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Government Agencies


  • Wal-Mart vs. the Feds: Who's the Low-Wage Job King? Monday, 13 May 2013 | 9:51 AM ET

    The federal government is better at creating low-paying jobs than Wal-Mart and McDonald's combined, says a new report.

  • Drugs Costs Face Vast Disparity Under Obamacare Monday, 13 May 2013 | 8:23 AM ET

    Under President Barack Obama's health care law, where you live could make a huge difference in what you'll pay for medications.

  • Did IRS Target Tea Party Groups? Monday, 13 May 2013 | 6:42 AM ET

    Some on Capitol Hill are calling for an investigation over allegations the IRS targeted conservative groups, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Fed Officials Spar Over Whether to Keep Easing Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 6:04 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Building

    A week after the Federal Reserve endorsed a plan to keep buying bonds to spur economic growth, members are airing differences over their super-easy policy.

  • Karl Rove to Barney Frank: You Killed Small Banks Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 1:21 PM ET
    Christopher Dodd and Barney Frank

    Former Rep. Barney Frank, an author of the massive regulation bill that sought to contain too-big-to-fail banks, said the legislation is working.

  • Execs' Cushy Health Insurance May Trigger Fines Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    Under Obamacare, employers offering more generous benefits to highly paid workers could face fines of $100 a day for every worker who doesn't get the perks, up to $500,000.

  • Want a Peek at Obamacare? Take a Look at This State Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 10:20 AM ET

    Massachusetts has had Romneycare since 2006. And, while it's different in some ways from Obamacare, it offers insight into what's ahead for US health care.

  • Credit-Card Rule Eased for At-Home Partners Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    Thanks to fast action by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, spouses and unmarried partners who run the home will no longer be penalized for lack of income when they apply for cards.

  • New Data Fans Old Debate About Health Care Costs Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 12:38 PM ET

    Recently published health care figures from the federal government confirm what health advocates have been screaming about for years: charges vary enormously, NBC News reports.

  • A Big Red Panic Button for Stock Exchanges Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Exchanges and broker dealers are developing a plan to prevent the next Knight Trading catastrophe.

  • From Loops to Legible: Jack Lew’s New Signature Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    President Barack Obama and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew.

    When beginning a new job, it's good to start fresh: Make a few changes and form a good impression. For new Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, that meant closing some loopholes.

  • Inside the Crime Lab of the Future Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 10:16 AM ET
    Inside the Crime Lab of the Future

    A look at the defensive moves the nation is taking to protect itself against cyberattacks, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Pentagon Calls Out China on Cyberattacks Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 7:55 AM ET
    Pentagon Calls Out China on Cyberattacks

    CNBC's Eamon Javers goes inside a lab to get a glimpse at how workers keep the nation safe from unwanted security breaches on the web.

  • When It Comes to Health-Care Reform, the IRS Rules Monday, 6 May 2013 | 10:13 AM ET

    The Internal Revenue Service will play an important role in how health-care reform is managed, even deciding who will have to buy coverage.

  • Dealing in Drones: Big Business of Unmanned Flight Friday, 3 May 2013 | 2:10 PM ET
    Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., holds a Draganflyer X6 drone at a Judiciary Committee hearing.

    Concerns over domestic surveillance aside, the industry says 100,000 jobs could eventually be created if the FAA integrates drones into U.S. airspace by its 2015 target date.

  • Advocates on both sides of the aisle want to lower the official corporate tax rate and the country's biggest companies are in favor, but how? NYT reports.

  • SEC Chief Mary Jo White Punts on Money Fund Debate Friday, 3 May 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White

    In her first speech as SEC chief to the mutual fund industry, Mary Jo White did not provide details about the biggest regulatory threat to the fund companies.

  • Pres. Obama Nominates Two Key Positions in Commerce & Trade

    President Obama nominates two key members of his economic team: Penny Pritzker as Secretary of Commerce; and Michael Froman as the next U.S. Trade Representative. Also, CNBC's John Harwood discusses the odds of confirmation for the two nominees.

  • FDA OKs Morning-After Pill for Girls 15 and Older Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:23 AM ET

    The FDA has lowered the age limit for Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive to 15. The pill will be available without a prescription and stocked on store shelves.

  • Will Rep. Watts Help Housing? Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:22 AM ET
    Will Rep. Watts Help Housing?

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Brian Battle, Performance Trust Capital Partners, about President Obama's nomination to replace the head of the FHFA.