If talks continue to progress, Congress seems likely to make a 2014 budget deal before adjourning for the year, lifting fears of another shutdown.» Read More
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.
Lawmakers told CNBC on Thursday that the question of whether international terrorism was involved in the Boston bombing argues for immigration reform.
Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker told CNBC Thursday that "if you made me dictator" the Federal Reserve would stop its massive bond-buying program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Obama signed into law a provision repealing the requirement that senior government officials post their stock trades on line.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Immigration requirements in the emerging Senate bill could end up excluding hundreds of thousands from the path to citizenship, a Senate aide said.
Economic pressures rather than moral values are thought to be the principal US problem, a new NBC/WSJ poll finds.
A survey by the Pew Research Center found that more than a third of Americans like or even love doing their taxes.
The president said Thursday that the U.S. would work to reduce tensions with North Korea, but he warned that Washington would take "all necessary steps" to protect itself and its allies.
President Obama submitted a 244-page budget proposal. The Fiscal Times dug through and found five critical—but easily overlooked—takeaways. Here they are.