Government Agencies


  • USDA Crop Report Update     Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 9:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells has the latest detail on the impact this summer's drought has taken on crop prices and production.

  • US Postal Service Reports $5.2 Billion Loss     Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 10:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the details on the latest multi-billion dollar loss from the U.S. Postal Service.

  • The $10 Million a Minute Debt Burden     Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 7:33 AM ET

    Discussing the government's financial obligations beyond the national debt, with David Walker, The Comeback America Initiative CEO.

  • Many small businesses will get checks from their health-insurance providers, thanks to the health-care overhaul that became law in 2010. Here's what businesses need to know.

  • Standard Chartered shares slumped more than 17 percent in Hong Kong and 16 percent in London after New York’s top bank regulator said the British bank worked with Iran to hide $250 billion in transactions, violating U.S. anti-money laundering laws, but analysts say that the case will only have limited impact on the bank. 

  • President Barack Obama is reflected on a glass table as he appears on television screens at an electronics shop in 2008 during a segment of a 30-minute prime-time infomercial.

    If television ad spending is any guide, the White House race will come down to nine states that have absorbed an eye-popping $350 million in commercials so far.

  • Obama: `Too Many Folks' Looking for Work Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 12:38 PM ET
    Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

    President Obama touts job growth figures in July's unemployment report but says "too many folks out there" are looking for work. Mitt Romney calls it "another hammer blow."

  • After a final day of partisan battles that prevented action on a massive relief package for drought-striken farmers and on protecting the nation from cyberattacks, Congress has left for five weeks of vacation, facing a fall fraught with decisions on the political and economic future of the country.

  • Robert Wolf

    President Obama's banker friend Robert Wolf told CNBC there are many bright spots in the economy, and that for every Obama foe like Donald Trump, there's an Obama supporter like Warren Buffett.

  • The Truth About Identity Theft     Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 11:11 AM ET

    A new IRS report indicates identity theft is a bigger and more expensive problem than anyone ever thought. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the details.

  • Postal Service Says Default Won't Affect Service Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 12:01 PM ET
    United States Post Office

    When you go to mail a letter on Thursday, the post office will do, well, what it always does, despite its first ever default expected Wednesday on payments of billions of dollars due to the United States Treasury.

  • Marijuana's Unintended Victim—Thumper? Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 3:28 PM ET

    Marijuana in California is seemingly coming full circle. It gone from being a banned substance to legal under state law for medical uses to being banned again in many cities. Now it turns out that pot is also bad for the animals.

  • Romney Praises Poland's Free Enterprise, Small Govt. Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 9:34 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney (R) shakes the hand of former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa, during a meeting at Artus Court, in Gdansk, on 30, 2012.

    Mitt Romney says in Warsaw that Poland's economy is a model of small government and free enterprise that other nations should emulate, a jab at President Obama's policies in the wake of the worst recession in decades.

  • Wall Street Already Betting On Who Wins in November Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 2:29 PM ET
    Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

    With just 100 days left until the U.S. presidential election, investors are beginning to make bigger bets on which candidate will carry the day.

  • Romney Comments in Israel Outrage Palestinians Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 10:50 AM ET
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers a speech outside the Old City on July 29, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel.

    Mitt Romney told Jewish donors in Jerusalem on Monday that their culture is part of what has allowed Israel to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who called his comments racist and out of touch.

  • Surprisingly Legal Drugs Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    Amyl nitrate is a medical treatment for heart disease and cyanide poisoning. It’s also used as an inhalant that goes by the street name “poppers,” and it’s been abused ever since the disco era.

    The marketplace for narcotics isn’t what it used to be. Read ahead to see a list of dangerous drugs that are legal in many American states.

  • Post Office Poised to Default: Ron Bloom     Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 7:15 AM ET

    Ron Bloom, Lazard U.S. investment banking vice chairman, explains why the USPS is in need of an overhaul and requires Congressional action to avoid default.

  • Romney Comment on Olympics Riles Britain Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 1:14 PM ET

    Mitt Romney causes a stir in Britain by questioning whether the country is prepared to host the Olympics without a hitch and scheduling a fundraiser with the former head of a troubled bank.

  • Gun Violence Shifts to Forefront of Presidential Campaign Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    Gun Control

    Guns have shifted to the forefront of the campaign as President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney engage in their most extensive discussions on the issue since the Colorado tragedy.

  • Obama Still Leading Romney, Despite Economic Hit Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 6:30 PM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    President Obama continues to suffer the effects of economic pessimism in the race for the White House, but maintains a lead amid voters' personal misgivings about challenger Mitt Romney, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

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