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  • Numbers Tell of Failure in Drug War Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 2:40 AM ET
    Police display almost 4,700 kilos of diverse drugs, cocaine and derivatives, seized in the last fifteen days by the Peruvian police drug enforcement agency, in Lima on May 7, 2010. Almost 4,000 kg of cocaine mixed with powdered sulfur, valued in USD 140 million, were seized in a container being shipped to Europe by sea. Drug trafficking in Peru generates revenues of USD 22,000 million (17 percent of the U.S. GDP) each year, representing an increase of between 3,000 and 4,000 million dollars over

    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.

  • How Is Romneycare Treating Mass.? Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 3:36 PM ET

    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.

  • Romney and GOP Differ on Health Care ‘Tax’ Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 10:07 AM ET
    American healthcare reform

    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."

  • 'A Mess': Where Power Outages Are the Worst Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 10:36 AM ET
    Crews clear a fallen tree from the sidewalk along New York Avenue NW on June 30, 2012 in Washington. The Washington area was hit by severe thunderstorm Friday night knocking trees down and left more then 400,000 without power during a record setting heatwave.

    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.

  • Romney Raises Millions After Obamacare Ruling Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 2:52 PM ET
    Mitt Romney response to Supreme Court health care ruling.

    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

  • Obama Claims Victory; Romney Vows to Repeal Obamacare Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 1:34 PM ET
    Mitt Romney response to Supreme Court health care ruling.

    President Barack Obama called the Supreme Court's ruling upholding his health-care reform "a victory for people across the country," while Mitt Romney said he will work "on my first day as president" to repeal the law if he's elected in November.

  • Crash for Cash: Anatomy of an Insurance Fraud Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 12:53 PM ET

    Wallce "Pop: Morris was ultimately caught after filing a total of $1.2 million in fake insurance claims.

  • The White House is preparing contingency plans if the Supreme Court declares part of President Obama's signature health care reform unconstitutional, The New York Times reports.

  • Beware, Oil Could Tumble Even Further: Pro Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 5:23 AM ET

    Oil fell to its lowest levels in a year and a half on Thursday, the outlook for oil remains weak and sanctions imposed on Iran are likely to make matters worse, Dan Yergin, co-founder and chairman of energy research consultancy Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA) told CNBC.

  • Obama Faces Growing GOP Super PAC Power Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 11:36 AM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    New financial filings show that super PACS supporting Mitt Romney and his party are widening the money gap over struggling pro-Democratic organizations.

  • Commerce Secretary Bryson Resigns     Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 11:08 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports Secretary Bryson has resigned his position "to prevent distraction" in the department's mission, after two recent hit-and-run accidents.

  • How About a Quick Solution to the Euro Crisis? Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 9:34 AM ET

    European policymakers should come up with a sweeping solution to stop the spreading of the debt crisis sooner rather than later, to restore confidence to markets, participants in a panel organized by CNBC at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum said on Thursday.

  • 'Vehement Partisanship' Threatening US Economy Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 2:16 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    “Vehement partisanship” in U.S. politics has stopped the Right and Left from coming up with effective solutions to solve the current economic crisis, according to Woody Brock, author of “American Gridlock.”

  • The Math Behind the 100-Year Supply Debate Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    President Obama has said the U.S. has a supply of natural gas to last nearly 100 years. But it turns out geologists and other researchers disagree on that supply figure, which has huge implications for America's energy policy.

  • Nat Gas Prices Droop but Capital Spending Surges Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:42 AM ET

    U.S. energy producers' ability to pull natural gas from shale may have contributed to a price-dampening oversupply for now, but it’s also triggering tens of billions of dollars in capital investments.

  • Can the Natural Gas Sector Save the US Economy? Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:41 AM ET

    Natural gas's real potential for economic impact lies in the vast reservoirs of shale gas that are newly accessible through hydraulic fracturing.

  • Fracking Brings Riches and Reservations Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:41 AM ET

    Amid cries for energy independence, fracking has become crucial to taking advantage of previously untapped resources. Take a closer look at hydraulic fracturing, and why the technology has become so important and controversial.

  • Natural Gas: A Raging Bull in its Battle with Coal Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:39 AM ET

    Environmental issues aside,  the economics of natural gas may have already dethroned coal as the nation's key source of electrical power.

  • Fracking Would Revive Texas' Energy-Patch Glory Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:37 AM ET

    Natural gas has often taken a backseat to crude oil in the Texas energy business, but the advent of fracking shale gas has given it star billing in the Lone Star State — and the nation.

  • Big Players Poised for Big Payoff Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 9:36 AM ET

    The natural gas industry may be hurting from rock-bottom prices now but if allowed to fully exploit the shale-gas boom, there may be few losers and many winners in the years to come.