Federal Budget (U.S.)


  • Traitor or patriot? Snowden defends his actions Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 11:05 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Edward Snowden defended his report of the American government's surveillance programs to spy on its people, and described himself as a patriot.

  • The Pentagon is ready for ... zombies? Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 1:20 PM ET
    Mggggggh... brains.

    The U.S. federal government has a contingency plan in the event zombies ever overrun the country, according to Foreign Policy Magazine.

  • Pimco: Bull markets as we know them about to end Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    In its secular outlook, Pimco said that the next three to five years suggest an end to bull markets as investors have known them.

  • US on track to slash annual deficit Monday, 12 May 2014 | 2:35 PM ET

    This year, the government has run $306 billion into the red. That deficit is 37 percent smaller than it was in the same period of fiscal 2013.

  • Fed tests new way to tighten monetary policy Friday, 9 May 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve said it plans to conduct another series of eight operations offering seven-day term deposits through its Term Deposit Facility.

  • Fewer audits this year due to budget cuts: IRS Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    IRS Commissioner Koskinen said the IRS will audit 100,000 fewer individuals this year as part of congressionally mandated cuts to the agency's budget.

  • Buckle up! Economists turn negative on GDP growth Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    Economists polled by CNBC have reversed earlier projections for positive GDP growth and now forecast that the economy contracted in the first quarter.

  • Consumer confidence falls short of estimates Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Shoppers flocked to the South Shore Plaza mall in Braintree, MA.

    U.S. consumer confidence dipped in April as consumers were discouraged by business and labor market conditions, according to a report.

  • Obama budget plan would boost tax revenues: CBO Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 11:14 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget request would boost US tax revenues by nearly $1.4 trillion over 10 years if fully enacted, the CBO said.

  • CBO projects deficit to fall: Report  Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:12 PM ET

    The Congressional Budget Office is cutting its estimates of the U.S. deficit to $492 billion due to lower-than-expected Obamacare premiums, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Govt cuts deficit expectations, cites Obamacare Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    Hisham Uadadeh enrolls in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act on Feb. 13, 2014, in Miami.

    US budget deficits over the next decade will be $286 billion less than previously estimated, the Congressional Budget Office said on Monday.

  • The looming bankruptcy that could paralyze transit Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:13 PM ET
    Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

    Key senators offered announced an outline of a new measure that would pour an additional $16 billion a year into the Highway Trust Fund.

  • Secret Service reassigns staff, eyes new booze rules Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    Secret Service

    The U.S. Secret Service is reassigning some staff and exploring stricter rules on alcohol after agents were sent home after a night of drinking.

  • Kocherlakota: Fed must combat jobless rate better Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, speaks in St. Paul, Minnesota, Feb. 16, 2010.

    The Fed is allowing the economy to waste rosources by letting inflation stay too low and unemployment too high, a top official says.

  • Values do matter: Sen. Rubio  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R- Fla., shares his thoughts on how erosion of values are impacting economic well-being. Also Rubio weighs in on New Jersey's Gov. Chris Christie chances in a presidential run.

  • Regulations? Put a cap on it: Sen. Rubio  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    Regulations are an impediment to innovation, says Sen. Marco Rubio, R- Fla., discussing why the government should have to calculate the impact of regulations.

  • Rebuilding the nation's 'long game': CEO  Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 6:24 AM ET

    Mike Petters, Huntington Ingalls CEO, shares some of the key takeaways and hot topics from Yale's annual CEO caucus in Washington, DC. We've got to build a better bridge with the U.S. government and foreign relations, says Petters. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, and John Lundgren, Stanley Black & Decker CEO, weigh in.

  • Consumer sentiment dips amid dim hopes for future Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    A shopper walks down 5th Avenue in New York City.

    Consumer sentiment dipped modestly in early March, entirely due to reduced expectations for the future, a survey showed.

  • Jim DeMint, The Heritage Foundation, former South Carolina Senator, and author of "Falling in Love with America Again", discusses President Obama's budget plan. DeMint says if you want people to make more money a good environment for the economy to grow must be created.

  • CNBC's Steve Liesman shares the highlights of his conversation with Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, on U.S. fiscal policies, deficit reduction and overseas money.