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  • Advocates on both sides of the aisle want to lower the official corporate tax rate and the country's biggest companies are in favor, but how? NYT reports.

  • More Part-Time Jobs Ahead Under Obamacare: Critics Friday, 3 May 2013 | 12:27 PM ET
    Full-time and part-time openings at a restaurant.

    Companies will add more part-time jobs to avoid Obamacare's rule to provide health care benefits for full-time workers, say critics. In April, 278,000 part-time jobs were created.

  • SEC Chief Mary Jo White Punts on Money Fund Debate Friday, 3 May 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White

    In her first speech as SEC chief to the mutual fund industry, Mary Jo White did not provide details about the biggest regulatory threat to the fund companies.

  • Obama Taps Pritzker, Froman for Economic Jobs Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:36 PM ET
    Penny Pritzker

    President Obama chooses longtime fundraiser Penny Pritzker as Commerce secretary and adviser Michael Froman as U.S. Trade Representative.

  • Pentagon to Ask US Congress for Break From 'Sequester' Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:27 AM ET
    The Pentagon

    The Pentagon is preparing to ask Congress soon for more authority to shift funds to cope with automatic spending cuts, confronting lawmakers with another exception to the "sequester."

  • Fed Keeps Pedal to the Metal as Economy Wobbles Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 2:21 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Federal Reserve held fast to its ultra-accommodative monetary policy, solidified by what board members described as an economy weakened by fiscal policy.

  • President Vows Obamacare Will Meet Deadline Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 12:01 PM ET

    With only five months to go before the start of enrollment for Obamacare, the President defended the Oct. 1 deadline and pointed to Washington state as a model for getting these systems up and running on time.

  • Obama to Pick Wheeler for FCC, Watt for FHFA Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 7:47 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Tom Wheeler is a venture capitalist and former wireless and cable lobbyist; Melvin Watt is a 20-year House veteran and former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

  • Fed Weighs Tighter Cap on Bank Leverage Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 12:33 AM ET

    Federal Reserve officials are weighing a stricter cap on bank leverage, a move that would respond to increasing demands to constrain the riskiness of large lenders. The Financial Times reports.

  • Obama: US Would Consider Action Against Syria...If Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 12:08 PM ET

    President Obama suggests he'd consider military action against Syria if it can be confirmed that President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons in its civil war.

  • Bernanke Watch: Is He Eyeing the Exit? Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 7:03 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Federal Reserve

    As the Fed meets this week, all eyes are on Bernanke as Wall Street is buzzing that he will be leaving soon. Who will take his seat? Here's the one name that keeps coming up.

  • Unemployment Fraud Costing Billions Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 2:01 PM ET

    Unemployment fraud is costing the government billions of dollars in paid benefits to people who are still working, dead or are behind bars, a Fed study finds.

  • Economy Gets Larger, Thanks to Robot Unicorn Attack Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis is about to overhaul the way it tracks the growth of the American economy. The new accounting rules will give more weight to "intangible and intellectual" assets.

  • Anthony Foxx, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina.

    President Barack Obama plans to nominate Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Anthony Foxx to be his next transportation secretary, a White House official said on Sunday.

  • Has the original intent of the dinner lost its focus? CNBC's John Harwood provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the annual event, with the "Squawk Box" news team.

  • High-Frequency Traders Face Speed Limits Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 1:33 AM ET

    High-frequency traders are facing "speed limits" on a major trading platform, which is being touted as a template for a regulatory clampdown on computer-driven activity, the FT reports.

  • Obama to Sign Bill Ending FAA Flight Delays Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 1:16 PM ET

    The White House says Congress' move to quickly end widespread airport delays is good news but falls short of broader action needed to address wider spending cuts.

  • What’s Ailing the Economy? In a Word: Washington Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 12:12 PM ET

    The flaccid GDP report may stem from deficit-cutting moves, including a 2 percent payroll tax hike that kicked in Jan. 1 and ongoing budget cuts. NBC News reports.

  • Obama Seeks Proof Syria Used Chemical Weapons Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 6:44 AM ET
    This is a satellite image of a location widely reported as a chemical weapons facility in Al Safirah, Syria collected on August 1, 2012.

    President Barack Obama said he needed definitive proof the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in the country's civil war before he would take action.

  • US: Syria's Assad May Have Used Chemical Weapons Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 2:35 PM ET
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with reporters after reading a statement on chemical weapon use in Syria.

    The White House says Syria may have crossed President Obama's "red line" by using chemical weapons against rebels, but the administration is still trying to find a "smoking gun."

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