Foreign ministers meeting in Geneva agreed "initial concrete steps" to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine, they said in a joint statement.» Read More
Automatic government spending cuts due to go into effect March 1 unless Congress acts. The effect of the reductions would slash non-defense programs by 9 percent across the board and defense programs by 13 percent, the White House said.
John Engler, Business Roundtable, explains what the President needs to say at the State of the Union next week, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Lawmakers are expected to approve New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's amendments to existing legislation on Internet gaming, reports CNBC's Brian Shactman.
A hacker apparently accessed private photos and emails sent between members of the Bush family, including both former presidents.
"It's almost like they don't give a damn," Hollywood legend and Republican supporter Clint Eastwood told CNBC, referring to the gridlock in Washington.
From long delays at the nation's airports to huge potential layoffs of government workers, Americans may soon feel the pinch of austerity. The Financial Times reports.
Discussing what's the GOP's primary problem, with Peter Suderman, Reason Magazine; Mark Hannah, Democratic political analyst; and Ann Coulter, syndicated columnist.
Nominated to head the CIA, John Brennan told a protest-disrupted Senate confirmation hearing Thursday the United States employs drone strikes only as a deterrent against imminent terrorist threats, not as punishment for previous attacks.
Across-the-board budget cuts present the U.S. military with the most significant readiness crisis in more than a decade and quick action is needed to avoid the spending reductions, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned during testimony Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
President Barack Obama told fellow Democrats on Thursday he is willing to agree to a "big deal" with Congress on spending cuts and tax reforms to end the fiscal uncertainty over the deficit.
While in the private sector John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee to be director of the CIA, was working for a corporate parent that was looking business from Chinese companies while it labored on sensitive US security operations.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has released a radio ad in California hoping to lure businesses to the Lone Star state. California Gov. Jerry Brown's reaction? "It's a big nothing."
President Obama on Wednesday tapped REI business executive Sally Jewell to lead his Interior Department, making her the first woman he has nominated for his Cabinet in the second term.
Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee proposed a seven-month delay in looming automatic spending cuts that would be paid for by shrinking the federal workforce.
A deficit reduction package to preserve short term economic growth by delaying the most aggressive measures would a no-go for the markets, the private sector and politicians, business leaders told CNBC on Wednesday.
Let's help out the former Treasury Secretary with title suggestions for his upcoming book.
"This is just one step in a plan to resolve our finances," Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in an interview on CNBC.
The battle for the soul of the Republican party is getting nastier following the launch of a new effort by some wealthy donors to strike back at ideologically driven activists– including conservative billionaires – who have steered the party to the far right. The FT reports.
President Obama turned to corporate leaders as he tried to rally support for comprehensive immigration reform.
President Obama, having missed the deadline for submitting his budget, is proposing that Congress pass a short-term plan to delay spending cuts due to take effect March 1.
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