WASHINGTON, July 30- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday pressed ahead with its plan to wind down its bond-buying stimulus and upgraded its assessment of the U.S. economy, while reaffirming it is in no rush to raise interest rates. The central bank cut its monthly asset purchases to $25 billion from $35 billion, leaving it on course to shutter the program this fall.» Read More
Guns have shifted to the forefront of the campaign as President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney engage in their most extensive discussions on the issue since the Colorado tragedy.
President Obama continues to suffer the effects of economic pessimism in the race for the White House, but maintains a lead amid voters' personal misgivings about challenger Mitt Romney, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Voters give Mitt Romney an edge over President Obama on ideas for lifting the struggling economy. But if you look at economic conditions in battleground states, that edge may not be as important as it seems.
Sen. Thomas Carper, (D-DE), discusses legislation he co-authored to reform and reduce costly retiree benefits for USPS workers.
The Treasury secretary is one of President Obama's longest-serving Cabinet members and has held key posts at the Federal Reserve and International Monetary Fund.
Hours after Mitt Romney was booed at the annual meeting of the NAACP, the civil rights group's leader lashed out at the Republican presidential hopeful, saying "showing up is half the battle."
Mitt Romney draws jeers from black voters as he criticizes President Barack Obama and pledges to repeal the Democrats' health care overhaul.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the latest trades in corn and grain after a government report predicts significant cuts in yields.
The summer drought is driving up commodity prices. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest data from the USDA on global supply and demand.
Discussing common sense and effective regulations, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
President Obama's campaign and the Democratic party raised $71 million in June, well below the $106 million hauled in by Mitt Romney and GOP.
"We absolutely have to look at other ways" to pay for infrastructure, one former state official said. "There's only so much bonding you can do."
Mitt Romney says the June jobs numbers show a new president is needed and "this kick in the gut has got to end." President Barack Obama is blaming Republicans and "the stalemate" in Washington.
Evidence is mounting that the economy is taking a hit because Congress can't – or won't – deal with the 'fiscal cliff' looming at year's end. The fight on Capitol Hill last summer over the national debt limit also took an economic toll., the Christian Science Monitor reports.
Mitt Romney now says requiring all Americans to buy health insurance amounts to a tax, contradicting his senior campaign adviser who insisted days earlier it wasn't a tax.
When policy makers in Washington worry about Mexico these days, they think in terms of a handful of numbers: Mexico’s 19,500 hectares devoted to poppy cultivation for heroin; its 17,500 hectares growing cannabis; the 95 percent of American cocaine imports brought by Mexican cartels through Mexico and Central America, the New York Times reports.
Six years after Gov. Mitt Romney signed the nation's most ambitious health-care law, supporters say it holds promise for the long-term success of President Obama's plan.
It looks like a tax, smells like a tax, and the Supreme Court says it must be a tax. But politicians in both parties are squirming over how to define "it."
Millions of people in a swath of states along the East Coast and farther west went into a third sweltering day without power Monday after a round of summer storms that killed more than a dozen people.
Mitt Romney's campaign says it has raised more than $4 million within 24 hours of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Barack Obama's health-care law. The White House, meanwhile, is urging congressional Democrats to engage Republicans in a fight over taxes