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  • 'We fight on': NSA spying foe says after vote loss Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 8:52 AM ET
    Rep. Justin Amash

    Furious lobbying and last-minute pleas to lawmakers ensured victory for the Obama administration as the House voted 217-205 to spare the NSA program.

  • Senate passes bill on student-loan rates Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 7:06 PM ET

    Borrowing for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive for college students and their parents this fall but the costs could soon start climbing under a bill the Senate passed overwhelmingly Wednesday.

  • Judge blocks lawsuits against Detroit bankruptcy Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 2:19 PM ET
    Protesters stand outside the Theodore Levin United States court house in opposition to the city of Detroit filing for bankruptcy.

    A federal bankrutpcy judge ruled Wednesday that federal courts will decide if Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy, staying challenges to the bankruptcy in state court.

  • Snowden to stay at Moscow airport for now: Lawyer Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 10:34 AM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden will stay in the transit zone of a Moscow airport for the time being while Russian authorities consider his temporary asylum request, a lawyer said.

  • Two doctors' Rx to kill Obamacare: Run for Senate Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 10:24 AM ET
    Capitol Building

    "As a physician, I understand in a real way the damage Obamacare will to do medicine in South Dakota and the entire country," one of the doctors said in announcing her candidacy.

  • President Barack Obama

    Months of partisan bickering in Washington have taken a toll on the political standing of every power center in the capital, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has found.

  • Court tosses challenges to Detroit's bankruptcy Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 5:23 PM ET
    Downtown Detroit

    A court hearing Wednesday over a legal skirmish between the city of Detroit and its pensioners and creditors has lawyers for all sides sailing in uncharted waters.

  • Dodd-Frank turns 3, but to-do list is still long Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 10:47 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    Three years after Dodd-Frank was passed, the alphabet soup of banking regulators collaborating to write some 400 new industry rules are just 39 percent done.

  • Senate to peek inside secretive bank commodity biz Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 7:38 PM ET
    The Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

    Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan have become major merchants of metals and energy. Now a Senate panel is going to investigate whether this is dangerous for the American economy.

  • Barney Frank dismisses calls for splitting banks Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 6:06 PM ET
    Barney Frank, Financial Services Committee ranking member

    Former Rep. Barney Frank on Monday dismissed calls to bring back a Depression-era law that divided commercial and investment banking.

  • Detroit hurtles toward first bankruptcy hearing Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 2:26 PM ET
    Kevyn Orr

    Detroit's bankruptcy goes to court Wednesday, even as other lawsuits seek to block a plan to restructure the city's more than $18 billion in debt.

  • As battles loom, Obama prepares to make his case Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 6:41 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    President Obama will embark on a campaign-style tour this week, laying out his agenda for reinvigorating the nation’s economy. The New York Times reports.

  • Doctors still confused, skeptical about Obamacare Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    A poll of doctors finds huge skepticism that Obamacare insurance exchanges will open by fall deadline, and mostly don't know how new health law will affect practices.

  • Detroit can't wait for federal cavalry, Orr says Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 4:31 PM ET
    The skyline of Detroit

    Detroit must dig itself out of the hole it created and cannot wait to see if the federal government will come to its rescue, the city's emergency manager said on Sunday.

  • Detroit bankruptcy could hit millions of retirees Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 8:01 AM ET
    The city of Detroit has faced serious economic challenges in the past decade, with a shrinking population and tax base while trying to maintain essential services.

    The outcome of the Detroit bankruptcy filing promises to inflict more pain on already-beleaguered city workers, residents, businesses, creditors, and investors.

  • Detroit emergency manager: We had to draw a line Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 9:26 PM ET
    Detroit's Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr

    In his first national interview, Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr said he could not wait any longer to attempt to solve the city’s long-term debt problems.

  • President touts Obamacare windfall to middle class Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 1:59 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    President Barack Obama highlighted cost savings delivered by his health-care reform law, arguing that extra dollars in middle-class pockets trumps Republican opponents.

  • Bernanke: Too early to say when tapering will start Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Ben Bernanke says the Fed's efforts to boost the U.S. economy remain tied to the job market's health and inflation, delivering what could be his final semiannual economic report to Congress.

  • US Post Office renews push for 5-day mail service Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:34 AM ET

    The postmaster general has renewed his plea for lawmakers to allow the Postal Service to switch to a five-day delivery schedule and to implement other overhauls.

  • GOP's Cantor welcomes union flip on Obamacare Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 9:41 AM ET
    Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader

    There's a "growing sense of commonality" among the White House, union leaders, and Republicans that the health-care law is not ready, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told CNBC.

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