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Government Agencies


  • In Luxury Aisle Brawl, LVMH Faces Maximum Fine Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:02 PM ET
    Bernard Arnault, CEO of the luxury goods maker LVMH.

    A battle between French luxury-handbag makers went public with regulators seeking the maximum fine for the Louis Vuitton owner for failing to disclose moves to build a stake in Hermes.

  • Medicare's Exhaustion Forecast Extended by Two Years Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:25 PM ET

    The government reports that Medicare's hospital trust fund will be exhausted in 2026 and that Social Security will exhaust its trust fund in 2033.

  • How the Media Gets Gays' Financial Picture Wrong Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:20 PM ET
    Mitchell and Cameron from ABC's "Modern Family"

    Unlike the media depiction of gays as mostly white and wealthy, LGBT Americans are more likely to be poor than heterosexuals.

  • Surprise! This Economy Looking Strong Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 10:20 AM ET
    Sales representative Shieldeen Langley, left, assists shoppers looking for a dishwasher at the ABT store in Glenview, Illinois, U.S.

    Even as the economy keeps chugging along, headwinds from federal budget cuts are expected to blow harder later this year.

  • The Politics of Pork Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 11:42 AM ET
    The Politics of Pork

    Smithfield Foods and Shuanghui International have voluntarily submitted their merger agreement to the Committee on Foreign Investments in the U.S., reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Rare, Mysterious Nickel Sells for $3.17 Million Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 4:07 PM ET
    Walton 1913 Liberty Head nickel

    One of five Liberty head nickels mistakenly struck at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1913 eventually sold at auction for more than $3 million.

  • Sequel to Sandy: The Obama-Christie Show, Part 2 Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 2:25 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Gov. Chris Christie (L) walk along the Point Pleasant, N.J., boardwalk as they view rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Sandy.

    President Obama loses a game of "Touchdown Fever" with Gov. Chris Christie as they tour a rebuilt part of the Jersey shore seven months after Hurricane Sandy washed ashore.

  • Bank’s Lobbyists Help in Drafting Financial Bills Friday, 24 May 2013 | 6:59 AM ET

    In a sign of Wall Street’s resurgent influence, bank lobbyists are aiding lawmakers in preparing legislation that softens regulations of the financial industry.

  • Chrysler, Tesla Exchange Payback Snipes on Social Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 5:05 PM ET

    Tesla described itself as the only American car company to have fully repaid government loans, but Chrysler called that statement "unmistakably incorrect."

  • Mortgage Relief Offered to Oklahoma Tornado Victims Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 12:42 PM ET
    Destroyed houses and other buildings in Moore, Okla.

    The Feds have granted a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures of homes with FHA mortgages in areas devastated by the Oklahoma tornado.

  • A Low-Wage US Contractor Just Cooked Your Burger Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:47 PM ET
    People hold signs during a protest for better wages for fast food workers.

    Workers demanding a minimum wage increase have staged walkouts across the country, saying they can't survive on the money they make. Can they get anything done?

  • Federal Execs to Get Millions Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 8:34 AM ET

    Despite huge cutbacks in government spending, some high level federal executives are scheduled to get millions of dollars in bonuses, unless a law is passed.

  • Bernanke Talks Innovation—And Yogi Berra—With Grads Saturday, 18 May 2013 | 3:13 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke painted an upbeat picture on Saturday for the potential of innovation to lift living standards.

  • QE Could Tighten by Summer: Fed's Williams Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 5:21 PM ET
    John Williams

    The Federal Reserve could begin easing up on the monetary gas pedal this summer and end its bond buys late this year, a top Fed official said Thursday, citing "good news" on jobs.

  • IRS Scandal Could Yield Needed Tax Reform: Baucus Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 1:19 PM ET
    Sen. Max Baucus (L) and Rep. Dave Camp (R)

    Congress wants answers on why the IRS targeted conservative groups, two senior politicians tell CNBC.

  • Obama on IRS Scandal: I Didn't Know Before Reports Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 1:17 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks to guests during a visit to Argonne National Laboratory on March 15, 2013 in Argonne, Illinois.

    President Obama said that he did not know about the IRS Inspector General's report on the agency's targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny before it was leaked.

  • Stop IRS Culture of 'Rot and Abuse': Rep. Boustany Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 8:52 AM ET

    Rep. Charles Boustany tells CNBC he's confident Congress will follow the "paper trail" to hold to account those responsible for the IRS' targeting of conservative nonprofit groups.

  • JPMorgan Shareholders Denied Access to Results Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 1:21 AM ET
    Jamie Dimon

    When it comes to shareholder votes, the running tallies are a closely guarded secret - now, that protocol has changed, the NYT reports.

  • After Tragedy, Wal-Mart Enhances Safety Standards Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 5:58 PM ET
    Rescuers at the scene after the Bangladesh building collapse in April.

    Wal-Mart said that it will conduct inspections at its factories in Bangladesh and make the findings public, as pressure mounts on retailers after a deadly building collapse.

  • IRS Targeting Controversy: Political & Legal Fallout Monday, 13 May 2013 | 3:15 PM ET
    IRS Targeting Controversy: Political & Legal Fallout

    President Obama chimed in personally on the IRS controversy today, with CNBC's Robert Frank; Mitch Epner, former federal prosecutor; and CNBC's Larry Kudlow.