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  • AR-15s Flying Off Shelves Amid Gun Control Fears Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    The AR-15's use in the mass shootings in Newtown and Aurora has thrust it into the national spotlight, but just the threat of a ban has been a boon to its sales.

  • Flight Delays Put Budget Cuts in Spotlight Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    The Obama administration on Wednesday backed a plan that would temporarily eliminate spending cuts disrupting U.S. air travel, while lawmakers in Washington scrambled to avoid blame.

  • This Possible Fed Successor Has Admirers...And Foes Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 6:40 AM ET

    Janet Yellen is seen as a logical candidate to succeed the Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke, but critics remain wary of her stance on inflation.

  • Did Obama Draw the "Red Line" on Syria Too Soon? Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Will President Obama act on his "red line" on Syria?

  • 'Spring Slump' Unlikely to Become a Stall Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    If not for the Fed's cheap money, spending cuts likely would be having a larger impact on economic growth, hiring, business spending and consumer sentiment. NBC News.

  • Where the Budget Cut Pain Is Really Being Felt Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 9:18 AM ET
    Federal employees take part in a rally in front of Department of Labor protesting budget cuts.

    Flight delays from air traffic controller furloughs may seem like the start of the predicted doom of sequestration. But many have already felt the pain of mandated budget cuts.

  • Poison Letters Probe Shifts to Second Man Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 8:17 AM ET

    Investigators are focusing on a second Mississippi man in connection with ricin letters sent to the president and a U.S. senator after charges were dropped against another man.

  • One of SEC's Best Weapons May Be in Jeopardy Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 5:29 AM ET

    A 20-month-old program at the Securities and Exchange Commission has had big successes, but it faces challenges.

  • States May Push Workers to Obama Health Exchanges Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 5:16 AM ET
    A patient talks with her primary care physician.

    In a move that would capitalize on provisions under President Barack Obama's health care law, Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way to pass a large chunk of their health care expenses along to Washington, D.C.

  • Markets Sink Briefly on Fake AP Terror Tweet Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 8:01 PM ET

    A news agency tweet, that turned out to be fake about explosions at the White House injuring President Obama, sent markets on a round trip roller coaster ride.

  • Sen. Max Baucus Decides to Retire: Aide Says Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Sen. Max Baucus

    Max Baucus, chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, will not seek re-election to a seventh term next year, according to a Democratic aide.

  • Sen. Baucus to Retire     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    Sen. Max Baucus, (D-MT) has announced he will not run for re-election in 2014, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Leave Knives, Clubs at Home: TSA Delays Policy Shift Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 9:34 AM ET
    TSA workers at JFK airport

    A policy change scheduled to go into effect this week that would have allowed passengers to carry small knives, bats and other sports equipment onto airliners will be delayed.

  • Major Furlough-Related Flight Delays Avoided...For Now Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 7:48 AM ET

    Air travelers experienced delays at some U.S. airports as staff cuts at control towers took effect, but the havoc and hour-long waits regulators had predicted largely failed to materialize.

  • Tax-Free Internet Shopping Jeopardized by Bill Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    Tax-free shopping on the Internet could be in jeopardy under a bill making its way through the Senate.

  • A New Tax Could Send Shoppers Back to the Mall Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    In a new bill expected on Monday to clear a procedural Senate vote, all online sales would be subject to state sales taxes.

  • White House: Tsarnaev Not an 'Enemy Combatant' Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 2:15 PM ET
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will not be treated as an "enemy combatant" in the Boston Marathon bombings case.

  • Boston Bombings Ignite Debate on Immigration Reform Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 1:56 PM ET
    Senators, dubbed the "Gang of Eight," hold a news conference on immigration legislation.

    As the full identities and motives of the suspects unfold, both aisles of the immigration debate are seizing the Boston bombings as an opportunity to revamp U.S. immigration law.

  • Flight Delays Pile Up Monday After FAA Budget Cuts Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:17 PM ET
    Canceled flights due to weather are displayed on a departure monitor at San Francisco International Airport on February 8, 2013.

    It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers as federal budget cuts led to cascading delays along the East Coast Monday morning.

  • eBay Starts Massive Push Against Sales Tax Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 10:17 AM ET

    EBay CEO John Donahoe began emailing millions of users of the company's online marketplace in an unprecedented effort to change looming sales tax legislation.

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