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  • No Market Bubble: Treasury's Lew Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 4:38 PM ET
    Jack Lew speaks during his confirmation hearing.

    With stocks at all-time highs, there's little sign of a bubble forming in markets, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Boeing Shares Soar Despite Dreamliner Problems Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 11:22 AM ET
    Boeing Shares Soar Despite Dreamliner Problems

    Cai Von Rumohr, Cowen & Company analyst, explains why he maintained a "buy" on the company despite its battery problems, and weigh in on how to play the stock from here if you missed some pretty significant gains.

  • Boeing Gets Green Light to Test New 787 Battery Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:40 AM ET
    Boeing Gets Green Light to Test New 787 Battery

    The FAA has given Boeing approval to start testing a redesigned battery for the Dreamliner, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • USDA Sugar Bailout? Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:13 AM ET
    USDA Sugar Bailout?

    The government is considering buying 400-thousand tons of sugar to stave off a wave of defaults by sugar processors, reports Hampton Pearson.

  • DIY Weapons: Start-Up Aims to Grow 3-D Gun Printing Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:11 PM ET

    Printing guns is about to get easier. A University of Texas law student plans to make it simple to search for gun-printing models.

  • DOT Releases Air Travel Consumer Report Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:11 AM ET
    DOT Releases Air Travel Consumer Report

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the latest numbers from the U.S. Dept, of Transportation on air travel; including flight delays, tarmac times, mishandled baggage and consumer complaints.

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    That's classified! Not anymore. US agencies like the FBI will begin sharing some classified information with companies to help prevent hack attacks.

  • NTSB: No Conclusion on Dreamliner Investigation Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:29 AM ET
    NTSB: No Conclusion on Dreamliner Investigation

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the details on the battery fire investigation aboard a Japan Airlines 787 in Boston in January.

  • House Approves Bill to Keep Government Funded Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 2:23 PM ET
    The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

    The House on Wednesday passed legislation to keep federal funds flowing to government agencies through Sept. 30, seeking to avert shutdowns that otherwise would begin on March 27 when current funding expires.

  • USPS Savings Plan Not Enough: Postmaster General Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 6:50 AM ET
    USPS Savings Plan Not Enough: Postmaster General

    Patrick Donahoe, Postmaster General & CEO of the U.S. Postal Service, explains why he is urging prompt action from Congress to allow the agency to halt Saturday mail delivery.

  • Aggressive Fed Stimulus Still Needed: Yellen Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 2:30 PM ET

    Janet Yellen, the Fed's influential vice chair, said Monday the central bank's aggressive monetary stimulus is still warranted.

  • Pres. Obama Announces 3 Key Nominations Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 10:27 AM ET
    Pres. Obama Announces 3 Key Nominations

    President Obama announces the nominations for several key administration positions; including Ernest Moniz as Energy Secretary; Gina McCarthy as EPA director; and Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his new OMB director. Also, CNBC's John Harwood, provides perspective on the nominees.

  • Pres. Obama Taps New OMB Director Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 10:16 AM ET
    Pres. Obama Taps New OMB Director

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on what to expect from the President's new nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, as his next budget director.

  • Obama Taps McCarthy for EPA, Moniz for Energy Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 8:38 AM ET
    Gina McCarthy to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (L), and nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz to head the Department of Energy (R).

    President Obama has selected air quality expert Gina McCarthy to lead the EPA and physicist Ernest Moniz to head the Department of Energy, a White House official said.

  • Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke

    Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, said on Friday that pulling back on aggressive policy measures too soon would pose a real risk of damaging a still-fragile recovery.

  • Sequester Storm Gathers Over DC Economy Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 4:35 PM ET

    If the sequester begins forcing layoffs of federal workers, the nation's capitol and nearby Virginia and Maryland will feel the worst of the impact.

  • Goolsbee: Sequester Will Trim Growth by 0.5% to 1% This Year

    Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, warns that growth will go down and unemployment will go up as a result of these forced budget cuts.

  • Obama Says 'Sequester' Crisis Is 'Just Dumb' Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 12:23 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks after meeting Friday with congressional about budget cuts.

    President Obama blamed Republicans' refusal to close `wasteful' loopholes for the automatic budget cuts going into effect Friday, and said Americans will get through the crisis.

  • Jack Lew Cleared to Be the Next Treasury Secretary Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 6:00 PM ET
    Jack Lew speaks during his confirmation hearing.

    The Senate confirmed Jack Lew as President Barack Obama's new Treasury secretary, putting the former White House chief of staff in the middle of a bitter political fight over the government's budget.

  • Cheating on Taxes Is Not Cool, Say Most Americans Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 2:25 PM ET

    Eighty-seven percent of Americans don't think it's OK to cheat, according to an IRS survey, a three percentage point increase from last year.