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  • Still 'God's work'? Blankfein defends Goldman Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 4:38 PM ET
    Lloyd Blankfein speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein came out in defense of capitalism as well as bonuses after it received government aid during the financial crisis.

  • Bono does Clinton, so Clinton does Bono back Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 3:34 PM ET
    Bono and former President Bill Clinton impersonate each other at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

    President, meet rock star. Rock star, meet president. Now, impersonate each other.

  • Health care is the economy, Obama insists Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 6:57 PM ET
    President Barack Obama discusses the Affordable Care Act with former President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

    "It's important to remember that health care is the economy. ... The idea that we can separate out the two is a fantasy," Obama said.

  • Bill Gates’ riskiest project: Fixing education Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 3:52 PM ET
    Bill Gates

    How tough is it to reform education in the U.S.? Tougher than ridding the world of polio, according to Bill Gates.

  • Hear Bono's dead-on Bill Clinton impression Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 12:47 PM ET
    Bono stole the stage with his Bill Clinton impression ahead of a panel discussion at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

    In today's Lunch Break TV, U2 frontman Bono does a great impression of former President Bill Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative event.

  • Bono defends Ireland and its low taxes Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 12:16 PM ET
    Bono participates on a panel discussing Mobilizing for Impact at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

    On stage at the morning Clinton Global Initiative panel, Bono stepped in to defend Ireland's low corporate taxes.

  • Clinton Initiative is 'mobilizing for impact' Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 2:20 PM ET
    Former president Bill Clinton moderates a panel on Mobilizing for Impact at CGI on Sept. 24, 2013 in New York.

    With appearances by the likes of Sheryl Sandberg, Bono and Bill Gates, the Clinton Global Initiative hopes to leave a lasting impression on the world.

  • Cost of low-cost health insurance: Fewer choices Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 11:26 AM ET

    The new insurance marketplace will feature low cost smaller networks that advocates say may not provide suitable health care to plan members.

  • Is Bernanke staying a possibility with Summers out? Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    President Barack Obama's safest choice is Janet Yellen but keeping Ben Bernanke could still be a possibility, said Tony Fratto, former White House press secretary.

  • 'Sexist arguments' made against Yellen: Sheila Bair Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Sheila Bair, a former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S

    There is a "horrible whispering campaign in Washington" against Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen for the top job, former FDIC chair Sheila Bair told CNBC.

  • Janet Yellen and Larry Summers

    President Obama is in the process of interviewing three candidates for the position at the helm of the central bank: Larry Summers, Janet Yellen, and a dark horse, Donald Kohn.

  • Obama mulls Fed pick, defends Summers on stimulus Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 8:59 AM ET
    Donald Kohn, former vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    President Obama pushed back against criticism of his former economic adviser Lawrence Summers, who is seen as a leading candidate to become the new chairman of the Federal Reserve.

  • Erskine Bowles Blesses 'Blank Slate' Tax Reform Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 8:50 AM ET
    Erskine Bowles

    Erskine Bowles, deficit commission co-chairman, praised a tax-reform plan that would start over with a "blank slate."

  • This Tax Loophole Mistake Saves Companies Billions Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:54 AM ET
    The seal on the US Treasury building in Washington, DC.

    The "check the box" loophole shows how Washington saved money for American corporations and deprived the government of billions in tax revenue.

  • 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.

  • Who Foots the Bill for Presidential Libraries? Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:56 PM ET
    Statues of former Presidents George W. Bush (L) and his father George H.W. Bush are on display during a tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

    The mix of tax dollars and undisclosed private financing raises questions about presidential libraries, like the one dedicated Thursday to former President George W. Bush.

  • Powerful 'Wall St. Shadow Regulators' Under Scrutiny Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Eugene A. Ludwig, center, founded Promontory Financial after serving as President Bill Clinton’s comptroller of the currency.

    The Senate Banking Committee is set to hold a hearing on Thursday to examine whether regulators inappropriately "outsource" oversight to consultants that are paid billions of dollars by the banks. The NY Times reports.

  • CNBC Meets: President Bill Clinton, Part Two     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    In the second part of this CNBC Meets episode, President Clinton says his administration's greatest achievement was ensuring a prolonged period of prosperity for all Americans.

  • CNBC Meets: President Bill Clinton, Part One     Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    In the second part of this CNBC Meets episode, President Clinton says his administration's greatest achievement was ensuring a prolonged period of prosperity for all Americans.

  • CNBC Meets: Bill Clinton     Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 8:00 PM ET

    In this episode of CNBC Meets, host Tania Bryer talks to the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton, one of the world's most iconic political figures and gains exclusive access with him in his home town of Little Rock, Arkansas.