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  • 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.

  • 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
    Cramer: Apple Feels Like 'Pitiful, Helpless Giant'

    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
    Heinz Trades Draw FBI Scrutiny

    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
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    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 Hensarling: FHA Nation's Largest 'Subprime' Lender Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 7:49 AM ET
    Rep Hensarling: FHA Nation's Largest 'Subprime' Lender

    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.

  • SEC Might Be Too Cozy With Wall Street: Report Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 3:28 PM ET

    A new report by a non-profit government watchdog group says former SEC employees, hired away from the Commission by the private sector, "routinely" help their new employers to influence the agency and blunt SEC enforcement actions.

  • Sequester Won't Keep Investors From Stocks: Analysts Sunday, 10 Feb 2013 | 8:13 AM ET

    Whether "sequestration" happens or not, money will likely keep flowing into stocks, say analysts.

  • The U.S. Justice Department and multiple states are discussing also suing Moody's for defrauding investors, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • US Clears Boeing 787 for Test Flights, as Delays Loom Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 6:13 PM ET

    U.S. agencies cleared Boeing to restart test flights of its grounded 787 Dreamliner in order to get more data on potentially faulty batteries, but they also demanded a closer look at how the batteries were approved.

  • Brennan CIA Hearing Interrupted by Protests Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 5:39 PM ET
    Anti-war protesters disrupt the start of a nomination hearing for U.S. Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan.

    Nominated to head the CIA, John Brennan told a protest-disrupted Senate confirmation hearing Thursday the United States employs drone strikes only as a deterrent against imminent terrorist threats, not as punishment for previous attacks.