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  • Letter to Obama Tests Positive for Ricin Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 2:33 PM ET

    A day after a letter sent to a US senator tested positive for ricin, a letter sent to President Obama has tested positive for the poisonous substance.

  • Police Have Possible Suspect in Ricin Letter: Senator Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 8:57 AM ET
    Sen. Roger Wicker

    Authorities declined to comment on a suspect or any other aspect of the investigation, but a senator says the person under suspicion writes a lot of letters to Senate members.

  • Congress Reacts to Ricin Letter & Boston Bombings     Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 7:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the latest details on a ricin-tainted envelope sent to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MI). Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sen. Angus King (I-ME) discuss a poison-laced letter sent to Capitol Hill, as well the Boston Marathon bombings.

  • Boston Bombs Believed Packed in Pressure Cookers Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 12:48 AM ET

    The bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon were likely heavy, carried to the scene in dark nylon bags and packed with shrapnel to make them more lethal.

  • Insider Trading in Our Nation's Capital Just Got Easier Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 10:55 PM ET
    The Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

    Obama signed into law a provision repealing the requirement that senior government officials post their stock trades on line.

  • Letter Sent to US Senator Tests Positive for Ricin Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 7:08 PM ET

    An envelope sent to Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi tested positive for ricin, Senator Dick Durbin told reporters after a group of lawmakers were briefed by the FBI.

  • Fed's Evans Optimistic, Dudley Less So on Jobs Outlook Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 9:29 AM ET
    William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

    Top Fed policy doves, with opposing economic views, agreed the job market has not yet improved enough to merit cuts to the central bank's bond-buying program.

  • Uh Oh, Obamacare Math Sinks In for Small Businesses Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 10:58 AM ET

    Main Street is looking ahead to 2014, when the tax implications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, begin to kick in. A review of the key provisions.

  • What Obama Paid in Taxes in 2012     Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 1:47 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks to guests during a visit to Argonne National Laboratory on March 15, 2013 in Argonne, Illinois.

    This just in: The president's tax returns! Take a peek at what the Obamas made in 2012 and what their tax rate was. Was it higher or lower than yours?

  • Fed's Rosengren: US Growth Better Than Expected Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 12:58 PM ET
    Eric Rosengren

    A top Federal Reserve official on Friday defended the central bank's dual mandate of full employment and price stability, but also said he's optimistic the economy is gathering strength.

  • Why Immigration Legislation May Disappoint Activists Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 8:26 AM ET
    An immigration activist holds up a sign outside the Capitol during a rally.

    Immigration requirements in the emerging Senate bill could end up excluding hundreds of thousands from the path to citizenship, a Senate aide said.

  • US Problems About More Than 'Moral Values': Poll Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Economic pressures rather than moral values are thought to be the principal US problem, a new NBC/WSJ poll finds.

  • For Some Americans, April 15 Is a Day to Shine Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 5:12 PM ET

    A survey by the Pew Research Center found that more than a third of Americans like or even love doing their taxes.

  • US to Take 'All Necessary Steps' With North Korea Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 4:51 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The president said Thursday that the U.S. would work to reduce tensions with North Korea, but he warned that Washington would take "all necessary steps" to protect itself and its allies.

  • 5 Fiscal Secrets Buried In Obama’s Budget Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 1:27 PM ET

    President Obama submitted a 244-page budget proposal. The Fiscal Times dug through and found five critical—but easily overlooked—takeaways. Here they are.

  • Dimon, Moynihan, Corbat to Meet With Obama Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 10:48 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Executives of the biggest U.S. banks are expected to meet with President Barack Obama, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • 'Grand Bargain' Budget No Bargain for Wealthiest Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 9:42 AM ET
    Warren Buffett speaks to Becky Quick on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Mar. 4, 2013.

    For President Obama, new revenues depend on curbing deductions for affluent taxpayers and implementing Warren Buffett's minimum 30 percent tax for millionaires.

  • Why Silicon Valley Wants Immigration Reform Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 8:56 AM ET

    Top executives in Silicon Valley are pushing for immigration reform that allows more skilled foreign workers into the U.S.

  • Cap Creep: How Obama's IRA Limits Could Hit You Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 8:45 AM ET
    Senate Budget Committee staff members hand out copies of the Obama Administration's proposed FY 2014 federal budget in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill.

    The higher interest rates go, the more likely it is your retirement accounts will bump up against caps in the president's proposed budget.

  • Plosser Makes Case Against Printing More Money Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 7:35 AM ET
    Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

    A top Federal Reserve official took an early stab at how the central bank should reduce its swelled balance sheet to a more normal size in the years ahead, arguing the current plan may need some adjusting.

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