TOKYO, April 17- The Bank of Japan maintained its upbeat view on most of the country's regional economies, adding to reassurances from its governor that the world's third-largest economy can ride out the pain from a sales tax hike without additional stimulus.» Read More
Meg Whitman, former eBay CEO, lays out a plan to drive the U.S. economy towards four percent GDP growth.
President Obama and Congressional Republicans are tabling proposals to balance the budget, and Americans have a right to be skeptical.
A new survey finds that small business owners are pretty pessimistic about the current economic and business climate. In fact, "everyone became more pessimistic in March," says William Dunkelberg, chief economist at the National Federation of Independent Business.
Discussing the government cuts, whether the debt limit will be raised, and Alcoa earnings. Also, a debate on taxes, trickle-down economics, the nuclear situation in Japan gets worse, and major Asian markets sell off as a result. Guests: Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times and CNBC's Guy Johnson.
Rising commodity prices mean investors should stay clear of consumer discretionary stocks, according to Nomura strategist Ian Scott.
President Obama and Congress reached an 11th hour deal on the budget on Friday night that averted am embarrassing shutdown of government services, but the battle over spending is only just beginning, according to Signe Roed-Frederiksen, a senior analyst at Danske Bank in Copenhagen.
President Obama will call this week for Republicans to join him in writing a broad plan to raise revenues and reduce the growth of popular entitlement programs, the New York Times reports.
Benjamin Franklin famously remarked that nothing in this world is certain but death and taxes. But what would Franklin have said about the tax gap, the difference between the amount of tax due to the federal government and the amount taxpayers actually pay?
Tuesday, analysts expect the Commerce Department to report the deficit on international trade in goods and services was $44.0 billion in February, up from $27 billion in mid-2009, when the economic recovery began.
The UK banking industry has begun to respond to the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) interim report into the future framework within which they would have to work if they want to remain headquartered in the UK.
The struggle over cuts to this year’s federal budget has intensified concern in Washington, and elsewhere about the bigger clash coming over increasing the government’s borrowing limit, the New York Times reports.
Washington shutdown fears are sinking the U.S. dollar, according to some news reports. Surely there’s something to this, as investor confusion rises and confidence falls, and as Washington seems to be gridlocked over a few billion dollars.
The recession left a lot of people with bad credit — even people that previously had sterling credit. So, are hiring managers now willing to overlook bad credit or can it still cost you a job?
Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) discusses what's holding up the budget agreement, and says using Federal funds for abortion is illegal, so there's no reason to keep this spending bill from moving through Congress and the Senate.
The Department of Justice said Thursday that it is seeking an order from a federal court in San Francisco to authorize the IRS to ask for information from the global bank HSBC about Americans who may be hiding money in offshore accounts in India to dodge taxes.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the Department of Justice has requested a court allow the IRS to seek HSBC India account records to help identify tax evaders.
If the government shuts down, the Republicans will likely get the blame but the American people will be the losers.
CNBC's John Harwood discusses the fight to pass a Federal budget and says if there's a reason the two sides don't reach an agreement, it will likely be because the Tea Party contingent refuses to compromise.
In a CNBC exclusive interview, House Ways & Means Chairman, Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) and Former White House Chief of Staff & Treasury Secretary for Pres. Ronald Reagan, James Baker, discuss why now is the time for comprehensive tax reform & why fixing the tax code will be a pro-growth policy for the U.S. economy.
An update on the budget battle showdown and insight on the potential impact of a possible government shutdown on equity markets, with Chuck Gabriel, Capital Alpha Partners; Keith Wirtz, Fifth Third Asset Management, and CNBC's Hampton Pearson.
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