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  • How Economy Fares in Summer Is Crucial to Obama Agenda Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 11:43 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    The pace of the economic recovery heading into the fall—electric smooth or diesel rough—will determine whether Obama can prod Congress on the key features of his agenda with momentum or from a defensive crouch.

  • Hospitals, Democrats Near Deal on Health Care Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 11:27 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed progress on health care overhaul as top Senate Democrats and the administration closed in on a deal with hospitals to help pay for the president's proposed expansion of medical coverage to the uninsured.

  • Republicans to Paint Bernanke as Ally of Big Government Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | 5:25 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on monetary policy. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

    In a peculiar role reversal, Republican lawmakers are mounting a ferocious attack on the Republican chairman of the Federal Reserve, while Democrats are coming to his defense.

  • Caruso-Cabrera: Tweak Your Platform, GOP Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 11:06 AM ET
    Republican Party

    The Republican party platform should be one line long: We will stay out of your pocketbook and out of your private life.

  • Details of Countrywide 'VIP Program' Could Be Revealed Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | 3:40 AM ET

    Bank of America is ready to disclose details of Countrywide's former VIP program of preferential mortgages if a law enforcement body, Congress or other government bodies, issues a subpoena, documents obtained by CNBC show.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Obama's approval rating eased by five points this spring as Americans worried  about unemployment and the federal budget deficit, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

  • Regulators Feuding as Banking System Faces Overhaul Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | 9:31 AM ET

    The long-running and personal feud between Mr. Dugan and Ms. Bair is now helping to shape President Obama ’s attempt to revamp financial regulation aimed at preventing the regulatory lapses that contributed to the economic crisis.

  • Obama Promises More than 600,000 Stimulus Jobs Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 6:54 AM ET
    Street crowd

    President Barack Obama promised Monday to deliver more than 600,000 jobs through his $787 billion stimulus plan this summer, with federal agencies pumping billions into public works projects, schools and summer youth programs.

  • Recall the Stimulus And Set the Fed Free Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 8:39 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    Testifying before the House Budget Committee this week, Ben Bernanke said that when the time comes, the Fed will raise interest rates in order to stop inflation from building in the next recovery. He also asked for “fiscal balance” to sustain financial stability.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Obama couldn't let General Motors fail, but he won't concede he's taking over the company.

  • Specter’s Switcheroo and America's Lurch to the Left Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 5:01 PM ET

    My initial thought on Arlen Specter jumping the GOP ship is Katy bar the door. This is just the latest indication of a lurch to the left in Washington. It does not bode well for investors, businesses and entrepreneurs.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 11:29 AM ET

    The Obama administration Tuesday will unveil measures to address the role of second mortgages or other liens on properties that might be pressuring consumers and businesses.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 1:00 PM ET

    The Obama administration Tuesday will unveil measures to address the role of second mortgages or other liens on properties that might be pressuring consumers and businesses.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 12:16 PM ET

    The economy will determine whether Barack Obama achieves what few presidents have: a far-reaching change in American politics that might even earn its own title and legacy.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 11:01 AM ET

    President Barack Obama swept into office with a lofty promise to bridge the capital's fierce partisan divide. Easier said than done.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | 11:21 AM ET

    President Barack Obama is going on the road to pitch his energy plan—as well as environmentally friendly jobs production—in a hard-hit Iowa town, while administration officials make a similar push back in Washington.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Tuesday, 21 Apr 2009 | 1:17 PM ET

    President Barack Obama meets today with a key Middle East ally. He'll have a one-on-one meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah of Jordan in the Personal Dining Room, followed by an expanded meeting in the Oval Office.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Monday, 20 Apr 2009 | 1:27 PM ET

    President Obama’s top economic advisers have determined that they can shore up the nation’s banking system without having to ask Congress for more money any time soon, according to administration officials.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 10:58 AM ET

    Top executives of credit card companies will meet Obama administration officials next Thursday at the White House, as the industry faces the possibility of legislation aimed at curbing deceptive practices, sources familiar with the plans said.

  • Obama's First 100 Days: What He's Done So Far Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 11:54 AM ET

    The Obama administration will disclose details about its banking stress tests and what capital participants may need in a two-stage process beginning next week.

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