Republican efforts to stop Obamacare are a throwback to past efforts by former lawmakers to stop other federal entitlement programs. The New York Times reports.» Read More
John Taylor, Hoover Institution senior fellow, explains why he's concerned President Obama's budget doesn't try to balance the budget, and may include additional taxes.
Robert Romasco, President of AARP, defends the organizations stand on social security reforms and the impact of entitlement program on the nation's growing deficit problem.
Executives of the biggest U.S. banks are expected to meet with President Barack Obama, according to people familiar with the matter.
The U.S.'s F-22 fighters are the most expensive in use. That could change if the F-35 Lightning II were deployed. Yet by all indications, that won't be happening anytime soon — if at all.
Rick Santelli sees a lack of incentives to get people off disability benefits. (3:24)
Paul Ryan's proposed budget would cut taxes for just about everyone, with the top earners getting the biggest tax cuts.
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.
David Blanchett, Morningstar Investment Management, discusses whether some 401(k)'s are overloading on employer stock.
Investors are increasingly worried about the health of their portfolios but CNBC's Jim Cramer thinks some of these worries are overblown.
Whether "sequestration" happens or not, money will likely keep flowing into stocks, say analysts.
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.
Many Muslims are rejecting the suggestion made by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and argue that it runs counter to recent trends in the Indian Muslim community. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
If lawmakers don't act, the US Postal Service could run out of money "between six months and a year" and there could be a period of time when mail isn't delivered, policy and economics experts said.
Japan has one of the world’s highest suicide rates. But last year the number of suicides fell below 30,000 for the first time in 15 years, thanks in part to community efforts. The CSM reports.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN), explains why he voted "yes" on the "fiscal cliff" bill, and why Congress needs to reduce entitlement programs.
Investors are flocking to fixed income ETFs -- but they may be dangerous when rates rise.
If Americans want larger entitlement programs, they must be prepared for higher taxes, Glenn Hubbard, a former Bush economic aide, told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Wednesday.
Markets expect the Fed to continue buying Treasurys, but the course for rates is more likely to be determined by the "fiscal cliff" talks.
A weak economy, soft corporate earnings and the fiscal cliff, investment houses are warning of impending market turmoil. The outlook is gloomy for the immediate future, with glimmers of optimism for the longer term.
Could Detroit become the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy protection? Doc Thompson, Detroit Talk Radio host, weighs in; while Ernest Istook, Heritage Foundation, discusses fiscal cliff concerns; and Robert Reich, Former Labor Secretary and Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago Professor of Economics, discuss the jobs report.