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  • 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.

  • House Republicans vote to delay Obamacare mandates Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 10:19 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about Affordable Care Act in San Jose, California.

    The Republican-led House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation to delay key coverage requirements on President Obama's healthcare reform law.

  • Deal reached to lower student loan rates: Report Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 8:31 PM ET

    A bipartisan group of senators reached a deal that would offer students better rates this fall but perhaps assign higher rates in coming years.

  • Bernanke: Fed to taper but will be flexible Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:07 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank anticipates beginning tapering bond purchases later this year but that policy will remain accommodative and could change depending on the incoming economic data.

  • Lew: Dodd-Frank helped save the banking system Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 9:26 AM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew praised the Dodd-Frank banking reform, saying it resolved the too-big-to-fail problem and ensured the future stability of the American financial system.

  • AG Holder criticizes stand-your-ground laws Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:01 AM ET
    Attorney General Eric Holder

    Laws that allow a person who believes he is in danger to use deadly force in self-defense need to be reassessed, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

  • NSA’s snooping more far-reaching than thought Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:39 AM ET
    National Security Agency building in Fort Meade, Md.

    The NSA has disclosed that its telephone and internet data collection is far greater than previously known. The Financial Times reports.

  • Cordray cleared for consumer post after 2-year delay Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 5:54 PM ET
    Richard Cordray

    The Senate confirmed Richard Cordray to head the consumer bureau, an Obama nomination that had been stalled for two years.

  • What Yahoo's court win may mean for your privacy Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    Yahoo has won a court fight that could help the public learn more about the government's efforts to obtain data from Internet users.

  • This could put Obamacare in the ER Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    Less than 90 days before Obamacare's government-run health exchanges are due to open up shop, Web insurers are still being locked out—a lag that could depress enrollment and jack up insurance rates.

  • 'Nuke option' could cause market meltdown Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    With the Senate thinking the unthinkable—a "nuclear option" on filibusters—you may have to consider politics before your next investment.

  • Debt limit brawl may end Jack Lew's 'quiet period' Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 12:42 PM ET
    Jack Lew (right) and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Treasury secretary has managed to stay mostly in the background during his first few months in office. That may be about to change as a new debt ceiling battle heats up.

  • Putin seeing signs of Snowden shifting on the US Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Vladimir Putin said Monday that he saw signs that fugitive leaker Edward Snowden was shifting toward stopping "political activity" directed against the United States.

  • NY tax break hopes to draw businesses to campuses Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:53 AM ET
    McGraw Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

    A unique bill signed into law by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo would allow new businesses to locate on or around college campuses in New York tax-free for 10 years.

  • Politicians fiddle while America's bridges decay Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Bridge collapse on I-5 near Mount Vernon, Wash., May 23, 2013

    America’s highway bridges are falling apart faster than many states can fix them. And some are making the problem worse.

  • Game on: NJ's Christie fights for sports betting Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 5:45 AM ET

    New Jersey is crusading to make sports gambling legal, in part to save a struggling Atlantic City – but major leagues are swinging back.

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