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  • From Alcatraz to Hollywood: Shutdown ripple effect Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 7:59 PM ET
    A sign at the entrance to the Fort Sumter National Monument informs visitors it is closed because of the federal government shutdown October 2, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina.

    From Alcatraz to Hollywood, blood drives and daycare, the US government shutdown is having a serious ripple effect.

  • Shutdown may last week or more: Boehner aide Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 5:03 PM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner.

    Speaker of the House John Boehner on Tuesday said the government shutdown could last a week or longer, a top aide to the Republican leader told CNBC.

  • China puffer fish tower sparks anger     Sunday, 29 Sep 2013 | 7:30 PM ET

    Chinese citizens have been huffing over a building that's been erected in China's Jiangsu province. This giant, copper puffer fish costs about $11.5 million to build and hovers around 15 storeys above the ground.

  • No more cheap loans for seniors? Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 2:32 PM ET

    American seniors tight on savings on will soon face new hurdles in financing retirement through the federal government's reverse mortgage program.

  • Flood insurance prices: 5 feet high and risin' Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 1:33 PM ET
    Floods swamp a house near the town of Hygiene, Colo.

    Cutbacks on subsidies for flood insurance are causing premiums to rise. Meanwhile, those who have coverage see difficulties in filing claims.

  • Kudlow: Obama prefers to talk to Iran, not Boehner Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    One of the biggest mistakes President Obama is making in the current debate is his repeated and stubborn refusal to negotiate.

  • Boehner: We'll win the fight to defund Obamacare Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:41 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH).

    Boehner said he was confident that majority House Republicans would pass a stop-gap funding measure that denies money for "Obamacare" reforms.

  • Huge India food program criticized as profligate Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 5:55 PM ET
    A market in Mumbai.

    With its currency in meltdown and growth at the lowest in the past decade, India's government on Monday passed a $19.8 billion-a-year food subsidy bill.

  • Billions wasted on paperless vets' health records Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:24 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks on improving veterans health care at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington DC, back on April 09, 2009.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense spent $1.3 billion during the last four years trying to develop a single electronic health-records system.

  • As IPO surges 57%, CEO thanks Washington Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 4:24 PM ET
    Cvent

    As the cloud-based event management software company Cvent opened for trading Friday, its founder and CEO said that new regulations helped the company raise money on the public market.

  • Wien: Government should spend more, taper less Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
    Byron Wien, vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners

    There's no reason the Fed should taper asset purchases and instead the government needs to increase spending, said Byron Wien, vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners.

  • Delay on Health-Care Reform Not a Big Deal: Pro Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    The delay of one of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act has raised many questions. CNBC invited different analysts and experts to discuss the implications of the postponement.

  • Europe Perturbed Over U.S. Surveillance     Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    Europeans are angered with the U.S. over new leaks on the NSA spying program, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; James Bamford, author of "The Shadow Factory"; and Heather Conley, Center for Strategic & International Studies.

  • Op-Ed: Israel Makes a Free-Market Move Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 5:20 PM ET

    Israel is making a free-market move, with a new political party aiming to reduce the welfare rolls — and avoid a Greece-like situation, argues Kudlow producer Jake Novak.

  • Why Those New State Budget Surpluses May Not Last Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 12:36 PM ET
    San Francisco, California

    Many states are recovering form record budget deficits. One key piece of the recovery is revenue from taxes

  • If Big Brother Isn't Listening, He's Watching Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 3:17 PM ET
    Kwazi Nkrumah speaks while joining protesters rallying outside the U.S. Capitol against the NSA's recently detailed surveillance programs June 13, 2013, in Washington.

    One phrase has permeated the discussion about the NSA spying program over and over. "Nobody is listening to your phone calls." But is "watching" your phone calls just as intrusive?

  • Britain Encouraged to Build US-Style 'Super-Prisons' Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 9:22 AM ET

    Britain should shut down 30 rundown prisons and build 12 modern "hub prisons" with a capacity of up to 3,000 inmates each, according to a new report.

  • Sen. Corker: 'Fiscal Fatigue' Has Set In     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    After working four years as a construction superintendent, corker started his own construction company, Bencor, with $8,000. In 1999, he purchased the Osborne Building Corporation and the Stone Fort Land Company, the two largest real estate companies in Chattanooga, making him the largest private landowner in Hamilton County, Tenn.  Corker is the junior United States Senator from Tennessee. Before his election to the Senate in 2006, he served as mayor of Chattanooga from 2001 to 2005.

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R-TN), shares his views on why the government should get its fiscal house in order through entitlement and tax reform, privatizing intelligence gathering, and implementing GSE reform.

  • US Treasury to Sell 30 Million More GM Shares Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    U.S. Treasury

    The Treasury Department says it will begin another round of sales of the General Motors stock it acquired during the government's bailout of the auto industry.

  • Analyzing the Benefits of Abe's 'Third Arrow'     Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 11:45 PM ET

    Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore and Nick Maroutsous of Kapstream Capital react to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's long-term structural reforms.