• Yoshikami: Farewell Larry, Hello...Who??? Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | 9:55 AM ET
    Lawrence Summers, Director of President Barack Obama's National Economic Council

    What’s lacking in the discourse today is a true plan that is understood by all Americans. And that lack of clarity creates uncertainty. The LAST thing we need in the economy right now is uncertainty.

  • Is Uncertainty Really Holding Back the Economy? Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010 | 11:26 AM ET

    Uncertainty about health-care costs and taxes is the rallying cry of some business leaders who say they’re putting off hiring and expansion till they know what those expenses will cost. Just how much weight that argument carries pitted New Jersey Governor Chris Christie against James Chanos founder of the hedge fund Kynikos Associates, on CNBC Tuesday.

  • Sharing an hour with a largely friendly crowd, Obama defended his record toward business while deriding his critics.

  • Questions That Obama Didn't Get Asked Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 3:00 PM ET

    Green energy, getting banks to start lending again and being an advocate for technology jobs—three issues that would have come up during President Obama's CNBC-sponsored town meeting but didn't.

  • Live Blog Recap: What Obama Said Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 2:07 PM ET

    This is the live blog from today's CNBC Town Hall Meeting with President Barack Obama. The most recent posts are at the top. To read the full blog from beginning to end, start at the bottom.

  • President Obama told a town-hall meeting that stimulus measures his administration has taken have "worked" but said they're considering additional incentives to spur hiring.

  • Obama: I Am Not Vilifying Business Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 1:13 PM ET

    President Barack Obama strongly denied vilifying businesses at CNBC's Town Hall event on Monday.

  • Extending All Tax Cuts: "I Don't Have the Math" Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 1:09 PM ET

    President Obama repeated his position that tax cuts should be extended for the middle class--"the people whose wages didn't rise"—but not the top earners because doing so would cost $700 billion.

  • President Obama will speak Monday to a cross-section of Main Street, Wall Street and Washington gathered at a CNBC-sponsored town hall, with the economy at a crossroads and the nation's precarious political structure hanging in the balance.

  • Deficit and Jobs Are Key to Obama's Low Rating Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 11:32 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    High deficits and a lack of job growth underpin Obama's  awful poll numbers, but the foul mood is buttressed by a fundamental disagreement with policies the president has pursued that should be winners.

  • President Obama will speak Monday to a cross-section of Main Street, Wall Street and Washington gathered at a CNBC-sponsored town hall, with the economy at a crossroads and the nation's precarious political structure hanging in the balance.

  • Mr. Obama, Pay Attention to Consumers: Economist Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 9:52 AM ET

    It’s the consumer, stupid. That was the message of Bill Dunkelberg, chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), who told CNBC Monday that the consumer needs to come back for the economy to improve.

  • Roginsky: Where The President Goes From Here Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 9:49 AM ET
    President Obama, Allentown, PA
  • CNBC Economic Poll: Complete Results Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 9:38 AM ET

    An exclusive CNBC poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies/Hart Research shows two-thirds of those surveyed believe the country is on the wrong track, 49 percent disapprove of the job President Obama is doing, and the number one issue facing the US is the economy and jobs.

  • Obama Needs To Reduce Spending: Sen. Corker Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 8:55 AM ET
    U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)

    Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem, and most Americans realize the difference, GOP Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee told CNBC.

  • US Capitol Building with cash

    Americans worried about the economy want to extend Bush tax cuts.

  • Obama Too Easy or Harsh Toward Wall Street? Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 8:01 AM ET

    Dueling sentiments are tugging at President Obama as he is set to address the nation on CNBC Monday.  One is that he’s been “too nice to Wall Street,” according to a CNBC poll; the other is that he’s anti-business, a consensus discussed on CNBC Monday.

  • Setting the Scene for the Town Hall Live Blog Sunday, 19 Sep 2010 | 11:19 PM ET
    NEWSEUM in Washington, DC.

    For Monday's town hall with President Barack Obama, CNBC's John Harwood and I will be the only reporters in attendance. Let me clarify that just a little.

  • A Bullish Tea-Party Revolt Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 5:36 PM ET

    Free-market capitalism is on the comeback trail. That’s one of the key tea-party messages. And make no mistake about it: The free-market power of the tea-party political revolt is totally bullish for stocks and the economy. In short, this is a revolution.

  • What CNBC Guests Would Ask Obama Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | 4:29 PM ET

    Taxes and jobs are some of the key issues that CNBC guests want to hear President Obama talk about at Monday's town hall meeting.