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  • Obama, McCain Win 'Potomac Primary' States Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 5:26 PM ET
    Barack Obama

    Sen. Barack Obama easily won Democratic primaries Virginia and Maryland on Tuesday and reached out for another in the District of Columbia in a determined drive to erase Hillary Rodham Clinton's delegate lead in the party's presidential race.

  • Bush to Sign Stimulus Plan on Wednesday Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | 9:45 AM ET
    President Bush, right, makes remarks during the re-dedication ceremony of the Islamic Center of Washington in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2007. Center Director Dr. Abdullah Khouj is at left. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    President Bush said Sunday he would sign Wednesday a $152 billion package aimed at boosting the U.S. economy and ward off a recession.

  • Homeowners May Be Big Winners In Stimulus Plan Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 11:15 AM ET

    The biggest winners in the economic stimulus  plan are likely to be Americans with more expensive homes who will be able to refinance at cheaper rates.

  • In their stump speeches and debates, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama often talk about pushing back against the Washington influence of the powerful pharmaceutical lobby and keeping drug company profits in check.

  • US Congress Passes Stimulus Bill, Sends to Bush Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | 4:41 PM ET

    The U.S. Congress passed a  nearly $152 billion plan on Thursday to stave off an election-year recession by sending government rebate checks to millions of Americans and providing business tax incentives to boost spending.

  • Senate to Vote later Today on Revised Stimulus Plan Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | 3:31 PM ET

    Democrats and Republicans in the Senate have reached a deal on an  economic stimulus plan that would send government rebate checks to millions of Americans.

  • For Stock Market, Election Years Are Often Mixed Bag Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 12:17 PM ET

    When it comes to politics, the stock market isn't as fickle about who sits in the White House as it is about who rules Congress.

  • Wall Street Still Undecided On Presidential Candidates Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 12:16 PM ET
    NYSE Traders

    Wall Street sized up its options  in a U.S. presidential campaign likely to pit a Republican with a history of breaking party ranks against one of two Democrats seeking change.

  • Kudlow on the Primaries: Round Up Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 8:17 AM ET

    The following is a roundup of CNBC's Super Tuesday coverage hosted by Larry Kudlow.

  • Clinton, Obama Split; McCain Takes Solid Lead Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | 6:46 AM ET

    The race for the Democratic presidential nomination remains tight after" Super Tuesday," while Sen. John McCain posts decisive results in the Republican race.

  • Corporate Giving to Candidates Hits New Highs Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 12:15 PM ET

    Corporate America is pouring money into the U.S. presidential campaign at an unprecedented rate, with a torrent of donations coming from the businesses behind the subprime mortgage crisis.

  • Bush Budget Set to Renew Battle with Congress Sunday, 3 Feb 2008 | 1:11 PM ET

    President Bush will Monday unveil a $3 trillion budget that likely will spark anew the rangling between the White House and the Democratic-led Congress over Iraq war funding, tax cuts and the sagging economy.

  • Senate Puts Off Showdown on Economic Stimulus Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 3:38 PM ET

    The U.S. Senate Thursday pushed back until next week a showdown on an economic stimulus package, with Democrats seeking to expand the tax rebates and other benefits approved by the House.

  • FDIC Chairperson Bair: "Housing Crisis Has Just Begun" Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 11:46 AM ET

    I know everyone out there, builders and Realtors included, constantly cry that it’s we in the media who are forever sounding unnecessary alarms in the housing market. Well, I don’t know that I can do much better than the Chairperson of the FDIC, Sheila Bair, who is telling a Senate Banking Committee panel today that the mortgage crisis has only just begun.

  • Glaxo's Avandia Leak: Who Really Broke Embargo? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 4:59 PM ET
    GlaxoSmithKline's Avandia

    At 1 pm ET today the embargo was supposed to lift on an article in the scientific journal "Nature" that we got advanced word on early this morning. We were set to post the write-through about it at that time on our web site.

  • McCain Wins Tight Battle in Florida Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 12:00 PM ET
    Presidential Candidate, John McCain

    Sen. John McCain won the Florida Republican primary on Tuesday, defeating rival Mitt Romney in a close contest that gave momentum to his effort to become the party's U.S. presidential candidate, U.S. media projected.

  • House Passes Economic Stimulus Package Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 4:34 PM ET

    The House passed a $146 billion economic recovery package. The package faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where lawmakers in both parties are trying to tack on billions for senior citizens and the unemployed.

  • "Dendreonians" were hoping the Provenge controversy might come up for discussion at the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing today.

  • Text of Bush's Final State of the Union Address Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 10:22 PM ET

    Prepared text of President George W. Bush's final State of the Union address Monday, as provided by the White House. 

  • Bush Delivers His Final State of the Union Address Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | 9:50 PM ET

    President George W. Bush, standing before Congress one last time, urged Americans to stand confident against gnawing recession fears and be patient with the grinding war in Iraq.

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