*U.S. nonfarm payrolls forecast rising 240,000 in February. WASHINGTON, March 6- U.S. employment likely rose strongly in February with the jobless rate slipping, signs that could encourage the Federal Reserve to consider hiking interest rates in June. "The jobs picture remains extraordinary healthy," said Jacob Oubina, an economist at RBC Capital Markets in New...» Read More
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.
With the debates starting, Mitt Romney’s campaign appears to be expanding beyond its hope of making the election a simple referendum on President Obama’s jobs record.
Attorneys who represent whistleblowers have made millions as the Obama administration cracks down on corporate fraud, and are now donating heavily to the president’s re-election campaign. The New York Times reports.
Here’s a cheat sheet of which names are mentioned most often for getting three of the most important jobs that will also be up for grabs on Nov. 6.
As President Barack Obama widened his lead over Mitt Romney in polls this month, traders at hedge funds and investment firms began shooting emails to clients with a similar theme: It's time to start preparing for an Obama victory.
As the government closes the books Sunday with a $1.1 trillion deficit for the year, budget analysts have little confidence in either Obama or Romney's plan to address the accumulating debt, now at about $16 trillion.
The T.S.A. says the number of guns found at airport security checkpoints has been steadily rising for the last couple of years. Through Friday, 1,105 guns have been found this year, a pace that is higher than last year’s. In 2011, the total was 1,320, up from 1,123 in 2010, the agency says. The New York Times reports.
Using data from USASpending.gov,an OMB website, CNBC.com presents the 10 states that received the most federal dollars per capita in fiscal year 2011.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on consumer income and spending, and the impact on the markets, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
As politicians hurl mud ahead of the election, investors might do well to ponder what “the economy, stupid” means in 2012.
President Barack Obama leads Republican challenger Mitt Romney among likely voters in the battleground states of New Hampshire, Nevada, and North Carolina, new NBC News-Wall Street Journal polls show.
A Treasury Department watchdog office said Thursday that 70 federal agencies owed about $14 million in unpaid taxes at the end of last year.
A new television ad for Obama blasts Romney for his secretly recorded “47 percent” comments and points out that Romney didn’t mention all of the other taxes that Americans pay, even if they’re not paying federal income tax. But the ad, entitled “Fair Share,” does the same thing to Mitt Romney
Running "such an inept, depressing campaign is grounds for dismissal.” Barry Diller says of Mitt Romney during an interview with CNBC.
Mitt Romney will need to get tougher if he’s going to have a chance against President Obama in the election, Donald Trump said during his weekly call with CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Tuesday.
Traditional alliances have shifted, and teachers’ unions have pursued some strange bedfellows among lawmakers who would not appear to be natural allies, The New York Times reports.
Mitt Romney criticized President Obama on Sunday for refusing to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during this week’s United Nations General Assembly meeting, accusing the president of distancing the US from an important Middle East ally. The New York Times reports.