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  • Obama Seeks Assault Gun Ban, Background Checks Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 10:21 AM ET
    President Obama signs executive actions to curb gun violence as Vice President Joe Biden (L) and invited guests look on.

    With children sitting nearby, President Obama proposed a new ban on assault weapons and universal background checks for gun buyers on Wednesday in a sweeping package to curb firearm violence after the killing of 20 first-graders and six adults in a Connecticut school last month.

  • Americans Fear Squabbling Will End Up Derailing Economy Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 1:24 PM ET

    Americans are growing increasingly worried about federal debt, government dysfunction, and squabbles about the debt ceiling could derail the nation's fragile economic recovery.

  • Innovative programs across the US are finding some success in reengaging high school dropouts. They strive to target 'disconnected' youths – those not in school and not working, who are a costly burden for taxpayers, the CSM reports.

  • Damage is viewed in the Rockaway neighborhood where the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy.

    The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved $50.5 billion in long-delayed federal disaster aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy, but not before Republicans flexed their budget-cutting muscle to strike some spending provisions.

  • Obama Gets Ready to Make His Move on Gun Control Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 5:49 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks as Vice President Joseph Biden listens during an announcement on gun reform on December 19, 2012.

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will host children from around the country at a White House event Wednesday to unveil their package of proposals to curb gun violence in the U.S.

  • More Service Cuts on the Way From U.S. Postal Service Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 3:56 PM ET
    U.S. Postal Service

    With plans for a congressional overhaul on hold, the board of governors for the U.S. Postal Service wants the cash-strapped agency to speed up cost-cutting efforts.

  • What Obama Is Likely to Propose on Gun Control Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 3:55 PM ET
    Ruger.22 caliber semiautomatic, designed to look like a 'Tommy Gun', a Hi-Point .40 caliber semiautomatic carbine, a Hi-Point 9mm semiautomatic handgun, and two Glock .40 caliber semiautomatic handguns.

    In front of children who wrote letters to him expressing concern about gun violence, President Obama will unveil proposals Wednesday to curb the misuse of firearms.

  • Fiscal Hawks Link Spending Cuts to Hurricane Sandy Aid Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 12:09 PM ET
    Damage is viewed in the Rockaway neighborhood where the historic boardwalk was washed away during Hurricane Sandy.

    Northeast lawmakers hoping to push a $50.7 billion Hurricane Sandy aid package through the House face roadblocks by fiscal conservatives seeking offsetting spending cuts to pay for recovery efforts.

  • IRS Cracks Down on Deductions     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the IRS is watching extra generous "charitable donations."

  • Vatican Denies Flaws That Led to Credit Card Block Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 2:36 AM ET

    The Vatican insisted on Sunday that it had taken adequate measures to combat money laundering and so could not understand why the Bank of Italy had blocked the use of credit and debit cards inside Vatican City, NBC reports

  • Police said Sunday they have arrested six suspects in another gang rape of a bus passenger in India, four weeks after a brutal attack on a student on a moving bus in the capital outraged Indians and led to calls for tougher rape laws. The CSM reports.

  • An Unqualified Jack Lew Will Tax and Spend Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:42 PM ET
    Jack Lew

    The Treasury secretary nominee is a left-liberal Obama spear-carrier, whose very appointment signals a sharp confrontation with the GOP House, Larry Kudlow says.

  • Feds Scrub Reprimand for Workplace Flatulence Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 3:09 PM ET

    The Social Security Administration has taken back a reprimand it gave to an employee who was written up for "passing gas and releasing an unpleasant odor" that created a "hostile work environment."

  • FAA & LaHood: These Plans Are Safe!     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports government officials are standing by the Dreamliner, but shares of Boeing are down nearly three percent since the aircraft was hit by a couple of mishaps in the past week.

  • FAA & DOT Declare Dreamliner is Safe     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 10:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the outcome of a joint government news conference on the safety of Boeing's 787, declaring nothing in the data suggests it is not safe. Also, Carter Leake, BB&T Capital Markets analyst, discusses how the scrutiny will likely impact Boeing's stock.

  • FAA Administrator Michael Huerta addresses the government's stand on Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, despite recent technical glitches.

  • Will Wall Street Punish Boeing Shares?     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 8:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest details on a special FAA review of recent problems on the 787 Dreamliner. And Carter Copeland, Barclays Capital analyst, weighs in on the impact all this scrutiny will have on Boeing's stock.

  • Feds to Probe 787 Dreamliner Glitches     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 6:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the FAA will conduct a special review of recent technical problems reported on Boeing's aircraft.

  • In 2011, Congress and President Obama went to the brink of government default when congressional Republicans balked at raising the nation's debt ceiling. The spring of 2013 appears to have another debt ceiling fight in store. Here are the top four things that have changed. The CSM reports.

  • GOP Senator Sees No 'Grand Bargain' on Debt Crisis Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 12:01 PM ET

    A key conservative in the Senate told CNBC on Tuesday that spending cuts would have to be part of any discussion to raise the nation's borrowing limit.

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