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  • Glass-Steagall Redux Would Be a 'Boon': Bove Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | 7:46 AM ET

    Introducing legislation separating investment banks from commercial banks would be a "boon" for shareholders, despite banks' opposition, Richard Bove, banking analyst at Rochdale Securities, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Kneale: The Real Deal on the Massachusetts Debacle Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 12:22 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The bigger upshot from the Massachusetts vote is this: Maybe we weren't repudiating 30 years of Reagan-style, less-is-better government when we elected Barack Obama president. Maybe we voted for the man because we liked him—and now we're realizing we DON'T like his policies.

  • Obama Pressing for Protections Against Lenders Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 11:38 AM ET
    Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) speaks at a news conference following the Senate's cloture vote on health care reform legislation on Capitol Hill.

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  • Obama Cracking Down on Contractor Tax Cheats Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 11:10 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered a new crackdown on federal contractors who don't pay their taxes.

  • Obama's Popularity Falls On Health Care, Economy: Poll Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 6:31 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama and his Democratic Party have declined considerably in popularity in the year since he took office, weighed down by public discontent over the economy and the health care debate in Congress, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • Top Court Won't Close Shipping Locks to Keep Out Carp Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010 | 11:48 AM ET

    The US  Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to order immediate closure of shipping locks near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes.  The court rejected a request by Michigan for a preliminary injunction to close the locks temporarily while a long-term solution is sought to the threatened invasion by the ravenous fish.

  • Massachusetts Race Tests Staying Power of Democrats Sunday, 17 Jan 2010 | 3:28 PM ET

    This weekend, Democrats are struggling to hang on to a seat held by Mr. Kennedy for 46 years in one of the most enthusiastically Democratic states in the country. Conservatives are enjoying a grass-roots resurgence, and Republicans are talking about taking back the House in November.

  • Senate Talks Could Dilute Proposed Consumer Agency Saturday, 16 Jan 2010 | 9:30 AM ET

    Senate banking negotiators are discussing plans that could significantly weaken - or even jettison - President Barack Obama's proposed independent consumer finance agency.

  • Timothy Geithner

    President Obama's proposed bank tax will not damage the economy and is a fair way to reimburse taxpayers for the Wall Street bailout, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told CNBC.

  • Obama to Push Health Care With House Democrats Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 10:52 AM ET

    Striving to close the deal on health care, President Barack Obama planned a trip to Capitol Hill on Thursday to urge rank-and-file House Democrats to yield on key issues still standing in the way.

  • Proposals Clash on States’ Role in Health Plans Thursday, 14 Jan 2010 | 10:16 AM ET
    Stethescope and money

    Should someone in Idaho or Nevada have significantly different health care coverage from someone in Massachusetts? That, essentially, is one of the biggest questions Congress will be wrestling with as it tries to meld House and Senate bills into a single law to revamp the nation’s health care system.

  • Christopher Dodd (CT - D)

    Health care reform is "hanging on by a thread," and one or two votes could determine the outcome of the heavily-debated bill, Democratic Senator Chris Dodd told CNBC Monday.

  • Tax Enforcers Intensify Focus on Multinationals Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | 10:21 AM ET

    Tax inspectors had already been increasing their focus on multinational businesses, specifically taking aim at an arcane area of international accounting called transfer pricing. Such scrutiny is intensifying, according to tax experts, as governments seek ways to close their growing budget deficits.

  • Investors Want Aid From Stanford-Linked Congressman Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009 | 6:44 PM ET
    R. Allen Stanford

    A group of investors in Allen Stanford's alleged Ponzi scheme are demanding a powerful Texas congressman give them the same kind of support he showed Stanford when regulators shut down the alleged scam in February.

  • The Recession Begins Flooding Into the Courts Monday, 28 Dec 2009 | 5:18 AM ET
    Gavel

    New York State’s courts are closing the year with 4.7 million cases — the highest tally ever — and new statistics suggest that courtrooms are now seeing the delayed result of the country’s economic collapse. The New York Times reports.

  • Stanford Bail Denied, Feds Probe Congressional Ties Sunday, 27 Dec 2009 | 3:54 PM ET
    Allen Stanford

    A federal judge has denied an emergency request by attorneys for indicted billionaire Allen Stanford to free their client on bail. 

  • Loan Program May Stir Dormant Nuclear Industry Thursday, 24 Dec 2009 | 10:00 AM ET
    Residential homes sit in front of the coal fueled Ferrybridge power station as it generates electricity in Ferrybridge, United Kingdom.

    The nuclear power industry is about to get a big boost. In the next few days, the Energy Department plans to announce the first of $18.5 billion in loan guarantees for building new reactors.

  • Nice Home. Where’s the Rest of It? Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 3:49 PM ET
    Foreclosed Home

    In Nevada and other states hit hard by the housing crisis, stripping fixtures and appliances from homes in foreclosure has become commonplace. Craigslist, the Web site for classified ads, functions as a bazaar where stripped items are sold openly.

  • Recovery Act May Be Stimulus For Fraud and Waste Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 3:08 PM ET
    Stimulus Scorecard

    With so much focus on job creation, there is a huge elephant in the Recovery Act room: fraud and waste.  According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, organizations lose seven percent of annual revenues to fraud. If you apply that metric to the Recovery Act, that's $55 billion dollars.

  • Next Health Reform Showdown: House Versus Senate Wednesday, 23 Dec 2009 | 10:40 AM ET
    Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    Our health care system  suffers from soaring costs and uneven quality. For health reform to be a success, it needs to make major progress on those problems. Here's a guide to the coming negotiations between the House and Senate aimed at closing the gaps between their two versions of reform legislation.