Government Agencies


  • Worldwide travel alert from US government  Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:03 AM ET

    The State Department has issued a statement warning U.S. citizens to be alert for potential terrorist attacks for the entire month of August, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • TSA employees caught sleeping on the job Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    The TSA investigated and closed 9,622 cases of employee misconduct between 2010 and 2012, according to a report by the GAO.

  • Manning found guilty, but not of aiding enemy Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 1:31 PM ET
    Manning is escorted by military police after his conviction on July 30.

    A U.S. military judge on Tuesday found soldier Bradley Manning guilty of most of 21 criminal counts, but not of aiding the enemy, for handing over documents to WikiLeaks.

  • More Americans say sequester hurts: NBC-WSJ poll Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 5:34 AM ET

    Heading into another budget battle, more Americans say they have been negatively affected by the sequester budget cuts, an exclusive poll found.

  • As battles loom, Obama prepares to make his case Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 6:41 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    President Obama will embark on a campaign-style tour this week, laying out his agenda for reinvigorating the nation’s economy. The New York Times reports.

  • US Post Office renews push for 5-day mail service Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:34 AM ET

    The postmaster general has renewed his plea for lawmakers to allow the Postal Service to switch to a five-day delivery schedule and to implement other overhauls.

  • Napolitano leaving Homeland Security for UC system Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 10:18 AM ET
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

    Janet Napolitano, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, will step down to lead the University of California system, NBC News confirms.

  • Airline Report Card: How Bad Is Your Carrier? Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:03 AM ET

    U.S.-based airlines landed fewer flights on time in May compared with the same time last year, according to numbers from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

  • America's NSA 'In Bed With' Germany: Snowden Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 12:14 AM ET

    America's National Security Agency works closely with Germany and other Western states on a 'no questions asked'-basis, former NSA employee Edward Snowden said.

  • Snowden Must Respond to Asylum Offer by Monday Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 1:54 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    After many rejections, three countries have offered to give NSA leaker Edward Snowden asylum. One has now given him an ultimatum that he must respond by Monday.

  • A supporter of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi holds an Egyptian flag and a poster of Morsi during a demonstration at the Rabaa al Adawiya Mosque in the suburb of Nasr City on July 2, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt.

    Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi called for mass demonstrations on Friday to show opposition to his overthrow.

  • Crucial Rule Is Delayed for Obama's Health-Care Law Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 5:50 AM ET

    The administration announced a delay in the mandate that larger employers cover workers, postponing the date beyond next year’s elections. The NYT reports.

  • EU 'Bugging Out' Over Spying Accusations  Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 7:53 AM ET

    New documents supplied by Edward Snowden suggests the U.S. placed listening devices in EU diplomatic offices, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Are US Workers Being Passed Over for Foreigners? Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 8:23 AM ET
    Members of United We Dream, an immigrant youth-led organization, wearing caps and gowns hold their fists in the air on the steps of the Senate to call for immigration reform.

    As the Senate voted on an immigration bill that would let Silicon Valley companies import engineers, the labor lobby said eligible U.S. workers were being passed over.

  • Obama Has Short List of Bernanke Successors Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 8:44 PM ET
    President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke.

    The White House has assembled a short list of candidates to succeed Federal Reserve Bank chairman Ben Bernanke, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is running the search.

  • How Long Can Snowden Stay at the Moscow Airport? Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 1:37 PM ET
    Edward Snowden

    Just how long can the NSA whistleblower hang out, or hide out, in an international airport transit area?

  • Delta Fined for Violating Bumping Rules (Again) Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 10:18 AM ET

    Even the unseemly practice of bumping passengers has its conventions. Delta has now been slapped for bad bumping twice in four years.

  • NY Regulator Cracks Down on Sanctions Violations Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 4:30 PM ET

    Wall Street banks are being investigated for transactions that violated sanctions on countries with ties to terrorism, New York State's chief financial regulator revealed Tuesday.

  • Obama on Global Warming: 'We Need to Act' Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 2:30 PM ET
    President Barack Obama addresses Climate Change at Georgetown University on June 25, 2013

    President Obama announces a wide-ranging plan to tackle pollution and prepare communities for global warming.

  • Obama Aims to Sidestep Congress to Curb Emissions Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 7:38 AM ET
    A US coal-burning plant.

    President Barack Obama will direct his administration on Tuesday to begin addressing the issue of climate change with executive branch actions, sidestepping Congress.