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Failure to raise the debt ceiling within a "timely" manner would see the United States' sovereign ratings put under formal review with "highly uncertain" consequences, rating agency Fitch warned U.S. policymakers Tuesday.
In a letter to Congress, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner warned the US will hit the debt ceiling in February or March and urged Congress to act quickly.
President Obama warned Congress on Monday that it must raise the debt ceiling or risk a "self-inflicted wound on the economy."
Although the "fiscal cliff" deal made "some progress" in resolving the nation's debt problem, "we're not out of the woods yet," Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said Monday.
The sting from higher taxes in your first 2013 paycheck is also going to sting the economy this year, particularly in the first quarter.
There will be a four-year struggle to rein in President Barack Obama's crazy spending, tax advocate Grover Norquist told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Monday.
A preview of new out-of-pocket costs and newfangled ways you'll be getting your medicine as employers get ready for Obamacare to start in earnest.
CNBC's Eamon Javers explains why Social Security needs more of your money.
Top Democratic senators told President Barack Obama that he must be ready to take "any lawful steps" to ensure that the United States does not default on its debt payments -- even if it means acting without approval by Congress.
Mayor Dave Bing is trying to move Detroit away from the fiscal brink -- the appointment of a state financial overseer.
A new Pew Research survey finds that the debate over the wealth gap has calmed slightly, despite a divisive election.
The NRA said Thursday its meeting at the White House with Vice President Joe Biden was more about demonizing the Second Amendment than about keeping students safe.
President Obama nominated White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be secretary of the Treasury, declaring his complete trust in an aide with three decades of Washington experience in economic policy and a penchant for shunning the limelight.
The president signals he's not bluffing over the debt ceiling.
Riding a wave of new tax revenue, California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed a state spending plan that eliminates the deficit and provides $6.3 billion more in spending than the previous year.
Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday the White House plans to act quickly to curb gun violence and will explore all avenues — including executive orders that would not require the approval of Congress — to try to prevent incidents like last month's massacre at a Connecticut school.
President Barack Obama will nominate Jack Lew as Treasury secretary as early as Thursday, a source familiar with the process told CNBC.
Jack Lew is said to be the next Treasury Secretary, but his signature has raised eyebrows on the Hill.
Larry Kudlow and guests debate whether Jack Lew is a good pick for Treasury Secretary.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest on the U.S. debt; and discussing whether the debt ceiling fight will damage the economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman and Lindsey Piegza, FTN financial economist.
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