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  • Illinois Settles SEC Charges Over Pensions Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 4:55 AM ET

    Illinois, which has the worst-funded state pension system in the United States, has agreed to settle charges alleging it repeatedly misled municipal bond investors about the underfunding of its pensions.

  • That's classified! Not anymore. US agencies like the FBI will begin sharing some classified information with companies to help prevent hack attacks.

  • Judge Invalidates 'Capricious' NYC Sugary Drink Ban Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 6:38 PM ET
    A judge on Monday declared New York City's ban on the sale of large sugary drinks "arbitrary and capricious.''

    A judge on Monday invalidated New York City's plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries, one day before the law was to take effect.

  • Paul Ryan Budget Plan Not Realistic: Bush Official Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 9:21 AM ET

    The process in Washington to reach a federal budget compromise has not been based in reality, former OMB Director Jim Nussle told CNBC.

  • Paul Ryan: US Budget Deal With Obama Possible Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 8:11 AM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan

    The GOP point person on fiscal issues said a compromise with President Obama is possible, even though their budget plan faces certain rejection from Democrats.

  • Search for a Debt Deal: Obama Walks a Tightrope Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | 6:17 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks to the media after meeting with Congressional leaders at the White House.

    The president will try to salvage a big deficit-reduction deal this week, battling not only Republican resistance but also complaints from Democrats, the New York Times reports.

  • Cory Booker: I Fixed 'Screwed Up' Newark, Next DC Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 1:16 PM ET
    Cory Booker

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker told CNBC on Friday he's exploring a bid for U.S. Senate because the solutions to problems he's tackled New Jersey's largest city can work at the national level.

  • Gore Sued Over Current TV Sale to Al-Jazeera Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    A television consultant claims that former Vice President Al Gore and others at Current TV stole his idea to sell the struggling network to Al-Jazeera.

  • U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) leaves after a caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 14, 2013.

    Sen. Rand Paul staged an old-fashioned filibuster in an attempt to block the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director, with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT).

  • Obama's 'Dinner Date' With the GOP     Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    President Obama is taking Republicans out to dinner tonight. How to read his strategy, with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT).

  • Obamacare Drags Down Jobs and Sales Says Beige Book Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 5:25 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama meets with his Cabinet at the White House March 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and Congress remain locked in stalled budget negotiations as the effect of the sequestration begin to impact the U.S. economy.

    The Fed's report on the economy reveals that businesses across America say they are slowing hiring because of the Affordable Care Act. Maybe this thing really is a "jobs killer."

  • House Approves Bill to Keep Government Funded Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 2:23 PM ET
    The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

    The House on Wednesday passed legislation to keep federal funds flowing to government agencies through Sept. 30, seeking to avert shutdowns that otherwise would begin on March 27 when current funding expires.

  • Boehner Wants Budget Deals 'Out in the Open' Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 1:01 PM ET
    Larry Kudlow interviews Speaker of the House John Boehner.

    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.

  • U.S. Sen. Carl Levin

    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.

  • Obama: We'll Manage Sequester 'the Best We Can' Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 4:05 PM ET
    President Obama presides over the first Cabinet of his second term Monday.

    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.

  • Obama Taps Burwell for OMB; New Chiefs for EPA, DOE Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 11:08 AM ET
    Sylvia Matthews Burwell

    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.

  • Obama Taps McCarthy for EPA, Moniz for Energy Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 8:38 AM ET
    Gina McCarthy to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (L), and nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz to head the Department of Energy (R).

    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.

  • GOP Clings to One Thing It Agrees On: Spending Cuts Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 6:15 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner listens as President Obama gives his 2013 State of the Union address.

    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.

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