RIO DE JANEIRO, March 17- Brazil's social security deficit this year was underestimated by about 10 billion reais by the government, Social Security Minister Garibaldi Alves told the newspaper Valor Economico, raising questions about the country's ability to meet its fiscal savings target this year.» Read More
An exclusive CNBC poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies/Hart Research shows two-thirds of those surveyed believe the country is on the wrong track, 49 percent disapprove of the job President Obama is doing, and the number one issue facing the US is the economy and jobs.
Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem, and most Americans realize the difference, GOP Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee told CNBC.
Americans worried about the economy want to extend Bush tax cuts.
For Monday's town hall with President Barack Obama, CNBC's John Harwood and I will be the only reporters in attendance. Let me clarify that just a little.