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  • Tremendous speculation in the markets may result in a "surprise or accident" in the credit sector, says Jim Awad, Chairman of Plimsoll Mark Capital.

  • Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    MIAMI— Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five. The penalty for the first year starts at $95 per adult or $47.50 per child under 18, and it can rise to as much as 1 percent of annual household income.

  • House votes to simplify education tax breaks Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    Diane Black, R- Tenn., who sponsored the bill. The White House says President Barack Obama supports making the tax credit permanent but that the administration opposes the bill because it would add $97 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade. The White House statement stopped short of threatening a veto.

  • Obama: What's legal might not be right for US Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:01 PM ET

    In an exclusive CNBC interview, President Obama took aim at tax inversions. Watch the interview here.

  • Engler's case for economic growth     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    Business Roundtable president John Engler, discusses the current economic situation in the U.S., and what really matters. He shares his opinions on the Export-Import Bank.

  • This may signal if businesses are serious on growth Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:58 PM ET
    A Ford worker performs a door install on a new 2014 Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant, June 13, 2014 in Dearborn, Mich.

    A more than eight-year low in jobless claims is the latest evidence that hiring is picking up, but whether companies are willing to spend is another matter.

  • Watch this pattern     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    Discussing the health of earnings, and the market action into the close, with Keith Bliss, Cuttone and Company, and CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • Analysts like Zillow-Trulia potential deal     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick looks at whether a potential deal for Zillow to buy Trulia makes sense.

  • CNBC's Patti Domm discusses the potential levers for fed action and the labor market.

  • Now the time to start a business?     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    Alan Patricof, Greycroft LLC founder, discusses the current economic environment for starting a new business.

  • Moody's: Atlantic City a risky bet     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports what led to Atlantic City's downgrade by Moody's.

  • Presidential fundraising: How Obama compares     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports how President Obama stacks up against other presidents in regards to fundraising in the first and second terms.

  • Central banking sexy: Pro     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    Doug Wolford, Convergent Wealth President & COO, says more people are paying attention to Janet Yellen than are "keeping up with the Kardashians." Craig Columbus, First Allied Asset Management CEO, weighs in.

  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    MIAMI— Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. The Associated Press has reviewed Close's various subsidy amounts and dates to verify the information, but she asked that her financial information and medical history not be published for privacy reasons.

  • 'Mediocre' US economy's missing link Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:51 AM ET
    A job seeker leaves his contact information at a career fair held by Union Square Hospitality Group in New York.

    If this turning point comes, the U.S. may soon see the fortunes of middle- and lower-class workers rising.

  • Miss. sales tax holiday starts after midnight Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Mississippi merchants and shoppers are gearing up for the fifth annual back-to-school sales tax holiday. Mississippi's sales tax holiday starts Friday at 12:01 a.m. and ends Saturday at midnight. As in previous years, shoppers can save 7 percent on certain clothes and shoes that cost $100 or less per item.

  • House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the Senate panel, made the first move, announcing a proposal that would cost about $25 billion over three years to lease new clinics, hire thousands of doctors and nurses, and make it easier for veterans who can't get prompt appointments with VA doctors to get outside care.

  • CEOs to Obama: Tax reform, not an inversion Band-Aid Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks before signing an executive order on workplace discrimination July 21, 2014 at the White House in Washington.

    Obama's support of anti-inversion legislation only aims to put a patch on a larger problem—the need for corporate tax reform, CEOs tell CNBC.

  • *Freeport set to strike deal. JAKARTA, July 24- Indonesia has offered mining companies a tax concession to end a six-month dispute that has reduced mineral exports by half a billion dollars a month, pushed up the global price of some metals and led to thousands of layoffs.

  • Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty. The Wisconsin Republican and 2012 vice presidential nominee is a respected voice within his party.

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