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  • 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.

  • Marijuana's Unintended Victim—Thumper? Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 3:28 PM ET
    Marijuana

    Marijuana in California is seemingly coming full circle. It gone from being a banned substance to legal under state law for medical uses to being banned again in many cities. Now it turns out that pot is also bad for the animals.

  • Romney Praises Poland's Free Enterprise, Small Govt. Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 9:34 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney (R) shakes the hand of former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa, during a meeting at Artus Court, in Gdansk, on 30, 2012.

    Mitt Romney says in Warsaw that Poland's economy is a model of small government and free enterprise that other nations should emulate, a jab at President Obama's policies in the wake of the worst recession in decades.

  • Wall Street Already Betting On Who Wins in November Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 2:29 PM ET
    Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

    With just 100 days left until the U.S. presidential election, investors are beginning to make bigger bets on which candidate will carry the day.

  • Romney Comments in Israel Outrage Palestinians Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 10:50 AM ET
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivers a speech outside the Old City on July 29, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel.

    Mitt Romney told Jewish donors in Jerusalem on Monday that their culture is part of what has allowed Israel to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who called his comments racist and out of touch.

  • Surprisingly Legal Drugs Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    Amyl nitrate is a medical treatment for heart disease and cyanide poisoning. It’s also used as an inhalant that goes by the street name “poppers,” and it’s been abused ever since the disco era.

    The marketplace for narcotics isn’t what it used to be. Read ahead to see a list of dangerous drugs that are legal in many American states.

  • Post Office Poised to Default: Ron Bloom     Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 7:15 AM ET

    Ron Bloom, Lazard U.S. investment banking vice chairman, explains why the USPS is in need of an overhaul and requires Congressional action to avoid default.

  • Romney Comment on Olympics Riles Britain Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 1:14 PM ET

    Mitt Romney causes a stir in Britain by questioning whether the country is prepared to host the Olympics without a hitch and scheduling a fundraiser with the former head of a troubled bank.

  • Gun Violence Shifts to Forefront of Presidential Campaign Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    Gun Control

    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.

  • Obama Still Leading Romney, Despite Economic Hit Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 6:30 PM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    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.

  • Economy May Not Hurt Obama in Some Swing States Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 1:28 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    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.

  • Can the Post Office Survive?     Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 7:30 AM ET

    Sen. Thomas Carper, (D-DE), discusses legislation he co-authored to reform and reduce costly retiree benefits for USPS workers.

  • Opening Keynote Speaker - Timothy F. Geithner Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:37 PM ET

    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.

  • NAACP to Romney: ‘Showing Up Is Half the Battle’ Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 9:20 AM ET
    Ben Jealous

    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."

  • Romney Draws Boos From NAACP Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 3:38 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses the NAACP National Convention at the Geoerge R. Brown Covention Center at the Geoerge R. Brown Covention Center July 11, 2012.

    Mitt Romney draws jeers from black voters as he criticizes President Barack Obama and pledges to repeal the Democrats' health care overhaul.

  • Corn Prices Surge on USDA Forecast     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the latest trades in corn and grain after a government report predicts significant cuts in yields.

  • Corn Yields Down, Commodity Prices Up     Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 8:44 AM ET

    The summer drought is driving up commodity prices. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest data from the USDA on global supply and demand.

  • Santelli on Regulations, Rules & Rubes     Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 11:13 AM ET

    Discussing common sense and effective regulations, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • June Haul: Romney $106 Million, Obama $71 Million Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 3:32 PM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    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.

  • More Megaprojects Kicked to Private Investors Sunday, 8 Jul 2012 | 11:24 AM ET
    Chicago skyline dusk

    "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."