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  • Sen. Warren: No risky trading with insured deposits Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 10:07 AM ET
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren

    The big banks should not be allowed to dip into FDIC-insured deposits to engage in risky trading activities, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said on CNBC Friday, as she pushed for a new, modern-day bank breakup bill.

  • US House passes controversial farm bill Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:59 PM ET

    The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives defied a White House veto threat and passed a controversial farm bill on Thursday.

  • Hillary Clinton taps speechmaking gold mine Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:15 PM ET
    Hillary Clinton.

    Hillary Clinton has plunged into the lucrative world of paid speechmaking that has brought the Clintons more than $100 million. The New York Times reports.

  • US, China disagree over handling of Snowden Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Senior U.S. and Chinese officials sharply disagreed on Thursday over China's handling of fugitive Edward Snowden, who was allowed to leave Hong Kong last month.

  • Surprise! Huge US budget surplus shatters record Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 2:37 PM ET
    U.S. Treasury

    Higher tax revenue, thanks to the economy, and lower spending, thanks to the sequester, combine to put Washington in the black. That could reduce pressure on Congress for a deal.

  • Air Force Sees No Booz Allen Wrongdoing With Snowden Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 6:38 AM ET
    Booz Allen Hamilton Cyber Solution Center.

    The U.S. Air Force sees no evidence that a defense contractor that employed Edward Snowden is responsible for his disclosure of classified U.S. information.

  • Bernanke says economy still needs Fed stimulus Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 5:26 PM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the US economy continues to need highly accommodative monetary policy. Stock futures rose after the comments.

  • Wal-Mart: We'll pull out of DC if wage bill passes Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 5:17 PM ET

    Wal-Mart has threatened that it won't open three new stores in Washington, D.C. if a bill that would raise the minimum wage is passed.

  • Pol: US Risks Losing Pork Industry to China Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 3:17 PM ET

    Chinese plans to buy America's Smithfield Foods has created concern among some U.S. policymakers about the future of the pork industry and food safety.

  • Fed Officials Worried About Easing Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    Fed officials expressed concern about how well the central bank was conveying its intentions to a jittery investing public.

  • Feds: Forget about cheating on Obamacare Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    The Obama administration has come under fire for delaying some steps to verify the income of Americans seeking government subsidies for health insurance. But that doesn't mean there's no income verification.

  • Senate Fails to Restore Lower Student Loan Rates Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 1:16 PM ET

    An effort to restore lower interest rates on student loans has failed in the Senate.

  • SEC Lifts Ban on Hedge Fund Advertising Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 12:44 PM ET

    For the first time, hedge funds will be allowed to advertise to the general public under a rule adopted Wednesday by federal regulators.

  • What the Government Pays to Snoop on You Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 12:07 PM ET

    How much are your private conversations worth to the U.S. government? Paid for by tax dollars, surveillance fees charged in secret by technology companies can vary wildly.

  • GOP-Controlled House Takes On Immigration Fight Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:51 AM ET
    GOP leaders, including Rep. John Boehner (L), discuss the immigration bill and the Obama administration's decision to delay part of the Affordable Care Act.

    House Republicans confronting the politically volatile issue of immigration are wrestling with what to do about those already here illegally.

  • Spitzer to New York City: Trust Me... Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 6:53 AM ET
    Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is mobbed by reporters while attempting to collect signatures to run for comptroller of New York City.

    The prostitution scandal that drove him from office will not weigh heavily on voters, Eliot Spitzer tells CNBC. He says voters will come to embrace his knowledge and experience.

  • Spitzer's 'Madam': I'm Running Against You, Eliot Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    Eliot Spitzer and ex-madam Kristin Davis.

    Eliot Spitzer may think the past is in the past as he makes another run for public office, this time for New York City Comptroller, but his alleged madam Kristin Davis disagrees.

  • Hold That 'Pig': GOP's Corker Says of Obamacare Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 9:21 AM ET
    Senator Bob Corker

    Implementation of President Barack Obama's health-care law needs to be put on "permanent hold," GOP Sen. Bob Corker tells CNBC.

  • Venezuela Mum on Snowden as Asylum Deadline Passes Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 7:39 AM ET
    Edward Snowden

    The status of Edward Snowden's bid for asylum in Venezuela remained unclear Tuesday after the country's apparent deadline passed. NBC News reports.

  • In yet another Obamacare delay, smokers get a break Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 5:49 AM ET

    Smokers trying to get coverage next year under President Obama's health law may get a break from tobacco-use penalties that could have made their premiums unaffordable.

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