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  • 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.

  • Egypt in turmoil: What the chaos means for the US Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 4:18 PM ET
    Plumes of smoke rise from a damaged petrol station during a violent crackdown by Egyptian security forces on a pro-Morsi sit-in demonstration at the Rabaa al-Adweya Mosque in the Nasr City district on Aug. 14, 2013, in Cairo.

    Here's a look at what is happening in Cairo, how America is involved and what it means for the U.S. relationship with Israel and U.S. security.

  • Fed: Banks not planning for worst Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 1:31 PM ET

    The Fed says some banks are not taking into account the possibility of falling house prices when valuing certain mortgage-related assets. The NYT reports.

  • Leslie Caldwell to head DOJ Criminal Division Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 12:14 PM ET
    Leslie Caldwell, then chief prosecutor of the Enron Task Force, in 2004

    The white-collar defense lawyer, who once headed the Justice Department's elite Enron Task Force, is in line to return to Washington, according to a knowledgeable source.

  • Obamacare quirk: Your insurance costs could go up Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 9:27 AM ET
    Materials about new insurance possibilities available through the Affordable Care Act

    A quirk in Obamacare means that some workers and their families may be better off financially if their employers don't offer subsidies for health-insurance premiums.

  • Obama presses for quicker action on bank rules Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 7:04 AM ET

    President Obama and some lawmakers are frustrated that critical parts of its Dodd-Frank financial overhaul remain unenforced. The New York Time reports.

  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

    “Employers need certainty and the fact is employers aren’t seeing it,” Walker said in an interview on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report.”

  • Junkets! Lawmakers travel globe on lobbyists' tab Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    U.S. lawmakers are once again racing around the globe on privately financed tours—trips watchdog groups cite as evidence that congressional ethics reforms are unraveling.

  • Seattle campaign seeks $15 minimum wage Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 8:52 AM ET
    Demonstrators outside a Wendy's restaurant in this file photo.

    Washington state already has the nation's highest minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there's a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15.

  • As Obama's vacation ends, a tough agenda begins Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 7:11 AM ET

    The president faces a post-vacation agenda that includes budget battles, health-care fights, and immigration disputes, and that was before Egypt descended into chaos.

  • Obama cancels US-Egypt exercise over violence Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 10:39 AM ET
    An Egyptian man walks between lines of bodies wrapped in shrouds at a mosque in Cairo on August 15, 2013, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi the previous day.

    President Barack Obama condemned Egypt's interim government Thursday, saying the United States was canceling a joint military operation in protest of violence that left 525 dead.

  • Obamacare is coming, and so are the con artists Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    As the debate rages over who benefits from the Affordable Care Act, one thing is becoming clear: The controversial program is a dream for con artists.

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