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  • Wall Street Fumes At White House Fin Reg Rebuke Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 12:29 PM ET

    The White House’s decision not to invite the chief executives of JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs to today’s ceremonial signing of the financial overhaul legislation has many on Wall Street fuming.

  • Facing Pension Woes, Maine Looks to Social Security Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 11:02 AM ET
    Social Security Card

    Lawmakers in Maine have found an unusual tool for tackling their state’s pension woes: Social Security. The NYT reports.

  • Unemployment

    Now is not the time to cut off unemployment benefits in this country. Admittedly, extending the benefits will add to the Federal budget deficit, but not doing so will add to mortgage delinquencies and homelessness and will only serve to impede the still fragile recovery currently under way.

  • Need a Mortgage? Don’t Get Pregnant Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 11:14 AM ET
    Home for sale - Coldwell

    Expectant parents shopping for a home are not the only ones concerned about the date of the baby’s arrival.  Mortgage lenders are taking a harder look at prospective borrowers whose income has temporarily fallen while they are on leave, including new parents at home taking care of a baby.

  • Legalize Pot? Blacks Split Over California Vote Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 10:54 AM ET
    Marijuana plants

    How black voters in California decide on Proposition 19, which would allow anyone 21 and over to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, could be critical to its success or failure.

  • Yoshikami: Now What Goldman Sachs? Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 9:55 AM ET

    $550 million looked like pocket change until Goldman Sachs earnings were announced today. Today's numbers, which missed analyst expectations, actually makes one think that Goldman is paying the price for last week's SEC action. Of course, their win was avoiding criminal action and other SEC regulatory activities as a result of the disastrous subprime mortgage placements.

  • Mort Zuckerman

    Unemployment benefits should be extended for humanitarian reasons, billionaire businessman Mort Zuckerman told CNBC Monday.

  • Meet America's New Financial Regulators Friday, 16 Jul 2010 | 2:03 PM ET

    Now that  the Senate has passed President Obama’s Wall Street reform legislation, the financial industry’s representatives are combing through the legislation and trying to figure out exactly who their new regulators in Washington will be.

  • President Barack Obama

    With a bad-blood, confidence-destroying battle royale going on between Team Obama and business, you would think a highly publicized White House jobs summit would have produced some kind of positive announcement that gives a nod to the business point of view.

  • Valliere: What Could Change the Election Outlook? Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 11:57 AM ET
    Presidential speech pedistal

    From now until Nov. 2, everything coming from Washington will be aimed at the crucial House and Senate elections, which have the potential to be a tsunami, like the one in 1994 that swept Newt Gingrich to power in the House.

  • 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.