Former Texas Congressman Martin Frost, thinks right wing members of Congress would be "crazy" to not vote for proposed budget deal. Holman Jenkins, Wall Street Journal, weighs in.» Read More
Royal Dutch Shell execs have been talking about the impact of high oil prices on future energy projects--but the company continues to press on with plans despite headwinds facing the sector. “Increasing supply is best way to affect the price,” says Shell Oil President John Hofmeister.
Senator John Kerry is set to endorse the presidential candidacy of Senator Barack Obama at a rally here today, the first of several high-profile Democrats expected to announce their support for Mr. Obama in his fight to win the party’s nomination.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has begun detailed polling and highly sophisticated voter analysis in all 50 U.S. states as he considers an independent bid for president, associates said Wednesday.
Democrat Hillary Clinton defied the polls and narrowly upset Barack Obama in New Hampshire on Tuesday, breathing new life into her U.S. presidential campaign after finishing third in Iowa.
Voting in New Hampshire ends at 8 p.m. EST on Tuesday, with results expected to begin rolling in quickly.
A teary-eyed Hillary Clinton pushed for support on Monday as polls showed her poised for a huge New Hampshire loss to Democratic rival Barack Obama, but the former front-runner vowed to carry on with her presidential quest even if she loses.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton battled to keep crucial New Hampshire from swinging to rival Barack Obama, but new polls showed him jumping into the lead.
Nonfarm payrolls up just 18,000, well short of expectations of 70,000, weakest since August 2003. The November number was revised upward to 115,000 from 94,000 and futures dropped ten points initially. The dollar weakened.
Barack Obama took a big step on Thursday toward becoming the first black U.S. president as his campaign for change caught fire in Iowa and swept him past Hillary Clinton in the opening Democratic nominating contest.
Stocks typically do well in a presidential election year, and some on Wall Street have already placed bets on the winner in '08.
Regardless of what happens today in Iowa, the 2008 presidential contest will come down to Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney, according to a CNBC Trillion Dollar Snap Survey of some of the nation's top money managers, investment strategists and professional economists.
The "Dendreonians" have probably already seen it, but I wanted to call your attention to a pretty long piece that ran in the health section of the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 31st. It's about the grass-roots movement to get Dendreon's prostate cancer drug, Provenge, approved by the FDA. Here's the link.
Video clip and transcript of Warren Buffett's opening statement before the Senate Finance Committee holding a hearing on estate taxes.
The assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan immediately echoed through the U.S. presidential campaign, allowing various candidates to emphasize their national security credentials. ... But for now, the issue that has risen most rapidly in the 2008 debate is the weakening economy.
There has been an erosion in consensus within the Democratic and Republican parties for free trade, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson and John Edwards discuss what they would do as president to assure Republicans and Democrats alike that continued trade expansion is in the best interest of the economy.
Every political underdog who breaks through faces a choice: keep doing what worked for a long shot, or shift tactics in reaching for a victory that suddenly appears possible? Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and Baptist minister, faces that choice right now.
A vast majority of Democrats and a sizeable number of Republicans aren't happy with economic conditions and 56 percent of the public expect a recession within the year.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a $556 billion bill to fund most of the federal government through September 2008, ending a year-long budget fight with President George W. Bush by also including new money for the Iraq war
New York Mayor Bloomberg says he plans to stay the Mayor of New York until the bitter end.
Homeowners who must restructure their mortgages as they face foreclosure will dodge a tax hit under legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday.