Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced in Cedar Rapids the formation of the first Rural Business Investment Company, a for-profit firm licensed by the USDA to invest in businesses that otherwise might not have the capital to increase business opportunities. The USDA traditionally has offered guaranteed loans or direct loans for rural businesses.» Read More
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Voters give Mitt Romney an edge over President Obama on ideas for lifting the struggling economy. But if you look at economic conditions in battleground states, that edge may not be as important as it seems.
Sen. Thomas Carper, (D-DE), discusses legislation he co-authored to reform and reduce costly retiree benefits for USPS workers.
The Treasury secretary is one of President Obama's longest-serving Cabinet members and has held key posts at the Federal Reserve and International Monetary Fund.
Hours after Mitt Romney was booed at the annual meeting of the NAACP, the civil rights group's leader lashed out at the Republican presidential hopeful, saying "showing up is half the battle."
Mitt Romney draws jeers from black voters as he criticizes President Barack Obama and pledges to repeal the Democrats' health care overhaul.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the latest trades in corn and grain after a government report predicts significant cuts in yields.
The summer drought is driving up commodity prices. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest data from the USDA on global supply and demand.
Discussing common sense and effective regulations, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.