Government Agencies


  • SEC Embraces Social Media, but Questions Still Loom Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 4:55 PM ET

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is moving into the 21st century with its announcement that communication on social media will be treated just like communication on a company's website. However, there are a number of questions still looming.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Edward Pinto, American Enterprise Institute about mortgage market reform and its consequences.

  • Fighting Back Hack Attacks     Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Ridge Schmidt Cyber co-founders Howard Schmidt and Tom Ridge discuss the buildup in cyberwars and why the government needs to increase its cybersecurity infrastructure.

  • Junk Food Fight Heats Up: More Battles Ahead Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 5:11 AM ET

    From the successful campaign against trans fats to San Francisco's ban on toys in McDonald's Happy Meals to first lady Michelle Obama's campaign against childhood obesity, it's clear that makers of so-called junk foods face a widening public relations battle. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • Cutbacks in the Skies May Close Some Airports     Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    The FAA releases its final list of air traffic control towers that will lose funding due to sequester cuts, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Senate to Post Office: Keep Saturday Mail Delivery Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 11:43 AM ET

    The US Postal Service has suffered a setback in its plan to end Saturday delivery of first-class mail, as Congress advanced a bill requiring six-day delivery.

  • Leaving Wall Street--and Still Getting a Nice Payday Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 11:06 AM ET
    President Barack Obama and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew.

    Banks have provisions that allow acceleration of payments owed to senior executives if they take government jobs, NYT reports.

  • JPMorgan Chase Secretly Downgraded by Regulators Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 12:02 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon

    In a secret regulatory action, the Office of Comptroller of the Currency knocked its rating of JPMorgan's management down a notch.

  • Retailers Settle 'Faux Faux Fur' Flap. Got That? Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Animal protection groups are applauding the settlement of federal claims that Neiman Marcus and two other retailers had marketed real fur as fake, The New York Times reports.

  • What the IRS Doesn't Want You to Know About Audits Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 8:01 PM ET
    The IRS building in Washington, D.C.

    As if audits aren't painful enough -- there's a lot the IRS won't tell you. Check out these tips from a former IRS agent.

  • U.S. Treasury building

    The Federal Reserve sent a record $88.4 billion in profits to the U.S. Treasury last year, audited results showed on Friday.

  • Cyberthreat Weekly Recap: Week of March 15     Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers on the tension that arose as Washington pushed for cybersecurity cooperation with private industry. Even while President Obama raised the issue with new Chinese President Xi Jinping, U.S. CEOs are pushing for limits on government collaboration.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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

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

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