Foreign ministers meeting in Geneva agreed "initial concrete steps" to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine, they said in a joint statement.» Read More
Edward Snowden, the contractor at the center of the NSA controversy, deserves credit for starting a debate, Eric Schmidt told CNBC on Friday.
Larry Summers, the former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Harvard President, thinks the U.S. economic recovery is disappointing.
Republicans are showing little stomach for another bruising fight over the U.S. debt limit next month, but they do want to extract some concessions.
Puerto Rico's Senate has approved measures to help it increase its borrowing capacity and better manage a $70 billion public debt load.
Treasury Secretary Lew calls bitcoin a "phenomenon," but says the government needs to make sure it doesn't become a funding haven for criminals.
Stopping overpopulation is one way the dangers of climate change can be mitigated, according to two of the most prominent believers in global warming.
"America succeeds by raising everybody up. It doesn't succeed by tearing anybody down," Larry Summers tells CNBC.
The White House is not considering a financial bailout for Puerto Rico, an Obama administration official says.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry takes a break from his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to speak with CNBC about Obamacare, energy and jobs.
A former investment banker who ran TARP said he will challenge California Governor Jerry Brown for the state's top job in 2014.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will support an aid package to protect the pensions of Detroit retirees, mediators say.
Some employers in 25 states not expanding Medicaid could owe more than $1.5 billion in new taxes starting next year because of Obamacare penalties.
Aetna's CEO says Obamacare has failed to attract the uninsured, and he offered a scenario in which the company could be forced to pull out of program.
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he and his wife have been "falsely and wrongfully accused." NBC News reports.
New Jersey's Lt. Gov. denied one mayor's suggestion that she placed any condition on the release of Superstorm Sandy funds.
Posturing by U.S. politicians in the run-up to midterm elections could potentially scupper talks with Iran.
The US has followed through on promised sanctions relief for Iran as part of a nuclear agreement that began taking effect on Monday, officials said.
Tax officials said they would not enforce the rule this year because they had yet to issue regulations for employers to follow. NYT reports.
The economic recovery is generating more tax revenue than many states anticipated, forcing elected officials to consider how to use the money best.
After her town suffered extensive Superstorm Sandy damage, one NJ mayor claims Chris Christie's staff held relief money hostage. MSNBC reports.
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