• House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said there may be hope Democrats and Republicans can come up with a deficit-reduction plan after hearing Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi say everything is on the table.

  • Top States For Business: Budget Gaps     Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports 36 states could face budget gaps next year totaling $86 billion, less than half of what states faced two years ago. But that improvement is not enough for some states, like Nevada, which is considering a new corporate tax.

  • US Debt Holders Willing to Miss Payments: Rep. Ryan Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:12 AM ET

    Holders of US government debt would be willing to miss payments "for a day or two or three or four" if it put the US in a stronger position to pay them later on, Rep. Paul Ryan told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Medicare, Entitlements on the Table for Cuts: Pelosi Monday, 16 May 2011 | 1:36 PM ET
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Everything must be on the table as the U.S. Congress works to cut the deficit,  including Medicare, Social Security and entitlements

  • UK May Give Lloyds, RBS Shares to Taxpayers Monday, 16 May 2011 | 7:45 AM ET
    The Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters

    The British government is considering deleveraging its shares in state-owned banks Lloyds’ Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) by issuing stock to every taxpayer in the country, it emerged on Monday.

  • France's Unemployed About to Become Criminals? Monday, 16 May 2011 | 4:30 AM ET

    French politicians are up in arms against proposals that would force those benefiting from state aid to do community service hours, which in the country's legal system are part of a list of punishments for those condemned for crimes such as damaging goods, petty theft or insulting the police.

  • Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

    Rates can only go up when we believe the consumer can deal with them and that means when some of the pressures have started to ease.

  • In a CNBC exclusive, President Clinton broke his silence speaks to Maria Bartiromo for the first time about what he knew about the operation, what it means for the war on terrorism, and what's next for the relationship between the US and Pakistan.

  • Washington the Biggest Risk to Recovery: Investor Friday, 13 May 2011 | 1:30 AM ET

    The two biggest risks to the US recovery are a genuine disruption of oil supplies or inept policy from Washington, according to Jim McCaughan, the CEO of Principle Global Investors.

  • Tax Breaks For Big Oil?     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 4:31 PM ET

    James Mulva, ConocoPhillips chairman/CEO talks about today's senate hearing, taxes and the road ahead for energy.

  • Big Oil Meets Capitol Hill     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 4:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers with the latest details on today's senate hearings with big oil executives.

  • Big Oil Under Pressure     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers with the latest details on big oil testifying on Capitol Hill.

  • Tax Breaks for Big Oil: Ripoff Or Smart Energy Policy? Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 12:42 PM ET

    "When you see profits that include the word billions, people automatically think someone is getting screwed," says one energy analyst. "The fact that the (oil industry) is getting any breaks at all has become a sore spot."

  • Big Oil Profits     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 10:45 AM ET

    With profits rising and gas prices sky high, should oil companies get tax breaks? Insight with Steve Kretzman, Oil Change International; Karen Harbert, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy, and CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Oil Execs on Capitol Hill     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 10:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the update on oil execs being grilled on tax breaks.

  • Oil CEOs Grilled by Senate Democrats on Tax Breaks Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 10:09 AM ET

    Senate Democrats challenged leading oil industry executives Thursday to justify generous tax breaks at a time when people are paying $4 a gallon for gas.

  • Big Oil Execs on Capitol Hill     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 10:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the update on what the big oil execs are saying.

  • Oil Hearing Latest     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 9:36 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on testimony from Capitol Hill with big oil CEOs.

  • Grilling Big Oil     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 9:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers has the preview on the testimony from oil execs at the Senate hearing on ending oil tax breaks.

  • Questioning Big Oil     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 8:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look ahead of today's hearing to discuss ending tax breaks for big oil and gas companies.

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