SINGAPORE, Dec 12- Brent futures edged towards $109 a barrel on Thursday as a looming U.S. budget deal backed expectations the Federal Reserve may act soon to unwind a stimulus programme that has supported oil prices. Expectations are creating a weaker sentiment for oil and other commodities, "said Chee Tat Tan, investment analyst at Phillip Futures in Singapore.» Read More
An internal tug of war is raging between Republican luminaries and grassroots conservatives who decry immigration reform as "amnesty." NBC News reports.
How does Prism work? We have precious few details, despite all the leaks. That leaves the public and the technology community much like the blind men and the elephant.
Three of the largest Internet companies called on the U.S. government to provide greater transparency on national security requests on Tuesday.
Complex rules sow confusion about how overdraft fees work and "may increase consumer costs beyond reasonable expectations," said CFPB director Richard Cordray.
James Bamford, NSA expert, talks about the fallout from the NSA security leak and weighs in on the close-knit relationship between the intelligence community and private sector, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen, (D-MD), reveals his thoughts on raising the debt ceiling, and explains why it makes sense to invest in the nation's infrastructure and get immigration reform passed through Congress.
Former GE boss Jack Welch explains why he believes the man who exposed secret U.S. surveillance programs should be brought back to the U.S. and prosecuted. He also talked about his skepticism over the employment report.
David Livingstone, associate fellow of international security at Chatham House, discusses PRISM and calls for a "mature debate" about privacy between countries and their citizens.
A former technical assistant for the CIA was the source of disclosures about the government's collection of Internet and telephone data, says the NY Times, citing the Guardian.
Forcing hospital workers to be vaccinated for the flu as a condition of employment is not a prescription for losing employees, according to a new study.
A misfired email from an IRS worker in Cincinnati three years ago alerted IRS officials in Washington to the extra scrutiny given to conservative groups, according to what the worker told congressional investigators.
While the end of easy monetary policy has been cast as the great enemy of stocks, for some tapering can't happen soon enough.
CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details of a report that says the National Security Agency and FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. internet companies.
The Washington Post reports the National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. internet companies, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
According to reports, a top secret court order allows the National Security Agency to collect telephone records for million of Verizon customers, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.
The proposal had drawn fierce opposition from lawmakers, airlines and others who said it would place passengers and crews at risk.
The Treasury Department says it will begin another round of sales of the General Motors stock it acquired during the government's bailout of the auto industry.
Companies hit by a cyberattack may soon choose to hack the thieves to retrieve stolen data, a former CIA director said at a forum in Washington.
The now infamous 2010 IRS conference featured $135,000 in spending on speakers like a "happiness expert" and a session titled "Leadership Through Art," sources told NBC News.