Government Agencies


  • 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

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Fred DeLuca, co-founder of the Subway sandwich chain

    The Subway Restaurants founder says regulations are hurting small companies and entrepreneurs. "If I started Subway today, Subway would not exist," Deluca told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Cramer: Sequester 'Scare Tactics' Are Overblown Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 9:53 AM ET

    Investors are increasingly worried about the health of their portfolios but CNBC's Jim Cramer thinks some of these worries are overblown.

  • Heinz Trades Draw FBI Scrutiny     Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 11:54 AM ET

    The FBI is looking at suspicious trades made before Warren Buffett's $23 billion acquisition of Heinz, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • US Plains Farmland Up More Than Record Setting 20% Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 4:22 PM ET

    Farmland values in the U.S. Plains states jumped more than 20 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier.

  • House Moves to Extend Pay Freeze for Fed Workers Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 8:07 AM ET

    House conservatives want to extend to a full three years the current freeze on cost-of-living pay increases for the nation's 2 million civilian federal workers.

  • James B. Bullard, St. Louis Fed President

    The U.S. St. Louis Fed Bank President James Bullard said the switch to outright open-ended bond purchases, plus the adoption of thresholds to guide expectations on when the Fed would start to raise interest rates, were making policy more effective.

  • Rubio Response Presents Friendlier GOP Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 12:47 AM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio sought to put a softer face on Republicans' small-government agenda, accusing President Barack Obama of spreading blame for his own administration's shortcomings.

  • Food Stamp Program Could Face Big Cuts Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

    Approximately 47 million Americans who rely on food stamps could see their monthly assistance cut because a recession-era benefits boost is set to expire. A family of four could see their benefits cut by about $25 a month, NBC News reports.

  • Rep. Jeb Hensarling, (R-TX), provides a preview on the House hearing on the Federal Housing Administration, and weighs in on what he hopes to hear from President Obama in his annual State of the Union address.

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