• Would You Pay Higher Taxes For Better Services? Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 7:55 AM ET

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  • Police Visited Tucson Supect's Home Before Rampage Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 7:37 AM ET
    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) of Arizona

    The police were sent to the home where Jared L. Loughner lived with his family on more than one occasion before the attack here on Saturday that left a congresswoman fighting for her life and six others dead, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department said on Tuesday. The New York Times reports.

  • Elena Kagan Botches Her First Decision Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 4:48 PM ET
    Elena Kegan

    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has written her first opinion for the Supreme Court, taking up sides with a credit card company and against a debtor in a bankruptcy dispute.

  • Isaac: Paulson On Paulson Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 1:38 PM ET

    Alex Pollock of the American Enterprise Institute assembled a collage of quotes from former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s memoir of the financial crisis, On the Brink. The collage paints a stunning and frightening picture of a confused and panicked government without a coherent strategy for containing the financial crisis and preventing worldwide financial panic.

  • Arizona Shooting Suspect Waives Bail Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 5:17 AM ET
    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) of Arizona

    Jared L. Loughner, his head shaved bare and his hands and feet in restraints, was led Monday into a federal courtroom, where he agreed not to contest his continued imprisonment but offered no hint of how he would respond to the murder and attempted murder charges linking him to the Tucson shootings that left six dead and 14 injured. The New York Times reports.

  • Brown Seeks 5-Year Extension of California Taxes Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 1:09 PM ET
    Jerry Brown, California State Attorney General

    Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing to slash funding for most areas of state government and maintain a series of tax increases for five years to close California's huge budget deficit.

  • By appointing Bill Daley Chief of Staff, President Obama hopes to present a centrist face to voters skeptical about his commitment to free enterprise. Don’t be fooled.

  • With Illinois’s budget crisis reaching dizzying, desperate levels, lawmakers here over the weekend were seriously pondering something that would have been unimaginable even a few months ago: a 75 percent increase in the state’s income tax, the New York Times reports.

  • Bloodshed Puts New Focus on Vitriol in Politics Sunday, 9 Jan 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    The shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and others at a neighborhood meeting in Arizona on Saturday set off what is likely to be a wrenching debate over anger and violence in American politics. The New York Times reports.

  • Since Congress didn't pass the extension until December 17th, the IRS has not had enough time get the necessary systems ready That mean that if you one of the 50 million taxpayers who itemize, you can't file until mid-to-late-February because that's how long it will take Uncle Sam to reprogram its processing systems.

  • Morici: Another Disappointing Jobs Report Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 10:08 AM ET
    Job Losses

    The economy added 103,000 jobs in December. Unemployment fell to 9.4 percent, largely because 260,000 adults dropped out of the labor force and are no longer counted as unemployed by the government.

  • Good Daley News Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 3:54 PM ET
    William Daley is no stranger to politics. A former U.S. Commerce secretary, he is also the youngest child of longtime Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley.

    President Obama marks another milestone in his post-election move to the center by appointing pro-business Democrat William E. Daley to the powerful post of White House chief of staff. If there are any doubts that Obama wants to repair his business-bashing image, this should dispel them.

  • Obama Turns to Experienced Hands as He Remakes Staff Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 8:24 AM ET
    President Barack Obama in an Economic Stimulus meeting

    The White House is eyeing experienced Washington hands with records of bipartisan deal making as it faces the realities of a Republican-controlled House, a slimmer Democratic majority in the Senate and a resurgent grass-roots conservative movement, reports "The New York Times."

  • Cash-Strapped Greece Cracks Down on Fun Thursday, 6 Jan 2011 | 7:42 AM ET

    The Greek government announced Thursday it is shutting down bars and nightclubs in Athens that are guilty of tax offenses in an effort to put more teeth into revenue collection.

  • CNBC Poll: Should Porn Be Taxed Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 2:43 PM ET
  • Friday, economists expect the Labor Department to report the economy added 140,000 jobs in December, barely enough to hold unemployment steady at about 9.8 percent and far less than should be expected 18 months into an economic recovery.

  • Private Equity Split on Investments Valuations Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 5:17 AM ET

    It is the brass-tacks question every stock investor asks: What is this company really worth? But in the rarefied realm of private equity investing, the answer to that question is often hard to find, if it can be found at all, the New York Times reports.

  • Republicans Ask Businesses Which Rules to Rewrite Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 4:44 AM ET

    Companies spend millions of dollars each year complaining to Congress about burdensome laws and regulations, pressing their concerns in public campaigns and in private meetings. They rarely wait for invitations. The New York Times reports.

  • Fears of Muni Bond Defaults 'Overblown': CEO Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 5:02 PM ET

    Fears about massive defaults in the municipal bond market are “well-overblown,” James Reynolds, chairman and CEO of Loop Capital in Chicago, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Supply-Side Obama? Trust but Verify Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 9:37 AM ET

    The past is not always a prologue to the future. But looking at some of the big winners and losers of 2010 does provide some strong hints of a positive 2011.

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