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Time magazine's Man of the Year Ben Bernanke gave a speech this past weekend, and at first I thought he was defending the excessively loose monetary policy that led to the recent crisis.
The Federal Aviation Administration is stepping up oversight of American Airlines after three botched landings by the carrier over 11 days, the Wall Street Journal reported. .
At the heart of the health care debate is the question of whether it’s possible to cut medical costs without harming patients. What has happened in Richmond, Virginia helps to answer that question.
States in the South and the West that grew by exceptional leaps and bounds during the real estate boom of just a few years ago are now experiencing sharply slower growth in population, the Census Bureau said Wednesday.
As the U.S. Senate approved the health care reform bill on Thursday, Senators from both sides of the partisan aisle offered their perspectives to CNBC.
Our health care system suffers from soaring costs and uneven quality. For health reform to be a success, it needs to make major progress on those problems. Here's a guide to the coming negotiations between the House and Senate aimed at closing the gaps between their two versions of reform legislation.
As senators made their way to Capitol Hill this weekend, a confluence of meteorological conditions conspired to dump nearly two feet of snow on Washington, DC. Unlike the decisions being made under the Capitol dome, we’ll soon dig ourselves out from the mountains of snow.
A Republican senator who has opposed President Barack Obama's health overhaul effort said Tuesday that the deals Democratic leaders have cut to round up the votes they need to push the measure through the Senate have been "sleazy."
The economy will continue to grow over the next few years, though unemployment will remain high and inflation tame, so there's "no urgent need" for the Federal Reverse to change its low-interest rate policy, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans told CNBC
The New York Times reports on some of the hidden compromises in the final version of the Senate's health care reform bill.
If you have had the misfortune to follow this debate as it grinds through the Senate, several thoughts come to mind.
“There's all this frustration about the bailout, the money, the Fed being asleep at the switch too long, so it's coming out as Bernanke bashing,” says one Washington observer.
It is good news that the Senate Banking Committee yesterday approved Ben Bernanke’s nomination for a second term as Chairman of the Federal Reserve. But it is disappointing that the 16 – 7 vote did not include a single Republican.
A Congressional tax standoff has opened a window of opportunity for wealthy Americans determined to avoid paying up post-mortem. The New York Times reports.
Helicopter Ben Bernanke passed the Senate Banking Committee vote on his reconfirmation.
Congress is reluctant to approve both because each will mean new and higher costs for American consumers at a time when they can least afford them..
Americans are the most pessimistic they've been since the beginning of this year, when the US was mired in a deep recession, while confidence in President Obama and Congress is at the lowest level of 2009, according to the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.
More than half of the nation’s unemployed workers have borrowed money from friends or relatives. An equal number have cut back on doctor visits or medical treatments, the NY Times reports.
A bipartisan group of former lawmakers and budget officials called on Congress and President Barack Obama Monday to commit to reining in trillion-dollar plus budget deficits to avoid dragging down the economy.
Senate Democrats who thought they had a workable compromise to move ahead on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul learned otherwise from Sen. Joe Lieberman, who is threatening to join Republicans in opposing a bill if it expands Medicare.
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