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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.
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.
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.
Will President Obama act on his "red line" on Syria?
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.
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.
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.
A 20-month-old program at the Securities and Exchange Commission has had big successes, but it faces challenges.
In a move that would capitalize on provisions under President Barack Obama's health care law, Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way to pass a large chunk of their health care expenses along to Washington, D.C.
A news agency tweet, that turned out to be fake about explosions at the White House injuring President Obama, sent markets on a round trip roller coaster ride.
Max Baucus, chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, will not seek re-election to a seventh term next year, according to a Democratic aide.
Sen. Max Baucus, (D-MT) has announced he will not run for re-election in 2014, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
A policy change scheduled to go into effect this week that would have allowed passengers to carry small knives, bats and other sports equipment onto airliners will be delayed.
Air travelers experienced delays at some U.S. airports as staff cuts at control towers took effect, but the havoc and hour-long waits regulators had predicted largely failed to materialize.
Tax-free shopping on the Internet could be in jeopardy under a bill making its way through the Senate.
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 Press Secretary Jay Carney says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will not be treated as an "enemy combatant" in the Boston Marathon bombings case.
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.
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 CEO John Donahoe began emailing millions of users of the company's online marketplace in an unprecedented effort to change looming sales tax legislation.