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  • Ideology, Not Economics, May Be At Core of Tax Policy Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 10:53 AM ET
    Taxes

    For all of the political noise about tax policy, cuts, it is hard to make a convincing case that either cuts or hikes make much of a difference in economic growth or job creation. "I really don't think you can," says one economist.

  • Nouriel Roubini

    The global economy will suffer a "couple of financial crises over the next 10 years" as financial reforms are not going in the right direction and not enough is being done, warned Nouriel Roubini, chairman at Roubini Global Economics.

  • Town Hall Questioner: Obama 'Right Man for the Job' Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 2:43 PM ET

    Velma Hart, who now-famously told President Obama at Monday's Town Hall that she was “deeply disappointed” with his attempts to revive the US economy, said on CNBC Tuesday that Obama is the “right man for the job.”

  • Questions That Obama Didn't Get Asked Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 3:00 PM ET

    Green energy, getting banks to start lending again and being an advocate for technology jobs—three issues that would have come up during President Obama's CNBC-sponsored town meeting but didn't.

  • President Obama told a town-hall meeting that stimulus measures his administration has taken have "worked" but said they're considering additional incentives to spur hiring.

  • Obama: I Am Not Vilifying Business Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 1:13 PM ET

    President Barack Obama strongly denied vilifying businesses at CNBC's Town Hall event on Monday.

  • Extending All Tax Cuts: "I Don't Have the Math" Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 1:09 PM ET

    President Obama repeated his position that tax cuts should be extended for the middle class--"the people whose wages didn't rise"—but not the top earners because doing so would cost $700 billion.

  • CNBC Economic Poll: Complete Results Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 9:38 AM ET

    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.

  • Obama Needs To Reduce Spending: Sen. Corker Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 8:55 AM ET
    U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)

    Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem, and most Americans realize the difference, GOP Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee told CNBC.

  • US Capitol Building with cash

    Americans worried about the economy want to extend Bush tax cuts.

  • Setting the Scene for the Town Hall Live Blog Sunday, 19 Sep 2010 | 11:19 PM ET
    NEWSEUM in Washington, DC.

    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.