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  • Obama Lacks Leadership to Create Jobs: Sen. Corker Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 10:57 AM ET
    U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)

    With the final financial regulation vote just hours away, Sen. Bob Corker, (R-Tennessee), told CNBC Thursday that President Obama lacked the leadership skills needed to create jobs and to drive the country out of the recession.

  • Home Sellers Slashing Prices, While Banks Mow the Lawn Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | 12:16 PM ET

    That heady buzz from the home buyer tax credit is now turning into a grinding headache, as home sellers realize their very temporary, government-induced catbird seat has now fallen back to earth.

  • Reporter's Notebook: On the Hunt for Counterfeiters Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | 9:46 AM ET
    Genuine and counterfeit Viagra displayed at The Counterfeit Museum in Paris, France.

    The trend of counterfeiting goes far beyond fake purses and watches and includes consumer products like baby formula and prescription medicine and  industrial products like military components.

  • Paulson Likes What He Sees in Overhaul Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 10:19 AM ET

    If the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act had been in place during his tenure, would the financial crisis — and the ensuing recession — have happened? The NYT asks former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

  • UK Banking Chief Warns of Regulation Risks Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 5:37 AM ET

    There are risks associated with imposing regulation on London banks without the rest of the world following suit, the head of the British Bankers Association Angela Knight told CNBC Tuesday.

  • With the economy weakening and fears growing of a double-dip recession,  the Federal Reserve is under pressure from some quarters to do more to help the economy.  But even Fed officials seem to be split over how the central bank could or should respond.

  • Stock Gains Aren't Just 'Paper Profits': Greenspan Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 7:26 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    The stock market rally over the past few days has been encouraging and represent real profits, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC Thursday.

  • US Corporate Taxes 'About Average': Geithner Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 5:23 PM ET
    Timothy Geithner

    Taxes on US businesses are about average compared to those in the rest of the world, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Richard W. Fisher, president of the Federal Bank of Dallas

    The US government has inhibited economic growth by creating uncertainty about business costs, Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher told CNBC. Questions about healthcare expenses, for instance, have kept businesses from hiring new workers, he said.

  • New Rules for Target-Date Retirement Funds Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 10:35 AM ET

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has introduced new rules to help investors figure out how target-date funds in their 401(k) and other retirement accounts are supposed to hit their target.

  • Publisher: MicrosoftCopies sold: 2 million on the Initially conceived as a side project, the latest installment in the “Halo” franchise took on a life of its own during development. It’s a different type of game than its predecessors, with no sign of the series hero - the Master Chief. Fans snatched it up, though and critics applauded the new style of play.

    At issue isn’t whether publishers can make violent games, but whether states can impose sales restrictions on those titles—effectively declaring them to be on the same level as pornography and legally limit their sale.

  • Financial Reform's Impact on Regional Banks Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 3:09 PM ET

    The removal of the barrier on paying interest on commercial demand deposits is going to be a big bottom-line negative for a wide number of institutions, according to H. Rodgin Cohen of Sullivan and Cromwell.

  • Tale of Two Cities Struggling to Survive Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 2:36 PM ET

    As the cash-poor states across the US struggle to pay their bills, two cities within especially distressed states—California and Pennsylvania—are emblematic of just how tough closing budget gaps can be. Vallejo, Calif. is in bankruptcy and, across the country, Harrisburg, Pa., the state capital, is insolvent.

  • Why Congress Gets So Much Vacation Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 11:55 AM ET

    Even as most Americans got ready to face the July 4th holiday weekend traffic, members of the United States Congress had already left town.

  • David Stockman, Wrong; Ezra Klein, Right Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 4:38 PM ET

    Don’t you just love political cross dressing? Last night on CNBC my old boss David Stockman was totally root-canalled as he called for higher taxes and lower spending. Right on spending, but wrong on taxes.

  • Housing's Powerful Lobby Surges Ahead Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 4:07 PM ET

    You need look no further than this morning's news. Congress, at the eleventh hour, passes an extension of the closing date on the home buyer tax credit. It was supposed to expire at midnight last night.

  • The Future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 12:20 PM ET

    A housing sector without Fannie Mae spacer and Freddie Mac is a possibility, Edward J. DeMarco, director of Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), told CNBC Thursday.

  • Video Games: Shooters Thrive As Court Case Looms Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 11:13 AM ET

    With the Supreme Court scheduled to hear arguments later this year about whether states should be allowed to regulate the sale of violent video games, you might think game makers would consider dialing down the number of shooter titles.

  • California's Not So Fun Summer Thursday, 1 Jul 2010 | 10:28 AM ET
    San Francisco

    California has about 225,000 organized state employees—still—and many have been forced to take three-day-a-month furloughs without pay. A few thousand of them converged on the Capitol Wednesday to protest threats by the Governor to impose the $7.25 minimum wage on them starting Thursday. There's no budget, and no solution to the $19.1 billion deficit.

  • Suspect Dubbed 'Femme Fatale' of Russian Spy Case Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010 | 4:31 PM ET
    Anna Chapman

    Anna Chapman has been called the femme fatale of a spy case with Cold War-style intrigue — a striking redhead and self-styled entrepreneur who dabbled in real estate and mused on her Facebook page, "if you can dream, you can become it." Chapman's American dream, U.S. authorities say, was a ruse.

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