WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen met Friday with a group of conservative activists who are unhappy with the way the central bank is conducting its interest-rate policies. Yellen rejected the GOP criticism as unfounded. Representatives of the Heritage Foundation and Cato Institute also participated in the meeting.» Read More
In the shadow of the supersize super PACs that have reshaped the battle for the White House and Senate, a new and potentially potent kind of super PAC is proliferating in the closing weeks of the campaign and taking aim at House races.
Government numbers showing the unemployment rate has fallen under 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years don't reflect actual business conditions, Home Depot founder Ken Langone said on CNBC.
It might sound like science fiction, but 3-D printers are quickly becoming a consumer product and a number of people have already made gun parts using 3-D printers. The guns with these parts have successfully fired bullets, reports The New York Times.
Although President Obama is widely seen as a friend of the tech industry, Mitt Romney has made clear inroads in Silicon Valley, The New York Times reports.
What is the middle class, anyway? There's no official definition, but Americans and their presidential candidates seem to know it when they see it.
A chorus of skeptics charged that Friday's jobs report was cooked. AOL Jobs spoke to one of the economists at the BLS, John Mullins, about the process behind putting together the reports.
Republicans are deliberately trying to stymie job creation and U.S. economic growth in order to damage President Obama’s re-election chances, a top Obama campaign surrogate charged Friday.
President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney sparred over taxes, the budget and health-care in their first debate Wednesday night. But our Investigations Inc. fact checking team found that in many cases the facts got caught in the middle.
In a showdown at close quarters, President Obama and Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering economy.
CNBC's Scott Cohn takes a closer look at the debate and checks whether the candidates' statements were accurate.
Roger Altman, chairman & founder of Evercore Partners, says Mitt Romney was "not specific at all."
Wednesday night kicked off the first of three presidential debates between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. So, who do you think won the debate? Take our poll and have your voice heard.
President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney share their views on entitlements like Social Security and Medicare.
The first presidential debate is likely to focus on economic issues as President Obama and Mitt Romney clash over the size and role of government. Here are some of the topics that could come up.
Nearly every politician complains about gridlock in Washington. But, why isn’t Mitt Romney focusing on it as a campaign issue ?
While not nearly as high-profile as the “Barbarians at the Gate” world of Wall Street, middle market M&A creates huge amounts of liquidity in the American economy, with about $275 billion of middle market transactions closed in 2011.
With an end to the contentious presidential campaign just a month away, there remains a lingering question about whether President Obama introduced the U.S. to socialism, and with it, the death knell of traditional American values.
A judge blocked Pennsylvania's divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Obama and other opponents who said it would prevent the elderly and minorities from voting.
Rob Cox, Reuters Breakingviews, talks about Breakingviews new app where you can put together an economic dream team of professionals that have legislative and budgeting experience.
Voters say the presidential debates will be important in deciding whom to vote for in this year’s election, according to a new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday.