  • What Obama Paid in Taxes in 2012  Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 1:47 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks to guests during a visit to Argonne National Laboratory on March 15, 2013 in Argonne, Illinois.

    This just in: The president's tax returns! Take a peek at what the Obamas made in 2012 and what their tax rate was. Was it higher or lower than yours?

  • Fed's Rosengren: US Growth Better Than Expected Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 12:58 PM ET
    Eric Rosengren

    A top Federal Reserve official on Friday defended the central bank's dual mandate of full employment and price stability, but also said he's optimistic the economy is gathering strength.

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