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  • Bernanke: Fed to taper but will be flexible Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:07 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank anticipates beginning tapering bond purchases later this year but that policy will remain accommodative and could change depending on the incoming economic data.

  • Lew: Dodd-Frank helped save the banking system Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 9:26 AM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew praised the Dodd-Frank banking reform, saying it resolved the too-big-to-fail problem and ensured the future stability of the American financial system.

  • AG Holder criticizes stand-your-ground laws Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 2:01 AM ET
    Attorney General Eric Holder

    Laws that allow a person who believes he is in danger to use deadly force in self-defense need to be reassessed, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

  • NSA’s snooping more far-reaching than thought Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:39 AM ET
    National Security Agency building in Fort Meade, Md.

    The NSA has disclosed that its telephone and internet data collection is far greater than previously known. The Financial Times reports.

  • Cordray cleared for consumer post after 2-year delay Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 5:54 PM ET
    Richard Cordray

    The Senate confirmed Richard Cordray to head the consumer bureau, an Obama nomination that had been stalled for two years.

  • What Yahoo's court win may mean for your privacy Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    Yahoo has won a court fight that could help the public learn more about the government's efforts to obtain data from Internet users.

  • This could put Obamacare in the ER Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    Less than 90 days before Obamacare's government-run health exchanges are due to open up shop, Web insurers are still being locked out—a lag that could depress enrollment and jack up insurance rates.

  • 'Nuke option' could cause market meltdown Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    With the Senate thinking the unthinkable—a "nuclear option" on filibusters—you may have to consider politics before your next investment.

  • Debt limit brawl may end Jack Lew's 'quiet period' Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 12:42 PM ET
    Jack Lew (right) and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Treasury secretary has managed to stay mostly in the background during his first few months in office. That may be about to change as a new debt ceiling battle heats up.

  • Putin seeing signs of Snowden shifting on the US Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Vladimir Putin said Monday that he saw signs that fugitive leaker Edward Snowden was shifting toward stopping "political activity" directed against the United States.

  • NY tax break hopes to draw businesses to campuses Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:53 AM ET
    McGraw Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

    A unique bill signed into law by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo would allow new businesses to locate on or around college campuses in New York tax-free for 10 years.

  • Politicians fiddle while America's bridges decay Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Bridge collapse on I-5 near Mount Vernon, Wash., May 23, 2013

    America’s highway bridges are falling apart faster than many states can fix them. And some are making the problem worse.

  • Game on: NJ's Christie fights for sports betting Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 5:45 AM ET

    New Jersey is crusading to make sports gambling legal, in part to save a struggling Atlantic City – but major leagues are swinging back.

  • As Congress debates food stamp cuts, working poor worry Saturday, 13 Jul 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    The complicated calculus of financial survival for the working poor means any cuts to the food stamp program would be felt well beyond the grocery checkout line.

  • IRS documents show liberal groups also vetted Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 2:29 PM ET

    A top Democrat probing the IRS scrutiny of tea party groups released documents Friday suggesting that "occupy" and other liberal-leaning groups received similar vetting.

  • Napolitano leaving Homeland Security for UC system Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 10:18 AM ET
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

    Janet Napolitano, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, will step down to lead the University of California system, NBC News confirms.

  • Sen. Warren: No risky trading with insured deposits Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 10:07 AM ET
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren

    The big banks should not be allowed to dip into FDIC-insured deposits to engage in risky trading activities, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said on CNBC Friday, as she pushed for a new, modern-day bank breakup bill.

  • US House passes controversial farm bill Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:59 PM ET

    The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives defied a White House veto threat and passed a controversial farm bill on Thursday.

  • Hillary Clinton taps speechmaking gold mine Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:15 PM ET
    Hillary Clinton.

    Hillary Clinton has plunged into the lucrative world of paid speechmaking that has brought the Clintons more than $100 million. The New York Times reports.

  • US, China disagree over handling of Snowden Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:13 PM ET

    Senior U.S. and Chinese officials sharply disagreed on Thursday over China's handling of fugitive Edward Snowden, who was allowed to leave Hong Kong last month.

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