• House Passes Bill to Help Teachers, Public Workers Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 3:39 PM ET

    The House has passed a $26 billion jobs bill to protect 300,000 teachers and other nonfederal government workers from election-year layoffs.

  • Valliere: Scaring the Voters Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 12:22 PM ET

    Negativity sells, so brace yourselves for a torrent of pre-election rhetoric designed to convince voters that things are sure to get even worse. The demagoguery is bi-partisan.

  • Busch: One Bush Tax Cut Myth That’s True Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 | 10:43 AM ET

    One of the most common objections to letting the cuts expire for those in the highest tax brackets is that it would hurt small businesses. As Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) recently put it, allowing the cuts to lapse would amount to "a job-killing tax hike on small business during tough economic times."

  • Housing Policy’s Third Rail Sunday, 8 Aug 2010 | 9:30 AM ET

    The Treasury’s study on Fannie, Freddie and housing finance must be delivered to Congress by the end of January 2011. In a speech last week, Timothy F. Geithner, the Treasury secretary, told a New York audience that resolving the companies isn’t “rocket science.” But attaining genuine remedies for our housing finance system could actually be harder than rocket science.

  • Battle Looms Over Huge Costs of Public Pensions Saturday, 7 Aug 2010 | 9:19 AM ET

    There’s a class war coming to the world of government pensions.  The haves are retirees who were once state or municipal workers. Their seemingly guaranteed and ever-escalating monthly pension benefits are breaking budgets nationwide.

  • A Man With Muffin Secrets, but No Job With Them Saturday, 7 Aug 2010 | 9:07 AM ET
    Thomas' English Muffins

    The company says that only seven people know how the muffins get their trademark tracery of air pockets — marketed as nooks and crannies — and it has gone to court to keep a tight lid on the secret.  That leaves one of the seven, Chris Botticella, out of a job — and at the center of a corporate spectacle.

  • The Washington War on Investment Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 9:37 AM ET

    Will higher tax penalties on investment really spur jobs and faster economic growth? Most commentators would say no. It’s really a matter of economic common sense. But Tim Geithner says, Yes!

  • Jobs Concerns Dominate Techonomy Conference Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 8:49 AM ET

    This is a jobless recovery. That's the consensus among the executives and entrepreneurs here, who say improving employment is their #1 priority.

  • Busch: Tax The Wealthy or Reduce Jobs? Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 10:43 AM ET

    With Congress set to debate extending the Bush tax cuts, there are risks to small business from raising taxes on the “wealthy”. US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner gave a speech yesterday in Washington on the Obama administrations economic case for raising taxes on high earners.

  • Cost of healthcare

    Health care spending both contributes to our current economic difficulties and provides us with a potential opportunity to help solve them. It is a great burden on companies, while at the same time it is helping create jobs.

  • Eric Schmidt

    Schmidt says job creation is the most important thing the economy needs right now, particularly in the manufacturing sector. He's very frustrated at the government's slow pace in boosting employment—effectively saying it's ridculous that so much proposed legislation has to wait until after the November elections.

  • Analyst: Leading Indicators Show Possible Market Turn Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 5:47 PM ET

    Is there a turn in economic indicators that could suggest economic slowing in the second half? And should investors reconsider the value strategy that did so well in the first half of the year? This strategist says yes.

  • GAO Finds For-Profit Schools Encouraged Fraud Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 3:03 PM ET

    An investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) contends that for-profit colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices.

  • A Labor Market Punishing to Mothers Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 10:27 AM ET
    Elena Kegan

    Our economy exacts a terribly steep price for women for any time away from work, in both pay and promotions, says the New York Times.

  • Strategist: Tax-Exempt Bonds Could Continue Rally Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 5:42 PM ET

    Data suggests that tax-exempt bonds may continue to rally from current, historic high prices and low yields. But why? This strategist thinks there are at least three reasons.

  • Meredith Whitney on Closing Bell

    Despite relatively strong second-quarter earnings, US banks are still suffering from poor revenue growth and will continue to do so into next year, financial analyst Meredith Whitney told CNBC.

  • Political Ads Off Limits, Goldman Promises Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 9:58 AM ET
    Goldman Sachs

    Facing pressure from critics of Wall Street to limit its role in elections, Goldman Sachs  has pledged not to spend any of its vast corporate reserves on political advertising. The NYT reports.

  • A Little Less Funny Business in Lending Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 4:37 PM ET

    During the go-go days of lending in California (and Nevada, and Florida, and...), people who could prove they had a pulse were hired as mortgage brokers or loan officers. They made loans to other people who could prove they had a pulse, even if they didn't need to prove income. It did not turn out well.

  • BP Static Kill at Gulf Oil Leak on Tap for Tuesday Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 11:38 AM ET
    Workers lay out new lines of boom along a pier on June 14, 2010 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

    BP aims to conduct tests Monday before conducting a "static kill" on its Gulf of Mexico oil leak Tuesday, a company executive said.

  • Busch: The Salient Issue on Deficits Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 10:46 AM ET

    Yes, they need to be cut. It’s how to do it. In Newsweek, Fareed Zakaria states, “Raise My Taxes, Mr. President!” and the NYT Sunday Op-Ed had something similar entitled, “What They’re Not Telling You.” Both articles are worth reading to understand the US fiscal deficit and how it became $1.4 trillion.