Government Agencies


  • Cramer: Sequester 'Scare Tactics' Are Overblown Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 9:53 AM ET
    Cramer: Apple Feels Like 'Pitiful, Helpless Giant'

    Investors are increasingly worried about the health of their portfolios but CNBC's Jim Cramer thinks some of these worries are overblown.

  • Heinz Trades Draw FBI Scrutiny   Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 11:54 AM ET
    Heinz Trades Draw FBI Scrutiny

    The FBI is looking at suspicious trades made before Warren Buffett's $23 billion acquisition of Heinz, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • US Plains Farmland Up More Than Record Setting 20% Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    Farmland values in the U.S. Plains states jumped more than 20 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier.

  • House Moves to Extend Pay Freeze for Fed Workers Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 8:07 AM ET

    House conservatives want to extend to a full three years the current freeze on cost-of-living pay increases for the nation's 2 million civilian federal workers.

  • James B. Bullard, St. Louis Fed President

    The U.S. St. Louis Fed Bank President James Bullard said the switch to outright open-ended bond purchases, plus the adoption of thresholds to guide expectations on when the Fed would start to raise interest rates, were making policy more effective.

  • Rubio Response Presents Friendlier GOP Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 12:47 AM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio sought to put a softer face on Republicans' small-government agenda, accusing President Barack Obama of spreading blame for his own administration's shortcomings.

  • Food Stamp Program Could Face Big Cuts Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 12:33 PM ET
    10 grocery savings secrets from insiders

    Approximately 47 million Americans who rely on food stamps could see their monthly assistance cut because a recession-era benefits boost is set to expire. A family of four could see their benefits cut by about $25 a month, NBC News reports.

  • Rep Hensarling: FHA Nation's Largest 'Subprime' Lender

    Rep. Jeb Hensarling, (R-TX), provides a preview on the House hearing on the Federal Housing Administration, and weighs in on what he hopes to hear from President Obama in his annual State of the Union address.

  • SEC Might Be Too Cozy With Wall Street: Report Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 3:28 PM ET

    A new report by a non-profit government watchdog group says former SEC employees, hired away from the Commission by the private sector, "routinely" help their new employers to influence the agency and blunt SEC enforcement actions.

  • Sequester Won't Keep Investors From Stocks: Analysts Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 8:13 AM ET

    Whether "sequestration" happens or not, money will likely keep flowing into stocks, say analysts.

  • The U.S. Justice Department and multiple states are discussing also suing Moody's for defrauding investors, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • US Clears Boeing 787 for Test Flights, as Delays Loom Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 6:13 PM ET

    U.S. agencies cleared Boeing to restart test flights of its grounded 787 Dreamliner in order to get more data on potentially faulty batteries, but they also demanded a closer look at how the batteries were approved.

  • Brennan CIA Hearing Interrupted by Protests Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 5:39 PM ET
    Anti-war protesters disrupt the start of a nomination hearing for U.S. Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan.

    Nominated to head the CIA, John Brennan told a protest-disrupted Senate confirmation hearing Thursday the United States employs drone strikes only as a deterrent against imminent terrorist threats, not as punishment for previous attacks.

  • NTSB 787 Battery Investigation Update   Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 11:03 AM ET
    NTSB 787 Battery Investigation Update

    The NTSB gives its second update on the investigation into the January 7th fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. And, CNBC's Phil LeBeau weighs in on the dual tracking of the FAA on the investigation. Also, Mary Schiavo, provides her perspective on who is in the cross hairs of the NTSB investigation, how long it will take to give Boeing "the green light" to resume flights.

  • NTSB 787 Battery Investigation Press Conference   Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    NTSB 787 Battery Investigation Press Conference

    The NTSB gives its second update on the investigation into the January 7th fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

  • Boeing's 787 Granted Ferry Flight Today   Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 10:12 AM ET
    Boeing's 787 Granted Ferry Flight Today

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the FAA has granted a waiver for a 787 Dreamliner to take a ferry flight back to the Boeing plant in Everett, Washington.

  • Wait a Minute, Mr. Postman: No-Mail Saturday? Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 4:04 PM ET
    USPS Chief Lays Out Plan for the Agency’s Survival

    People still want their Saturday mail -- perhaps because they feel like they've lost another vital service during tough economic times.

  • Senate Republicans Seek 7-Month Delay in Spending Cuts Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 2:30 PM ET

    Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee proposed a seven-month delay in looming automatic spending cuts that would be paid for by shrinking the federal workforce.

  • Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe speaks during a press conference at U.S. Postal Service headquarters February 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

    "This is just one step in a plan to resolve our finances," Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in an interview on CNBC.

  • USPS: Why Stop Saturday Service?   Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    USPS: Why Stop Saturday Service?

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the latest details on the agency's decision to halt delivery on Saturdays. And, Rep. Darrell Issa, (R-CA), weighs in with his thoughts on the restructuring plans and whether the postal service should be private.