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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.
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.
After the 2008 financial crisis, Congress required the Federal Reserve to devise specific ways of protecting taxpayers. The Fed has not done this yet, the NYT reports.
CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details on a ricin-tainted envelope sent to Sen. Roger Wicker, (R-MI) office on Tuesday. And, Sen. Jack Reed, (D-RI), and Sen. Angus King, (I-ME),discuss Tuesday's poison-laced letter sent to Capitol Hill and the Boston Marathon bombings.
Tax-free shopping on the Internet could be in jeopardy under a bill making its way through the Senate.
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.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will not be treated as an "enemy combatant" in the Boston Marathon bombings case.
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.
In a new bill expected on Monday to clear a procedural Senate vote, all online sales would be subject to state sales taxes.
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.
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.
Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker told CNBC Thursday that "if you made me dictator" the Federal Reserve would stop its massive bond-buying program.
Lawmakers told CNBC on Thursday that the question of whether international terrorism was involved in the Boston bombing argues for immigration reform.
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.
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.
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.
The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration conceded that the agency could have been more vigilant in its oversight of a pharmacy at the center of a deadly meningitis outbreak.