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  • US Problems About More Than 'Moral Values': Poll Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Economic pressures rather than moral values are thought to be the principal US problem, a new NBC/WSJ poll finds.

  • For Some Americans, April 15 Is a Day to Shine Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 5:12 PM ET

    A survey by the Pew Research Center found that more than a third of Americans like or even love doing their taxes.

  • US to Take 'All Necessary Steps' With North Korea Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 4:51 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    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.

  • 5 Fiscal Secrets Buried In Obama’s Budget Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 1:27 PM ET

    President Obama submitted a 244-page budget proposal. The Fiscal Times dug through and found five critical—but easily overlooked—takeaways. Here they are.

  • Dimon, Moynihan, Corbat to Meet With Obama Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 10:48 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Executives of the biggest U.S. banks are expected to meet with President Barack Obama, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • 'Grand Bargain' Budget No Bargain for Wealthiest Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 9:42 AM ET
    Warren Buffett speaks to Becky Quick on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Mar. 4, 2013.

    For President Obama, new revenues depend on curbing deductions for affluent taxpayers and implementing Warren Buffett's minimum 30 percent tax for millionaires.

  • Why Silicon Valley Wants Immigration Reform Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 8:56 AM ET

    Top executives in Silicon Valley are pushing for immigration reform that allows more skilled foreign workers into the U.S.

  • Cap Creep: How Obama's IRA Limits Could Hit You Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 8:45 AM ET
    Senate Budget Committee staff members hand out copies of the Obama Administration's proposed FY 2014 federal budget in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill.

    The higher interest rates go, the more likely it is your retirement accounts will bump up against caps in the president's proposed budget.

  • Plosser Makes Case Against Printing More Money Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 7:35 AM ET
    Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

    A top Federal Reserve official took an early stab at how the central bank should reduce its swelled balance sheet to a more normal size in the years ahead, arguing the current plan may need some adjusting.

  • Americans Worry About Budget Cuts Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Many Americans believe the sequester budget cuts harm the economy, even though most see little impact on their own families, a new NBC/WSJ poll shows.

  • Obama's Budget Plan Pursues These Two Goals Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 4:36 PM ET
    President Barack Obama talks about the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget while next to acting Director of Office of Management and Budget Jeffrey Zients in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, April 10, 2013.

    One is, as always, expressing the president's priorities. The second is to lure Congressional Republicans, again, into negotiations for a budget "grand bargain."

  • In the Crosshairs: Weapons Programs May Get Cut Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 2:19 PM ET
    The Pentagon

    President Obama's fiscal 2014 budget plan proposes cancellation of or cuts to several weapons programs.

  • Congress Nixes USPS's Five-Day Delivery Plan Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:49 PM ET
    Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe speaks during a press conference at U.S. Postal Service headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The US Postal Service is delaying its plan to cease Saturday delivery of first-class mail, a service that it says is costly but that many Americans rely on.

  • President Obama: Budget Is 'Fiscally Responsible' Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:20 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks on the budget

    President Barack Obama called the sequester reckless and said his 2014 budget proposal a "fiscally responsible blueprint for middle class jobs and our economy."

  • Obama Sends $3.8 Trillion Budget—'Grand Bargain' Time? Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    President Obama's budget proposal on display at the Government Printing Office.

    President Obama sent Congress a $3.8 trillion spending blueprint on Wednesday that strives to achieve a "grand bargain" to tame runaway deficits, raising taxes on the wealthy and trimming popular benefit programs.

  • Pro-Gun Group to Give Away 30 Guns in 30 Days Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Even as images of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings are fresh in America's conscious, a pro-gun group is sponsoring a promotion to give away a gun each day in April.

  • "Nothing shrinks deficits faster than a growing economy," said President Obama delivering remarks on the details contained in his $3.8 trillion budget proposal sent to Congress.

  • Dodd-Frank 'Written in Anger,' Needs Fix: Chamber CEO Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 10:42 AM ET
    Thomas J. Donohue, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    Wall Street regulations crafted after the financial crisis were written quickly during turbulent times and need to be changed, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told CNBC.

  • Fed Minutes Released Early Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 9:44 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve released the minutes of its latest Federal Open Markets Committee Meeting earlier than planned Wednesday, a day after the transcripts were inadvertently sent out to a select few.

  • Some Fed Members Fear Monetary Policy Effects Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 9:40 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve policy makers worried about increased risks due to the central bank's aggressive monetary stimulus, though most view those dangers as "manageable" for now.

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