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The Fed's easy-money policies have boosted U.S. manufacturers but requires less fiscal and regulatory restraint from Washington, a top Fed official said on Thursday.
The White House plan for a new college rating system would eventually determine where federal student aid dollars would be allocated, Education Secretary Arne Duncan tells CNBC.
Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman has been getting the state's finances in order—his own are another matter. Grossman may owe more than $500,000 in back taxes.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been acting like she's going to run for president in 2016. "She'd be ... terrific," said her former State Department economic guru.
The goal is to link a new college financial ratings plan to federal financial aid awards.
With the Fed on a path to taper, rising bond yields could act as a razor's edge against the stock market, cutting into gains with every tick higher.
The minutes of the July meeting reveal a growing concern over inflation.
Fed officials may be getting closer to tapering the central bank's controversial bond-buying program, but minutes from the most recent meeting show some hesitation remains.
Ron Paul loves gold, but how much the former presidential candidate loves the yellow metal could strike some as a bit...extreme.
The U.S. is making gains on developing a surveillance system to identify people in crowds. The NYT reports.
The United States is unlikely to make significant cuts in assistance to Egypt, despite calls from Congress to do so and a Cabinet-level meeting this week.
Bigger companies expect health-care costs to increase under Obamacare—and most are concerned with getting hit by a tax on pricier plans under the health-reform law, a survey finds.
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks.
Here's one thing both critics and supporters of the modern welfare system agree on: The direct assistance program as we knew it in the 1980s and 1990s is dead and gone.
Tapering of the Fed's $85 billion monthly bond purchases has been discussed for months, driving interest rates higher.
Here's a look at what is happening in Cairo, how America is involved and what it means for the U.S. relationship with Israel and U.S. security.
The Fed says some banks are not taking into account the possibility of falling house prices when valuing certain mortgage-related assets. The NYT reports.
The white-collar defense lawyer, who once headed the Justice Department's elite Enron Task Force, is in line to return to Washington, according to a knowledgeable source.
A quirk in Obamacare means that some workers and their families may be better off financially if their employers don't offer subsidies for health-insurance premiums.
President Obama and some lawmakers are frustrated that critical parts of its Dodd-Frank financial overhaul remain unenforced. The New York Time reports.