• 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

    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.

  • Cauldron of hawks emerges on Fed policy committee Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 3:10 PM ET

    The minutes of the July meeting reveal a growing concern over inflation.

  • Keep printing? Fed stays in game, but exit looms Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 2:36 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Fed officials may be getting closer to tapering the central bank's controversial bond-buying program, but minutes from the most recent meeting show some hesitation remains.

  • Ron Paul portfolio: 'Craziest' we've ever seen? Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 12:50 PM ET
    Ron Paul speaking at George Washington University in March

    Ron Paul loves gold, but how much the former presidential candidate loves the yellow metal could strike some as a bit...extreme.

  • Watch out: You're being recognized by face scans Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 12:46 PM ET
    Facial recognition grid

    The U.S. is making gains on developing a surveillance system to identify people in crowds. The NYT reports.

  • US getting tough on Egypt's army? Don't bet on it Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Egyptian army soldiers block Salah Salem highway to prevent supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi from crossing during their demonstration in Cairo.

    The United States is unlikely to make significant cuts in assistance to Egypt, despite calls from Congress to do so and a Cabinet-level meeting this week.

  • Obamacare tax: 40% of companies to change plans Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    Bigger companies expect health-care costs to increase under Obamacare—and most are concerned with getting hit by a tax on pricier plans under the health-reform law, a survey finds.

  • Manning gets 35 years for WikiLeaks documents leak Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:07 AM ET
    Manning arrives at a military court Wednesday to hear his sentence.

    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks.

  • The myth of the modern welfare queen Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 6:07 AM ET
    Nicole Oman works in the property management office of the YWCA Family Village in Issaquah, Wash., where she also lives.

    Here's one thing both critics and supporters of the modern welfare system agree on: The direct assistance program as we knew it in the 1980s and 1990s is dead and gone.

  • Fed message to markets: Don't fear the taper Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 9:31 PM ET

    Tapering of the Fed's $85 billion monthly bond purchases has been discussed for months, driving interest rates higher.

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