Foreign ministers meeting in Geneva agreed "initial concrete steps" to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine, they said in a joint statement.» Read More
House Speaker Boehner told CNBC's Larry Kudlow that a long-term deal on entitlements is possible, and there's no good reason for the Obama team to have shut down the White House tour.
While a trader known as the "London whale" has come to represent a multibillion-dollar blowup at JPMorgan Chase, Congressional investigators have discovered that the problems involved more senior levels of the nation's largest bank. The New York Times reports.
The sequester may have many Americans experiencing longer delays in major airports across the U.S. due to hiring freezes and overtime elimination.
President Obama said Monday that agencies will need to make "very difficult decisions" as a result of sharp spending cuts that went into effect last week and warned that families will be hurt and economic growth will suffer.
President Obama made three major personnel appointments Monday, nominating Walmart's philanthropic head Sylvia Mathews Burwell as White House budget director, Gina McCarthy to lead the EPA and physicist Ernest Moniz to head the DOE.
President Obama has selected air quality expert Gina McCarthy to lead the EPA and physicist Ernest Moniz to head the Department of Energy, a White House official said.
Four months after Mr. Obama won a second term, the only issue that truly unites Republicans is a commitment to shrinking the federal government through spending cuts, low taxes and less regulation. The NYT reports.
President Barack Obama raised the issue of cutting entitlements as a way out of damaging budget cuts, as both sides in Washington tried to limit a fiscal crisis that may soon hit America.
Just hours after across-the-board spending cuts officially took effect, Barack Obama pressed Congress to work with him on a compromise to halt a fiscal crisis he said was starting to "inflict pain" on communities.
It's on: President Obama on Friday signed an order that starts putting into effect across-the-board budget cuts known as the "sequester" after he and congressional leaders failed to find an alternative budget plan.
Michigan officially declared Detroit in a fiscal emergency, setting the stage for a state takeover of the city's financial management and ultimately the possibility of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
President Obama blamed Republicans' refusal to close `wasteful' loopholes for the automatic budget cuts going into effect Friday, and said Americans will get through the crisis.
Sequestration will probably not as painful as the Administration is making them out to be, but not as painless as many conservatives are suggesting.
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan told CNBC that he expects the across-the-board spending cuts known as the "sequester" take effect after Friday's deadline.
On paper, the spending cuts, due to kick in on Friday, promise $85 billion in budget savings. In reality, the "sequester" is likely to yield less than half that much.
The Senate confirmed Jack Lew as President Barack Obama's new Treasury secretary, putting the former White House chief of staff in the middle of a bitter political fight over the government's budget.
While politicians in Washington fan the flames of economic doom from Friday's sequester, they've apparently failed to light a fire under many Americans. Here's why.
President Obama will meet Friday with the top leaders in the House and Senate, hours past the deadline for averting automatic budget cuts, to discuss how to proceed on divisive tax-and-spend issues.
Unemployment probably won't reach the 6 percent level until 2016, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress on Wednesday.
The rhetoric has been flying on automatic spending cuts but now America has spoken: 52 percent say the sequester is a "bad idea," the latest NBC/WSJ poll shows.
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