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  • Rumsfeld: Washington has not indicated mission in Syria Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 9:05 PM ET

    In his first TV interview on the Syria crisis, the former Pentagon chief said the administration has not indicated its mission in Syria.

  • McCain warns of crisis; Syrian forces evacuate HQ Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:59 AM ET

    The crisis in Syria can easily turn into a regional conflict with major economic consequences, and one of the first signs is the rise in oil prices, Sen. John McCain tells CNBC.

  • Why next Fed chair is likely to be a millionaire Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:12 AM ET
    Janet Yellen and Larry Summers

    Who wants to be a millionaire? Both front-runners for the Fed chairman position are multi-millionaires.

  • Allies draft plans for strikes against Syria Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 3:02 PM ET
    Syrian President Bashar Assad

    Military strikes against Syria could be launched as early as Thursday, U.S. officials tell NBC as the White House intensifies efforts for a response to a suspected chemical weapons attack.

  • Jack Lew: Obama not negotiating over debt limit Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 9:35 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    President Barack Obama will not negotiate over the debt ceiling and it's up to Congress to raise the limit, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew tells CNBC.

  • Hagel: 'Ready to go' against Syria if ordered Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

    Western powers told the Syrian opposition to expect a strike against President Bashar al-Assad's forces within days, according to sources cited by Reuters.

  • Five years after TARP, misgivings on bonuses Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 6:30 AM ET
    Hank Paulson

    Henry M. Paulson Jr. on bonuses during the 2008 financial crisis: “There was such a total lack of awareness from the firms that paid big bonuses during this extraordinary time.”

  • Summers likely pick for Fed chair: Harwood     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Lawrence "Larry" Summers is a front runner in the race to replace Ben Bernanke; and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has warned Congress the government will reach its debt limit sometime in mid-October.

  • Insider says Summers may be named Fed chief soon Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 5:46 PM ET
    Lawrence Summers

    A source from Team Obama said Larry Summers will likely be named Fed chairman in a few weeks though he is "still being vetted" so it might take a little longer.

  • US Treasury to hit debt limit by mid-October Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 3:31 PM ET
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    Treasury Secretary pressed Congress to allow the government to borrow more money, saying that it could default on its obligations if lawmakers do not act by mid-October.

  • Here's what economists say is US' biggest worry Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 6:46 AM ET

    America's greatest challenge has something to do with Washington, according to a survey of business economists. What could it be?

  • Ignorance of Obamacare threatens plan's success Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 11:56 AM ET

    Continued widespread public ignorance about Obamacare insurance exchanges could hamper enrollment in those exchanges and ultimately jack up premium prices.

  • Fed's Lockhart, Bullard differ over Sept taper Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 10:06 AM ET
    Dennis Lockhart, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

    Two regional Fed presidents expressed different views Friday about whether September would be the right time to begin to scale back the central bank's massive bond purchases.

  • Jack Lew weighs in on Nasdaq     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 4:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on comments made by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew regarding Nasdaq's trading freeze.

  • Make US manufacturing a race horse: Fed's Fisher Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 2:09 PM ET
    Richard Fisher

    The Fed's easy-money policies have boosted U.S. manufacturers but requires less fiscal and regulatory restraint from Washington, a top Fed official said on Thursday.

  • Duncan: How to get more bang for your college buck Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    The White House plan for a new college rating system would eventually determine where federal student aid dollars would be allocated, Education Secretary Arne Duncan tells CNBC.

  • Oops: State treasurer owes $500,000 in taxes Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 10:08 AM ET
    Boston

    Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman has been getting the state's finances in order—his own are another matter. Grossman may owe more than $500,000 in back taxes.

  • Hillary Clinton's econ guru: I think she's running Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 8:50 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been acting like she's going to run for president in 2016. "She'd be ... terrific," said her former State Department economic guru.

  • Obama wants to 'shake up' colleges on costs Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 8:37 AM ET
    President Obama delivers the commencement address at Morehouse College in May.

    The goal is to link a new college financial ratings plan to federal financial aid awards.

  • Fed's hawkish message a lever for rates Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 8:45 PM ET

    With the Fed on a path to taper, rising bond yields could act as a razor's edge against the stock market, cutting into gains with every tick higher.

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