Government Programs


  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro told CNBC Wednesday the regulatory agency still has a "full pipeline" of civil actions resulting from 2008's financial crisis in which Lehman Brothers went bankrupt.

  • GOP Pushes Huge Deficit-Cutting Bill Through House Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 3:47 AM ET

    Defying a veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday night to slice federal spending by $6 trillion and require a constitutional balanced budget amendment to be sent to the states in exchange for averting a threatened Aug. 2 government default.

  • Hope for Debt Deal Boosts Bonds     Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 5:16 PM ET

    President Obama's comments about a potential bipartisan agreement gave a big boost to Treasuries this afternoon, with the Fast Money traders, and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist.

  • President Barack Obama

    Wynn Resorts CEO Stephen Wynn used his company's conference call to lay into the Obama administration, calling it the "greatest wet blanket to business and progress and job creation in my lifetime."

  • Companies both large and small have been slow in creating jobs in the current recovery, and have cited many reasons for it.

  • CNBC Poll: Is Government Doing Enough To Create Jobs? Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 10:05 AM ET
    Your Job, Your Life - A CNBC Special Report

    Uncle Sam has spent tens of billions of dollars on unemployment benefits over the past few years. Some say it has been a lifeline for the long-term unemployed. Others say it has kept people from taking available jobs.

  • Your Job, Your Life - A CNBC Special Report

    Unemployment remains stubbornly high, while job creation frustratingly slow.

  • Ireland Downgrade, QE3, & the Markets     Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 4:04 PM ET

    Discussing Ireland's junk bond status; the possibility of additional asset purchases and its impact on the markets, with Alan Gayle, RidgeWorth Capital Management, and Larry Kantor, Barclays Capital.

  • Fed Mulls QE3: Market Impact     Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 3:30 PM ET

    Discussing the impact another round of quantitative easing would have on the markets, with Dan McMahon, Raymond James, and Tim Speiss, EisnerAmper.

  • Swiss drugs industry supplier Lonza is to buy U.S.-listed Arch Chemicals for some $1.2 billion, creating the world's largest player in the microbial control market, the groups said on Monday.

  • Mississippi Governor Blasts Obama on Economy Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 12:22 PM ET

    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour pulled out of the 2012 presidential race in April but that didn't stop him from sounding like a candidate as he criticized the Obama administration for its economic policies.

  • Atlantis Shuttle Takes Off     Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 11:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman has a look at what the shuttle program meant to the U.S. as the final space shuttle launch counts down.

  • Poll: Future Of The Shuttle? Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    Supporters say it is premature without a replacement to the space craft, while opponents say the returns don't justify the cost. 

  • NASA: The Next Generation - A CNBC Special Report

    Is space exploration a wise investment given the nation's budget problems?

  • NASA: The Next Generation - A CNBC Special Report

    Amidst calls for deep government spending cuts, the privatization of the space age may be the solution.  

  • Will Tax "Hikes" Cost Jobs?     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 11:30 AM ET

    Are Obama's plans to close loopholes, let tax breaks expire and increase taxes on the wealthy job-killing measures? Discussing whether higher taxes can help cut the deficit, with Ben Ferguson, ICON Radio Network, and Greg Valliere, Potomac Research Group.

  • Corzine's Parting Comments     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 8:59 AM ET

    Former New Jersey governor and MF Global chairman/CEO, Jon Corzine, with final thoughts on the state of the U.S. economy and its prospects for recovery.

  • Bank Stocks Stagnate     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 8:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports how the end of QE2 might have a negative impact on bank stocks.

  • Greece's Short-Term Solution     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 7:33 AM ET

    A look at market reaction to Greece's austerity plan and what the U.S. needs to do to gain its financial footing, with Shawn Matthews, Cantor Fitzgerald CEO, and Jon Corzine, MF Global chairman/CEO.

  • "Bond" Voyage QE2     Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | 7:29 AM ET

    Now that the Fed's buying plan is ending, what does that mean for the economy and the markets, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.