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  • Ryan Good for the Republican Ticket: Sen. Simpson Friday, 17 Aug 2012 | 4:33 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (L) is introduced by Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan at an election-night rally April 3, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    Paul Ryan will add a great deal to the Republican ticket, Alan Simpson, a retired Republican senator from Wyoming, told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Friday.

  • Taxes, Regulation, Fear Suffocating Business: Sununu Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 11:32 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney listens as former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu endorses him for President outside the Statehouse October 24, 2011 in Concord, New Hampshire.

    What the U.S. economy needs is for leaders to stop condemning success, John Sununu, former Republican governor of New Hampshire, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Thursday.

  • off shore oil rig

    China’s sluggish growth and contractions in oil supply and demand should be enough to convince oil market bulls that the oil rally can’t continue for long, Neil Atkinson, Director of Energy Research and Analysis at Data Monitor, told CNBC.

  • Ryan Meets Casino Mogul and Major G.O.P. Donor Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) listens as his running mate, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks during the Mooresville Victory Rally August 12, 2012 at NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina.

    Days after joining the Romney ticket, Rep. Paul Ryan met with Sheldon Adelson, the casino mogul who has pledged to spend up to $100 million to defeat President Obama, The New York Times reports.

  • Utility’s Role in Convention Tests Obama Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:58 AM ET
    President Barack Obama (L), James E. Rogers (R)

    The intersection of Duke Energy’s interests and its support for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte is testing President Obama’s pledge to free the party’s gathering from business and lobbyist support, The New York Times reports.

  • Banks complain that tighter regulation means that too much capital is tied up in regulatory funds and not enough gets to consumers.  But they should get used to it as this is the “new normal” if we want economic growth, Professor Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) told CNBC.

  • Ryan Budget Bad for Clean Energy: Rep. Waxman Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 5:21 PM ET
    Henry Waxman

    Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s budget represents the "wrong direction" for clean energy policy, Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Tuesday.

  • Elevating Ryan, and His Budget Details Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 2:49 PM ET
    House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., holds a copy of his budget proposal 'The Path to Prosperity' during a news conference on the FY2012 budget resolution on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

    The budgets that Rep. Paul Ryan has pushed through the  House have been nothing short of a conservative reordering of the nation’s tax and spending priorities for the 21st century, The New York Times reports.

  • For Ryan and Obama, More Than the Usual Rivalry Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    Barack Obama (L), Paul Ryan (R)

    When President Obama was elected, aides say, he saw Rep. Paul Ryan as someone he could possibly work with to reverse the federal debt.  He soon would change his view.

  • Paul Ryan In His Own Words on CNBC Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 11:20 AM ET
    Rep. Ryan Paul from Wisconsin

    Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman who is now Mitt Romney's vice presidential choice, has made many appearances on CNBC in his role as chairman of the House Budget Committee and the author of a controversial budget plan that projects spending cuts of $5.3 trillion over ten years.   Here's a collection of video clips going back to June, 2011.

  • Political, Market Watchers Sound Off on Ryan Pick Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) listens to Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), talk to the crowd at the Absolute Style furniture factory on August 12, 2012 in High Point, North Carolina.

    The addition of Paul Ryan to the Republican presidential ticket offers a clear distinction between competing visions for the country, political and market observers said Monday.

  • Ryan Pick Gives Obama Chance to Change Subject Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 5:50 AM ET
    Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan speaks after US Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney announced Ryan as his vice presidential running mate during a campaign rally at the Nauticus Museum after touring the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia, August 11, 2012.

    The selection of Representative Paul  Ryan as the Republican vice-presidential candidate provides President Obama with something he has been eagerly looking for — a bigger target. The New York Times reports.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) jokes with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) after announcing him as the 'next PRESIDENT of the United States' during an event announcing him as his vice presidential running mate.

    Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced on Saturday that Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan would be his vice presidential running mate. Here are some official reactions to the news.

  • 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.

  • 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.