WASHINGTON, May 22- Rising shelter and medical care costs boosted underlying U.S. inflation pressures in April, a welcome sign for the Federal Reserve as it contemplates raising interest rates this year. "It will give the Fed greater confidence that inflation will indeed make it to its target in the next couple of years, it increases the odds of faster Fed action,"...» Read More
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the IRS Whistleblower program is running up against a brick wall.
Debating whether the U.S. is turning into a country of "people sitting on a couch, waiting for their next government check", with Herman Cain, former presidential candidate and Willie Brown, former San Francisco mayor.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports on a major development in the early detection of Alzheimer's disease, and discussing how the FDA approved brain scan from Eli Lilly works, with Robert Petersen, M.D., Mayo Clinic.
Money for the primary training program for dislocated workers is 18 percent lower than it was in 2006, even though there are six million more people looking for work now. The New York Times reports.
Legislation is being considered that would end the perk first class and airline elite passengers enjoy today — preferred security lines at airports nationwide.
Applications for medical marijuana licensing in Colroado is down, forcing the state to trim its enforcement staff.
In an election year, tough House budget proposals to cut domestic programs such as Medicaid, food stamps and transportation appear destined to go back on the shelf in favor of more pedestrian, politically safe goals.
Discussing an IRS plan to audit people making $500k or more a year, with Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association, and Mark Everson, former IRS commissioner.
The transition from serving in the U.S. Armed Forces to working in the private sector can be a difficult one.
On Tuesday, the USPS launched a new marketing campaign to promote “Every Door Direct Mail,” a shipping service for small businesses with postage rates starting at 14.5 cents per piece.
Conservative Republicans controlling the House unveiled a budget blueprint Tuesday that combines slashing cuts to safety net programs for the poor with sharply lower tax rates in an election-year manifesto painting clear campaign differences with President Barack Obama.
Eager to draw a contrast with President Barack Obama on taxes and spending, Republicans controlling the House are releasing on Tuesday an election-year budget plan that would impose sharp cuts on many programs in hopes of taming trillion dollar-plus deficits, but would still fail to reach balance over the coming decade.
Voter fraud is either rampant and requires strict measures like photo IDs to stop it—or—it's an overblown dispute, only being used as a weapon to keep certain groups from the polls.
Some of the undecided superdelegates say they expect the former Massachusetts governor to be the eventual nominee but, like many Republican voters, they're not quite ready to embrace him.
Mitt Romney and some of his top aides used private email accounts to conduct state business at times when Romney was governor of Massachusetts, according to The Associated Press.
Republican activists foresee a long presidential campaign that almost certainly will nominate Mitt Romney but may leave him weakened in the battle against President Obama.
A super political action committee supporting Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential race says it's time for Newt Gingrich to drop out.
The US economy is "in danger of becoming a carbon copy of European nations" because of President Obama's "big-government" policies, GOP contender Mitt Romney told CNBC Wednesday.
Mitt Romney narrowly defeated Rick Santorum in the battleground state of Ohio, bringing his total to five states for Super Tuesday. Rick Santorum won three states.
Mitt Romney's uninspiring showing in Super Tuesday's primaries nonetheless moves him closer to the Republican presidential nomination. But a string of events and voter data underscore his challenge in winning independent voters turned off by the long, divisive primary.