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  • Senators Weigh Tax Hikes, Spending Cuts for Healthcare Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 4:00 PM ET
    Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    Senators are considering limiting—but not eliminating—the tax-free status of employer-provided health benefits to help pay for President Barack Obama's overhaul plan and provide coverage to 50 million uninsured Americans.

  • Congressman Vs. Federal Reserve Auditor Monday, 11 May 2009 | 2:51 PM ET

    You can tell from the video, also, that the hearing was pretty sparsely attended. Points up the change in our journalistic world, where reporters can't be everywhere, yet YouTube can sometimes pick up the slack.

  • Obama: Send Me Credit Card Law This Month Saturday, 9 May 2009 | 2:29 PM ET

    Putting himself on the side of fuming consumers, President Barack Obama is pushing Congress to send him legislation by Memorial Day that would put a tighter rein on the credit card industry.

  • Taxing Those With Insurance to Pay for Those Without Friday, 8 May 2009 | 10:43 AM ET
    Uncle Sam taking money out of your wallet

    It is an alluring way to pay for the ambitious plan to expand health coverage to the nearly 50 million people who are now uninsured. Simply put, the government would tax the people who already have the most expensive health benefits, as provided by their employers.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 7:28 PM ET

    The April employment report and Thursday's late news on bank stress tests will steer Friday's markets.

  • Kneale: Spitzer Should Crawl Back Under His Rock Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 6:15 PM ET

    A daunting litany of ills imperils U.S. banks, from toxic assets to rising loan defaults. After the irritating spectacle that played out in Washington yesterday, we can add a new threat: the Congressional Oversight Panel tracking TARP.

  • Congress Takes Up 'Too-Big-To-Fail' Overhaul Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 7:52 AM ET

    While Wall Street obsesses over stress tests, Congress is moving on to the next hot-bottom issue—new authority over big financial firms.

  • Market Insider: Tuesday Look Ahead Monday, 4 May 2009 | 7:45 PM ET

    If Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke continues to see those "green shoots" in the economy, stocks could push higher again Tuesday.

  • While Wall Street obsesses over stress tests, Congress is moving on to the next hot-bottom issue—new authority over big financial firms.

  • Quarterback-Turned-Politician Jack Kemp Dies at 73 Sunday, 3 May 2009 | 2:23 PM ET

    Jack Kemp, a former quarterback for the Buffalo Bills and Bob Dole's running mate in the 1988 presidential election, died after a battle with cancer. He was 73.

  • Market Insider: Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 7:30 PM ET

    Will May trip up Wall Street's bull? Many traders think it might, at least temporarily. But then again, April defied all predictions that stocks would pull back, as investors continued to buy into every dip.

  • Market Insider: Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 11:21 PM ET

    Stocks benefited from economic "green shoots" in April but the question is whether the rally will be rained out in May.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 11:29 AM ET

    The Obama administration Tuesday will unveil measures to address the role of second mortgages or other liens on properties that might be pressuring consumers and businesses.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 10:07 PM ET

    Any number of headlines Wednesday could knock stocks out of their side ways trading pattern, but the Treasury market is the one to watch as the Fed winds down its two-day meeting.

  • Bigger Government Not Permanent Goal: Rahm Emanuel Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 4:59 PM ET
    Rahm Emmanuel

    Acknowledging that government has gotten bigger, White House Chief of Staff Rohm Emanuel told CNBC Tuesday that it was the desire of  President Obama  not to make the larger role permanent.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 1:00 PM ET

    The Obama administration Tuesday will unveil measures to address the role of second mortgages or other liens on properties that might be pressuring consumers and businesses.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 12:16 PM ET

    The economy will determine whether Barack Obama achieves what few presidents have: a far-reaching change in American politics that might even earn its own title and legacy.

  • The author of the Credit Cardholder Bill of Rights tells us how the legislation will help, despite what the credit card industry has to say about it.

  • On last night’s Kudlow Report I asked Sen. Jon Kyl his thoughts on President Obama’s first one hundred days and whether he believes that government is taking over the economy.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 11:01 AM ET

    President Barack Obama swept into office with a lofty promise to bridge the capital's fierce partisan divide. Easier said than done.

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